I received this in another sample beauty bag prior to getting the sample from Birchbox. I tried it, using their exact directions, and found it weird, annoying and useless. When I received the sample from Birchbox, I read rave reviews and with the high pricetag, I thought I'd try it again. Nope, still useless. It feels like your rubbing rubber cement or adhesive on your face. It is the most bizarre skincare product I've ever used. I did not notice any benefits with the two uses.