I have combination skin that\’s been doing well with my regimen of water pm lotion & water am sunscreen. As I approach 27 though, & since moving back to the desert, my skin needs a little oomph. I found this to be a good exfoliator, gentle enough for a newbie, & non-irritating (for me). It does smell a little bit like orange Flintstone\’s vitamins, but it\’s made to be rinsed off so eh. Those who are used to serious chemical peels might be underwhelmed. While it makes my skin smooth & glowy, I do use a charcoal mask after to get at blackheads it hasn\’t done much for. Overall glad I purchased, but might go for a slightly more multitasking product like the Algenist micropolish next time so I don\’t have to use multiple masks.