I LOVE this cream and it works so well to keep my hands from cracking and becoming dry. I try to use this at least 3 times a week to keep my hands looking and feeling good. The creme is in a tub and feels very waxy when trying to put it on. It is hard as it comes out of the can but quickly absorbs well into the hands and after a few minutes, my hands feel soft and silky. I like to apply this in the evening before bed to really see the results on my hands. This creme is not very expensive at all, and it lasts a long time. I would highly recommend this for people suffering from dry, cracked hands. This stuff is the best on the market! Scent There really isn't a scent with this product. I like that in a hand lotion as I feel the scented products do not work as well. Absorption This product takes a few minutes to fully absorb into the hands. I would not apply this and expect to have it absorb immediately. Effectiveness This product is amazing and really works well.