I had ran out of my usual moisturizer and was on the look out for a cream that was specifically designed for dry skin. I decided on Pond's Crema S because of the price and it's designed for dry to very dry skin which I currently am experiencing at this time. Well this has been my experience over the past 3 weeks of using this product every day. The container is meant to dip your fingers in and grab the lotion which I don't mind doing because I will not waste a drop of this cream like I would in a pump, I dispise knowing there's lotion still in the container but I'm unable to get to it with the pump. This is a very thick creamy lotion that has a light powdery scent to it. The scent smells nice after you have smoothed it all over the face. Since it's so thick a little goes a long way. Seriously, I couldn't believe how thick it is and how a dime size or less completely does the trick. Now the first time I used this cream I noticed how shiny my skin looked. It clearly moisturized my skin but left my skin with this shiny look. I wouldn't call it an oily look personally but my husband thought I looked oily. Now it's been weeks of continuous use and I love this cream. My skin feels healthier and looks healthier. Since I was suffering with dry patches around my nose and chin I feel that this lotion was exactly what I needed. I wouldn't recommend this product if you have oily skin naturally because of the heaviness of this cream. To combat the shininess of my skin I blot it with tissue after I apply and that solves the oily look my husband noticed. I feel this is a great product for those of us with very dry skin, this cream replenishes the moisture the skin is lacking. Effectiveness After days of use it made my skin look and feel moisturized. Ease of Application Rub on the skin, very easy to apply. Scent Light powder scent.