I have already noticed a difference on the backs of my arms. My skins a lot softer and to be fair it doesn't take that long to do before a shower. And yes, the skin absorbs moisturiser a lot better too.
It exfoliates the skin, improves skin texture and pores, helps with cellulite and improves circulation. I think you are supposed to start at the feet and work your way up to the stomach then go to the palms of the hands and work down to the stomach. A combination of straight and circular strokes or so I have read somewhere. I've already seen an improvement in my skin.
I've been using this every other day. I do gentle strokes and then gentle circular motions. I've not had any issue with my skin, it feels a lot smoother especially on the backs of my arms where I had chicken skin, it's cleared up. I use loads of body oil after my shower too.