I use this for clearer skin. Description: an effective astringent and skin toning agent. this powder adds glow to the face and leaves it exuberating with life. The paste has to be massaged on the skin for the cleaning action. This stimulates the skin, clears pores. Regular use is known to clear acne, spots and skin blemishes. In fact the paste can even be applied to the hair to make it soft, manageable, shiny and supple. But i only use it on my face. For dry skin mix with milk, and for oily skin mix with water. I also bought this at the Indian Bazaar store. I love that store!