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Drunk Elephant B Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel
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Drunk Elephant B Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel

BY DRUNK ELEPHANT #87 in Facial Moisturizers

4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars59%
  • 4 Stars23%
  • 3 Stars12%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Star2%
4.32 / 5 based on 688 Reviews


An antiaging vitamin B5 gel that replenishes, brightens, and improves the appearance of skin texture and tone while delivering intense moisture. B-Hydra™ is like a cool glass of water for your thirsty skin. Uniquely formulated with provitamin B and pineapple ceramide, it attracts and holds moisture to leave skin looking healthy and illuminated. Watermelon rind/apple/lentil complex provides up to 24 hours of hydration and significantly reduces the appearance of fine lines. Swertia chirata extract supports the appearance of skin thickness, and bearberry extract naturally brings antioxidant and skin-lightening properties to the formulation. Finally, sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer soaks in easily to provide unsurpassed moisture through the slow delivery of water. It also acts as a powerful antioxidant. This lightweight, hard-hitting gel is ideal for all skin types and maximizes the benefits of a daily moisturizer. Drabness, dryness, uneven texture, and fine lines appear diminished, and skin appears brighter and more youthful upon every application. It is formulated Without: - Parabens - Sulfates - Phthalates B-Hydra is formulated with molecular size and pH level in mind to penetrate the skin without disrupting the skin's balance. Drunk Elephant formulations only contain ingredients that benefit skin health and assist the formulation, keeping them safe and making them ideal for even the most sensitive skin. The brand is a supporter of IEF (International Elephant Foundation). Pro tip: vitamins B5 and C work together to deliver a load of benefits, so mix with D.E.'s C-Firma first thing in the morning. It can also be added to Umbra sunscreen for additional sheer luminosity. When combined with with Virgin Marula Oil, it creates an addictive blend that attacks dryness and dehydration from every angle. And don't forget to try mixing with foundation for extra glow and ease of application. You'll be reaching for it multiple times a day.

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Drunk Elephant B Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel
Drunk Elephant B Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel
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  • "This was my best spring discovery! I absolutely love how hydrating it is! My skin gets very dry around spring because of the seasonal changes but this keeps my skin looking soft and beautiful!" in 98 reviews
  • "A great moisturizer for oily skin!!! If you have dry skin as it's suggested use this before an oil and/or in conjunction with a thicker moisturizer that adds oil (while this adds hydration). It has great ingredients but is as lightweight at the Clinique Dramatically Different Gel. " in 60 reviews
  • "This is a one of a kind product. I applied this from a tester expecting a whatever hydrating serum. I was pleasantly surprised. I have very dry and sensitive skin. This hydrated without feeling even slightly greasy. And its silicone free so it doesn't have that weird texture either. It just makes your skin feel like super hydrated skin. This wears so well under makeup. I am falling more in love with this line everyday. " in 32 reviews
Michelle K.
West New York, NJ
6 reviews
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3.5/5 - for me, this is just a bit above ok, but then I'm probably not the target audience. My skin is naturally dry, and although my skincare regimen has gone quite a way towards alleviating that dryness, I still feel like it needs more moisture than the B Hydra can give. 

I love the packaging (DE has cornered the market on fit-for-purpose packaging and perfectly proportioned dispensers), I love how it feels on the fact (lightweight and cooling) but it just doesn't do enough for me. My boyfriend, who has combo-oily skin, enjoys it because it gives his skin a nice boost of hydration without leaving him feeling greasy or oily. 

My preferred method of using this is in conjunction with the C-Firma - it makes it easier to apply C-Firma, which has a more liquid consistency, and it just feels more substantial on the face. I love that DE products can layer and mix so easily, and this is no exception. 

