I get such dry skin that my skin on my hands start to crack and bleed and it is very painful. I have tried numerous other creams but gold bond skin therapy surpasses the rest. It doesnt burn, it goes on smooth and really heals your skin. Within two weeks no more painful hands and I was shocked. The only thing I do not like is that it can get a bit greasy because it is a heavy lotion. But I need a heavy lotion for when my hands get that dry.