As I've aged (mid-40's), I've found my skin gets very dry in the winter. Even mild cleansers are suddenly very drying. I regularly use the Paul Penders AM and PM moisturizers (love them), but in the winter these are not quite enough. The Paul Penders Dry Relief is the pleasant, intense treatment my skin was looking for during cold, dry weather. I don't find it heavy or greasy and my skin drinks it in. Come Spring I won't need it as much, but that's okay. Other members of my family have found the cream and are using it for their dry skin.