It’s Summer! Summer means gel moisturizer and Trader Joe’s Ultra Hydrating Gel Moisturizer ($8.99) is my new favorite. Yes, Trader Joe’s has moisturizer and a slew of other beauty offerings lately like cleansing oil, facial masks, and lip scrubs!
I’m a bit of a Trader Joe’s junkie so, whether it’s new food or new beauty I’m typically all over as soon as it launches. I saw this Ultra Hydrating Gel Moisturizer on Instagram towards the middle of May and found it in stores at the end of May. It’s not on the new end cap section though! It’s already tucked in with Trader Joe’s regular beauty items so, if you’re looking for it and can’t find it check away from the new items.
I tend to embrace gel moisturizers in the Summer. I like how light they are, how easily they absorb, and how they smooth and hydrate but aren’t as heavy as some of my daily moisturizers that I use in the Winter. So, this release comes at a really great time.
This is a pretty good formulation of hydrating ingredients such as water, glycerin, hyaluronic acid, squalane, aloe, and sunflower oil. It contains no harmful alcohol nor any fragrance (it smells sort of subtly earthy but there is not artificial fragrance here). There are two downsides one of which is it does contain dimethicone which may be an issue if your skin can’t stand cons and secondly, it comes in a jar packaging!
Aside from that, it’s formulated quite well. The texture is a a thicker gel but it absorbs easily and it leaves skin hydrated but not sticky, tacky, nor dewy. I’d say most any skin type will benefit from this formula including oily skin that’s prone to shine. The formula wears well under makeup and it retains moisture quite nicely but didn’t leave me feeling like it was drawing too much moisture to my skin as some gel moisturizers have been known to do! I mean, I wouldn’t mind that but since this is a Summer time moisturizer for me I like the lightweight moisture it provides and love the fact it isn’t too heavy, rich, or overly moisturizing. It provides just the right amount of hydration without overdoing things!
All in all, quite a nice find! The jar packaging isn’t fabulous but hey, sometimes you gotta deal! A 2.5 oz jar is $8.99 and it’s available now at Trader Joe’s.
Trader Joe’s Ultra Hydrating Gel Moisturizer is a new lightweight gel moisturizer that’s $8.99 for a 2.5 oz jar. This is formulated with a host of hydrating ingreidents such as sunflower oil, squalane, aloe, glycerin, etc…! It’s not thick but absorbs easily into skin and should be suitable for most skin types as it isn’t tacky, sticky, dewy, or too crazy hydrating. I felt it provided nice, lightweight moisture that’s ideal for Summer wearing!
WATER (AQUA), GLYCERIN, SACCHARIDE ISOMERATE, PROPANEDIOL, AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/VP COPOLYMER, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYAMIDE-5, DIMETHICONE, HYDROXYACETOPHENONE, POLYSILICONE-11, SQUALANE, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, LAURETH-12, CETEARYL OLIVATE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, SORBITAN OLIVATE, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, LACTOBACILLUS FERMENT, TOCOPHEROL, SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATE, SODIUM HYALURONATE, SILYBUM MARIANUM (MILK THISTLE) EXTRACT, BETULA ALBA (BIRCH) LEAF EXTRACT, BETA-SITOSTEROL, PANTHENOL, SQUALENE, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT EXTRACT, CITRIC ACID, CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT, SODIUM CITRATE.
- No fragrance nor alcohol.
- Lightly hydrating, retains moisture, but not overly, moisturizing making it ideal for warm, humid weather wear.
- Contains dimethicone.
- Jar packaging.
Trader Joe’s Ultra Hydrating Gel Moisturizer is a great pick if you need a lightweight moisturizer for Summer!