I first purchased the L'Occitane Olive Oil line in France years ago. I have very sensitive skin and I am prone to excema, especially on my hands. I had struggled to find a lotion that moisturized without irritating my skin or leaving a sticky or greasy residue behind. This one worked amazingly well from the first time I used it. It absorbs quickly and completely, my skin feels soft and ready to go immediately, unlike other lotions where you feel all sticky for a half hour and are tempted to wipe the lotion off. Most days I spend cleaning my house and chasing kids around, and I wash my hands a lot. I have always though that that is why my hands are the first place the excema flares up, especially during New England winters. With the olive oil in this lotion I feel like there is an invisible barrier that really keeps the moisture in amazingly well. Since they stopped carrying it I have found that their Bonne Mere line works almost as well, though maybe the lack of olive oil in it is why I feel it doesn't last quite so long.