I've only used this cream a week, but can see positive changes already. My skin is dry, especially in the winter and I always layer products and use heavy creams. My instinct was to get The Rich Cream but I decided on The Cream version. The instructions are to use this cream alone during the day or night without other products. I chose to use the product in the day and I use spf lotion over top. My skin is actually acting perfect; it doesn't need a spritz of moisture later in the day and it feels balanced. My prior routine piled on at least three layers under makeup and spritz throughout the day with toner mists. I'm blown away that this light cream keeps my skin hydrated, toned and moisturized the entire day. I used to cleanse my face once I hit home because my face felt too dry or because it felt too oily at the end of the day. When I do cleanse my face now, it feels soft and dewy prior to cleansing. The product states it must be used 28 days to see full effects so I'm extremely positive. I have always taken amazing care of my skin so I wasn't expecting to see such a change my skin. It is reacting so well with just this little addition.