First thing I do in the morning is clean my eyes with a warm face cloth, then use Mary Kay eye gel. I let it work while I have coffee and breakfast. It reduces puffiness and soothes any itch or irritation. I wash my whole face and apply other products/makeup after 10 to 30 minutes. It has made a huge difference under my eyes with a reduction of puffiness, and eye cream is more well received - I believe. Absorption This gel is easily applied and absorbs quickly. Don't over apply. Doesn't Clog Pores I haven't noticed any clogged pores, or whited heads. I used Mary Kay eye gel for at least 5 years. Effectiveness It is cool, soothing, reduces puffiness and irritations. I can't live without it. Enough said!