My skin is combo-oily during warm months, and normal-dry during the cold ones. I bought this cream in January to assist with the dryness I experience during this time of the year (I live in the United States and it is winter time here now). While I don't notice any firming effects, it moisturizes my face well, day and night. The formula is very thick, but the product spreads easily on skin, sinks somewhat quickly and it does not leave any oily residues. I am acne-prone and did not experience any adverse reactions while using it. This cream has a very faint and natural scent of raw oatmeal, which is pleasant in my opinion. It wears well during the day, so I'm not sure why it is called a "sleeping cream". The only thing I wished the manufacturer of this product would change is the jar it comes in. A pump would have been much more sanitary, specially for those of us who suffer from acne. I deducted one lippie for this reason. Other than that, I am pleased with the product. The only reason I won't repurchase is the steep price - while pleasant to use and effective, it is a plain and simple moisturizer, so 38 US dollars is a bit much for what it does.