Moisturizer is one of those non-negotiables in our beauty routine. We’ve tried moisturizers aplenty, but finding one that hydrates like a pro, feels weightless and leaves our skin looking radiant all day long can seem like an ever-elusive dream. Add to the list a hydrator that layers well under makeup, and you’ve found liquid gold. So we enlisted our Beauty Panel to test drive L’Oréal Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care Moisturizer, the latest contender vying for the crown. Read on to see our reviews, plus the beautiful results.
Gracie Carroll, fashion and lifestyle blogger
Every single time I’ve ever gone for a facial, or to see a skin specialist, I’ve always been told the same thing: Your skin is dehydrated. So much so that now I just come to expect to hear those words, and rattle them off when anyone asks me about my skin ” what are my skin concerns you ask? It’s dry! One benefit of receiving the same feedback over and over is that it’s helped me zero in on the type of skincare to look for when shopping for products that will be benefit my skin. Naturally, a product called Hydra Genius instantly caught my attention (because YES to allllll the hydration please!) and I was keen to try the latest innovation from L’Oréal Paris. This daily moisturizer is super light and has the consistency of a milky cleanser; it also absorbs superfast which makes it great for layering under additional skin products from your daily routine such as sunscreen and foundation. I wish I’d had this on my beauty shelf during the hot summer months because it would have stopped my moisturizer from melting off my face the moment I put it on.
Samantha Jane, beauty blogger, YouTuber
As an oily-skinned girl, hydrating my skin was a mystery to me up until more recently. I spent a lot of time stripping my skin of moisture and accidentally making myself more oily. I realized when my skin was hydrated it was actually more balanced and makeup wore better, but I needed to find something that wasn’t heavy on my skin. L’Oréal Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care Moisturizer formulated for oily skin is perfect. It feels light and fresh on the skin, absorbs super quickly and doesn’t make me feel greasy. Added bonus, it works amazing under makeup to hydrate my skin while leaving it matte. It also contains ingredients like aloe and hyaluronic acid which over time will improve the health and look of my skin. Highly recommend!
Elise Purdon, blogger at A Piece of Elise
Moisturizer is key in my beauty routine because I’m a firm believer that starting with a good base before applying makeup is the easiest way to look fresh throughout the day. Having said that, I’m notoriously late for everything, so I love products that absorb quickly and are simple to use. The L’Oréal Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care Moisturizer is perfect in that it’s ultra hydrating, but with a gel consistency that is lightweight, but keeps you hydrated all day. To top it off, it’s absorbed into the skin almost instantly allowing you to apply makeup right away. If you have extra dry skin, you may need to try the Extra Dry Balm instead of the gel for added intensity.
Dee Thomson, Liner Glitter Gloss
I’m the type of person who loves having hydrated skin but really doesn’t like when it feels covered by something heavy. I love how light the L’Oréal Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care Moisturizer feels on my skin; it absorbs quickly and barely feels there at all yet it gives my skin a really dewy feel. I love the instant hydrating boost that it gives and I find that it really helps to prep my skin for makeup application afterwards. My skin has also been feeling a little dull lately thanks to a few stressful situations & the unpredictable weather and I seriously have to thank this moisturizer for helping to give it a bit of a glow and helping to even out the tone.
Kristen Vinakmens, Editor-in-Chief, 29Secrets
No matter what time of the year, my skin is oily/combination, and has been for as far back as I can remember. So I’ve always had sort of a love/hate relationship with moisturizer; I know I need to hydrate, but so many moisturizers I’ve tried have either been way too heavy, or way too light, leaving my skin dry and dehydrated. But I’ve heard a ton of great things about hyaluronic acid (HA), so I was super psyched to try L’Oréal Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care Moisturizer. Packed with HA and aloe water, the liquid-gel moisturizer instantly quenched my skin, leaving it hydrated in a way I haven’t seen before. My skin was actually glowing after I applied it the first time, and the silky liquid sinks in so quickly, that I can apply makeup over top pretty much right away. It actually cuts down the shine on my skin and leaves a subtle matte finish. My skin just feels super comfortable afterwards, and not weighed down with product (which is tops for oily skin types). So I’m adding this tall drink of water into regular rotation in my skincare regimen.
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