Only moments after application, my hands felt itchy and started turning red...not the best first sign after trying out a product. It absorbed easily into my skin, but the reaction kind of offsets the fact that it absorbs easily. I do have sensitive skin, so it may not cause any adverse reactions to people who do not have sensitive skin, of course. Sometimes, fragrance is responsible for irritations to people with sensitive skin, and the almond scent this lotion has is pretty overpowering. It smells like straight almond extract made with alcohol. It's definitely not a subtle scent when you first put it on your hands. My first thought was that I was putting irritation causing alcohol on my skins, and then I noticed alcohol was one of the ingredients. Whether that is a normal lotion ingredient, I do not know. If you have sensitive skin, stay away from this lotion. Scent Explosively powerful scent of almonds in alcohol. Absorption Absorbs well into your skin.