L'oreal Hydrafresh Anti-Shine Icy Gel Review

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When my old moisturizer ran out (The L'oreal Derma Genesis Pore Minimizing Smoother), I went to the pharmacy to buy another one. Unfortunately it ran out, I didn't see it at all, it's either it's discontinued or they didn't carry the stock, or it just ran out. So I had to find a replacement and I decided to try from the same brand, L'oreal and I discovered the Hydrafresh Anti-Shine!

I was attracted to this because of the description. 
"Pollution, humidity and stressful lifestyle can provoke excessive sebum production. Hot and damped climate can also cause perspiration: skin loses water, becomes dehydrated, yet appears shiny."

I was thinking, hey! it described my problem! With our hot and humid weather in Malaysia, in addition to my super oily skin I thought this was great, and I also thought this product was made for this purpose!

The other side of the box showed this. The words that persuaded me to buy this product were: "prevents skin from greasing and pores are clear and tightened".

Here is how the packaging looks:

I like the extra support from the box... no particular reason. :p

Be sure to read the information clearly from the box before dispose because this is all it says on the product.

I also like the plastic cap that prevents the product from splattering all over the cover. Even if it's on the plastic thing, you can still use them and it's neater.

My Experience
To be honest I am not very happy about this product. It is cooling after apply, my face does feel smooth and non greasy. I did not feel the difference of my face being less shiny, probably less shiny right after apply, but after a few hours my face becomes oily like usual. Another strange thing i noticed is that, after i cleanse my face, apply toner and everything, my face looks really clean. But, once i applied this product I have no idea why my pores look clogged. I wish someone could explain to me as well.

- Gives smooth feel after apply
- Cooling feeling

- Does not prevent face from being oily
- It seems like it clogs more pores
- Does not do exactly what it says ("prevents skin from greasing and pores are clear and tightened")

Rate: 2/5
Repurchase: No

However, though this product does not exactly compliment my skin, but it might work well for you so no 
harm in trying. :) It cost RM24.90 from Caring Pharmacy, do let me know if you have tried this product and share your review at the comment below.

Josarine C

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  1. Thanks for the review. Can you provide the ingredients, please?

  2. I've been using Loreal products for years. I find they're good quality and mostly moderately priced.

    1. I've been using L'oreal for years too... the derma genesis one... for pores and blackheads... that's why i decided to try this as I trust L'oreal's products. But for this one I was really disappointed... what is your skin type? Could be different for different skins.

  3. Right now...i am in saudi arabia and their summer here is insane... so i took that moisturizer on a test drive and soaked myself in direct sunlight for about 2 hours in mid morning.... my face was still matte even if i was sweating..

    I love it.


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