Product Review | L'Oreal Paris Hydra Genius Glowing Water Cream

Product Review | L'Oreal Paris Hydra Genius Glowing Water Cream for Normal/Dry Skin ($11.99, Target)

Product Details (from Target's website): L'Or√©al Skin Expert Paris introduces Hydra Genius - a unique line of highly efficacious Daily Liquid Care Moisturizers. Formulated to offer lightweight hydration, these moisturizers are like a “boost” of water for your skin, delivering instant hydration that lasts 72 hours. Daily Liquid Care Normal/Dry Skin is specifically formulated to meet the needs of Normal to Dry Skin with Aloe Water + Hyaluronic Acid for 72H of instant and continuous hydration and a glowing skin finish. Skin is ultra-hydrated, fresh and healthy looking.

Review:  Ever since trying out Sephora's Liquid Moisturizing Skin Concentrate in 2016 (which they discontinued by the way), I felt the need to invest in another one so I tried the Clinique Turnaround Revitalizing Lotion and loved it just the same.  It $10-13 more, but what can you do when Sephora Collection discontinues your Holy Grail?  L'Oreal has come out with a few skincare products that I love and saw this on the shelf while I was picking up a few sheet masks at Target and decided to give it a go.  It is in a aqua/blue packaging and the product is contained in a glass bottle with a pump - it feels like an expensive product due to the weight of the bottle.  This does not have a thin consistency as the Sephora and Clinique Liquid Moisturizers but it is comparable.  It is a slightly denser liquid compared to the two other brands but it works just the same.  The L'Oreal one has a fresh scent to it, nothing too strong and it does not linger very long.  It applies nicely on the skin, it feels soothing and moisturizing.  This keeps my skin hydrated all day long.  I feel like liquid moisturizers tend to provide more hydration on my skin that cream ones, unless they are water-based such as Nature Republic's Aqua Cream or Neutrogena's Hydro Boost Water Gel.  It also feels lightweight on the skin and non-greasy.

Would I recommend this product? Absolutely.  It is a great product and comparable to high end brands.  But of course, if you want to splurge, buy yourself something else but this definitely does the job.