I tip the bottle twice onto my cotton round. Not saturating, just 2 damp spots. I was afraid that my skin would feel sticky after the application since there wouldn't be an evaporation period due to the lack of alcohol, but it didn't feel that way. As an oily skin the last thing I want to feel is sticky residue after I washed all the grime off. I actually enjoy the addition of alcohol; I like the coolness and the quick dry-down time. Not only do I feel comfortably hydrated, this product does dry down completely.