I was excited to try this new product because I have a lot of redness in my skin. I was not impressed with this at all. It smells funky (not like other Dermalogica products I use) and it dries my skin out SO MUCH. Also, this is not something you can apply and leave on before applying makeup. I used the essence and then applied BB cream (which I always do before I apply concealer/foundation), and the serum came off of my face and onto my hands in small clumps. And honestly, I didn't really notice that is reduced redness at all. Maybe if you have rosacea or something chronic, but this definitely does not work for lightening acne scars or anything like that. I swear by so many other Dermalogica products, but I will not be repurchasing this.