I have had success with one other gel moisturizer, which was the Proactiv Green Tea moisturizer. Being that I have combination/oily skin and I am on Retin-A, I experience a oily t-zone area and around my nose and mouth area. I also experience flakiness that is not pleasant to the eye. If you are on any prescription retinoid, you know what I am talking about.
It is not pretty when you are trying to find a thick and heavy moisturizer just to combat dryness in areas that were normal before but very dry now. I would have to apply a very thick moisturizer to my nose and mouth area and Proactiv Green Tea moisturizer to the rest of my face before I applied my sunscreen in the daytime or before Retin-A at night. Then I would continue with my normal skincare routine.
The flakiness was getting excessive and this was even after week 6. And using the two moisturizers combined was getting to be too much, especially in the wallet. So I started shopping for a cheaper alternative and this is what I found. Meet Clean & Clear Morning Burst hydrating gel moisturizer. This product claims:
This ultra-lightweight, non-greasy facial moisturizer wakes you up and leaves skin feeling immediately replenished. It’s formulated with water, not oil, and contains a unique blend of cucumber and green mango extracts, so your skin is left feeling clean and refreshed. Oil-free. Won’t clog pores.-Clean & Clear
Clean & Clear has a hydrating cleanser that goes along with this moisturizer, but since I was not in the market for it and just looking for a nice lightweight moisturizer, I bought this one. This moisturizer, in a tube form with a flip-top cap, is 3 ounces or 85 grams. The price for this one retails in drugstores at $6.99, but due to a sale that Walgreens was having that day, I was able to get this moisturizer for $5.99. The consistency of it is just what it says, in a gel form. The color of it is like a light blue green color and very cool to the touch. The first three ingredients are: water, dimethicone and glycerin. Due to the high glycerin content in this formula, this product makes it very beneficial for all skin types, whether you are normal, combination, oily or dry.
Gel moisturizers are much better for combination and oily skin types, due to the light feel and that is oil free. It will absorb quickly into the skin without leaving residue. It will not sit on top of the skin as most cream based moisturizers do, at least in my experience.
The smell of it is just like mango and cucumber, very nice and pleasant scent and not overpowering. When applying this moisturizer, you would only need a little bit. It is just that concentrated. So the way I would apply it is, cleanse face first, then take a few dabs of this moisturizer and gently massage it in. My skin is instantly hydrated and it is soft and smooth. I have noticed that it does brighten up my skin, so if you have experiencing a dull complexion, this could be up your alley.
I can truly say that I am impressed with this product. It is a great gel moisturizer for the budget-friendly user! If only they would have a jumbo size or bigger tube for someone like me who goes on thrifty shopping from time to time, that would be even better!
- Lightweight feel
- Cucumber and mango to soothe dry skin
For more information on Clean & Clear, please visit: http://www.cleanandclear.com/
Have you tried this product? Let me know in the comment section below!