I have a problem.
A problem that probably all the beauty bloggers face.
..or maybe it is just me, I don’t know.
Not trying to keep any suspense here.. My problem is, I cannot repurchase a beauty product.
I just cannot.
Even if I love that particular product, I feel like trying out a different one always – as soon as the one I am currently using is over.
Reason? By doing so, I get to experiment with a whole new product which I can later review on my blog for my readers, that is like hitting two birds with one stone. 😝
I will not recommend my readers to do this. If the products that you are currently using are working for you, then you should stick to them for as long as you can. If they are not, then you can definitely consider trying out new ones. I am saying all these things because I recently tried a moisturizer that I liked a lot for my skin (I am talking about the Plum Mattifying Green Tea Moisturizer), but I didn’t repurchase it once it got over because I was eyeing this L’Oreal Paris Hydrafresh All Day Hydration Supreme Emulsion – that is quite a long name for a moisturizer, but anyway, its packaging and ingredients list was so tempting that I had to try it. Before I started using it, I had posted its picture on Instagram, asking if anyone is interested in its review and a lot of people said yes. So here it is, a product review on my blog after 84 years! 😉 Keep on reading to know if I made the right choice of trying out this moisturizer by L’Oreal Paris.
L’Oreal Paris Hydrafresh All Day Hydration Supreme Emulsion
Keep your skin hydrated and moisturised all day long with L’Oreal Paris Hydrafresh All Day Hydration Supreme Emulsion. An intensely hydrating facial emulsion, it keeps your skin soft and supple.The formula is enriched with pure spa water that provides essential minerals to stimulate the skin’s self moisturizing properties.
- Features a lightweight watery texture that penetrates quickly into skin
- Contains a powerful anti-oxidant French Grape Polyphenols
- Helps neutralize free radicals caused by daily aggressions
- Enriched with Double Hyaluronic Acid to boost hydration level
- French spa water that strengthens skins’ moisture barrier
- Skin appears softer, smoother, brighter, more elastic & refreshed
- Ideal for normal to dry skin
L’Oreal Paris Hydrafresh All Day Hydration Supreme Emulsion Ingredients
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My Take On L’Oreal Paris Hydrafresh All Day Hydration Supreme Emulsion
The packaging of L’Oreal Paris Hydrafresh All Day Hydration Supreme Emulsion is worth appreciating because it is very luxurious looking and sturdy. It is a glass tub so I would not call it travel friendly, but I liked it since it looks like as if it is some high end brand’s product. There is not anything much mentioned on the tub packaging other than the name of the moisturizer, usage instructions and the MFG/Expiry details. The brand’s logo, L’Oreal Paris, is embossed on the tub’s cap.
I was planning to try the Anti-Shine Icy Gel Moisturizer from the same, L’Oreal Hydrafresh range. But since my skin has been extremely dehydrated and dry on a few areas of my face, I decided to go for the Supreme Emulsion variant as it seemed to be more hydrating and moisturizing than the former. I wanted to get the Hydrafresh Boosting Essence along with this moisturizer, but my budget didn’t allow me to buy it. Maybe I will buy it later someday. All the products from Hydrafresh range are on my wish list for so long. There is also a night cream from the same range that looks really interesting, let me know if you guys want me to try it next.
For now, let us take a look at this supreme emulsion. So what is an emulsion and how is it different from a regular face moisturizer?
Emulsion is a popular term in K-beauty world. An emulsion is a lightweight version of regular moisturizers and it is generally water based. You can either call it a gel / water based moisturizer or an oil free one. It is generally meant to be used by people with normal, combination or oily skin type. I have a combination skin type all around the year so such moisturizers work really well on me. Also, I tend to sweat a lot on my T-zone area and that is why I don’t prefer to buy oil based moisturizers anymore.
The L’Oreal Paris Hydrafresh All Day Hydration Supreme Emulsion has aqua (water) as its main ingredient. This product also contains Double Hyaluronic Acid which is a humectant, I have written a whole post about this wonderful ingredient which you can read here. When I apply this product, I feel like I am splashing fresh, cold water on my skin. It feels lightweight, cooling and hydrating. I will refer its consistency as bouncy and watery. The moisturizer gets absorbed into the skin easily with a light massage. It keeps my skin oil free for 3-4 hours which is OK. Had a similar experience with the Plum Green Tea Mattifying Moisturizer.
