I can't imagine a better day cream for drying skin that's starting to age a bit--it really *is* comfortable, like a soft merino sweater. I spend many days makeup-free, but if I plan on makeup I do have to go at the cream application with a much lighter hand. So far I've only had this cream during the winter...I'm not sure if it will work so well in the summer, when I still need hefty moisture but not, perhaps, as intensive as this during the day. I might try it as my warm-weather night cream...I kind of hate to totally give it up!
A final word: the heavenly scent! I used to work at a very posh florist's, & every time I open the jar I'm reminded of opening the cool cases & breathing in the perfume of lovely flowers in their prime; it's a complex but soft, relaxed mix of "green" & floral that makes the morning just a little happier.