L’Oreal Hydrafresh Anti-Shine Purifying & Mattifying Icy Gel Review

We seldom love the impulsive purchases we make. Sometime in 2019 I bought a few Loreal products while some offer was running on. I simply picked up the L’Oreal Hydrafresh Anti-Shine Purifying & Mattifying Icy Gel to get discount on my purchase. Let’s see if my oily and dehydrated skin liked the gel or not.

L’Oreal Hydrafresh Anti-Shine Purifying & Mattifying Icy Gel Review

L'Oreal Hydrafresh Anti-Shine Purifying & Mattifying Icy Gel Review

Brand Claims

This icy gel contains deep marine source water enriched in minerals to improve skin moisture and help prevent water loss. Enriched in Zinc, known for its powerful sebum regulating properties, this icy gel helps to bring shine control. The formula also contains micro-sponges that help to absorb the excess sebum for immediate and long term matt skin. Day after day skin gets rid of shininess and pores are clear and tightened. Skin is smooth and evened out.

Benefits

  • Micro Sponges: Absorbs excess sebum/oil to bring immediate and long term mattifying effect and prevent perspiration and shine
  • 8X more concentrated in zinc: Helps to regulate sebum production
  • Ocean deep water: Rich in purifying minerals that provide hydration and prevent water loss4X more hydration
L'Oreal Hydrafresh Anti-Shine Purifying & Mattifying Icy Gel Review

Ingredients

Aqua/​Water, Glycerin, Myristic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Lauric Acid, Butylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Kaolin, Linalool, Calcium Gluconate, Zinc Gluconate, Manganese Gluconate, Magnesium Gluconate, Limonene, Copper Gluconate, Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Tetrasodium EDTA, Menthol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Alcohol, Ci 19140/​Yellow 5, Ci 42090/​Blue 1, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Hexyl Cinnamal, Parfum/​Fragrance

L'Oreal Hydrafresh Anti-Shine Purifying & Mattifying Icy Gel Review


Packaging, Texture and Fragrance

The packaging is a heavy, square glass jar with a plastic lid. It also has an inner lid which prevents spillage before you open the jar. The texture of the product is gooey, watery gel with zero stickiness and oiliness. The product has a very weird plastic kind of strong fragrance. The only problem with the product is the fragrance. Thankfully the fragrance doesn’t linger much.


My experience with L’Oreal Hydrafresh Anti-Shine Purifying & Mattifying Icy Gel

I have been using gel based moisturizers for my oily skin since a long time. So while using this gel I wasn’t surprised at the effects it gives but I did underestimate it. The gel being gooey in nature is little runny in consistency. Applying the gel is a treat as it gets absorbed into the skin easily. It didn’t cause any acne or zits during the entire period of time I used it. The product gives a mattifying effect as claimed by the brand.


The gel doesn’t leave any sticky residue or oiliness on the skin. I have used the product as a sleeping mask as well as day time moisturizer. The skin plumps up a bit and all my zits due to dehydration were no where seen. The skin becomes even toned, smooth and soft with zero greasiness. You can apply little quantity of gel and still benefit from it, although I would suggest you to use more than required quantity to see the amazing effects it has.


I especially love using the gel as sleeping mask and to be honest I have almost emptied the tub in just 20 days. Keeping in mind the quantity I used each day I just feel it is costly moisturizers. Although it will be really easy to get as Loreal products are often on discounts. Summing up my recommendation I would suggest you to get it once if you have oily and acne prone skin.

Price, Shelf life and Availability

570 INR for 50 gms with a shelf life of 3 years. 

L'Oreal Hydrafresh Anti-Shine Purifying & Mattifying Icy Gel Review

L’Oreal Hydrafresh Anti-Shine Purifying & Mattifying Icy Gel Review

My oily and mostly dehydrated skin loved using this gel. It works great as a sleeping mask as well as a day time moisturizer. However being said that I didn’t use any sunscreen on top of this gel so I won’t be able to say anything in that case. The fragrance is very synthetic but the good thing is it is absolutely non lingering. I loved using it to the core and am sure to repurchase it again although on offer. If you are looking for a non sticky, non greasy moisturizer for your oily skin then do give this a try.

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