I don't really have what I'd call "active, oily skin", mine is more combination. I get oily in the chin, upper lip and forehead area, but my cheeks and nose are always dry, especially in a Canadian winter! I bought this cream because of all the positive reviews, as well as the fact that it's natural and cruelty free. Here's how the product worked for me.
First of all, upon opening the adorable jar, it smelled good enough to eat. Like lemon lime deliciousness. When applying it to my face, it smoothed on and absorbed right away, and a little goes a long way. Which is good because the jar is quite small. But I can't see myself running out for at least 2 or 3 months.
At first I was a bit put off because when I was going to bed it made my skin feel almost tight and dryish. But I toughed it out and when I woke up in the morning my face felt amazingly smooth and nourished, and my pimples were all but gone. Definitely keeping this on hand for nighttime!
I can't say enough good things about this moisturizer. It's a lightweight gel texture that hydrates really well without looking or feeling greasy. Smells really nice, not overpowering at all and my skin has completely cleared up. Love it!
This cream is the find of the century for me! I used to use proactiv clarifying night cream religiously, but then I started going organic and natural, and avoiding the terrible ingredients like parabens, etc. I've been struggling for years to find something that would equal the proactiv I used to use, and I sort of found a combination that worked ( a deep-moisture cream a clarifying serum) but it was very expensive. I have very dry and sensitive skin, and often break out in cystic acne. To complicate things, I am allergic to tea tree and sweet almond oil, two ingredients that are almost always in natural/organic products that are clarifying and moisturizing. This one contains neither.
I've finally found a great natural replacement for proactiv and it's cheap too! Smells lovely (very faint scent), is non-greasy, and I wake up with clearer skin every time I use it. Oh, and a little goes a long way. I highly recommend this cream, it's amazing.