Ok, firstly: I would have never ever bought this for the full price. I am just not that skincare person (so far). When Caroline Hirons' box came out in November, three products I had had on my list for a long time were in there, and the additional cost for the box only unsubstantially lower than the cost of them combined. What drew me to the box was also that I could get this excessively expensive product for a relatively small price.
Since November, I have not tried this one; waited for a good moment, I guess.
I have had hormonal acne for the first time in my life (acne altogether, actually, lucky me) 3 months into breastfeeding my baby. It materialized in clusters of spots that were moderately under control (I used a retinol by Indeed Labs, lactic acid in the form of Good Genes, La Roche Posay's Effaclar spot treatment, for anyone interested, and added Liquid Gold in once a week; I used a fabulous non-irritating and soothing moisturizer with these products, Belif's moisture bomb).
So my spots were relatively under control, but the texture was very visible when applying powder blush. I applied this once at night before a bath, left it on overnight and when I woke up the next morning the (better) cheek was completely clean, with rosy skin and no signs of any spots or texture. The worse cheek was ALMOST clean. I was and am thrilled. The blue balm is the only product I had used the night before (aside from an eye treatment). It was the only product I had added to a consistent routine of several weeks. There is no doubt the balm deserves the credit for a DRASTIC overnight improvement.
To sum up: This is a wonder product for the skin problem I had experienced. I will hold on to this; it will last me a very very long time as I must have used even less than the suggested pea amount for my entire face.
I am surprised to say this, should I run out I would repurchase. I would likely try and do it with a discount code, though. It is crazy expensive.
Do you need this when you have good skin? In my opinion, no.
But if you have a problem you have not been fully able to heal within several weeks, I would say give this one a go.