I am surprised that this line hasn’t been discontinued, considering the recent releases with hyaluronic acid by L’Oréal. Although the Hydra Genius line is nothing new, it’s still a voguish array of products with hyaluronic acid that will satisfy many.
There are three versions of the fluid in the lineup, and the formulations are almost identical. They all include hydrating aloe vera juice, stalwart glycerine and dimethicone aided by hyaluronic acid. Looking at the ingredients list, I’d say that HA makes up at least 1% of the formula. I’ve picked the fluid for oily skin types, with a few sebum controlling agents, but the product doesn’t feel powdery to the touch.
There’s also a mix of aromatic compounds, giving the moisturiser a pleasant and refreshing aloe scent. And do not fret about the alcohol, as it does not dry out the skin. Instead, it helps with the absorption and consistency of the product.
The moisturiser is described as Liquid Care, which may seem confusing and ambiguous, but at the same time, it doesn’t impose constraints on how to utilise the product. It’s a lightweight fluid that instantly soaks into the skin, obligatorily applied on damp skin. It can be used at any step of a skincare regimen or as an all-in-one product. It’s ideal for people who don’t seek to follow elaborate skincare routines. It works great in warmer and cooler months, applies with ease and doesn’t interfere with other products, at least in my experience. It also doesn’t cause irritations or breakouts. Though it doesn’t absorb sebum much, I still need to blot or use face powder with this product.
I think the Hydra Genius is an excellent moisturiser for all skin types; you can pick a version most appealing to your skin’s needs to boot. The Hydra Genius line offers relatively affordable products with hyaluronic acid that deliver on the promises; the skin feels soft and hydrated for hours after application.
The Hydra Genius line is available from L’Oréal Paris Skincare stockists and iHerb.com [aff].