| Review | Geri G. GLOW Moisturizing Skin Illuminizer

| Review | Geri G. GLOW Moisturizing Skin Illuminizer 

I have some pretty strong glow-goals that require very particular products to achieve my goal. Let's be real, I just want my skin look and feel healthy. It is the reason why I gravitate so strongly toward skincare-makeup hybrids. I want my skin to be treated so not only does it look good with makeup but without it too! When Geri G. contacted me about trying their GLOW Moisturizing Skin Illuminizer, I couldn't wait to test it out! 

About Geri G. 

Geri G. is a beaut brand created by Geri Giagnorio, an celebrity aesthetician and makeup artist, who is also a holistic practitioner. Her goal for her clients was to provide them with glowing and healthy skin, through not only her facials and skincare treatments but also through lifestyle and diet changes. With her years of experience with all skin types and individuals, Geri created her beauty line with the intention of filling a void in the beauty industry. 

Her 6 Minutes, 6 Products, 1 Brush philosophy is truly something special in this highly saturated, product heavy culture and beauty industry. While everyone is telling consumers to buy more and apply more, Geri is spreading the word about applying less but getting more out of your beauty routine! This is a message that I can truly support and hope that more people will begin to move in this direction. Her skincare infused, multi-purpose products, allow the everyday person to feel made-up like a celebrity, without all the products and time involved. 

Her products are not only made of very natural, organic, and skin-nourishing ingredients but an exclusive and proprietary MacroMarine-5 complex. This complex includes a proprietary blend of marine and botanical extracts. Check out the full list of wholesome and potent ingredients here:
Glow contains the following ingredients: Water, butyrospermum parkii (organic shea butter), ethyl macadamiate, glycerin, mica, titanium dioxide, cetearl olivate, sorbitan olivate, jojoba esters, helianthus annus (sunflower) seed wax, acacia decurrens flower wax, polyglycerin-3, potassium cetyl phosphate, mica, titanium dioxide, tin oxide, sodium levulinate, sodium benzoate, sodium hyaluronate, crithium maritimum extract, fucus vesiculosus extract, hippophae rhamnoides fruit extract, laminaria digitita extract, macrocystis pyrifera  (kelp) extract, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, natural rose fragrance, chondrus crispus, retinol and polysorbate 20, sclerocarya birrea seed oil (marula oil), hippophae rhamnoides oil (seabuckthorn pulp oil)
The Geri G. GLOW Moisturizing Skin Illuminizer retails for $35.00 USD for 1oz/30ml of product and is available at Geri G. This product is intended to be a 4-in-1 product - primer, moisturizer, mixer, and illuminator. I love multi-purpose and multi-use products. They save so much time and limit the amount of products on your face at one time. The packaging is a sturdy plastic pump bottle. When you open the cap, don't be confused by what appears to be a second clear cap and a dispenser underneath. You DO NOT need to remove the clear part that is actually the pump! It's very cool because you can see the product fill and pump out of the clear section! I have never seen packaging like this before but I really love it.

This makeup-skincare hybrid primer is very similar to some of my favorites that I have reviewed in the past but at HALF or even LESS of the price of my high-end favorites! Check out some of my other primer reviews: Victoria Beckham x Estee Lauder Morning Aura (LE) and Lancer Dani Glow Skin Perfector,

As a PRIMER...

The product is a gel texture and contains an ultra-fine soft gold pearl throughout it. The pearl is so fine, it is not noticeable on the skin. It feels balmy and moisturizing, leaving a fresh and healthy looking glow to the face. The primer is also very smoothing, filling out and smoothing over any texture on the skin. This allows for an even and flawless base application. While the glow appears subtle, it shines through beautifully even under medium to full coverage. Under your base makeup, it provides a true glow-from-within look, like your skin is always naturally glowing.

It does seem to have some oil-controlling properties because throughout the day, the oil that normally develops on my nose is significantly minimized. Even when I don't set my face, the primer maintains my oil development while hydrating the dry areas of my skin. This primer noticeably extends the wear-time of my makeup. I find my makeup is pretty flawless for 8+ hours of wear, depending on the weather conditions and my skin condition that day. You may see a bit of oil breakthrough on your more oily areas, this is pretty normal for me with most primers, unless I want to use a super mattifying primer.


The moisturizer is designed to provide a long-lasting moisture barrier on the surface of the skin, preventing moisture loss from within. It also contains mild emulsifiers, providing a very nourishing experience without breaking down makeup that is applied on top. It is also designed to minimize the appearance of line and winkles, which is very apparent with the smoothing effects this product has.

The moisture it provides feels light yet, it is very hydrating. I recently developed some dry patches from a snowboarding trip and it completely smoothed over the texture and made my skin look and feel very smooth and hydrated. When I applied my base on top, you couldn't even tell how dry my skin was! I recommend if you have dry skin, like myself, that you still use a moisturizer prior to applying this product but expect in the warmer months, I can use this product solely on it's own.

The product contains some key nourishing ingredients including, their exclusive MacroMarine-5 complex, which in my experience with marine-based skincare products, they are very nourishing and improve the overall healthy of my skin. In addition to this complex the product contains organic shea butter, marula oil, hyaluronic acid, retinol, macadamia oil, olive oil, and vegetable glycerin. All these ingredients are excellent for maintaining and providing moisture to the skin! It is also formulated without parabens, sulfates, pthalates, and butylene glycol. It is very hard these days to find high quality product that contain wholesome ingredients, I am a strong supporter of brands, like Geri G. who believe in providing high-quality products without the use of chemicals and synthetic ingredients! 

As a MIXER... 

The lightweight gel texture mixes beautifully with basically all products! It helps sheer out higher coverage bases and just adds a really healthy boost of illumination to any base product. If you want more glow, go with a sheerer base, if you want a subtle one, mix it with a fuller coverage base. You can even mix it into your cream or liquid blushes to control strong pigment and add an extra bit of glow. 


I love multi-use products like this one for a subtle pinch of glow on targeted areas or as a boost of glow for your other highlighters! If you want to layer your highlighters, I recommend using this as a base and then dusting on your powder highlighter for a great long-lasting and intense shine or gently dabbing this over your cream or liquid illuminators. It is a beautiful all-over illuminator for no makeup days, too! 


It's absolutely AMAZING! Like I stated previously, I love skincare-makeup hybrids and I own quite a few but this one has an incredible natural and organic formula, along with a very reasonable and affordable price! If you love your skin and your glow, this is the perfect product for you! It really treats and hydrates the skin, plus it provides a natural and healthy glow! This 4-in-1 muli-purpose illuminator is so functional and works well in every aspect from moisturizing to illuminating, and from mixing to priming! Plus the price is so reasonable! You really don't find products at this quality for a reasonable price anymore. The skin-treating ingredients will make your skin feel so healthy, smooth, and glowing! I highly recommend you check our Geri G. if you are looking for an exceptional illumintaing primer!