For its purpose as a cleanser, it works really well. Doesn't dry out my skin at all, smells great (which I don't mind), and makes my face feel very hydrated. What I'm a little conflicted with is the design. Nothing wrong with a cleansing stick per se, but as a neat freak I sometimes have trouble cleaning the residue on the stick after rubbing it on my hands or face. I guess I'm being picky - it really just adds an extra 5 seconds.