REVIEW: Marcelle Hydra-C Radiance Energizing Hydrating Gel

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What is this Product? (What it claims)
Hydra-C 24H Energizing Hydrating Gel
A refreshing take on protecting your skin.
Take a proactive approach in the fight against dryness and the effects of external stressors with this energizing hydrating gel that deeply hydrates your skin for 24 hours. Its invigorating formula containing antioxydants, cucumber and green tea extracts as well as Vitamin C and E protects against harsh climatic elements while restoring the skin’s protective barrier function for a bright, glowing complexion.

Its ultra-light jelly-like texture is non-sticky and melts into the skin leaving it feeling instantly refreshed with an alcohol-free cooling sensation.

Ultra-light, refreshing and invigorating, the Hydra-C Energizing Hydrating Gel tones and hydrates the epiderm to give the skin a radiant healthy glow.

Hypo-allergenic and perfume free.
Ideal for all skin types.

Directions of Use
Apply in the morning, on freshly cleansed skin, making upward and circular motions on the face and downward circular movements on the neck and chest area. Can be worn alone or under makeup.

Ingredients:
AQUA/WATER/EAU, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERIN, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, SILICA, AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/VP COPOLYMER, CAMELLIA OLEIFERA LEAF EXTRACT, SODIUM HYALURONATE, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE, ALGAE EXTRACT, BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-1, SORBITOL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, ISOHEXADECANE, GLYCERYL POLYMETHACRYLATE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, ALLANTOIN, OLETH-10, PANTHENOL, TRIISOSTEARYL CITRATE, XANTHAN GUM, BIS-VINYL DIMETHICONE/DIMETHICONE COPOLYMER, DISODIUM EDTA, DIMETHICONE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, RED 4, YELLOW 5

Price:
Suggested retail price: $23.95 CAD
Format: 1.7 OZ / 50 mL
You can take a look at the product on their website here.

http://marcellecosmetics.com
Marcelle has now opened their online shop and ships to USA and Canada. So now our American friends can have all the fun too! =)



Review:
I'm a lover of skincare, and I love moisturizers in gel form because I have dry skin and sometimes cream-form moisturizers are too much for me. (I break out and it drives me insane) So, when Isabel included this in the bundle of newly launched items by Annabelle and Marcelle I was literally excited. Yay, especially when I ran out of the L'Oreal HydraFreah AntiShine All-day Hydrating and Matifying Icy Gel.

Let's start! This Marcelle Hydrating Gel is packaged into a nice, sturdy glass jar with a silver lid. It has a wide opening so it's easy to dig through without trouble. No plastic lid cover inside. (to me, that saves the environment just because I tend to throw those out anyways) There's s light citrus scent but nothing overpowering and it's not noticeable after a while.

The texture is similar to most gel moisturizers on the market, and it feels light on the skin. It gets absorbed instantly, no residue, and gives me a feeling of a primer "after-feel". I checked later in the ingredients list, that it actually contains Silica (a form of Silicon). With that begin said, I recommend using this during the day before make up application for a smooth flawless skin.

I like that this moisturizer doesn't make me shine like s greaseball and it's not sticky after applying it. I also used it during the night, I find that its not too hydrating for me just because I'm super dry and I prefer using something heavier for the night (we have heaters on for the winter, so it's super dry). If you have oily skin, this moisturizer should be perfectly fine for you during the night. For summer use though, I think it's perfect for me, hydrating and my skin feels refreshed.

The price is me is super reasonable. It's about at par with the L'Oreal HydraFreah AntiShine All-day Hydrating and Matifying Icy Gel and half the price of the Clinque Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief (I tried it as a sample from the MAC sale $4). It does the job well and comparable to higher luxury brands. Strongly Recommend this =)

Overall: ♥♥♥♥♥
Product: 5/5 ♥ Fits with description perfectly
Packaging: 5/5 ♥
Price: 5/5 ♥