I have extremely dry skin and while my normal routine of humectants, oils, and a topper of shea butter works extremely well 9 months of the year, during the summertime it is a tad overkill and feels heavy on my skin. Because of that and my semi-truck pores I decided to try this duo as the finishing touch after my normal humectant and oil applications. And holy heck has it worked well for my sensitive, ance-prone skin! While I could never depend on only these products to misturize my skin adaquately, they have made my pores a bit less noticable AND absorb rapidly leaving my skin feeling smooth and not oily. Couldn't be more pleased to add these to my summer repertoire— the cream especially will last for quite a while since a little goes a long ways. Love it!