L'Oreal • Hydrafresh Ultra-hydrating gel-creme Dry and sensitive • Moisturizers

rated 3.3(7 reviews)

Average Rating.3.3
Would buy this product again.71%

rated 4 of 5 missdiordior on 10/25/2012 6:45:00 PM more reviews by missdiordior

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Brown    

OK.. first of all, I absolutely LOVE this wonderful moisturizer, although it was totally bought by mistake(LOL) as I have terrible combination skin(oily cheeks and dry T zone.. ) that I was supposed to buy the green one.... (about my skin: don't know why, it is just the opposite as normal people. But my nose and the skin under my eyebrow tend to be VERY dry in winter and left me horrible flakes. I also got small pimples occasionally but they usually vanish just within a week or so)
Now I'll break down this review to two parts:

***Oily skin***
I bought this when it was summer, since it's meant for dry skins, it does moisturize a lot and thus kind of break me out(my cheeks are oily), although I didn't hate it and I fell in love with the fragrance immediately!( I also believe it was the best fragrance in cosmetics I've ever used. ) So it ended up being left over until something dramatical happened....

***Dry skin***
As mentioned, my skin tend to be extremely dry in winter. The dry patches left on my face were very noticable, which did bother me for quite a long time.. I tried some moisturizers but they didn't work on me at all. Someday I was suddenly reminded of this creme, anyway it's moisturizer and I decided just to give it a shot. before throwing it away.. omg.. I was surprised what an amazing job it just did! My patches became much less and my skin didn't appear so dry anymore.. I am so glad I hadn't thrown it away... Now I am using it everyday under the foundation and I finally looked having slept for 8 hours LOL..



very affordable price
smells very nice and fresh
mositurize very well
easy to blend in
smooth and gentle
perfect for dry/very dry skin
(or in my case, combination skin in winter^.^)


can be greasy if you apply too much


Overall it's such a great product, I would definitely repurchase (I won't recommend for people with very oily skin though). I think I will also get the green one (my mother is using it and she's very satisfied) for next summer. Also, you can try my way(only use the pink on in winter and green one in summer if you have the same problem as me) I hope it helps.

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rated 4 of 5 LianH on 10/3/2009 2:01:00 PM more reviews by LianH

Age: 25-29   Skin: Sensitive, Fair   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Green    

When my skin is being very sensitive I can't use it, but this is great for thirsty skin. I use it in combination with a very greasy moisturizer as well.

My bf actually is the biggest fan of this and I have to keep buying it for him. He says he can see his skin looks better and fresher after using it and it does keep his face supple without breaking out.

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rated 1 of 5 ichorous on 3/26/2009 8:23:00 AM more reviews by ichorous

Age: 19-24   Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm   Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Blue    

This was absolutely not for me :/
I bought it as it mentioned it's for sensitive skin, yet it irritated mine to no end - the full works with red skin, peeling, bumpy breakouts on really odd places and so on. Also seemed to clog pores a lot.
Texture is nice and smooth, but it goes on and refuses to sink in, leaves a sheen as if you rubbed your face with butter.
Scent is strong and though not awful, it's unpleasant, and certainly way too strong for sensitive skin.

It's cheap, and you get a lot of this gunk in the glass jar, but I had to switch to Lumene sensitive lotion (which saved me, thank God)
Perhaps someone with less sensitive skin could use this, but I certainly couldn't.

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rated 1 of 5 tiina009 on 9/3/2005 7:16:00 PM more reviews by tiina009

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Combination, Cool   Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium   Eyes: Green    

Oh MY DEAR GOD! this must be the worst cream i have ever tried. It is only the 3rd day i have been using it and my skin is so dry, it is peeling even when i slightly touch my face. This was cheap, so thank god it was not expencive , otherwise i would be furious. I am now also.. Cause serioulsy, theres so much skin peeling off of my face , that my face is getting redder by the second. It also clogged my pores on the second day of using it. I cant wait till the mall opens tomorrow morning, so i could go get myself the clinique superdefence.. I just hope it will be able to correct what this has done to me.. :( It maybe just doesnt match my skin, yet no other cream has made my face as bad as this one.. am really sad and hoping it will not make me break out :(((((

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rated 4 of 5 Lancomeadict on 6/8/2005 8:30:00 PM more reviews by Lancomeadict

Age: 19-24   Skin: Sensitive, Fair   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Brown    

I live in Argentina, we also have that version here!!! =) I'm 21, I do have dry+sensitive skin (not HYPER sensitive) and this cream has been doing a great for almost a year . I recently bought Lancome aqua fusion (wow, just great, luxurious) but this one does ALMOST the same job at 1/3 of Lancome's price.

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rated 4 of 5 hannahc on 6/21/2004 11:05:00 PM more reviews by hannahc

Age: 19-24   Skin: Other   Hair: Other   Eyes: Other    

Now I must admit, I was very skeptical of this product to begin with. After trying so many other brands, high and low end products, none have been non-irritating enough for my sensitive skin which is at the moment breaking out even though it is dry! However this cream does the job fine. As good as Lancome Hydrazen with a quarter of the price! Worth a try for other ppl with the same crappy skin condition as mine!

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* pennypencil on 5/29/2004 9:33:00 AM more reviews by pennypencil

Age: 19-24   Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm   Hair: Blond, Kinky, Medium   Eyes: Blue    

Okay, hands up, I'm commiting a MUA sin here by reviewing this after one application. However, as nobody has added this to P.ville yet I thought I would and then update. I am guessing the lack of reviews means this is a UK version of the hydrafresh. It comes in a (boxed) white glass jar, is a light pink colour and smells faintly of peach yogurt. Now, already I am impressed with this. I have combination sensitive skin - this absorbed to a plump matte finish within seconds. And soft too! My Clarins moisture tint glided on a treat! Because I don't have dry skin I used a small dab, warmed in palms and pressed on. Now I gotta hope this doesn't break me out/ irritate! Texture wise it is superior to many high end creams I've tried. The ingredients are as follows:

Aqua, Prunus Armeniaca, butyrospermum parkii, glycerin, dimethicone, cyclohexasiloxane, alcohol denat, ammoniumpolyacryldimethyl taurate, tocopheryl acetate, polyperfluomethylisopropyl ether, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, glyceryl stearate, dimethiconol, panthenol, triethanolamine, acrylates/steareth-20 methacrylate copolymer, magnesium gluconate, cholesterol, ascorbyl glucoside, disodium edta, citrus dulcis, sodium citrate, calcium gluconate, biosaccharide gum-1, phenoxyethanol, chlorphenesin, methylparaben, ethylparaben, butylparaben, isobutylparaben, proplylparaben, ci 19140, ci 14700, parfum. PHEW!!!!!

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