At first I was skeptical, I had achey feet and the sales lady swore this product was for me. I decided to try it. It has a interesting smell, good though. Almost minty and spicy. You put it on your feet and it's thick and cooling like clay, and as it sits there it refreshing and soothes your feet, much like the feeling of Vicks vapor rub. I didn't want to take it off, but when I did me feet felt great. Did it take away the pain all together? Of course not. However it truly helped soothe the aching while it was applied.