as in arid. Unlike Seattle with 26 (or is it 27?) days of rain, we have not had any moisture. It is all in the mountains, but none here along the Front Range. None, ziltch, nada. Wind, we get cold north winds. My skin feels like the bottom of Death Valley. In fact I have been itching so much I clipped my nails very short so I don't scratch myself raw. This stuff is a life saver. Just slather it on after a shower and it seals in moisture. I love this stuff.