The reason why i originally didn't get the cream is because i thought there were too many ingredients in there but i think it will absorb better. 4 drops is 1 mg of melatonin. I don't know how potent the cream is but its a melatonin cream, it should do it job. I also use melatonin to sleep, not just on my lips. PS, yeah it makes you feel better... i dont know if its necessary or not, i'll just use it until it finished.