i bought this product from the health food store because i had good success with other nubian heritage/shea moisture products. i wanted a nighttime product that would soothe my skin and leave it feeling hydrated and soft, particularly if i overdid it on peels or whatever. well this product did just that. it's more watery/lotiony than creamy which i like. the scent is mild and it absorbs well and doesn't leave me feeling greasy. when i wake up in the morning i'm not a greaseball. i feel balanced. i bet this could even be worn as a general moisturizer if needed even if only occassionally. don't let the fact that it has shea butter in it deter you from trying it even if you have oily skin. this product has really helped my skin and was worth the $20ish price tag.