purchased this in my attempt to fix my compromised moisture barrier. cannot comment on how effective it is within this context as i’ve also stopped using retinol so maybe the irritation went down due to the passage of time and retinol-break, but i did wake up with some spots this morning and some time after applying the mugwort essence the redness of the spots went significantly down. the texture is watery and light yet has a slight slip, i use 1 or 2 layers and it sinks in with no residue. has a natural mugwort scent. all in all would definitely repurchase.