I have tried almost every brand of after-sun lotion. I never heard of this until my brother asked me to order some online for him because he couldn't find it in the store. I picked up an extra bottle for myself since I like to "break the rules" and indulge in too much sun. I was really surprised by how nice this made my skin look and feel. Scent Smells ok but I have a lot of nicer smelling lotions! Absorption This absorbs nicely into my skin. It does not make my skin feel overly greasy or sticky. Effectiveness This did a wonderful job of nourishing and hydrating my parched, tanned skin. This has a lot of great ingredients that really penetrate into the skin to make it so soft, smooth, and young looking. This not only makes your skin feel and look great but using it will prolong the life of your tan! You can use this even when your not tanning but there are so many lotions to try, I only use it in the summer time.