L’Oréal Men Expert Hydra Energetic quenching gel

L’Oréal Men Expert Hydra Energetic quenching gel is a moisturiser developed for men’s faces.

Applying a pea-sized dab of the delicately scented blue gel has an invigorating, cooling effect.

The product’s packaging says the gel brings an “instant icy feeling”. Tests here in the MannedUp.com office resulted in comments ranging from “ooh, that’s nice and tingly” to “I like to cool freshness – the skin under my eyes feels nice and tight.” “I’ll have that if there’s any left after we’ve done the review,” commented Big Vinny. That’s positive feedback indeed from our normally world weary team of cynics.

A tube of L'Oreal Paris Men Expert Hydra Energetic quenching gel moisturiser

A tube of L’Oreal Paris Men Expert Hydra Energetic quenching gel moisturiser

Feels pleasant after shaving

The cooling effect feels particularly pleasant after a shave. The gel’s effect is quickly noticeable under eyes, where it feels as if it’s pulling in and tightening skin.

We found the effect of the quenching gel lasted well. The packaging claims it moisturises for 24 hours but even the energy-charged MannedUp.com team were unable to keep going for that long.

The gel is non-greasy, meaning it doesn’t leave your face shining like you’ve just been polished. It absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave any noticeable residue or film.

Applying L'Oreal Paris Men Expert Hydra Energetic quenching gel moisturiser

Applying L’Oreal Paris Men Expert Hydra Energetic quenching gel moisturiser

Hydra Energetic quenching gel

We were somewhat perplexed by the phrase “air-gel technology” which is emblazoned on the packaging in capital letters. That, it turns out, is L’Oréal Men’s “innovative patented formula” consisting of “refreshing and anti-oil active ingredients” plus sea water.

Sea water? Yes, indeed. Mineral-rich sea water, caffeine and peppermint leaf extract are listed among the ingredients of the Hydra Energetic moisturising gel.

Using the moisturising gel

L’Oréal recommend this gel is used on a daily basis, either in the morning or the evening, on freshly cleaned skin. We found applying it after a defoliating scrub had the most noticeable, tinglingly pleasant effect.

It’s a good product to apply when getting ready to go out for the night. The refreshing effect of the gel feels welcome after a long day of work.

A handy size for travelling

The palm-sized, 50ml pump-action tub of L’Oréal Men Expert Hydra Energetic quenching gel is opaque. This means you can see the reservoir of blue gel gradually diminishing as you use it. That means you can plan, well in advance, when to get a replacement.

The tubs are made of hard plastic and have caps, meaning they are ideal for travel. They don’t squash and aren’t prone to leakage inside your travel bag while it’s being transported.

A tube of L'Oreal Paris Men Expert Hydra Energetic quenching gel moisturiser

A tube of L’Oreal Paris Men Expert Hydra Energetic quenching gel moisturiser

2 Comments

  1. Steven Willian says:

    Your writing is smoother than a freshly shaved chin. Awesome.

  2. Helen McKelvey says:

    I’ve just ordered some for my man and look forward to giving it to him.

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