Product Review-Hydrating Gel under $35

Every year Allure magazine conducts intense beauty reviews to find the absolute best products. They cover hair, skin, clean products, sensitive products, breakthrough {new} products, and so much more. I love getting recommendations from friends about any type of product so to know that this company devotes so much time to discovering what they deem the absolute best products each year, well that makes me giddy. I’ve been known to get sucked into adding some things to my cart simply because I see that “Allure Beauty Award” next to a product online. This idea for a little series came to me as I was reading through your suggestions and I think it’s gonna be fun!

The Best Facial Moisturizer was given to Olay Regenerist Hyaluronic Acid + Peptide 24 Hydrating Gel Moisturizer Fragrance Free and I knew immediately I wanted to review this. You guys know how expensive great moisturizers can be so to see that a drugstore brand had WON this division had me adding to cart immediately.

This is what Olay has to say about their Hyalurunic Acid + Peptide 24 Hydrating Gel:

  • Delivers supercharged 24-hour hydration with Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide, and Peptides
  • Absorbs quickly with no sticky or tacky feeling
  • Delivers visibly healthier-looking skin in 2 weeks
  • Delivers more supple and radiant skin in one month

The key ingredients are hyalurunic acid, vitamin B3, and amino peptide, which all sounds like things I want to be adding to my skin. 🙂

I didn’t notice until later this moisturizer won in the “light” category while another product won in the “rich” department.

From Amazon, Target, and Walmart, this gel has 4.5 to 5 stars with each site having thousands of reviews so it’s safe to say there’s a reason it snagged the award.

Before I get into my thoughts, I must tell you I have SUPER dry skin especially in the winter. I’ve been using this gel for just a week so not the full two weeks which is when Olay says you’ll see healthier looking skin. But I’ve been using both morning and night after I cleanse my face.

Pros: This gel feels really light weight, it’s not sticky. The price point is GREAT! It rings in at $29-$35 depending on where you purchase.

Cons: It’s a thin moisturizer. Since my skin is so dry, this isn’t enough for me as the sole moisturizer. My face needs more hydration. But I think if your skin is oily, then this might be a great find for you.

My verdict is I’m going to stow this away for summer when my skin isn’t near as dry. I think paired with a good moisturizer for just a little extra hydration it might work great. But if your skin leans more on the oily side, this might be a great product for you. At this price point, it’s definitely worth a shot.

Have you tried this hydrating gel? If so, what’d you think? I’ve already been using the next product I’m gonna review so it’s coming soon. 🙂

Have a great day, friends!


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