With the hot summer months, I need a light-texture moisturizer but yet hydrating. I have oily-combo skin but after the past long cold winter, I find my skin a bit dehydrated. My regular moisturizer is rich enough but I don't feel like applying it as it is just too heavy.
I have been trying out different gel moisturizer which is in trend right now. The 3 that I tried is quite similar in texture and properties but which one is worth your bucks?
Two of them are deluxe sample size from Sephora and one full-sized product purchased at Shoppers Drug Mart.
Belif True Cream Aqua Bomb CAD $48 for 1.68 oz
Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Cad $44 for 1.7 oz
Both the Clinique and Belif are almost identical in price for the product. Belif is more of a gel texture than the Clinique one.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Cad $18.99 for 1.58 oz
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel is aimed at very dry skin. I was hesitant to try as I thought it would be too much for my skin type. But to my surprise, it is not and just about right.
Out of the three, the price point of the Neutrogena is the most appealing to me. However, I don't find it extremely hydrating. It does get absorbed quite fast into the skin so it is perfect to use in the morning before makeup.
Between Clinique and Belif, I would definitely pick Clinique. It is much thicker in texture and it does take a bit longer to get absorbed into the skin. But I find it extremely hydrating and see an overall improvement of my skin being "rejuvenated" after applying it for a couple of weeks. It makes foundation application so much nicer when your skin is plumped and hydrated.
I know after I am done with these, I would definitely purchase the Clinique in full-sized.