Friday, July 6, 2012

Review: AmorePacific Moisture Bound Refreshing Hydra-Gel

I received a deluxe sample (8mL) of the AmorePacific MOISTURE BOUND Refreshing Hydra-Gel in my May 2012 US Glossybox.  The Moisture Bound Refreshing Hydra-Gel is described by AmorePacific as "A refreshing, oil-free hydrating gel that works to delay all signs of aging."

I can't really say anything about delaying signs of aging, but it definitely does have a gel consistency and it moisturizes well.  It's the middle of summer and I am really enjoying this moisturizer.  It is very light, you don't need a whole lot to get a lot of moisturization.

I've been using this to moisturize at night since it doesn't contain any SPF and I like my daytime moisturizer to do double duty as sunscreen.  Usually at night I like a much thicker moisturizer but since it's been so hot, this has the perfect consistency.  So this is a great summer moisturizer for me, but it's probably a little light for the rest of the year.

The only downside of this product is the pricetag.  1.7oz of this product retails for $100.  I'm really not opposed to paying top dollar for skincare.  And while this is a really nice moisturizer, at this pricepoint, there are a lot of really nice moisturizers.  

Phyllostachys Bambusoides Juice, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Xylitylglucoside, Alcohol, Tricholoma Matsutake Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Trehalose, Serine, Glycine, Hydrolyzed Ginseng Saponins, Kaempferol, Glutamic Acid, Alanine, Lysine, Arginine, Threonine, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-40 Stearate, Anhydroxylitol, Silica, Sodium Polyacrylate, Sucrose Stearate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Polysilicone-11, Xylitol, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Titanium Dioxide, PPG-5-Laureth-5, Betaine, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Sodium PCA, Hydrated Silica, Propylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Aluminum Hydroxide, PEG-5 Rapeseed Sterol, Ethyl Hexanediol, Proline, Zinc Gluconate, BHT, Magnesium Aspartate, Copper Gluconate, Calcium Gluconate, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, CI 42090, Fragrance.

Overall: 8/10


  1. i got this in my glossybox last month and loved it!! the pricetag is indeed steep! its a shame b/c i really do like it!

    1. Yeah, it's the danger of trying high end products and falling in love with it :(

  2. Seems like a great moisturizer though the lack of spf and the price are both enough to keep me from trying it out =(

    Boston Princess

    1. I'm liking it at night during the summer, but at this price point it's got a lot of competition and there are other lines I like much better.