I started using Hibiclens for my adult acne that I have had on and off for years because my derm basically told me after trying spiro, the next and only other solution would be accutane. While Hibiclens has made a remarkable difference in the acne (both normal and cystic) it also strips my skin of its moisture barrier from daily use. I have tried all sorts of creams, lotions, serums, and many work okay, some were horrible, but this product is one of the few that seems to actually replace the moisture barrier. I use this product every other night in conjunction with products from The Ordinary. It is not enough by itself to replace that lost moisture, but it is definitely a significant player in regimen I currently have.
I know this contains a fraction of retinol, but I did not purchase this product for that reason, so it is not a concern for me.
It absorbs almost fully, leaving the skin surface supple, smooth and firm. There is no fragrance. The product has a pump dispenser, so it is hygienic.
Is it worth the price?? Well, I cannot say for sure. I know there are few products out there that were developed solely for replacing a lost moisture barrier. Some of the others are even more pricey than this one. If I find another product to replicate the effects, I would definitely switch if the cost is lower.
UPDATE: Broke out with 2 cystic acne sores and suspect this product may be the culprit. Just be aware.