Well going by the weather , “Sweaties “ should be the address !
Do you know that you need to keep your skin hydrated even in summers and monsoons ? Yes we all know that .Initially I thought that I could skip the moisturiser in summers and monsoons but my skin became dry and stretchy after sitting in the AC most of the time .So I started using a moisturiser .Since my skin is oily I started using oil free moisturiser .But to my dismay after a few hours my skin started looking shiny and sweaty .I had to constantly put on face powder to reduce the shine of my nose and not to look like a ”Champu “ .
L’oreal Paris Hydrafresh Anti Shine ICY GEL
While I was strolling through the aisles , I came face to face with a product that claimed to hydrate and mattify the skin for a long time and was especially formulated for shiny skin .It claimed to contain “Deep Marine source Water “ which is directly extracted from 22 m under the ocean soil, off from the French Brittany Coast . Preserved and filtered by rich granite soil , this source water is naturally enriched in essential minerals .It is 8 times more concentrated than normal ocean water in the purifying ‘Zinc mineral’ which has sebum regulating properties.
By now you might have guessed what I am talking about .Yes ,I am talking about L’Oreal Paris HYDRAFRESH anti shine gel .
Price — Rs 550/- for 50 ml , You can get it from Lifestyle counter or get it delivered to your home by shopping online at Nykaa , Flipcart , Jabong .
Ingredients –I have included a snapshot of the cardboard packing for a list of ingredients
Presentation—It comes in a simple aquamarine glass tub with a lid .I miss the pump dispenser which helps in maintaining hygiene and also the exact quantity can be taken out .It is very bulky and not travel friendly . I wish the packaging could be lighter and the dispensing spill -free .
The Product – It is sea green looking gel , very light and non greasy in texture .Gets absorbed into the skin fast and leaves – hold your breath – skin feeling tingling fresh , powdery soft and shine free !
Ultimately …bliss .And the effect lasts for at least 4 hours for me .
It also gives a cooling minty feel (nothing icy though ) for a few minutes after application.
It has a faint minty fragrance .
The PROS—There are so many
· 1. It has been specially dermatologically tested on Asian skin .
· 2. Specially designed for shiny skin or for Hot and Damp climates .
· 3. Ultra light gel texture .
· 4. Mattifies the skin and controls oil .
· 5. Moisturises for lo-o-o-o-ng without getting greasy .
· 6. Makes the skin bouncy and plump hence reducing the appearance of fine lines .
· 7. Contains Zinc Gluconate , salicyclic acid,Polybutelene Glycol …I know it sounds very chemical but these ingredients help in keeping the skin non –sticky as well as acne and blemish free .
· 8. Reasonably priced .
The gel upon application
The CONS are few
· 1. Bulky jar .
· 2. No dispenser , so unhygienic .
· 3. Not travel friendly .
You can see –No gresasiness , No shine ,hard to make out where it was applied !!!
The Final Verdict – I would rate it a 4.0 / 5 . One point subtracted for the packaging and effect lasting for only four hours on me . I think it would last longer on girls with a slightly less oily skin. Also the combination of Moisturiser and is good for even combination skin and Mature skins that have a tendency for dry patchiness in certain areasmattification .
All in all a must try product for all women (except ladies with dry skin ) especially for women living in humid and warm climates .