Don't make the word powder fool you, it doesn't make your skin look powdery. I'd say it looks like you've just applied something with a satin finish. And it does absorb super fast. My skin seems to drink this stuff up. I do still have a little oil production throughout the day, but it's usually way later than usual. Using this in conjunction with the cleanser has helped my skin tremendously.
Fewer breakouts, less oily skin, and my makeup goes on easily. In fact, I'm loving this so much that I'm already on my 2nd jar. It does have a slight floral scent, as it includes honeysuckle and white tea essence, but it's not irritating to my face. It's so light that most days I don't even notice that it has a scent.
If you have oily skin, and nothing has worked, I highly suggest trying this out. The ONLY negative that I even have about this is that it's in a jar. I hate sticking my fingers, even if they are super clean, into a product. I feel like most of it gets stuck under my fingernails and is wasted.
Have you tried any of the Olay Fresh Effects products?