to start off, this is a great product. it works well for what it is supposed to do and is reasonably priced. however, i havent tried anything else like it so i'm not sure if there are any products that have a better value. the only thing that holds me back from getting 4 stars is the packaging. the actual stick doesnt retract so you have to be careful when putting the cap back on as to not chip off any of the product. overall, i would recommend this product to a friend.