24kt Liquid Gold Face Oil balances serum production. For oily skin, it tricks the skin into thinking it is perfectly hydrated and stops producing excess sebum. For dry skin, it imparts needed hydration. This product does not contain mineral oil, which is prone to clog pores. The most effective way to use it is to apply the oil after your moisturizer. The oil will create a moisture barrier and will let your moisturizer do its job. This product contains real 24kt gold flakes. It leaves a nice glowy shimmer on the skin.