Review : E.L.F. Hydrating Serum

Hi girl friend, it has been a while since I did a beauty product review. Last review I did was on Garnier's SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water which was 2 months ago. So today I'll be sharing my thoughts on a hydrating serum by E.L.F. Keep on reading... ;)

A Glad Diary : E.L.F. Hydrating Serum Review

What E.L.F. says

This silky serum helps lock in moisture to reduce the look of fine lines for glowing, healthy looking skin. Infused with Purified Water and skin nourishing Jojoba, Aloe and Vitamin E to help soothe and protect the skin. Rich in antioxidants Shea Butter and Grape.


After cleansing, massage a small amount of serum into hands and gently apply to the face and neck. Allow to absorb into skin prior to applying other products. Use twice daily.

A Glad Diary : E.L.F. Hydrating Serum Review

What I Thought

I saw this at Walmart last weekend and thought of giving it a go. After washing and toning my face, I would then apply ELF's hydrating serum before moisturizer. I use it twice daily : morning & evening.

  • Expensive Looking, Luxurious packaging. This is one of the reasons why I gravitated towards this serum in the first place.
  • Affordable. I bought it at Walmart for $13++.
  • Hydrating. It isn't sticky and no residue remains after application.
  • Doesn't break me out. I have combination skin by the way.
  • Absorbs easily.
  • Doesn't give me a tingly sensation after application.

  • It's quite challenging to pump the product out from the bottle. I had to be extra careful when doing so -- so that I won't squirt the product all over my bathroom sink.

A Glad Diary : E.L.F. Hydrating Serum Review

I find the consistency of this product to be more of a light moisturizer than a serum. Meaning, it's a bit heavy as compared to the gel-like serums I've used in the past. Overall, E.L.F.'s Hydrating Serum is an okay product. Not really a must product in my beauty regimen or a serum I could always go back to. 

Have you tried E.L.F.'s Hydrating Serum? How do you find it? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below. Would love to read 'em.