I wanted a oil-control foundation and already loved Boots' Protect and Perfect foundation. This is a lot thicker and made me look chalky. Not wanting to waste it, I tried mixing it with the P&P foundation and now I LOVE it!!!!!! If you have any dry areas on your face, I'd be careful about using this. I rated this a 3 because it's purpose is "shine away" and I haven't seen much of a success in that area and I've been using it for over a month.