Hydrating Gel

22 reviews

So many lotions out there are too heavy and don't absorb well.

And then there are others that work for a bit but you need to reapply often (thanks to drying alcohols and other filler ingredients that keep you hooked to overusing).

So we've done thing a little different. Meet our cult favorite Hydrating Gel, a lightweight moisturizer for all skin types that feels like a drink of water.

Despite your skin type (dry, combo, oily), over 80% of us have dehydrated skin that needs more water. While staying hydrated internally makes a difference, not all the water we drink makes it to skin's surface. That's where the Hydrating Gel comes in.

Made with water-based soothing ingredients like rose, calendula, and helichrysum hydrosols alongside aloe vera, our Hydrating Gel gives your skin the water it craves.

To really amp up the hydration, this formula also features high molecular weight hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic holds 1000X its weight in water at skin's surface to plump fine lines and give you a healthy glow. What's not to love?

If you hate most lotions, I bet you'll love the lightweight silky finish of our Hydrating Gel.

Need help choosing which skin care products are best for you? Take our skin care personalization quiz here.

After washing, exfoliating, and toning, use a pea to dime-sized amount and apply evenly to face and neck (preferably damp with Ayurvedic Universal Toning Mist or water). You can apply a moisturizer and/or facial oils while the Hydrating Gel is still wet. Also works well as a makeup primer.

Enhance absorption (and eliminate the risk of pilling) by exfoliating 1-2X weekly.

For more guidance on how to achieve the best results, read our Skin Care Guide.

We believe in total transparency. Below is a complete list of each and every ingredient in our formulas - we list everything while other brands won't disclose ingredients that make up less than 1% of their formulas. Every ingredient has the safest rating from the Environmental Working Group. To learn more about our ingredient standards, click here.

aloe vera juice (water, aloe vera powder*), water, alkyl benzoate, glyceryl stearate, calendula hydrosol*, rose hydrosol*, helichrysum hydrosol*, vegetable glycerin*, gluconodeltalactone and sodium benzoate, sodium alginate, sodium hyaluronate, ginseng extract, gotu kola extract, citric acid, geranium essential oil, basil essential oil
*certified organic

This is the most up-to-date ingredient list and may differ from product packaging.

We're so confident that you'll love Bright Body products that we offer a Try it + Love it Guarantee for our mini sized products. Try out any product in a mini size and if you don't love it in 30 days, reach out and you'll get your money back.

If you're not happy with a full-sized Bright Body product, we offer store credit and exchanges. For full terms & conditions, click here.

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    Bethany M.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    quickly absorbed

    This compared well to what I was replacing it with. I like how light this formula was, but it seemed to separate a little.

    Bright Body

    Thanks so much for your feedback Bethany! You're totally right - in warmer temps, this product can separate a bit (we used to ship on ice before that became cost-prohibitive). The good news is that with a quick shake it should be back to normal! Hope that helps.

    Juliann R.
    United States United States
    Love hydrating gel!

    I’m on my second jar of hydrating gel. I have dry skin but perspire a lot on my job, so I need something that doesn’t leave a greasy film on my skin. This fits the bill! Light, absorbent, and most importantly, my skin looks radiant and feels fresh after I use it. The scent is light and lovely and I’ve gotten compliments on it.

    Kate Z.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Perfect moisturizer

    I had previously been using just aloe on my face as my moisturizer because regular facial lotion just wasn't right for my sensitive skin. I could feel the tightness though and knew it wasn't providing enough moisture, so I tried this Bright Body gel and I freaking love it. It's perfectly balanced. I love that it basically contains aloe, science, and magic and it's not adding plastic to the world. Highly recommend.

    dana f.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Tha best!

    I’m 36 years old and this is the first moisturizer I’ve ever been excited about. Light but so hydrating, and a little goes a long way. Thank you!

    Cathy B.
    United States United States
    love it!

    Really feels good & keeps my skin hydrated!