Every now and then a product comes around the block (This time being L’Oreal Paris Hydra Genius Liquid), laden with rave reviews from bloggers and YouTubers, that I’m just not quite sure about….
It’s not usually the products fault in general, perhaps more its PR team so to speak, but it gets so hyped up that I start to doubt its integrity before I’ve even laid my eyeballs on it.
Lets set the scene.
Big Youtuber/blogger logs onto InstaStories.
“Hiiiiii guys!!!! Just wanted to show you this new product that I am *OBSESSED with!!!
I just LOVE…..
(checks label, as isn’t quite sure what the product is called)
*insert product victim of choice here* ……so much!!!!!
I’ve been using it every day now for the past month (ahem) and it’s just such a staple product!”
I just put one itsy pump onto my hand, smooth it over my face and TADA!
Look at my skin (possibly filtered skin), it’s all down to this wonderful product.
I love it!
Big YouTuber/Blogger logs off InstaStories and the product mentioned falls into the abyss never to be seen nor mentioned again.
L’Oreal Paris Hydra Genius Liquid was the victim this time.
I had seen this raved/advertised so much that I wasn’t even prepared to give it a chance.
So how am I reviewing it today then, you may ask?
Though the want of spending Boots advantage cards points is your answer dear reader.
Boots currently have this liquid on offer, reduced from £9.99 to £6.66 and I love nothing more than a Boots offer, especially if I’m spending my free money/advantage card points.
And to also be completely honest I was expecting it to be a hella lot more expensive than that, so you can say I was pleasantly surprised.
So is it worth the hype?
Yes/maybe/no… I’ve been using this for over a week now, and although it’s a nice addition to my skincare routine, I wouldn’t say it will become an essential.
The liquid is marketed at you using this instead of your daily moisturiser, and even though I’m using the one recommended for my skin type I’m not sure I would use it as a replacement for my moisturiser as I like to feel properly plumped and borderline shiny.
I have however been using this as a serum, which seems to work better with my skin. Its super liquidy (hence the name!) but absorbs really nicely, leaving your face feeling smooth and fresh.
And the smell!
Summer skin and fresh showers are what it reminds me of.
The smell alone is actually enough for me to buy it again, so if you’re not a fan of scented products avoid this.
All in all, I’m glad a wasn’t put off of trying this as I’m really enjoying using it so far (well as much as you can enjoy putting creams on your face, which for me sadly enough, is a lot. ).Would I buy it again?
If I can find it on offer when I run out then most likely, but I’m not sure I would spend a tenner on it.
Unless its Boots points.
*Perhaps the most widely misused word in a Youtubers/bloggers vocabulary?
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All images are my own or curtesy of feel unique, and prices/offers may vary from those stated online compared to in stores.