My mother has used Neutrogena hand cream since as long as I can remember. So it is a staple in my arsenal of dry skin products because I know from a lifetime of use that it works. The smell is unique, and not exactly pleasing, but at least it is not loaded down with sweet, fruity scents that compete with whatever other scents you are wearing. The Neutrogena Hand Cream has a very thick consistency that takes a little bit of working in to absorb into your skin. It's not like your average lotion that absorbs immediately. You have to really work this cream into your hands and spread it around. It's a bit of a strange texture at first, but once it soaks in you will notice that your hands are unbelievably soft and they hold on to the moisture until you wash your hands or whatever. This product takes a little getting used to, but after you use it a few times, you will find that it conditions and soothes the dry skin on your hands like no other.