Monday 19 April 2021

Honest Beauty Hydrogel Cream

 Anyone else find it really difficult to find a good moisturiser? One that ticks all the boxes. Me too. I try to avoid silicones in my products and I'm pretty much silicone free but I'll freely admit that my favourite moisturiser is Origins Make a Difference Plus + which not only contains dimethicone but is also not technically cruelty-free (they are owned by Estee Lauder). 

I've also heard not great things about Honest Beauty but on the hunt for some new products I bought the Hydrogel Cream based on good reviews, price and ingredients and I've been using it for 3 weeks now and you know what? I really like it. 


One thing I find tricky about moisturisers is the consistency. My skin, if left to it's own devices, is dry (lacking in lipids) and I have reactive sensitivity. I want the feeling of a luxurious cream, something which is a massive plus of the Origins moisturiser, but that often comes with silicones or ingredients that cause problems for my skin. Or a ridiculous price tag. The consistency here is like a cross between a proper cream moisturiser and a gel t the extent that I think it would work well for all but the really oil skin types. It absorbs well, works beautifully under makeup and other products and can be used day and night. 

The ingredients are lovely and simple too - it's water based with squalane (a replica of squalene which is made naturally in the skin as part of your natural lipids and is also great as an antioxidant), tocopherol (a form of vitamin e also a fantastic antioxidant) and three forms of hyaluronic acid all with different levels of absorbency by the skin meaning higher more varied penetration. 

I've been using it as my exclusive morning and evening moisturiser for three weeks and have been seriously impressed by it. No irritation, my skin feels hydrated and plumped and I feel it's worked really well with my morning hyaluronic serum (Garden of Wisdom) and my Skin + Me Serum that I use every evening. 

What You Need to Know - Honest Beauty Hydrogel Cream 

  • £25 for 50ml 
  • Suits most skin types from dry to combination - specifically dry, sensitive, rosacea
  • Cruelty-free
  • Vegan
  • Available in the UK from Cult Beauty

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