Don't skip this part of the 2 step system for dry, irritated, red skin. Yes, the cream is dreamy, however this preps the skin and is full of ceramides (good fats for your skin that can be utilized) so it truly does. Great job on it's own and when used with step 2, the Holy Grail of creams for dry skin, Dr. Jart+S' cream! they work in a lush symphony your sad! dried out skin has been begging for.
I wholeheartedly recommend this.