Pretty P.O.V.: Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Water-Sure Gel Tuesday 06 November, 2012
Seeking hydration for oily or sensitive skin? Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Water-Sure Gel’s got the goods.
Thick and creamy is how I like my hair masks, but when it comes to anything that touches my face, I prefer to keep it light. Maybe that’s because my rate of acne return increases whenever I slap on heavier facial hydrators.
So what if I come across a daily moisturizer that is so incredibly weightless, you could bathe your face in it without consequence?
That became the discovery when I tested Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Water-Sure Gel, a refreshing “gel-cream” hybrid that feels a little jiggly and watery to the touch, but absorbs into skin in an instant sans stickiness and purports to lock-in hydration for 24 hours. The key ingredient, hyaluronic acid, holds up to a whopping 1,000 times its weight in water (meaning it’s pretty mighty at saturation), and is known to bind moisture molecules to skin, allowing you to gain and retain hydration.
Now, let’s talk about that “gel-cream” consistency: It’s weird—I’m not going to lie. Upon touching it, you’d think it would be sticky. Not so. It literally disappears into skin practically on contact, leaving behind nothing but softer-feeling skin. Its gel-like makeup allows it to interact with sensitive and/or oily skin without issue. For someone like me (oily and acne-prone), this hybrid doesn’t cause flare-ups like some traditional formulations do.
Other than Water Fuse’s cool-to-the-touch feel, it has a pleasant floral scent that I’d wear as a perfume if they bottled the stuff. (No joke; I’m kind of obsessed with it.) And it’s packed with purposeful ingredients: olive leaf extract to strengthen your skin barrier (the top layer of your skin); japonica flower to moisturize; cranberry extract to shore up skin elasticity; and equisetum arvense extract (mouthful!) to aid in skin regeneration.
How I use it: After cleansing my face and dutifully padding on some toner, I apply a dime-size amount of Water Fuse to my face and neck. And then I’m ready to tackle the day—whether that be hunting down the next best beauty item or hamming it up in a photo booth (see silly photo above at the Dr. Jart+ event) with fellow bloggers and babes.
Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Water-Sure Gel is available at sephora.com.
What do you look for in a facial hydrator?