When you open up this jar & see the beautiful pink color, one might wonder exactly how & if this works! You apply a dime sized amount to the four quadrants of your face, smooth it all over as if icing a cake, & in approximately two minutes, your face will be as smooth as silk. There is a bit of a learning curve in using the 2 Minute Miracle because once you apply it, the key is to wait until it "liquifies" on your face & once it does, you rub your face & will see "balls" of sloughed off skin & the 2 Minute Miracle come off & smoother skin is exposed. This is the mildest exfoliator I have ever used-the exfoliators that are granular seem so harsh on my skin & the 2 Minute Miracle is not. I use this in the morning & find that my makeup goes on much better & easier.