My face can get particularly dry in the winter months (as in, roughs up and gets white and patchy in areas). I must have received this sample in a box or as a free gift because I recently rediscovered it and tested it out.
All I can say is, wow! Sure the product is thick and goopy to rub in, but once absorbed it's pretty matte. You just have to be sure to work it into your skin completely. After being outside for 5.5 hours in 20 degree weather (red faced and windburned), this product was a perfect way to recoup - with beauty rest of course! I'll be purchasing my full size product very soon.
It also smells very herbal like...Rosemary? So if that's not your thing, you may want to skip it.