I originally bought this hand cream as part of a three step hand system but after a few uses started using the hand cream on it's own. It really is a wonderful hand cream that is luxurious enough to make you think your using a very high end department store hand cream. It's non-scented, or lightly scented to the point that I don't notice it, gentle and non irritating to the skin. I get cracks and redness and itchiness on my hands and arms, this cream is great at soothing all that irritation and making my skin feel normal again. Scent This product is pretty much scent free. Maybe a slight lotion scent to it but no perfume smell at all. Absorption Absorbs fairly quickly and does not leave my hands greasy. Effectiveness I get horrible redness, itchiness, and redness all over my hands. This hand cream is thick and very effective at soothing the dryness on my hands. It's very gentle and great for everyday use.