Rated 4.02 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Great Moisturizer for the Summer
This moisturizer is so lightweight and melts into the skin without leaving any type of film, stickiness, or cast, and it is in no way oily. I have dry skin so I purchased this thinking it would be just a bit richer because I've only used squalane in oil form; nonetheless I was pleasantly surprised to see it was a gel because summer was just starting.
It also works really well under makeup. It gets extra points for sinking in quickly which means you're not waiting around before applying any kind of makeup base.
Although this is the perfect moisturizer for the summer, if you have dry skin, I don't think it'll quite cut it during the winter months on its own. I can't really say that my skin felt hydrated all day long after applying. I was definitely in need of some hydration before the day was up, but I find that's usually the case with these jelly-like moisturizers. I think this would work great as an extra layer before a heavier moisturizer, especially in the colder months.
Most Helpful Critical Review Horrible
I never write reviews, though I'm a big fan and loyal customer of Elf, and I love almost every product for the good quality and amazing price. Unfortunately I had bad experiences with every face product from Elf that I tried, they ended up being very bad for my very sensitive skin, giving me rushes, itchiness and redness. I was optimistic when I saw this moisturizing gel because I can only use gels on my face, but this is SO BAD that I had to say something. This gel is all the opposite than a good face moisturizing gel should be. First, it's not a gel, it's a jelly. The texture is like something a kid would eat for dessert, not pleasant at all to put on your face, it's a thick jelly. While it can be slightly moisturizing, it leaves a sticky feeling, and touch, because you will feel the stickiness if you touch your face, which is exactly the opposite of what a gel is supposed to do. The stickiness lasted for several minutes, even after 1 hour I applied the product on my face. Horrible product, very disappointed.
Reviewed by 246 customers Love it
Ashley from FL
I prefer this one to the holy hydration. I love how it's a jelly like texture and it leaves my face incredibly soft and smooth. It's also reduced my dryness!
Nikki from Florida
I bought 5 when they were on sale for $6. My skin has been perfectly quenched ever since. This is a long term review, as I've gone through 1 and a half jars already. This is a good product that mixes well with the ordinary products. I do not recommend using this in the daytime because it has no SPF. Use it as a night cream only
Not as Good as Holy Hydration
Raynah from NC
This product is fun as an experience but is not particularly effective. The packaging is cute, and the texture is like jello. As a fun bonus - When you scoop some product out, the remaining moisturizer levels itself again inside the tub so it looks like the product is untouched. After application, my skin does feel hydrated.
However, gimmicky texture and cute packaging aside, I'm not sure what the purpose of this launch is when Elf already has their Holy Hydration Moisturizer. The Holy Hydration Moisturizer feels thicker and more luxurious on the skin. I assumed, because of the texture, that this moisturizer would be more lightweight than the Holy Hydration moisturizer, but instead I got an oily residue after application. I also think the Holy Hydration has a calming effect on the skin that this moisturizer lacks.
Overall, this moisturizer is ok. It doesn't seem harmful, but it doesn't do anything special. I think it loses some points for being more expensive yet less effective than the Holy Hydration moisturizer.
Grace from Texas
I just chose this because the other moisturizer I use wasn't in stores and I needed something ASAP, but I will definitely repurchase! The jelly like consistency melts into your hands into a watery gel, is very lightweight on your skin, and is potent. With a lot of drugstore moisturizers I felt like I had to overcompensate for the poor quality by putting a ton on, and with night creams I hate the heavy, oily feeling & could make me break out. The squalane and snow mushroom is really good for deep hydration without the concerns for clogging pores, and the niacinamide and vitamin E help balance and protect against skin stress like the sun. I would say that pairing this with another hydrating serum or non clogging oil (I use rosehip oil) prior is a more ideal routine because your skin will be much more nourished anyways and you won't get that stickiness that comes with applying too much product. My one complaint is that it should have come with a spoon because it's unhygienic to scoop out with your fingers.
Love this for my oily skin
Melaniew27 from New Mexico
I love this because it works great under my makeup and doesn't make it any oilier with my favorite tatcha primer and my Estée Lauder double wear makeup it lasts forever without getting oily. This moisturizer is perfect.
This is great light weight but moisturizing.
Lulu from Stuart
Definitely a good moisturizer that is a good price and will get the job done.
GREAT IF TOPPED WITH SOMETHING ADDITIONAL
Katy from Ann Arbor, MI
I have relatively normal skin that is VERY acne prone, especially fungal acne! The ingredients in this are FA approved, which can be hard to find so I appreciate that. The texture is interesting (kind of a jello-ish feeling) but it's essentially a gel moisturizer at the end of the day. THE GAME CHANGER FOR THIS IS ADDING SOMETHING ELSE ON TOP. If you don't, it does dry down kind of tacky. But it works anyhow since during the day, I add my SPF on top (Misha Essence SPF) and at night, the Ordinary Squalane oil. Once these "last steps" are added on top OMG MY SKIN IS SO SOFT. Can't recommend enough!
