The texture is a bit different from other creams, well it isn't all cream yet it isn't all gel. It is like putting a greasy spoon of taffy on your nails. I know this doesn't make sense but with the smell and the look of it, makes me think of stretched out taffy. Greasy at first which gives it time to be massaged into the cuticles and skin, later dries to a moisturizing finish.
I bought the 4oz. ($7-$12USD) vat size to use also as a hand and foot cream. I definitely will have to look out for the tube size ones to keep in my purse or anywhere around the house to grab. This one is an instant holy grail and I have JeweledThumb to thank!