I actually really enjoy this cream, as weird as it sounds. MSM is short for Methylsulfonylmethane) a source of naturally-occuring sulfur found in our bodies, animals, and some plants. This cream is full of good nutrients, oils, and vitamins: jojoba oil, sweet almond oil with collagen, aloe vera, lavender oil, rosemary leaf oil, vitamins E, A and D, and much more. It works wonders for moisturizing and softening! I have a couple of really dry, almost crepey places and this helps moisturize those spots and makes them softer. The scent is pretty stong (kind of like a combination of all the oils in it: rosemary, lavender, matricaria, thyme, orange, sunflower, sweet almond, jojoba, etc.), so I usually only put it on at night before bed. I find the scent pleasant, but I can see how some might find it overpowering. It can be used anywhere on the body. It absorbs pretty quickly and doesn't leave you feeling sticky. Puritan's Pride runs different deals all the time, so you can often get buy one get two free, or other deals like that. I haven't tried on my face. I mostly use it as a body moisturizer. But it works so great for that, so I bet it would be great on the face. I highly recommend this!