This is an amazing cream! After trying numerous body creams, Clarins is by far the best. It is really rich and luxurious without being greasy or nonabsorbent. It comes in a jar and it's so thick that it looks almost like cream cheese when you first open it. As soon as you dip a finger in, you'll know how amazing it is. I already mentioned how rich it is, but this can't be overstated; while some other rich body creams can be really oily or difficult to absorb into the skin, that is not the case with Clarins Extra Firming Cream, once you rub it into your skin, it gets sucked up almost immediately and makes your skin softer and more supple -- Dare I say that it feels like you've injected a youth serum. My skin always looks younger and smoothr with this cream. Last but not least, the smell is really pleasant. It isn't overwhelming but it has a very nice odor that dissipates within an hour.