I am totally impressed with how fast this balm works. I swiped it on, rubbed it in, and it soaked in quickly. Within minutes my skin was smoother and softer. I reapplied a while later, same process, and now my skin is even smoother. I had some dry patches, and now they are plumped up. I put it on my cuticles and is working so well. Be aware, this is offered like a deodorant stick, but a lot comes off if you push too hard, so be careful. A little of this goes a long, long way. I am sold!