I received this as a sample several months ago and loved the formula. The smell was very natural and it felt light on my skin.
When I purchased this product recently, I found there was a huge difference between what I bought and what I had sampled ( I even had some of the sample leftover to compare). The purchased product smelled chemically, and when I used it, it had a sticky residue that felt heavy on my face.
I had not experienced either of those when I sampled. In addition, the color of the purchased product was an off-white, beige-ish color, whereas the sample was definitely white.