The cream is very light but it's effective against the dryness I sometimes feel after cleansing. My skin felt softer and smoother. This is attributed to the blue algae in the cream. "Blue Algae - stabilizes proper level of moisturization making skin smooth and velvety to touch." This moisturizer also claims to prevent water loss and works 24 hours. I have no problem with the claim, but I'll never test out the 24 hour part since I wash my face at least twice a day. I wouldn't purchase again because I prefer a thicker moisturizer even in a day cream.