Skinfood Honey Moisture Gel 90 Review

Product Description

A moisturizing gel with 90% honey extract to hydrate sensitive, dry chapped skin. Gives rough skin nutrition and glow.

Thoughts

I’ve been using a few drugstore brands for moisturizers for a bit as I felt like I was spending too much for daytime moisturizers lately. I would rather spend a little more for my night regime than my morning since I put makeup on top of it. I tried out two Olay moisturizers but didn’t like either of them very much. In case anyone was wondering, it was the Olay Moisturizing Lotion Sensitive Skin and Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream, which started to dry up and flake on my skin (EEKS!). I decided to switch back to Asian brands because Olay was failing me.

I’ve mentioned before that I like when products have a more natural ingredients list because my skin is quite sensitive and acne prone. Honey is known to have many benefits for our skin including: being naturally antibacterial, provides moisture, and helps sooth our skin. Skinfood claims that this product contains 90% honey extract! Had to give that a try after seeing that in the product description.

First off, I would like to note that I don’t think the Honey Moisture Gel 90 is only meant for a face moisturizer. It’s basically meant for all body use. Which would explain the big size! I didn’t pay close attention to the size so when I received the product, I was surprised by how big the container was. Probably around the same size as the The Body Shop’s body butters. Which means, if you love it, this is great news LOL! Or if you don’t like it on your face, you can use it on the rest of your body :p.

I decided to go with a gel moisturizer this time around because I felt like I was starting to break out from the heavier creams I used during winter. Apparently adding face oils to my regime every night was too much for my skin to handle. The problem with gel moisturizers usually is that they are not moisturizing enough for most skin types – unless you have oily skin. I was hoping the honey extract would help in this particular problem. The texture of it is similar to other gel moisturizers. What makes it different is the slightly tacky feel. It applies on smooth, but after application if you lightly tap your face, there is a slight tackiness to it. Not enough to really bother me, but it does exist initially.

However, if you give the product some time to settle into the skin, I actually quite like it. It makes my skin feel quite moisturized, but not overly so where I feel like my face is a bucket of oil. I think if you expect it to be super moisturizing you’d be sadly disappointed. This is great for people with slightly oily skin or combination skin. If you have dry skin, I suggest that you stay away LOL! It is a good choice for the summer when you need a little bit of moisture without it irritating your skin as you sweat from the heat outside. It also hasn’t bothered my acne-prone skin so that’s always a plus!

I have not used it on the rest of my body so I cannot comment on that, but I think I’d usually prefer something more moisturizing for the rest of my body.

It doesn’t smell like honey to me, but there is a slight scent. Nothing overwhelming or distinct though.

3.5/5

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