it works. my skin does feel smooth and moisturized after use, but it also leaves this weird feeling--I checked the ingredients list, and sure enough, it lists dimethicone. I always recognize it when I have silicones on my skin or hair, and I didn't like it. it isn't unpleasant and it doesn't effect my skin negatively, I just don't like it. the smooth feel of silicone doesn't compare to the truely hydrated, quenched feeling of well moisturized skin. the product works, but I'm sticking to face masks that have ingredients I like better.