Rated 3.88 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Best Drugstore Moisturizer EVER!
This is hands down the BEST drugstore moisturizer that I have ever used in my entire life! I can't believe I just now discovered this stuff. I feel like it was heaven sent. The consistency and appearance of the product was not what I expected when I opened it - it is a clear gel! This moisturizer delivers great hydration, nourishment, and moisture to the skin that you would typically expect from a heavier cream except, but guess what? It's not heavy at all! It is such a light weight and breathable formula. If you have oily skin (like I do), I'm sure you'll appreciate that. And if you have dry skin, I think this will work for you too because you can get the same ultra-hydrating benefits that a heavy cream delivers in this light weight moisturizer! I also have VERY sensitive skin and this moisturizer is very calming and gentle on my skin. This stuff feels so nice and luxurious on the skin (especially cooled in the fridge). I still can't believe it is so affordable! Definitely heaven sent! A little goes a long way with this stuff too. I recommend everyone give it a try. Hopefully you will enjoy it as much as I do!
Most Helpful Critical Review Very basic gel moisturizer that doesn't do much
I wanted to give e.l.f skin care a shot and bought this one but I wish I didn't. I like other expensive aqua bombs but didn't want to splurge on it hence I wish I did. It doesn't do much on the skin other than hydrating for couple hours, the most. It doesn't get under the skin enough, it needs a thicker cream to lock it all in. Won't purchase again.
Reviewed by 130 customers Caused really bad acne breakout
hannn from WA
I wanted to love this so much.. I used it for about a month and at first it worked really well (aside from the sticky feeling after) but after about three weeks I started breaking out really bad all over my face. I didn't know what it was at first because I had tried a couple new products. After a couple days of not using this one & continuing with the other my face started to clear up. So sad because it really did hydrate well.
Amazing for Oily Skin!
meg from New York, NY
I have combination to oily skin but I still like to use a good moisturizer at night to keep my skin soft, and this one is perfect for that! The texture is a little odd at first because its like jelly but it feels so nice to apply and melts into the skin. My only gripe is that it is a small amount for a daily moisturizer but the price is nice so I don't mind having to purchase more often. Already on my second purchase - my new go-to!
Does not sink in
Mari from Chicago
I decided to try this moisturizer because I've tried the other one (in the light blue container) and liked it. This moisturizer did not sink into the skin and my faces did not feel hydrated.
New favorite summertime moisturizer!
Rayjay12 from Fayetteville
The texture is so fun. It starts as gel in the container and glides over the skin like water. I use a skincare spatula to scoop it out. It sits well under sunscreen and makeup. Thanks ELF for making a simple, effective, fragrance free moisturizer! I have dry skin and it keeps me hydrated all day.
Not a Fan
Beth from California
I LOVE elf products, but this moisturizer sucks. I put it on after I wash my face and it leaves my face feeling so sticky. Good luck trying to use it before your makeup. It feels great going on, but it makes my face oilier and just leaves a thick, sticky residue on my face.
Sash from PA
I wanted to like this but it is super sticky. Would not repurchase.
Julie B from Las Vegas, NV
I recently discovered ELF and cannot get over the product quality for the price point. I have been looking for a moisturizing product that will last all day for my dry desert skin that doesn't break me out or feel tacky. This is a unique product - it literally looks and feels like Jello - but it goes on like butter on the skin. Absorbs quickly, non-greasy and very clean feeling. No scent that's noticeable. At night I layer it over facial oil and doesn't get those weird flakes that sometimes happen when you layer products. Definitely recommend this product - and a small dime-seized amount goes a long way. This jar will last quite some time.
Kate from NY
This is hands down my favorite moisturizer. It's lightweight so it doesn't clog my pores yet it delivers hydration (I'm acne prone but have dry skin). I use it morning and night. It doesn't cause my sunscreen to pill which is super important. Will continue to repurchase.
This product is a life changer!!!
Berenice P. from San Francisco, CA
When I saw the ingredient list, I knew I had to have it. It has a lightweight gelatin consistency. As I have dry acne prone skin, I use this product as a serum and then go with a moisturizing cream. I loooove the way this product is helping me blurring my acne scars and texture. My skin looks more smooth and poreless thanks to this product. Right now, 70% of my acne scars are gone with a two month usage span and I am more than enchanted! Definitely buying it again, this product is a life changer!!!
