It is a cream base with an essential oil blend that absorbs into the skin just minutes after application and other than having to reapply after heavy perspiration or swimming it repels gnats like crazy! And to top it off it doesn't stink like most insect repellants do. In fact after you put it on within a few minutes
you (and no one else around you) can smell it. Another added benefit, the coconut oil based cream is really good for your skin as well.
If you live in the south and are plagued by gnats you really should give it a try! You won't be disappointed!