I've been using this eye cream for a few days now and I really like it. I apply the hydroshield eye serum first, let that soak in, then I gently tap, tap, tap a small amount of this cream under each eye - I don't rub it in. The texture is nice and light. It dries to a matte finish that does give a slight brightness to the undereye area. Although it dries matte it doesn't look dry or settle into fine lines. I apply a bit of concealer over it and I'm set. What I like the most is that it's protecting the vulnerable eye area from future damage and ultimately that is my goal. Thanks Dr. Denese for yet another great product!