Friday, September 27, 2013

L'Oreal Paris Dermo-Expertise Hydrafresh Gel Foam Review

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I have been in search of a good facial cleanser for quite sometime. I have been using the Himalaya Neem Facewash but clearly needed a change.

When the L'Oreal Paris Dermo-Expertise Hydrafresh Gel Foam came to my hand, I was really elated. It is a part of their Hydrafresh range which itself has made a mark in skincare.

Price: Rs. 299/- for 100ml
Availability: Available in all L'Oreal counters across India

What L'Oreal says:
Enriched vitamins & essential minerals: Preserves the skin’s natural moisture
Gel texture: Thoroughly cleans the skin
• Combination to oily skin
Mild fragrance: Leaves the skin feeling instantly refreshed
• Skin feels soft, fresh & perfectly clean after use
• Dermatological tested

Packaging: It is a light sea-green coloured tube with a white flip-opening cap. The front side has the name of the company and product in a lovely Golden, black and green combination of fonts while the back side has the detailed description of the product, how to use and list of ingredients.

Description: The cleanser is a transparent coloured gel, with a subtle green tint. It is a bit free-flowing and does not stick to your skin.

My Take: I have been using this product for almost a month as I generally take quite some time to see how the product is working on my skin before reviewing it.

The first thing you notice is the lovely floral fragrance which is soft and breezy but not overpowering. The packaging is elegant and the flip cap easy to open. The hole can help you control the amount of product you require. Regarding the texture of the product, I love the gel formula as I think they are the most suitable for people with oily skin. Then unlike other gels, this cleanser has a free-flowing nature and will spread on your skin quite easily. This is also a positive trait as you will require a tiny bit for your entire face.  As soon as it comes in contact with water the gel slowly starts to get foamy and frothy. You can feel it working on your skin with a silky touch. After rinsing it thoroughly your skin becomes velvety. Now this is quite unique.

I have hardly found any gel cleanser that ends up leaving your skin soft and velvety. This is a trait mostly seen in creamy cleansers. Most of the gels leave skin fresh but quite tight and will require immediate hydration. But as the name suggests, Hydrafresh Gel Foam is enriched with moisturizing agents that can make the skin silky soft and will remain like that for 30 minutes even without the use of moisturizer leaving you smelling heavenly. The product is meant to cleanse makeup as well. However, I had noticed that very strong makeup like matte or full coverage foundations may not be totally wiped out. Since I use strong makeup very rarely this product is enough to cleanse off my BB/CC Creams and setting powders.

I have used a number of cleansers in the past but have hardly come across any product that is truly meant for oily to combination skin types(although they claim to be). Most of the products are designed to deal with oily skins suffering from acne, blemishes or pimples. This is one product that really is catered for those with oily to combination skin types. I am loving L'Oreal Paris Dermo-Expertise Hydrafresh Gel Foam and have found out that my skin has not broken out since.

1.Lovely fragrance
2.Spreads easily on skin
3.Leaves skin soft
4.Minerals & Vitamins enriched
5.Quite hydrating
6.Skin remains velvety for long time
7.Value for Money

1. Nothing I can think about

Rating: Its a Full 5 for me.


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