This Avon Moisture Therapy Intensive cream is some good stuff, not just for hands either. I have eczema and have seriously tried everything. I bought this on a whim to try out and it did make my hands and arms really soft without leaving a nasty greasy feeling. It did help the redness too, only problem was it burned a little. That is from my eczema so I am sure if you are just buying this for severe dry skin then you won't have that problem. I left this on the sink and used after washing dishes and over time I did notice my hands looked softer and less cracked and dry. Scent It's fragrance free so it just has a normal lotion smell. Absorption It absorbed fairly quickly into my skin and did not leave a greasy feeling. You only need a small amount too, a little goes a long way. Effectiveness I used the entire jar in maybe a month's time and it did seem to help with the dry cracked skin I had on my hands. Redness and tightness were reduced as well. I really liked this cream but with eczema certain creams just tend to burn when I apply them, unfortunately this was one that did.