this is a great lightweight lotion that works amazingly on my dry winter skin. The skin on my forearms dried out extremely this year and i wanted something that would moisturize it without feeling too thick. LOVE IT! I thought the body butters were great but this is even better. Even though it is light it still makes my skin super soft. This is my new favorite lotion. never tried the original formula and I don't think I will because this is so light and the smell is refreshing. I have very dry skin but this still provides tons of moisture with zero left over greasy feeling! I use this once a day so I'm sure it will last a good bit...The pump is great and locks easily for traveling...I wish there was a bigger bottle. This is the perfect product for that, you can tell the lotion has stayed on a full day later when I get in the shower the next time. Worth the extra cost, it is so effective!