I love Arcona products. One thing to understand with these products is that they "serum" based - so as a newby, you would have to get used to not using "heavy type" creams. The Hydrating Serum is EXCELLENT and truly moisturizes. Even when I use products from another line, I always finish with this hydrating serum. If you look at the ingredients, Sodium Hyaluronate is right at the top of list and this is one of nature's best hydrator. I also love that the Arcona products are natural and gentle on the skin. I highly recommend this product.