I've used this product for well over a year. I have found that it does just what it says it does. It not only leaves my skin hydrated and soft, it actually retards hair growth on my body, especially my legs. While traveling a few months ago, I had to use a different product. Sure enough, I had to start shaving my legs much more frequently. After returning home and resuming use of this product, the hair growth, once again, slowed. Not sure why this happened and can't say it will happen for you, but it certainly does for me. What a wonderful bonus to his great product!