Review: ELF Hydrating Serum

I find myself in Walmart's beauty section once again. This has become a habit whenever we go grocery shopping. I'm sure I'm not alone in this fixation of mine. Haha. Whether it's in Walmart, Target, or Sephora, it doesn't matter, we ladies like to scan the beauty shelves to see what's current.

"Oh, I didn't know they had skincare products!" I happened to see a hydrating serum with expensive-looking packaging from ELF. I knew they self affordable makeup, so they also have skincare products? Let's try it out!

And that my girlfriends, is how this review of ELF's hydrating serum came to be. Read on...

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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.

How to Apply

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


  • Expensive-looking packaging. This is the main reason why I picked this hydrating serum in the first place.
  • Affordable. I got mine from Walmart at $13++ USD.
  • Hydrating. It isn't sticky and leaves no residue.
  • Doesn't break me out. I have combination skin.
  • Absorbs easily.
  • It doesn't give me a tingly sensation after application.

  • It's quite a challenge to pump the product out of the bottle. I had to be extra careful doing it so I won't squirt the serum out all over the bathroom sink.

ELF Hydrating Serum Product Review

The consistency of ELF's hydrating serum is lighter than a moisturizer but thicker compared to other gel serums like this one from Neutrogena. Overall, I'd rate it a 4/5. It's not a must-have item in my beauty regimen but okay nonetheless.

Shop ELF Hydrating Serum below.

I hope my review of ELF's Hydrating Serum is helpful.  Have you tried it? How do you find it? If not, why don't you give it a go and see for yourself?

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