I've used face oils before, but never stuck with them. I was not impressed. Most oils just kind of sat on top of my skin. The first night I used this oil, my skin looked amazing (for me) in the morning. My skin looked clearer, more plumped up. A week or two later, I went to Nordstrom where a very helpful beauty consultant recommended Kate Sommerville Dermal Quench before applying my face oil. What a difference! I thought I loved this oil before, but now ... wow! Apparently, my face wasn't dry, it was dehydrated. Who knew? Even my melasma is fading. Worth every penny. Seriously. I know some people are bothered by the smell, but I love it and look forward to it every night (and most mornings).