comme ci comme ça

It's Influenster time again! I received the Staycation VoxBox, full of great complimentary products for me to try. First up is a moisturizer for blemish-prone skin. Lately, my bedtime skin routine includes a Murad moisturizer from their anti-acne line and two Mario Badescu products: an anti-acne serum and a glycolic gel. I was excited about the prospect of one product replacing all three of those, because the SheaMoisture product is a moisturizing gel in a serum-like consistency.

The product claims to "dr[y] invisibly to provide ultra-light hydration while helping to balance oily, blemish-prone skin." But the first two mornings after using this, my skin felt more oily than usual. And on the third day, I broke out. It was about time for me to break out anyway, so I'm not sure I can say this product had anything to do with that. 
I will say that the gel is great at moisturizing. And with continued use, the oiliness has balanced out. The thing I had to realize is that this is a $13 product. So it makes sense that it wouldn't work quite as well as my (three-product-combined) $85 bedtime routine. Said more simply, this moisturizing gel works well enough for the price point.

I received this product free in exchange for an honest review. I will never post opinions on De Nouveau Review that are not entirely my own.