You may know Holifrog for their nutrient-rich cleansers but their latest launch is a first for the brand. The Galilee Antioxidant Dewy Drop is a product that defies this category, the hybrid doubles as a moisturizer and serum depending on how you use it. The lightweight elixir gives you all the hydration of a moisturizer and all the healthy skin benefits of a serum, restoring, repairing, and gently exfoliating. The result is soft, bouncy, and, of course, dewy skin.
Pros + Cons
- Moisturizes skin
- Hydrates skin
- Leaves skin soft
- Price per ounce is expensive
Galilee Antioxidant Dewy Drop is a silky serum that will leave your skin feeling soft and super hydrated.
Holifrog Galilee Antioxidant Dewy Drop
Best for: All skin types
Uses: Hydrates skin
Star Rating: 4/5
Potential allergens: None
Active ingredients: Aloe vera leaf juice, marula seed oil, jojoba oil, apricot kernel oil, squalane
About the brand: Holifrog is a skincare brand utilizing bioactive and nutrient-rich ingredients in each of its products.
About My Skin: Combination
I have combination skin so moisturizer is a step I never, ever skip, and now I’ve replaced two steps in my routine. That's definitely a game changer for me.
The Feel: Lightweight
Like I was, you’re probably curious about the texture asking yourself, "What exactly does a serum-moisturizer hybrid feel like?" It’s somewhere between the two. It’s thicker than your average serum but thinner than your regular moisturizer, yet it still functions well as both and is lightweight on the skin. The application is silky and smooth like a serum or oil but the payoff is instantly hydrated skin like you’d get with a moisturizer. If you're looking for even further moisturization, apply just a little bit of your usual moisturizer to your face after applying the serum.
The application is silky and smooth like a serum or oil but the payoff is instantly hydrated skin like you’d get with a moisturizer.
The Ingredients: Soothing and strengthening
Let’s get into some of the key ingredients in the serum that get to work on your skin. The serum consists of antioxidants and Byrdie clean-approved ingredients.
- Aloe vera: Aloe vera is the natural anti-inflammatory we go to for soothing and calming skin. It does exactly that, plus it’s hydrating.
- Squalane: Another all-natural and powerful hydrator, squalene also helps to restore your moisture barrier and strengthen skin cells.
- Azelaic acid: This calms skin and gently removes dead skin cells. The ingredient is also ideal for acne-prone skin.
The Results: Lots of hydration
I applied about a dropper and a half of the product after cleansing and toning morning and night. The results were healthier-looking skin, that looked and felt hydrated enough to skip my moisturizer and follow up with an oil to seal in the moisture. My skin was also super soft the next morning.
I also tested this in the middle of a particularly bad hormonal breakout, which really put the calming and anti-inflammatory ingredients in it to the test. The results weren't visibly dramatic but it did calm some of the redness and swelling of my breakout. I'm tempted to store it in the fridge to see how much better it would work cooled but in the meantime, it's become a staple in my routine and I'm very happy to skip a few steps.
The Value: Worth it
Galilee Antioxidant Dewy Drop serum is definitely worth purchasing if your skin is in need of some serious hydration. It leaves skin looking dewy and smooth. It also offers more than one benefit to the skin. The price isn't necessarily cheap, but it's also not the most expensive out there when it comes to hydrating serums on the market.
Similar Products: You have options
Moon Juice Plump Jelly Hydrating Serum: This Moon Juice serum ($58) hydrates and plumps the skin. It is also made with nutrient dense ingredients.
Tatcha Luminous Deep Hydration Firming Serum: At a higher price point ($95), this hydrating serum firms and smoothes skin using a blend of Okinawa red algae and hyaluronic acid.
Our Verdict: Try it
While being an ultra hydrating serum that leaves skin looking dewy and glowy, I'd order this product today if I were you. Replenish, restore, hydrate, and moisturize your skin with this Holifrog elixir.