Pros: absorbs quickly, pleasant fragrance, gentle, lightweight, smooth texture
Ease of Use
-May 6, 2009
I have normal/combo skin most of the time that has a tendancy to be on the oiler side during the humid summer months, so I usually opt for a lighter, oil-free moisturizer in the summer. I was looking for a night-time moisturizer & recently fell into the Hydra-Pure line having tried the Firming Antioxidant Serum, so I thought I'd give this moisturizer a try. I was pleasantly surprised when I applied the lotion at how light it felt & quickly it absorbed. Softened my skin instantly w/o any greasy feeling whatsoever. Another pleasant surprise was the light fragrance. I can't describe it but this lotion has the most refreshing fragrance - I just take a deep breath when applying it's that nice! I wake up w/ soft skin but again, not oily. Cannot attest to any anti-aging abilities but I look to my serums for that - I just wanted a basic, smoothing, light moisturizer that doesn't break me out & this gets the job done. It is not so light however, that you can't even tell that you've used anything two seconds later. I've experienced that with other products, but with this Hydra-Pure moisturizer my skin truly feels hydrated. I use a different moisturizer for daytime, but I can see where this one would be very conducive for those that wear foundation since it absorbs very well. I love that this comes in a pump but one drawback, specifically in the Hydra-Pure line, is that the pump bottles are opaque so you cannot tell how much is left. You literally have to guess since they "weigh" the bottle down to make it feel consistently heavier no matter how much product remains. That's annoying, but since Skinstore's shipping is SO fast I know that I can re-order when I run out & have it at my doorstep the next day! As to the price - that's such a relative topic. If you're used to spending $20 for a bottle of moisturizer than this one would be very costly, but if you're used to a brand like La Mer that can set you back $130 for an ounce than this is a bargain! It's all relative, I suppose. I would definitely recommend this to you oily gals (& guys) out there & am looking forward to trying the more moisturizing cream from this line come winter time!
Received a sample and thought it was an amazing moisturizer for my oily, sensitive, acne-prone skin. Goes on so light and smooth, absorbs well, not greasy at all. But I just can't bring myself to spend that much on a moisturizer. I'd rather budget for treatment products. I use other products in the acne line and have had excellent results.
I love MD skincare's products and I use them everyday--but the hydra- pure oil free moisture was a big disappointment. The sharp soapy scent was so offensive that I was unable to use the product. (I tried it a couple times to give it a chance but the scent lingered for hours). MD's maximum moisture treatment is much better in my opinion because its scent is much more subtle.
I have very oily skin and this moisturizer is too heavy for me.It did make my skin smooth for about an hour but then,very greasy.I'm sure the ingredients are benificial to the skin but it was just too heavy for me.I returned it.