Tuesday, 4 July 2017

The Liquid Care – L’Oréal Hydra Genius Aloe Water Moisturiser



loreal hydra genius aloe water moisturiser review

Asian skincare is heavily inspiring western skincare industry. Started with sheet masks, nobody knows where this trend will end. But do we want it to end? Absolutely no. Because we all are aware of groundbreaking technology Korean skincare industry uses and develops extraordinary products which are taking the world by storm. Recently L’Oréal launched new range of facial moisturiser by the name of Hydra Genius aloe water – the liquid care.

Hydra Genius aloe water is a water based moisturiser which absorbs deep into skin immediately for rehydrated, soft and supple skin. L’Oréal claims 72 hrs hydration with one time application of hydra genius moisturiser. I picked the moisturiser which is suitable for normal to combination skin. Hydra genius aloe water moisturiser is available for dry skin too.



Hydra Genius moisturiser comes in a blue sleek, solid glass bottle with a pump. I love the packaging so much. It is a pretty bottle for a proud display on vanity. The outer cardboard box is also very lovely so I am keeping it too with a pile of many other boxes because I tend to save outer packaging. Bottle has a good weight and looks very high-end. Last year Lancôme launched similar kind of moisturiser Énergie De Vie Liquid Moisturiser which was a liquid moisturiser too, so it is safe to say that L’Oréal one is inspired by Lancôme moisturiser. But as same company owns both brands, it is not a shocking information.



Hydra Genius is packed with Aloe water and hyaluronic acid, which holds 10X more water than its weight for healthy, plump skin. The gel moisturiser turns into water-like texture once applied and sinks straight into skin without leaving any greasy or sticky layer over skin. It is a super lightweight moisturiser for glowing skin.



It has very reassuring fresh and clean scent but it is not overpowering by any means. For my oily skin, it is a perfect summer moisturiser. It leaves skin feeling fresh and reinvigorating for longer. It is a silicon based moisturiser, which also helps in controlling oil for less oily complexion. It can double as a primer. It sits very well underneath makeup and my foundation glides incredibly smooth.

I have one complain though. And that is the addition of dimethicone and alcohol dent. First let’s talk about dimethicone.



Dimethicone gives that slippery texture to hydra genius moisturiser. However, on humid day, when skin is getting super oily, I can feel silicon layer on top my skin. That feeling in not very pleasant. Skin feels a bit tacky and coated. Other problem I face with this ingredient is, with constant usage, it clogs my pores. when I use, silicon based makeup products, I double cleanse because silicon does not come off with first cleanse. It is not my preferred ingredient in skincare. Although I love this moisturiser at day time, I will not use it during night. Silicon doesn’t let other products to absorb into skin. If you love layering skincare like I do, it will not let treatments penetrate deep - which are the last step of skincare. If you have no idea what I am talking about, I already published a post of layering skincare products. Give it a read, I am sure it will help you in understanding the layering technique of skincare and getting the optimum results from your skincare products. I believe that silicon also does no let skin breath properly.

Alcohol dent is another product which if used for longer time, can dry out skin. I didn’t face any problem of dryness yet with hydra genius but if you have sensitive/dehydrated skin, or you are allergic then it can create serious problem and exaggerate dryness.  So be sure what is suitable for your skin.

When it comes to moisturiser, I want it to be more traditional because I apply moisturiser several times a day. And with such an excessive amount, I want to be more carefree with it.

Other than that, I am quite enjoying L’Oréal hydra genius aloe water. It is a nice refreshing moisturiser for daily use. It is available for £9.99 at Boots.


In the memory of my brother 

11 comments:

  1. I suffer from dry skin so this might be a good thing to check out. I noticed that the price is also £6.66 on Boots, spooky! I'm with you on the design, it looks neat :)

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    1. I guess that is the best part about Boots that you can find favs on offer quite often :)

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  2. I was liking this this product till the mention feeling the silicon layer. I am a bit sensitive to sensory things so will check out some other products. Thanks.

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    1. You can try in store to feel the product. I guess it is not that bad but I had to mention it

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  3. I've got really dry skin at the moment and was just the other day saying I need to find a new moisturiser. I'm not sure I fancy the sillicon layer though!

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  4. I have dry and dehydrated skin so this sounds perfect for me! And affordable from the high street too. Tx

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  5. This sounds perfect for me as I have dry skin. I really need a new moisturiser too so I will definitely give this a go. It looks like a sort of gel substance, is it?

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  6. It sounds like a good product at a fair price. R

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  7. the Aloe water looks awesome. I think this would be great for my skin.

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  8. Sounds like a really smooth and moisturizing product! My skin is sensitive and I actually like the color and the packaging! http://www.clairebearblogs.com/blog/the-best-22-free-productivity-tools

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    1. The packaging was the first think, which really attracted me :)

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