L’Oreal Paris Hydra Fresh Mask-In Lotion Review


Hello everyone,

     Today I will be reviewing the L’Oreal Paris Hydra Fresh Mask-In Lotion which you might have seen in my recent empties post here.  I have already used few products from the L’Oreal hydrafresh range last summer and you can read the reviews about them in the following links

L’Oreal Paris HydraFresh Hydration + Antiox Spa Water

L’Oreal Paris HydraFresh Hydration + Antiox Supreme Emulsion

L’Oreal Paris HydraFresh Hydration + Antiox Active Night Mask-In Jelly 



       ₹ 425 for 200 mL

Ingredients & About the Product:

You can read more about the product here (the packaging differs in some countries)



     I got the mask in lotion and the night mask- jelly from India whereas I brought the other two products from the hydrafresh range from Australia through eBay as they were not available in India and there are other similar variants available in India.  I used the mask in lotion during last autumn, then took a break druing winters and used the Burt’s Bees range and used it again this spring and finished it up.  Read to know how this product worked out for me.

     The L’Oreal hydra fresh mask-in lotion comes in a plastic transparent bottle with an opening that dispenses the right amount of product and the bottle is also quite sturdy and travel-friendly.  The mask-in lotion has a colorless slightly thick watery gel texture and has a mild pleasant fragrance which fades away as soon as you apply it on the skin.  If you apply more than the required amount it feels sticky on the skin and takes some time to absorb completely, but if you apply the required amount then it absorbs well into the skin.  If you have oily skin do not use it as this will feel heavy on your skin and might not absorb well but for normal to dry skin people this will not be a problem depending on the amount used. The 200 mL will last you quite for some time like 4-5 months depending on your usage.  As mentioned on the product web page this can be used as a toner, essence or mask.  I would say this is heavy for a toner but can be used either as an essence/moisturizer or as a mask.  I use it both ways and  some days I apply a lot on the skin and leave it overnight as a mask but on other days I just apply it like a moisturizer mostly at night.  This is a bit tricky lotion because if you apply a bit excess then your sunscreen or other products you apply on top will slide and not go well on the skin, so I mostly keep it for night time use in the place of night cream.  But, the best use for this lotion is to use a drop of it along with a matt based BB/CC cream of foundation like the Pond’s BB cream, it makes the application more smooth on dry skin or dry patches on the skin without altering the shade even a bit.  But, the main drawback is that though it prevents the formation of dry patches, it does not heal the existing dry patches or do not provide any nourishment or any other benefits for the skin.




Smells mildly

Has a slightly thick gel water like texture that gets absorbed when applied in required amount

Can be used in the place of essence or moisturizer


Act as a barrier on top of the skin thus protecting the skin from drying

Little amount is needed so it will last for 5-6 months depending on the usage

Can be used to make matt based BB/CC creams of foundations hydrating without altering the shade


Will be a good moisturizer for normal skin during winters

Can be used as a leave-in mask overnight


It takes time to absorb if applied a bit more than required


No other improvement in skin can be seen other than hydration and it does not heal dry patches

Cannot be used alone for dry skin during winters

Contains a long list of chemicals, so if you prefer more natural based products, you might not like this

Prettykooll rating: 3/5

Thus, overall I felt that L’Oreal hydra fresh mask-in lotion is more like a moisturizing liquid that works as a barrier on the skin but does not provide any benefits otherwise.  The best way to use this is with BB/CC creams during winter to make it more hydrating as this does that very well without altering the shade or texture of the cream as only a drops or two is needed.


  • Ria Rajendran 9 months ago

    Oh sad it isnt such a great product… Thanks for your honest review 🙂

    • Preethy 9 months ago

      Welcome Ria 🙂

  • himanshi sharma 9 months ago

    Looks great..this might suit my skin
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    • Preethy 9 months ago

      Try it

  • Taneesha 10 months ago

    I love L’Oreal’s skin care products and expected the Hydrafresh range to suite oily skin. But got disappointed after reading your review 🙁 Thanks for sharing your experience sweety 🙂
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    • Preethy 9 months ago

      The day cream and night cream from the hydra fresh range is meant for oily skin, but not this one

  • vidya 10 months ago

    Nice review… Thanks for sharing it.
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    • Preethy 9 months ago

      Thanks Vidya

  • yamini@BeautyandBlush 10 months ago

    Looks like nice light weight product.Nice detailed review.

    • Preethy 9 months ago

      Thanks Yamini

  • subha bose 10 months ago

    Looks like an average product

    • Preethy 9 months ago

      Yes, it is an average one

  • himanshi sharma 10 months ago

    This sounds nice and cute packaging
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    • Preethy 9 months ago

      Yes it is an ok product

  • safi 10 months ago

    This sounds decent…I prefer a more natural product..well reviewed 🙂
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    • Preethy 9 months ago

      Me too

  • aditi 10 months ago

    nicely reviewed……it sounds decent 🙂
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    • Preethy 10 months ago

      Thanks Aditi 🙂

  • Swathi 10 months ago

    Loved the review.As I have oily skin this is not for me. As you said it will be good to mix it with BB creams 🙂
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    • Preethy 10 months ago

      Yes, I mostly used it for that purpose too

  • Jayanthi Parthasarathy 10 months ago

    tempted to buy after reading this

    • Preethy 10 months ago

      If you have normal skin, this will suit you well

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