I got this assuming it was some sort of hybrid skincare product. I'm still not sure what it is exactly, but it functioned like a primer and that's what I basically used it as. primer is not a part of my makeup routine and this product didn't do much to convince me to include it as one. it has a matte finish, and I have dry skin. nice scent though, and it didn't cause my skin to become drier. it forms a sort of barrier that presumably 'guards' your skin hence the name, but I disliked the dry, covered feeling the silicone ingredient gave on my face. I ended up returning this--it isn't a bad product, but I didn't really like it.