The Saie Glowy Super Gel is my latest TikTok find that I have fallen in love with. Once upon a time, I loved a matte finish. I wanted my skin to look as shine-free and oil-free as possible. Fast forward to today and I am obsessed with highlighter, dewiness, and a glowy complexion. I’m constant hunt for products that can give me all over radiance without looking like I dipped my face in a pile of glitter. Enter: the Saie Glowy Super Gel. A sub-£30 product which serves up exactly that.
I first saw the Saie Glowy Super Gel on Mikayla Nogueira’s TikTok account and was stunned with how gorgeous the dewy consistency looked on her skin. My immediate reaction was “I want to look like that too,” so I got my hands on the product. Saie’s Glowy Super Gel is available in two shades, Starglow, a pearlesant hue for lighter complexions, and Sunglow, a warm bronze shade for deeper skin tones. I chose Starglow for my skin.
First, let’s talk formula. This product is basically a skin-care-makeup hybrid. According to Connecticut-based dermatologist Mona Gohara, MD, it’s loaded with skin-nourishing ingredients. “In this bottle you’ll find triglyceride and squalane that will strengthen the skin’s barrier, keeping the water-based formula locked into the skin and hydrated,” she says. Dr. Gohara adds there is also glycerin in the cocktail of ingredients to keep the skin plump and radiant, and even lactic acid to exfoliate and even out the skin, decreasing dullness over time and increasing glow. Speaking of glow, there’s ethically sourced mica in the formula, which is a clean ingredient that adds that subtle sparkle.
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For application, the brand’s website states there are many ways you can use the gel. You can wear it alone, under your base as a primer, mixed with foundation, or over any look for a super glowy finish. As mentioned, this formula is water-based, so it’s very lightweight, which is great because no matter how you wear it, it’s going to feel like nothing is there.
I decided to give it a go mixed in with my foundation. I added two pumps of the Glowy Super Gel to one pump of my Nars Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation and mixed them together on the back of my hand. I noticed that while my foundation already had a slight glow to it, it was now more luminous and iridescent.