Having tried the 3-in-1 as well I found this product much better. Packaging is great with a pump and is attractive and good quality. As a person with more mature skin the added elixir assists in hydrating the skin and giving a more youthful fresh look.
I am also very happy that the shade stayed true and didn't change colour throughout the day, like some other foundations do. You also don't need to apply loads as it spreads easily for a great finish. Only draw back I found was that is not long lasting and needed a touch up.
All in all I liked the fresh youthful look I got from this product and would recommend.