I have the type of skin that starts to get shiny an hour after applying makeup and that is WITH top-notch primers and setting sprays but none of them have come close to what this has done for me. I no longer use primer and very little setting spray because this does a fantastic job at keeping my skin matte and my make-up in place. When applying my makeup I use my daily cleanser, apply Dr. Lin's all over and then do my make-up as usual and it has been an absolute life-changer. I can go 9 hours working in a restaurant without much if any shine and that is something I never thought would be possible. I can see how it can be drying for some users but I do not have that problem and I can even use it underneath and around my eyes with no irritation. I highly recommend this product for anyone with oily and acne-prone skin because it has absolutely done wonders for mine.
On the packaging it says to dab excess product after the first few seconds but after the first use I have stopped doing that and I actually like it better and feel like I see better results. It can feel a little tight during the drying process but that's normal and it goes away shortly after being applied. It's worth buying and I predict I will continue using this product for years to come.
My one wish, Dr. Lin, is that you think about putting this product into an 8 oz (or larger) bottle with a pump. Thank you so much Dr. Lin for this hydrating gel and please never change it or discontinue it!