To be completely honest, this is not my perfect everyday toner. It's too drying for my skin. I have combination skin, the oilier areas love this toner, but the dry places can't tolerate it, my skin looks like leather once the toner dries. The scent of the alcohol in it is really overwhelming too. But I can't live without this on my PMS days, when my skin breaks out horribly in painful pimples deep beneath the skin. It also gets so oily and weirdly waxy, it feels so gross. The breakout will not subside no matter what I do or don't do. This toner is the only thing that can calm it down and helps me look not contagious. It doesn't make the breakout go away, but it makes it a lot more bearable. My skin feels a lot more refreshed and the pimples don't hurt if I so much as blink. I use it excessively on a cotton round, then spray several layers of it all over my face (I put it in a spray can, for ease of use, if you try to do the same, beware that the alcohol scent gets stronger when sprayed directly on the face, even from a good 40 something centimeters away, as far as I can extend my arm). Other than PMS day, I can also get away with using this regularly in the hottest, most humid month of the year, when my skin doesn't have to struggle to retain moisture. I like what this product does for me, plus it comes in nearly half a liter for a great price, so even if I only use it on and off, I still want it in my arsenal at all time. I'm actually on my 2nd bottle all ready, and I'm definitely gonna buy a third. The packaging is functional and no frills, with that price I can't complain, I can buy my own smaller containers (like the spray bottle I mentioned) to put it in when I travel. I tried the purple, alcohol free version of this and I hated it. That one smells even more potent, and the scent lingers for hours like a nasty perfume, and it does nothing, it's just really smelly water. I'll keenly stick to what works.