L’Oreal Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care Moisturizer ($17.99) is a new moisturizing that has a lightweight Aloe Water and Hyaluronic Acid infused formula with a water base that instantly absorbs into skin and provides intense moisture and aids in helping to retain that moisture. This is actually one of two new Hydra Genius Skincare products launching for Spring 2017. The other one is L’Oreal’s new Hydra Genius Liquid Care Lotion which I loved but sadly, it contains a good deal of fragrance as well as alcohol.
I’m most unhappy to say that L’Oreal Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care Moisturizer falls victim to much of the same.
L’Oreal Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care Moisturizer is a fantastic product but it has some major put falls. First off, I think there could be potential confusion surrounding the two formulas that L’Oreal released in the Hydra Genius Collection since both share the same name, “L’Oreal Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care”. I add lotion and moisturizer myself to give you a better understanding of the two formulas. I think L’Oreal should have taken the initiative to do that as well.
This would be the moisturizer formula in my opinion. It’s a thicker yet still gel-like formula that absorbs very, very, very easily into skin. The lotion is gel-like as well but more so than the moisturizer and also it feels more watery and running in consistency. I don’t think they meant for these to be used together even though the lotion feels essence-like to me. I think it’s more of an either/or situation of what you prefer using in terms of formula. Or you can do what I’ve been doing, use the moisturizer at night and the lotion in the AM. If you’re extra dry you cam totally use the lotion as a serum of sorts and follow up with the moisturizer should you like. Again, L’Oreal does not explain any of this so, I’m just making it all up as I go along.
The lotion does have the more superior packaging as it comes in a pump bottle which means it’ll remain stable and fresh longer versus the moisturizer that arrives in a 1.7 oz jar. Not to mention you get nearly triple the amount in the lotion pump packaging for the same price. Weird.
As with the lotion this promises 72 hours of moisture. I wouldn’t say it gives me 72 hours worth of moisture but it does give plenty of moisture and retails that moisture. My skin felt fresh, smooth, and very soft but never greasy or oily after using this. The formula is easy to absorb and wears well under makeup and allows my foundation a more smoother, even finish. I absolutely adore it but the ingredients are quite sad. First off, it’s very highly fragranced with a fresh, aquatic that’s pleasant but overkill. Secondly, it contains alcohol as well as dimethicone, alcohol, and mineral oil. I’m fine with the dimethicone and the mineral oil but the alcohol isn’t exactly a great ingredient in a moisturizer that’s meant to hydrate. I experience no dryness after using it for nearly three weeks but again, alcohol isn’t exactly a great ingredient and can contribute to aging skin.
L’Oreal Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care Moisturizer is fantastic. It’s a great formula that provides plenty of moisture. But sadly the ingredients, fragrance, and jar packaging make it a fail of a product.
L’Oreal Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care Moisturizer is launching now at drugstores and should be available soon at Ulta.com.