This is a great lotion for dry skin and I love that it is safe to use on my kids. They get horrible dry skin in the winter and this stuff is not only gentle on their skin but it works. The redness and patchy dry spots are gone with regular use. It smells amazing too. This bottle lasts a long time as you don't need a lot, it spreads out and absorbs quickly. Scent This lotion smells so good! It is not an overpowering perfume scent nor does it have that lotiony smell. It smells like a really expensive spa quality lotion for only a fraction of the cost. Absorption I use this on my kids, and myself, after baths. It absorbs very quickly and does not leave a greasy after feeling. A little goes a long way too. Effectiveness Makes redness and dry patchy areas smooth and silky with regular use. Apply in the morning and before bed and especially after a bath or shower. I noticed with in just a few days that bad dry areas were healed and normal dryness goes away after just one or two uses.