I use the Re-creation set at night and use this serum in the day. I can definitely see a difference in my pore size, smoothness and overall radiance of my skin when using this serum as compared to not using it.
My skin definitely feel a lot more comfortable and soothed with this on too.
FYI. The brightening version that is available in Asia is a totally different formulation from the original and serve a totally difference purpose because when I compared the ingredients list. They are like apples and oranges. I certainly didn't expect that. So if you are more into anti-aging than say simple brightening get the original one with the dark top!