e.l.f. Cosmetics

Hydrating Booster Drops

0.51 fl. oz. for $ 10.00
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Hydrating Booster Drops are part of e.l.f.'s expanding skin care line, and while they don't rank in the highest tier for this type of product, they're still very good (especially considering the price).

These drops have a lightweight serum texture and come in a clear glass bottle with a plastic dispenser. Because of the clear container, it's best to store this in a drawer or somewhere else out of direct exposure to light (since light can cause some of the beneficial ingredients contained in this product to lose their effectiveness).

This fragrance-free booster sinks quickly into skin and works well both on its own or added into other skin care products (though take care not to add it to your sunscreen, since any additions can dilute the SPF).

Ingredient-wise, skin-softening, hydrating stalwarts butylene glycol and glycerin are joined by two forms of skin-plumping sodium hyaluronate.

Although this aids hydration, we wish Hydrating Booster Drops contained a greater complement of skin-supporting ingredients, like soothing and skin-replenishing ingredients or more in the way of antioxidants. That's a minor quibble, though for a budget-friendly product like this!

  • Lightweight texture works well on its own or mixed into other products.
  • Contains proven skin hydrators.
  • Fragrance free.
  • Would be more impressive with a stronger mix of beneficial ingredients.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No

This lightweight booster supercharges your routine for instant hydration to help create plump looking skin. These concentrated drops can be used alone or added into any foundation, liquid, or cream. Infused with Vitamin E.

Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Tromethamine, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Fructose, Disodium EDTA, Glucose, Dextrin, Urea, Sucrose, Glutamic Acid, Aspartic Acid, Hexyl Nicotinate, Alanine.

e.l.f. At-A-Glance

e.l.f. (it stands for which stands for Eyes, Lips, Face) was founded by Scott Vincent Borba and Joseph Shamah. The story goes that one day Borba was shopping in a dollar store and noticed women dressed in designer clothing and sporting designer handbags loading up their baskets with inexpensive nail polish, eye pencils, and lip balm. He took note of the products being sold in such stores and quickly decided he could offer products of even higher quality at the same competitive price. His idea paid off, as e.l.f. has enjoyed continued success and increased distribution online and in retail stores.

For a line offering many products for just a dollar (OK, there are plenty that cost $3 and $5, too), there are a surprising number of hits in the mix (especially the makeup brushes). True, not everything is going to be as luxurious or innovative as some higher-end brands, but overall you're likely to be impressed with what they developed for so little money, and you may just find some beauty bargains!

For more information about e.l.f., call (800) 231-4732 or visit www.eyeslipsface.com.

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