In a perfect world, all beauty products would be this brilliant. This cuticle cream goes on like spackle and has a slightly medicinal odor, but is nothing short of a miracle. I have very strong nails, but since moving to a drier climate have had problems with my nails peeling. Since using this cream regularly, my nails (and cuticles) have completely repaired. I usually scrape a bit out of the jar and massage it around my cuticles and nails. And then wait...for about 15 minutes, while it absorbs. I wasn't kidding when I said it is thick. Brilliant, though. Absolutely brilliant.