This face wash is different from others beause instead of having ingredients that just wash off your face, the good-for-skin probiotics stay on your face even after you rinse it. But, it doesn't feel oily or gross, and you also don't have that tight feeling that you get when your face is "squeaky clean." I wouldn't use this face wash at night because it doesn't lather at all so I wouldn't feel like all of my makeup would be removed. But I like to use this in the morning when my skin is already clean! I'm not sure it really reduces redness but it hasn't made it any worse.