Unique and superstar ingredients
KPresley from Phoenix,AZ
I love the unique gel texture and how evenly it spreads. It is so smooth. I love how it is so much more different than the other moisturizers that elf has released in the past. We love a brand with quality and variety!! I wish it came with a small product spatula to make it easier to scoop. Just because how slippery this unique gel texture can be. I have very dry skin and based off the description I wanted this for fall/winter. After using it I think I would actually like it better for summer and sweaty months. Layers flawlessly with SPF and Makeup that I use.
TINAPROSPEROUS from WACO TX
I LOVE THIS PRODUCT IT IS SMOOTH AND HYDRATING
Vlewlew from Honolulu
Was recommended on Twitter by cave of beauty so I decided to buy the next time I was running low on moisturizer, and I'm glad I did! I like the texture and how it's a true gelly consistency. It doesn't pill with my other products (bha/aha toner then honeymoons serum & tomato serum) feels nice and refreshing yet hydrating. Didn't give it 5 stars cause it is a *little* sticky but not horrible or a deal breaker😂
hannah from casa grande, arizona
so this has Niacinamide As the fifth ingredient and if you know skincare you know niacinamide is a very good ingredient for helping with hyperpigmentation and controlling sebum production. This also has squalene as the seventh ingredient squalene is very good to lock in moisture to keep moisture to grab moisture from the air and pull it into your skin which is very good in a moisturizer. I don't see why more people aren't buying this moisturizer because it is very good for the ingredient list and the price point.
Wonderful for my dry skin!
Holland from Georgia
I bought this a few weeks back, I had been using the Holy Hydration cream, but decided to give this product a try. It is awesome! Hard to adjust to the gel consistency but it worked so well for my face I tried it on consistently dry and rough patches (They itch so badly I end up scratching them bloody) I get on my arms and legs and they went away! I am extremely happy with this product!
I can't live without this now
NLJarrett from Lake Orion, MI
I first tried this in the mini kit, and had to buy the full size immediately - it's fantastic! I have oily skin and this product is perfect- it moisturizes but is lightweight, and I swear that my fine lines are diminished and face looks clearer. This is my new favorite!
my new fav
lauren from florida
pros: it's super adorable, it's hyram approved :), it works for my skin type (combo)
cons: sticky afterwords
i use it as a night moisturizer bc it really is "super hydrating" definitely repurchasing
OlzhenaM from undisclosed
Excellent moisturizing cream. My skin looks better after using it.
Aubrey from VA
I am in my early 40s and have very dry, textured skin. I wanted to love this, and the "superhydrate" name was appealing. Unfortunately this was not nearly hydrating enough for my very dry skin, but I think it would be great for more normal/combination skin. I also did enjoy how smooth it felt, and it wore well under makeup. Just not enough oomph for me. The texture also takes some getting used to, as it's a little tricky to scoop out just the right amount, a bit like the texture of aloe gel but in a jar.
Worth The Purchase
Jailine from Camden, NJ
This is the perfect daily moisturizer for me. I have combination skin, and this didn't make my face oily like other moisturizers I have used. For me personally, a little goes a long way with this product.
I did not like it
DauphinIslelady from Southeast U.S.
I bought it and used for weeks and for older women with dry skin, it does not hydrate nearly enough. I strongly disliked the gel consistency. It seemed to do nothing for my skin.
Patrice45 from Atlanta
If you have oil/combo skin and like a lightweight moisturizer I would definitely get this.
Great under makeup
Melanie27 from NM
I really like this moisturizer for my oily skin. When I use it under my makeup I don't get as oily as I do with regular moisturizers. I will definitely buy it again!
Jessica from Lubbock, TX
This feels nice on my skin and dries quickly. I bought it when my skin was really dry and it didn't help as much as I was wanting it to, but it gave me some relief / kept it from getting worse. I still use this from time to time, but not often enough to buy again.
Not what I expected
Lexi from Detroit, Michigan
I bought this because it was cute and thought it would be similar to other ELF moisturizers, like the hello hydration and the cannabis moisturizer. This was nothing like their other stuff and had a thick, jelly-like consistency. It was hard to gauge how much to apply because of the thickness and it didn't apply very smoothly. It left my skin feeling tacky and didn't give me the hydration I was looking for.
Perfect for Oily Skin
Steph11 from New York,NY
This is literally my 6th time ordering and this moisturizer is amazing if you have oily skin. It's more of a gel consistency and leaves no oily/creamy residue. You just feel so moisturized. My mom has very dry skin and says that it also leaves her feeling so moisturized with no residue and she said she uses it on her body when she's feeling dry (lol). I never leave reviews but I really have to congratulate elf on making a product that no other skin care company has been able to achieve. So if you want a moisturizer that doesn't get greasy, add on to your oiliness, and is able to keep you from getting dry skin....buy this.
feels nice to apply
Jacqui from MA
I like that it's clear, it doesn't feel sticky at all
TarynJ from Denver
I wasn't a fan of this when I first purchased it as I was using powder foundation at the time. It really doesn't work well with powder. Once I switched to a BB cream though, I absolutely loved it. My makeup goes over it so smooth and stays all day. The gel texture doesn't bother me. I actually like how it feels going on my skin, and a little goes a long way. I use this in summer/warmer weather because I have oily skin, and this stuff definitely helps control my shine. I prefer Hello Hydration in the cooler, drier months though.