Before this was discontinued this was one of my favorite creams to use on my forehead at night when I had chapped, wind burned or sun burned skin. In the summer I can get patches of dry skin from being outside and in the winter I get it when I have to shovel snow or spend extended periods of time outside. This worked better than I expected it to when it was recommended to me by a friend; I tried the replacement product (Micro Sculpting Cream) for it but it wasn't the same formulation and didn't give me the same results. I was lucky enough to find someone selling the containers online but those only lasted about eight months each. What I liked best about this is that it wasn't greasy; I could put it on before I went to bed and it didn't end up all over the pillowcase or the sheets. There was almost no smell to it either so it was something that wouldn't make me start sneezing in the middle of the night. You didn't need a lot of this when you applied it; a small dab was enough for the area of my forehead that needed treated. This was discontinued in 2012 so containers of it that are still being sold are most likely outdated and won't deliver the same type of results. Absorption It absorbed quickly and worked well when used before bed. Effectiveness I saw results from this within the first three days I started using it.