I am always optimistic when trying an oil control product. They always start off great, my skin adjusts, then they work marginally well. I recently began using a face serum (oil) that has consistently worked well fighting oil. For those times I need a little back-up, this has been great! I am a teacher, and I apply this after recess, or at the end of the day. I am always surprised to see my face is still oil free when I get home. A great product!