it works well drying It is one of the products I'm using in my regimen that is currently clearing up my skin. I've been using it for ah I want to say 3 months, my skin isn't clear and hasn't been for about 6 years now but this is the clearest it's been. As for the product it's great! It burns my eyes though, no I don't put it in or around my eyes I guess it's strong enough to make my eyes water. It is drying, I have oily skin and since I have started using this it's dried out a bit which I don't mind but it's also made my skin peely and flaky as well.