I purchased Drunk Elephant B Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel ($52) recently because I’m hearing so many great things about Drunk Elephant skincare. This is definitely a collection of skincare you’ll want to trying if you’re looking for simple, minimal yet effective ingredients.
One of the products from the brand I’ve heard the most raving about was the B Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel which is a water-based gel moisturizer. I love gel moisturizers in the Summer so, it was a no brainer to pick this up!
Here’s my thoughts and review.
Drunk Elephant B Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel comes housed in a rather slick, staple square barrel pump jar that features a pump which remains hidden away until you twist the head. A quick twist will allow the pump to pop out and the moisturizer will be ready to use. I mistakenly assumed this was a cap but it actually just pops up and pops back down again when not in use. It’s rather nifty packaging.
This is a relatively small amount of moisturizer for a hefty price tag as it weights in at 1.69 oz for $52 bucks. Ouch! But on the pro side it is packed with good for your skin ingredients that might just make it worth the splurge. I would not suggest it for drier skin like my own as it does not provide equate moisture for such a skin type even though it the name leads you to believe otherwise. When you’re throwing around intensive and hydration in the same sentence it definitely gains my attention but there is nothing intensive about the hydration levels here sadly.
Here’s the good news!
Combination, oily skin, and acne-prone skin will get on wonderfully well with this lightweight, fragrance-free gel moisturizer. It’s light, weightless, and absorbs easily into skin without ever leaving it greasy or shiny. If anything at all it almost dries down to a matte finish. The formula dries very quickly once applied so, you aren’t left with moist, slick feel on skin. Reason for this? It contains no silicones nor any oils.
There are so many good ingredients in here which make me wish that it worked for me but I’m simply too dry to use something like this. Even in the warmer weather I felt like my skin was very parched after using it. It was almost as if I hadn’t applied moisturizer at all which meant my foundation and other makeup didn’t look as smooth or as fresh as it usual does. On the up side, it’ll be an ideal pick for those with oily skin that need a smooth yet not moist or dewy surface for their makeup to adhere to.
Drunk Elephant packed this full of pineapple, bearberry, watermelon and even apple extracts that work as an great antioxidant defense. Some of the ingridents such as bearberry and pineapple could even potentially fade discolorations. It also contains a healthy dose of Vitamin B5.
Drunk Elephant B Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel is a keeper for sure if you have oily or acne prone skin. It’s packed with great ingredients and paves the way for smooth, lightly hydrated skin. Sadly, it can be misleading for drier skin types though as you’ll find yourself missing the oils and silicones you’ll find in your normal moisturizer as this simply doesn’t cut it to keep dry skin smooth, soft, and well hydrated.
Drunk Elephant B Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel is a go for oily skin users though! I simply can’t rave it enough for such a skin type!
Drunk Elephant B Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel is available now at Sephora.com.
Tried it already?