I haven’t used a lot of Marcelle products in the past, so Marcelle Hydra-C Hydrating Gel was a pleasant surprise. Gel moisturizers have really come a long way in terms of hydration, and this is one of the best ones I’ve tried insofar.
The gel smells pleasantly citrusy and is super light and refreshing on the skin. Usually, that means that the moisturizing qualities of the product are somewhat diminished in favour of quick absorption, but the Hydra-C Hydrating Gel keeps even my ridiculously dry skin hydrated all day without greasiness. It absorbs extremely quickly and doesn’t leave skin with that creamy, just hydrated feel so it’s really excellent to wear under makeup.
It also doesn’t contain any alcohol, which was a big shocker to me, because a lot of the light, summer moisturizers have tons to help create that cooling sensation. What it does have is antioxidant green tea, vitamin C and vitamin E, as well as hyalurionic acid to combat dryness and prevent moisture loss. Provitamin B5 also hydrates and relieves itchiness.
An amazing, amazing product for the warmer months and even coming into the fall season when the heavier creams that are better for winter chapped skin are still too heavy for everyday use.
Overall, a fabulous product. It rates high up on my list of great moisturizers and is just as hydrating as the Dior Hydra Life line which is literally three times the price of this amazing drugstore find.
$23CAD at drugstores or where Marcelle products are sold.