I have spent years looking for an illuminating lotion-slash-tinted moisturizer that would do the trick for day, lending what Truman Capote called "a breakfast cereal air of health". I have tried TM's by Laura Mercier, Lavera, Boots, Smashbox, MAC, Stila, and BeneFit. I have tried illuminating lotions by Nivea, Aveeno, MAC and Clarins. This is EXACTLY what I was searching for. Gives a marvellous natural glow and suits even my fair-to-medium skin with no orange Ompa Loompa tidemark. Used with a touch of Clarins concelear and a light sweep of pink powder blush and mascara this is a staple for what the French term "le No-Makeup Look". Be sure to break all the bronze bead-thingys i=on the back of your hand prior to applying. A hard-working, economical treat of a product. I plan to buy 10 tubes prior to returning to Canada.