This is the best lotion on the market. With severe asthma, I have to use the unscented lotion. It truly does not smell. This lotion is also soy free which is very important to me. I even use it on my 4 year old daughter. It's not greasy and it absorbs very well into the skin. The only downfall is sometimes the pump insert is too short and doesn't let you get to the bottom of the bottle. This is the only lotion I will ever use! Scent I use the unscented, it's great. It truly is unscented, no weird smells. Absorption Absorbs very quickly. Effectiveness I live in a dry climate and it does the trick!