According to Paula Begoun's book "Don't go to the cosmetics counter without me":
Cannot exfoliate skin because the amount of salicylic acid is too samll and the pH of the product is too hight. it's an option for someone with normal to slightly oily skin looking of a silky, lightweight mositurizer. It's unfortunate the antioxidants are diminished by jar packaging, but the cell-communciating ingredients will fare better. The mica and titanium dioxide lend a radiant finish to this moisturizer, but be sure you like this before applying it over shine-prone area.