I do a lot of gardening and craft projects working with wood and paints so my hands tend to get a lot of abuse. The sides of my fingers suffer the most and get very dry and cracked. I've tried many types of creams for extra dry hands and have yet to find a product that works well. With Eucerin I thought I would give it a try. When I applied this product it left a wet, oily, slick feeling to my hands. It did not penetrate into the skin very well at all. After rubbing it into my hands thoroughly, over and over again, I still had to wipe my hands with a towel slightly to get rid of the oily feeling. I felt no relief from this product at all. In my opinion it was a complete waste of my money. Scent The scent is more medicinal than anything; but it isn't overpowering. Absorption I could not tell that this product ever penetrated into the skin. It more or less sat on top of the skin; leaving an oily feeling. Effectiveness Tried using it for a couple weeks and noticed no change in the condition of my hands.