Sticky But Hydrating
CoastalK from Laguna Beach
The formula feels like aloe vera, lightweight, watery and jelly like. However after a few minutes of application it gets sticky and the stickiness lasts all day. My skin is definitely hydrated and looks luminous, that 'wet' look which I like. I don't mind looking oily. But it's so sticky my hair even sticks to my face at times. I think this would be best used in conjunction with something else or under makeup
beepeep from Minneapolis
It's a gel. It's tacky and seemed to absorb very quickly. Didn't change my skin or improve it. I usually have dehydrated skin but used this while I was living in California and it was fine. It was almost as if I was using it just because I felt I needed the step in the routine. Now that I'm back in Minnesota I'm switching back to a richer formula. I would recommend something else, no matter what your skin type or budget is, there's something better.
You get what you pay for
Magatron128 from Chicago IL
This is ok for a water-gel moisturizer. The packaging is very cute, you get a good amount of product & there is no fragrance which is really nice. I have very sensitive skin & this never made me flare up which is important to me; however it doesn't effectively moisturize my skin. Along with being sensitive I have very dry skin & can easily develops dry rough patches on my cheeks & chin. I had to layer & layer this product & it still never completely eradicated them. It doesn't work as well as my It Cos cream (that nips those pesky dry patches in the bud) however it's also like 1/4th the price so if you don't have difficult/problem-prone skin I would call this a win.
Sticky but did the job
Ashley from New Jersey
This was kinda sticky and although absorbed into the skin quickly still left a tacky feel, not enough hydration for someone with dry skin, but if you have combination/ oily skin it works fine. The stickiness is not that bad but it is there
lgallubaltz from Frankfort, Kentucky
I didn't realize when I ordered this that it was a jelly like product, I thought it was a cream moisturizer. With that said, I really do love it. I use it at night and it helps with hydration and I love that you only have to use very little. A tip...if you have a refrigerator definitely put this in it, feels so refreshing when it's cold. It took a little getting used to but I love it and so does my face!
Alaina from Scottsdale, AZ
I have oily skin & converted from a normal cream to this gel consistency. The "jello" like moisturizer definitely takes some getting used to. I did not notice any stickiness or any residue. Felt like water going on the skin & provided enough moisture without making me greasy.
jess from north Carolina
I normally love elf products but this one was awful it was sticky feeling and made my face feel worse
Great for makeup skin prep !
Vivianna from Los Angeles
This is amazing to use right before makeup application! I bought this moisturizer because I wanted to try something new that was affordable and it reminds me a lot of the Clinique moisture surge moisturizer because of the jelly consistency and the sticky feeling that it leaves when you apply it. The only reason I'm giving this 4 stars is because I didn't think that it would be so sticky , so instead of using it as a day time moisturizer, I use it as primer right before I apply foundation and it leaves my skin feeling amazing and my makeup adheres really nicely without balling up.
This product is my second one I just love it.
T from Indianapolis, IN
I use this product during the day it's light weight and hydrating for my skin.
Will purchase again
Lynski69 from East Boston
Loved the way my face felt so hydrated after using this Only con is it left my face feeling sticky But I will use this just at night and I dony mind
Gabs from FL
I was looking for a new moisturizer and this one called my attention. It has no fragrance which is great because I have very sensitive skin. My skin is so smooth and moisturized after using this. It doesn't leave the face sticky at all. Would definitely recommend!
Yolanda S from Nebraska
I use the product day and night and my skin literally feels amazing.
Tarwen from Iowa
the moisture from this is fantastic. but I feel like I'm putting jello on my face and I hate it
Very sticky, felt better after using a moisturizing primer
KO from Pittsburgh, PA
I have very dry skin. I tried using this after washing my face and it made my skin feel sticky instead of hydrated.
Easy to rub into skin and feels so good on face
Kassy from Oggg land
I have really dry skin and this really helped to lock in moisture. I use it as my last step both moring and night!!
I love it!
VR. from Georgia
To each it's own. I use it with the cleanser and toner as my nightly routine. (esp after removing make up)