Initially, my idea was to store this moisturizer in the refrigerator as it would have made the product even more soothing and calming. Later, I changed my mind because I am so lazy and I need to keep my skincare products in front of my eyes all the time, otherwise, I can forget to use them. 😝 If any of you guys have this product then do try this idea and share the outcome with me!
Lastly, I wanted to talk about the fragrance of this product which is somewhere between pleasing and overpowering. It depends on you, whether you are OK with moderately strong fragrance in your moisturizers or not. I like it and I believe others will like it too. There is another issue with this product which I have briefly mentioned in the dislikes section.
In past, I have reviewed the L’Oreal Skin Perfect Age 20+ Day Cream on the blog. I didn’t have a good experience with it and you will know why if you check out my review post. I will recommend the hydrafresh supreme emulsion any day over that one.
What I liked about L’Oreal Paris Hydrafresh All Day Hydration Supreme Emulsion
- Deeply hydrates the skin.
- Smells great.
- It contains hyaluronic acid – an ingredient that restores the moisture to the skin and makes the skin look glowy as well as youthful. It is a must have ingredient in all moisturizers and serums.
- Feels lightweight and soothing on the skin as if you are just slapping water on your face!
- Price range is okayish because you can get it with great discounts on Nykaa and Amazon India, like I did.
- Packaging is luxurious, though it is not travel friendly. This can be a problem to some, but not to me because I don’t travel much. 😛 #Sorry
- It will suit normal and oily skin type well. People with dry skin can use it as a daytime moisturizer, make sure to put on a sunscreen after it because it does not contain SPF.
- Does not clog pores.
What I didn’t like about L’Oreal Paris Hydrafresh All Day Hydration Supreme Emulsion
- It leaves a weird “film” on the skin which is kind of irritating and I don’t know why it happens. The moisturizer gets absorbed in a jiffy and makes the skin feel soft, but after a few minutes of application, a sticky/slippery film somehow appears on the skin which you can feel only if you touch your skin. I hope I am making sense because it is hard to explain this. Something similar used to happen with the Himalaya Oil Free Radiance Gel that I tried last year, but it was worse than this one as it used to crumble up. This issue can be ignored easily because it does not hamper with the amount of hydration and moisturization this emulsion provides. I am still going to cut points for this.
I hope all of you my lovely readers enjoyed my review and found it helpful. Those who follow me on Instagram or are friends with me on Facebook might be knowing why I am so inactive on my blog and social media. I will mention the reason here for those who don’t know. My dad fell sick on 22nd of August and was in the hospital for a few days. He is doing okay now and making a good recovery. I was really tensed about his health, hence, I took a break from the digital world. But I have been active on my Facebook and Instagram accounts to interact with my friends and families. People who have been sending well wishes for my dad – I cannot thank you guys enough! You people are beyond amazing.
I also wanted to announce two important things. #1 – I have nominated Gorgeously Flawed Blog for the Indian Blogger Awards 2017 organized by the IndiBlogger community. I submitted the nomination in two categories, Beauty & Personal care and in region category – Chhattisgarh. The latter one is closer to my heart because it is the place where I currently live. I was born here and everyday, I fall in love with this place even more. I will be the happiest person in this whole universe if I win an award for this category. I have received a lovely response on my nomination page in the form of testimonials. The nominations are still open, you guys can leave a testimonial over here by 30th September. Just write whatever comes to your mind, like your honest opinion about me or my blog. 🙂
And here is the announcement #2. While my dad was in the hospital and I was struggling to cope up with the situation, I received a news that my blog has been featured in the Feedspot Top 100 Indian Beauty Blogs along with some amazing bloggers like Ankita from Corallista whom I absolutely adore. A big thanks to the team of Feedspot for recognizing and honoring the hard work that I have put in this blog. I am going to give 90% of the credits for this achievement to my amazesauce co-bloggers and readers, I will keep the rest of the 10% credits for myself. 😉
Jokes apart, I really want to thank each and every one of you for your support from the bottom of my heart. Please keep showering your love on me like this forever! I will see you all in my next post.