I have been using this product for nearly a month now. I prefer this to a moisturizing product from the department store that I used for 10 years or more, so that should tell you something. It seems to be about 80% absorbed by my skin and only a small bit of it sits on top of the skin. I do not have to tissue it off of my skin. (I hardly see the point of using products that tell you to tissue off what you are trying to apply, particularly when you consider their price point!) I find the fleshy color of the stuff appealing. The bottle says it's naturally occurring. I'm glad it's not "dressed up" to look appealing on display in a jar. As far as the results I don't feel my skin has improved very much. I have noticably dry skin where I didn't have it before when I was not moisturizing. But I will continue to use it until it is gone and then make a decision about whether or not this will be my new moisturizer. Thanks for the sample, iHerb. I liked it and you enticed me to order.