Much as I wanted to LOVE this, though, this sits squarely in "like" territory for me - but perhaps that's a testament to just how great DE products are, and how much I've come to expect from them. 
Ashli M.
Muscatine, IA
65 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
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Okay, so this product is really between 3 and 4 stars for me, but since that isn't an option, I'll give it a little more credit than I really feel it's due, because 3 is a little harsh. Positives first; first off, I love the packaging, but DE packaging is all around just pretty great. Secondly, I love the feel of this product: lightweight, non greasy, and generally 'nice.' But here's my struggle with B-Hydra: it's good, but it's not GREAT unless you mix it with another product...which at a $52 price point, I don't feel like I should have to do. I have super dry skin, so it needs all the moisture it can get, and I just don't feel like this delivers it on its own. So if you're not dryer than a desert like me, you might like this, but if your skin is a thirsty monster like mine, you may want to spend your $$$ On something a little more heavy duty. Would I but this again? Doubtful. I will likely be exchanging for something else. Would I recommend it? Yes, but only for people without obnoxiously dry skin.
Katie G.
Farmers Branch, TX
203 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
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I received a mini of this product (.27 fl oz). It lasted me about a month which kind of surprised me because it’s a gel moisturizer. It’s very light weight but still feels moisturizing! Perfect for oily or combination skin to use in the morning under makeup or makeup-less. I’d recommend it for oily/combination if you need just regular moisture. My skin needs a little more moisture but right now for the summer this gel moisturizer was perfect for me! I’m only taking a star off because the price is pretty steep but it was a great product. I have sensitive skin and this didn’t bother my skin at all. It didn’t break me out at all or cause any irritations. I’d recommend definitely trying the product out! The minis are a great way and they come with two drunk elephant products or an entire set :)
Amber F.
Somerdale, NJ
174 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
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Last summer my skin was a dry, flakey mess and nothing I was doing was helping it. None of moisturizers were working, no oil was helping, nothing. So I took a trip to sephora to pick this up on a whim and at last, my skin was saved! 2 pumps of this completely saved my dry, dehydrated skin and I haven't been able to live without this product ever since; I've repurchased it 2 times over the last 2 years. Considering I use this almost every morning, it lasts a really long time and you only need 1 pump of it for it to hydrate your skin, unless your skin was super dry and dehydrated like mine, then opt for 2 pumps. But a little goes a long way with this and now I only use half a pump. A big difference I noticed from using this product was in my lips; this basically revived my lips and gave me new ones. It hydrates them so well and made them so plump and soft like no chapstick, lip balm, or plumper ever has. There's not really a smell to this product, it just kind of smells like water (if that makes sense), so if you're sensitive to smell you'll be fine. This stuff is also a blessing if you have any sunburn, which is why I highly suggest it for the summer time! Your skin will love you for this. I think this is Drunk Elephant's best product and I hope they never stop making it!
Sarah M.
Ravenna, OH
71 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
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Every product won’t work for everyone but for me this was one of my favorites from DE. After moving my skin became really dry and I kind of assumed that was just my skin now. Since using this my skin has corrected and I was able to ditch the super thick moisturizers I was using at night which I now realize was causing a lot of my non hormonal acne. I got the Little’s of most of the products in this range and like most people I was trying to find which product was really benefiting me the most and would be worth the price tag. This was it for me once I realized it was doing so much for my acne scaring! I have tried so many lightening products and all of them we’re fails. A lot of them broke me out which is kind of the last thing you want from that type of product. This has helped regulate my skin and improved the appearance of my skin so much I bought the full size before I had even finished the sample. One time is not enough to see the real benefits of this product, a week or so of regular use made me fall in love. If you have super sensitive skin, dry skin, and acne scaring like me I would recommend trying this product! Purchase from Sephora so that you can return it if you don’t see visible results but for me I will be repurchasing this forever.
Manda G.
354 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
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This stuff is amazing it makes your skin feel so hydrated and fresh. My face is felt so dry the past few days and I came home and put the stuff on my skin and literally within seconds it's soaked into my skin and my cheeks started feeling so much better. They were so dry that they were hurting and they were red and literally with an hour the redness was gone my skin felt hydrated and it's amazing. I have just received a sample from Sephora with a make up order I placed but I am definitely going to be buying the stuff now I cannot believe the difference it's in the way this made my skin feel. I would highly recommend it to anyone
Himali B.
Westminster, CO
589 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
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Drunk Elephant is now my favourite skincare brand. Their products are so great. I hardly find products which are effective & do not irritate my skin or make my skin break out. Thankfully I took the plunge & bought Drunk Elephant products & now I am in love. This hydrating serum from Drunk Elephant is one the best serums that I have ever used & I have tried plenty because I have combination acne prone skin so I am always on lookout of products which can make my skin look & feel better without irritating my skin & worsening my adult acne. I bought the mini size dayglow set from Sephora & I am more than happy with the set. I use it everyday & also whenever I am using C-Firma. It makes my skin feel softer & smoother instantly & it absorbs really fast without giving any greasy or oily feeling. It keeps my skin well hydrated even during winters. I would definitely recommend this to people looking for a great hydrating serum. I love it.
glowasyougo G.
Pittsford (town)
107 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
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My paychecks should really just be made out to Drunk Elephant. After reading reviews of this product on Instagram, I knew I needed this fan favorite! Drunk Elephant’s packaging is so clean and bright and always keeps the product air tight until use. This is a clear, gel-like substance that contains pineapple ceramide to lock in moisture and illuminate my dull self. It also seems to blur pores and fine lines on my face and provides a perfect flow throughout the day. I love to pair this with the Marula Oil for an extra kick of moisture!
Angela P.
47 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
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Pair this with any of the serums from the same name and man do you have a smooth whip! I love applying this both morning AND night and highly recommend. It’s a bit pricey, but if you purchase in the petite set kits that Sephora usually has then it’s worth a shot. Give it a whirl! It illuminates!
Tehuna M.
E Palo Alto, CA
39 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
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I’m convinced Drunk Elephant made this serum with me in mind. I have combination skin, so finding a serum that hydrates my drier areas was a battle. My sister gifted me with this hydration gel for Mother’s Day. This serum comes with a cool pump that can be lowered to keep kids from playing with the pump and wasting it. I use generally around 2 pumps to cover my entire face and neck. After this serum, I apply my moisturizer to allow even more hydration. My foundation looks flawless when I start off using this gel.
Jordyn S.
Lethbridge , AB
28 reviews
What would everyone recommend for a moisturizer for dry skin. I’m thinking of trying drunk elephant! What’s your guys thoughts? Drunk Elephant B Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel
Sajra S.
Utica, NY
267 reviews
Is this like a toner or a moisturizer?
Isabel V.
103 reviews
How's this feel on your skin? a lot of gels feel icky
Kortney B.
Hiram, GA
161 reviews
Is drunk elephant overhyped or is it really worth the price?
Thao N.
Dorchester, MA
105 reviews
How long does this product keep you hydrated and does it make you look glossy?

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