Kirk's Castile Soap is a great soap for anyone with sensitive or dry skin. It doesn't have any of the usual irritating ingredients like dyes or artificial scents. I have used it myself and not had any problems even though I am prone to eczema in the winter. And I also gave it as a gift to someone who has very sensitive skin and is very prone to rashes from irritating ingredients and they really liked it and didn't have any problems with it. Effectiveness This is a great gentle soap that still gets you clean without the harsher ingredients found in some cheaper soaps. The only drawback is it does cost quite a bit more than your average bar of Irish Spring or Ivory. But if you have dry skin or sensitive skin, it is worth every penny to avoid itching and breakouts from irritating and overly drying cheap soaps. Scent This soap isn't scented, it just smells like soap, there really isn't anything there to linger after you are dry.