I first received this as a sample and since I am a collector of lotions and potions I decided to try this out. I thought that I may not need this, as I am still younger but decided to give it a try. I applied before heading to bed and I must say that I woke up and was pleasantly surprised at the results. I usually have very dry and flaky skin. I was happy to see this really hydrated my skin. I didn't have dry patches on my face anymore. I was so pleased that I suggested it to my mother. She has been pleased as well with its results as well that she has used this as her nightly routine. Overall, if you have any type of dry skin I suggest giving it a try. Absorption This is a very thick cream, compared to some of its competitors. It is a cream more to be used at night. Doesn't Clog Pores This may be a thick cream yet it still allows your face to breath. Effectiveness If you have dry skin, this is a cream you should definitely try overnight. I am sure you will see results after a few if not the first use.