Now that it’s hot, and still very much humid. I opted to use lighter formulated products such as the Hello Glow! Rosewater Gel and Hello Glow! Lightweight Sun-Care Gel that we’ll be reviewing today. The reason why I mentioned summer is that as seasons change, our skincare products should adapt too. Do these products live up to the hype? Let’s find out!
Hello Glow! Rosewater Gel Review
Price – 135 PHP / 100ml
Reduce skin damage caused by UV rays, pollution, and environmental stressors with Hello Glow Rosewater Soothing Gel. Infused with Aloe Vera Extract to soothe irritated skin and Hyaluronic Acid for a moisturized, supple-looking skin. Rosewater Soothing Gel is infused with Aloe Vera Extract as well! It helps fight skin-aging, increase the production of collagen in the body, and skin elasticity.
Did you know that one of our Rosewater Soothing Gel’s active ingredients is Hyaluronic Acid? It replenishes cell moisture and speeds wound healing or irritation with its ability to hold 1000 times, weight in water helping the skin appear firmer and plump.
Water, Glycerin, PEG-60, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Triathanolamine, Carbomer, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Fragrance, Aloe Barbadanensis Leaf Extract, Butelyn Gycol, Allantoin, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerine, Cyclohexane, Sodium Hyaluronate
Okay first up is the packaging. The product is enclosed in a large sachet with a plastic twist-off cap on top. With a hole big enough to squirt out enough product on your fingers. I use roughly an inch and it’s enough for my whole face and neck.
It’s in a transparent gel that smells so good! (if you like roses). It has that cool and refreshing feeling upon application and absorbs in a few minutes. I use this every morning as a “base” before sunblock. I’m having trouble with most sunscreen ingredients causing me to breakout. Then I learned from a friend this handy tip to apply a layer of viscous moisturizer before spf, and so far so good!
This soothing gel is indeed soothing as it helped diminish my redness around my nose and chin area.
What I love about this product is how light and non-sticky it is on the skin once it sets and dries! The content is also generous for the price! 135 PHP for 100ml? A surprisingly good discovery 🙂
Hello Glow! Lightweight Sun-Care Gel Review
Price – 320 PHP / 50g
Get the ultimate protection from harmful UVB rays with Hello Glow 3-in-1 Lightweight Sun Care Gel with SPF 50 + ! Contains Aloe Vera, a rich source of antioxidant to protect and calm skin. Bamboo Leaf Extract for a silky, smooth feel skin and Woodapple extract to control sebum and minimize the appearance of pores.
Water, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, ethylhexyl salicylate, dimethicone, dipropylene gycol, peg-400, glycerine, phenoxyethanol, titanium dioxide, triethanolamine, acrylates, fragrance, disodium edta, acryloydimethyl taurate copolymer, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, isohexadecane, citrullus lanatus (watermelon) fruit extract, xanthan gum, polysorbate, bambusa vulgaris extract, oldenlandia diffusa extract, sorbitan oleate, hexanediol, limonia acidissima extract, yeast extract, sodium hyaluronate.
It comes in the same container as the Rosewater Soothing Gel, albeit enveloped in the color pink vs peach on the former. It also has 50g for 320 PHP. I already expected the price to be a notch higher because manufacturing a quality sunscreen does cost a lot.
I wished it had a nozzle versus the regular hole because I always, always squeeze out too much. So instead of wasting the product, I just apply on my arms first, then face, then neck. Take note. I apply generously. I’m happy to know that it doesn’t have any of the harmful sunscreen ingredients on the list that I researched a few weeks ago.
It’s lightweight, doesn’t irritate my eyes, and didn’t cause me to breakout yay! But it does have a tiny bit of white cast that I don’t mind. And I’m sorta questioning the SPF 50+ rating. They didn’t disclose if it has any UVA or UVB protection.
This might be good for indoor use but not really for going out in the sun.
These are excellent products from Hello Glow! I’m happy that there are more and more local brands producing budget-friendly skincare that doesn’t compromise on quality. I might repurchase the soothing gel, but hold back on the sun care gel because you know how I’m OC with sun protection. But while we’re in lockdown, and I’m not going out and about anyway, the 3-in-1 lightweight sun care gel is good enough in front of the computer screen.
Ciao bellas! 🙂