This balm is thick and has a really lovely scent. It absorbs fairly quickly and feel luxurious going on. My issue with it is that I'm not sure how much it's really helping. I use it at night, and in the morning my hands are almost as dry as they have been all along. It certainly helps in the short term, but I'm not sure how healing it is. For the price, I had hoped for more. Excessive hand washing and dry winter air have been brutal on my hands and knuckles. I like this balm, but I'm not sure I would buy it again for my purposes.