Thursday, 10 August 2017

REVIEW | L'OREAL HYDRA GENIUS LIQUID CARE ALOE WATER DRY & SENSITIVE SKIN


Clearly, I am easily confused hence the reason I bought a moisturiser specifically formulated for dry and sensitive skin when I have neither. We all know I have oily combination skin and therefore struggle a lot to find basic skincare staples, like an every day moisturiser, at an affordable price point. I thought all my prayers were answered when I started to hear about the Hydra Genius from L'Oreal (£10) but I didn't realise, literally until right now when I am writing this post, that there are several different formulas available for several skin types. I let myself down. I let you down. I let the little kids down. All because I didn't read the bottle, but alas I am going to give you my review anyway because I have been using this as a morning moisturiser for two months now and suddenly after having read the bottle my experience with it finally makes sense. 


What It Is: A water-based daily moisturiser, based on Asian skincare, designed to be used both in the morning and evening specifically for people with a dry and sensitive skin type. To apply dispense one pump and use circular motions for the face and do the same with another pump for the neck. 

What It Does: Claims to absorb instantly into the skin and provides oodles of moisture and hydration that refreshes, recharges and hydrates the skin over a 72 hour period. It penetrates deeply to provide a healthy radiant glow and contains aloe water which keeps the skin hydrated throughout the day as well as possessing soothing properties for sensitive skin types.



What I Liked: It is very thin, clear and liquid in texture, cooling when applied so perfect for hot weather and does feel incredibly hydrating and moisturising. In addition, although I do have oily/combination skin I do also suffer from dry areas as well, particularly around my mouth and the thin skin beneath my eyes. I do like the initial moisture it gives to my dry areas as my makeup applies smoothly. It is affordable with nice packaging and there's enough to last you a while (70ml).

What I Didn't: Not as heavy duty or as impressive as I expected. I enjoy the process of applying it and appreciate the large bottle, generous amount of product and cool pool-coloured packaging I just expected more. It takes a couple of minutes to absorb and throughout the day my face still feels dry in my usual areas i.e. around the mouth and beneath my eyes halfway through the day. Of course, this was formulated for dry and sensitive skin I would most likely get on better with the option for combination oily skin and I intend to purchase that and compare as I find my makeup doesn't last nearly as long on top of this moisturiser. It can start to separate in my smile lines which rarely happens to me. 


Verdict: I won't be repurchasing this specific one, it is nice enough but after everything I had heard about it I was left underwhelmed. Looking forward to trying the one for my actual skin type. 6/10

Thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed my review and aren't too appalled by my severe lack of observation when it came to purchasing this product. Share with me your favourite moisturisers in the comments below, I would love to hear your skincare favourites. Take care.

What is your favourite daily moisturiser?

Love 
Kiran

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33 comments

  1. Oh that's a shame that you find your make-up doesn't last so well on top of this! I LOVE it!! Find it to be so hydrating and that's usually tough for me in the drugstore - maybe its worth a shot with the oily one?! xx

    Frances Kayleigh | Style Travel Beauty

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    1. I plan to buy it and compare, although I am on a severe spending ban atm so might be a while xxx

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  2. Oh no! Don't worry, I make that mistake sometimes as well and then I curse myself because I have to use it up. Sounds perfect for someone with dry skin, but like you, I'm an oily skin gal so I can't wait to see what the other one is like xx Nikita

    BLOG//Jasmine Loves

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    1. Thank you Nikita, think I might give it to my Mom instead xx

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  3. It doesn't sound like it would work for my skin either!

    I'm very distracted by the Jaclyn palette!! xx

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    1. Sorry Siobhan, I haven't even used it yet but will have a review up soon(ish) xx

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  4. I think this would work for my normla-dry skin, especially with fall/winter coming up. I was also distracted by the Jaclyn Hill palette, I was looking for you thoughts on the palette. :)It's such a pretty palette. http://www.mrsqbeauty.com

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  5. I actually did hear some differing reviews on this, so I don't think it as good as you would expect, especially because your dry areas were still quite dry. My favourite would be the origins ginzeng, but at the moment I use the balance me SPF so I don't go for a separate moisturiser x

    Velvet Blush

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    1. I have the Balance Me SPF too! Might start reaching for that and give this a break x

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  6. I have sensitive skin so this would probably work for me. But I don't really have dry skin. Looking forward to your review on the one for your skin type!

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

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  7. I have oily skin but my boyfriend bought this in the dehidrated version for him and I've been using sometimes and it's good! But now I need to get the oily skin version for myself lol!

    carolinasmakeuplife.blogspot.pt

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    1. If you do, let me know what you think of it x

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  8. Yea, See I like heavy duty moisturizers on my face-- especially at night. I need to feel like its working. lol. Detailed Review!

    -Lena
    L.E.N.A | Revealed
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  9. Aw, I'm sorry this didn't work for you! I don't think this would work for my oily skin

    xx, The Makeup Feed

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  10. Oh no, so bummed that this didnt work too well for you

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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    1. Thanks Candice, but I only really have myself to blame for this x

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  11. Hmmm...I've seen so many rave reviews but my fear was exactly that - it wouldn't be hydrating enough because its so light. I have oily but dehydrated skin so I'm always looking for lightweight but packed with moisturising and long lasting hydrating qualities. This will be a pass for me xxx
    UmmBabyBeauty

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  12. Nice review, Dear!
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    1. Just followed you back, thank you Eri x

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  13. Thanks for sharing and your honest review!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  14. I had no idea that there are different version too but will double confirm when I'm at work today. This range actually replace YouthCode so I know it won't be right for my older skin so it's a pass for me.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I had no idea, thank you for the info Shireen x

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  15. It sounds like a really nice product for dry skin xx

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  16. Looks like this maybe good for my dry skin �� I had been wondering what it was like x

    www.mybeautysleuth.com

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