I bought this product expecting a lot, and honestly hated it at first. I realized it had alcohol. Despite that, I tried to used it, and it burned my face, dried it out in some areas, and irritated it and causes small pimples in other areas. I do have pretty sensitive, combination skin, so I figured I should probably count my losses on this product. I almost returned it, but then I saw how good my nose and under my eyes where I usually have large, very visible pores. They looked better than I had seen them in years! So now, I use this product regularly, but only on my nose and the under-my-eye cheek area. I only use it every other day, and only use a very small amount that I apply to a cotton ball. I have had no irritation or drying since starting to use it this way, and my pores stay so small compared to how they normally appear.