I have struggled with acne my whole life and yet I have terribly dry skin as well, it flakes and only is made worse by acne fighting washes and treatments. I've tried switching to more moisturizing solutions and less intense acne serums but it has only resulted in horrendous break outs. I've tried the oil free moisturizers for acne and those have never been moisturizing enough especially living in Canada during harsh winters. I first bought the CLEAR line of Paula's Choice products and it helped so much with my acne, but still soooo drying. I decided to try this moisturizer and it is lovely!! It goes on silky and soaks in well, I will say I still get breakouts but they are small and easy to manage and this moisturizer has not made my acne worse. It has completely gotten rid of my dry flakey skin and that awful dry tight feeling. Also my husband mentioned after a few days of using it that my skin looked great. And he didn't know I had switched anything, so I know it's helping!! I use this morning AND night, it wears well under makeup and it hydrates so well overnight. I only use the CLEAR line in the evenings and after using that plus this moisturizer, I wake up with lovely happy skin in the morning.