I actually really liked the texture! It's a little gooey but that doesn't translate into a tacky feeling on the skin. Also, it doesn't have a smell which surprised me. (I don't think I expected snail, exactly, but I thought it'd smell like *something*). I think my skin feel smooth and calm after use, though nothing crazy dramatic.
For dry skin, this is not suitable as a standalone moisturizer. I have to put an oil on to for it to feel emollient overnight. Also, I didn't love that it has dimethecone in it, when the essence doesn't.