I use a small amount (I do find a little goes a long way) straight after cleansing in the morning or anytime I shower, and then once again at night. The smell isn’t strong, but does smell clean and fresh, and certainly not overpowering. The texture is soft and smooth, and is very quickly absorbed into my skin. It has an instantly calming effect on my skin especially if it feels tight or dry after cleansing.
My skin is often affected by the changing weather, along with air conditioning, and one of the reasons I love Skin Smoothing Cream so much is the fact it leaves my skin feeling hydrated for a long time. I don’t quite buy into the “48 hours of hydration” Dermalogica state, but it does leave my skin feeling softer and nourished throughout the day and with regular use, my skin feels hydrated pretty much all of the time.