Enjoy hydrated skin minus the clogged pores with this glow-boosting skin care duo

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about Bioré’s new serum and moisturiser

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / February 13 2023

The product

If there’s one thing you need for glowy skin, it’s a hydrating skin care routine. 

But if you’ve got skin that’s prone to clogged pores, breakouts or even irritation, layering on a bunch of moisturising products can seem counterintuitive. 

So allow us to introduce you to Bioré Hydrate & Glow Serum and Bioré Hydrate & Glow Moisturiser, both of which have been carefully formulated to hydrate skin and impart radiance without clogging pores. 

The Bioré Hydrate & Glow Serum contains lightweight hydrators like coconut water, prebiotics and hyaluronic acid, while the Bioré Hydrate & Glow Moisturiser offers a lighter face cream formulation of shea butter, avocado oil, glycerin and mannitol with a hygienic pump dispenser.

Here’s what our panel of Review Crew® testers had to say when they tried this hydrating skin care duo.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent the Bioré Hydrate & Glow Serum and Bioré Hydrate & Glow Moisturiser to a panel of women aged 16 to 35 who were concerned with dry, flaky skin and wanted a glow without getting clogged pores.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about the Bioré Hydrate & Glow Serum and Bioré Hydrate & Glow Moisturiser.

They made their skin glow: Reviewers really loved how the serum and moisturiser left their skin looking glowy, fresh and radiant after application. 

The creamy texture of the serum and moisturiser: A number of reviewers noted that the texture of the serum and the moisturiser was creamier than other formulations they'd tried. The result? A perfect base for SPF and makeup. 

They helped to minimise breakouts: Review Crew® members noted that the serum and moisturiser helped to keep their skin hydrated, but it also helped to minimise their breakouts and didn’t irritate their skin.

The verdict

“I tend to get breakouts and often have dry/flaky patches due to medication, but the [Bioré Hydrate & Glow Serum] – in combination with the hydrate & glow moisturiser– seemed to help with that. After a few weeks of consistent use, my skin definitely felt more dewy and hydrated the morning after use. In terms of consistency, the serum first comes out a little thicker than your average, almost more creamy than watery. However, once you rub it in fully, it sinks in nicely and is easily absorbed. No sticky texture either which is great. Overall, I found it a nice lightweight, hydrating serum for everyday use. I would recommend using the moisturiser on top for an added boost of hydration and glowy skin the next day.”
Steph L
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I sampled the [Bioré Hydrate & Glow Serum] as part of the review crew and I was really interested to see how my very touchy and sensitive skin would react to it. I have mostly used it during the day under the biore mosturiser and my SPF as I prefer to use a richer serum overnight. The formula is fragrance free which I really appreciated, and it was light and soaked into my skin easily and left my skin feeling bouncy without being wet or greasy. It has also helped to reduce the severity of my breakouts.”
Samarah F
REVIEWcrew® Crew
“I received the [Bioré Hydrate & Glow Moisturiser] to try as a part of a trial. I was sceptical at first however I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked it. The packaging is very easy to use and you can really control how much you use with pump. The plastic packaging is also easy to travel with as there is no risk of breaking. There is no smell to the product which I like too. The formula is thicker than I expected and almost feels like a creamy balm which I actually really liked. It left my skin glowy and moisturised and was long lasting. There is no sunscreen but it's easy to layer. It was also nice under my makeup.”
Daria T
REVIEWcrew® Member
“[Bioré Hydrate & Glow Moisturiser] is probably one of the best moisturisers I’ve used. My skin is naturally dry and I have acne on occasion and I have tried lots of different formulas. It leaves my skin soft, glowing and not dry at all. The moisturiser doesn’t leave any stickiness or oil and the pump puts out the perfect amount needed. Overall this is a really good product for most skin types I would say and I can’t wait for others to use this product.”
Claire M
REVIEWcrew® Member

Like the sound of this hydrating skin care duo? Read more Bioré Hydrate & Glow Serum reviews and Bioré Hydrate & Glow Moisturiser reviews

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by Bioré to Are Media and BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by Review Crew® members.

*This combined average star rating for Bioré Hydrate & Glow Serum and Bioré Hydrate & Glow Moisturiser is based on a combined total of 40 reviews submitted and is correct as of 09/02/2022.

Main image credit: Are Media

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).