This Loreal Hydrafresh Anti-Shine All day-Hydrating & Matifying Icy Gel is something that I bought months ago. I've been sitting on it and decided to pick it up again and share about it.
To be honest, I'm not very sure of my thoughts on this item. I am kinda sitting on the fence right now. Why? Because it's awesome to use when your skin's well hydrated and under make up, because it's matte and I don't have to worry about my moisturiser competing with my make up to make my face glow too much (you know what I mean right?)
However, there are days when my skin's so so and I used this, and I ended up with flaky skin! It does not hydrate my skin well enough to ensure that it's good and dandy on those days. I did manage to make it work though, my adding another layer of a different moisturiser before I apply this. However, that means I rarely reach out for this product because, heck, if I am using another moisturiser that works, why do I apply another one? Still, I do use it, as I mentioned above, on days where I don't want my face to turn overly oily on me.
I do like the icy gel feeling when applied. Then again, I have to make sure that I don't apply it too near my eyes, otherwise I'll get the stinging.
Looks like this ain't going to be an item that I would re-purchase.
Updated on 23rd Nov 2011: Okay, I found a good use for this item. Recently, some weddings came up and there was always a need to make up. I used this as the moisturiser before my make up and viola, it kept my skin oil-free during the weddings. Love it when used for slightly heavier than usual make up. Dislike it when I use it on everyday basis with very light make up.