Skin hydration and moisture are extremely important as these help in keeping the skin healthy and young. However, the amount of moisture required varies season by season. In summers, our skin requires more hydration wherein cold season the required amount of moisture amplifies many folds. Especially for oily skin, selecting a product is utterly difficult since the ingredients can cause the skin to breakout. Today, I am reviewing Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Cream, which is equally suitable for all skin types. Let’s go through my experience with this product.
What the product says
NEUTROGENA® Hydroboost Water Gel has a refreshing, silky gel formula that doubles your skin’s moisture in just 1 hour. With innovative Progressive Release System, this intense moisturizer continuously releases moisture for a full 24 hours. It’s light-weight gel cream formula with Hyaluronic Acid and Olive Extract doubles your moisture levels in just 1 hour, for soft and supple skin with a healthy-looking, radiant glow.
My Skin Type- Oily/combination
My take on ‘Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Cream’
Neutrogena Hydro boost cream is packed in an aqua colored square shaped hard paper box. The usage instructions are also mentioned on the paper box, along with the ingredient list. The cream itself is stored in a round translucent plastic tub. It has screw open cap keeps the contents properly sealed and saves them from spillage. Overall, the packaging looks classy and feels sturdy.
Since the winter season has arrived in Sydney, my skin used to feel flaky and dry. I was looking for a heavy moisturizer that would provide the required hydration without making the skin greasy. Then I saw this water based cream, and after reading the product description I did not waste any time to add it to the skincare regimen. Because I have oily skin so I have cautious of the products I use as they can easily cause breakouts. Water-based products usually fare well on my skin and this proved true for this cream as well.
The cream is light blue in color. It has a mild fragrance that is not at all bothersome. The non-sticky texture of the cream makes it easy to use and gets absorbed deep into the skin layers. Since it does not have any SPF, so I apply it day and night on a clean face. For the day application, I mix it with a pump of Vichy Capital Soleil SPF 50 Mattifying. Doing so provides sun protection and keeps the skin moisturized. Being a water-based cream, it feels really light on the skin and once it penetrates into the skin it leaves a smooth and supple surface behind. I am happy that I do not to worry about the greasiness now. The flimsy oily layer, if left behind can cause breakouts and skin darkening. Now, I do not have to fret about both these things since it almost leaves the skin matte.
Though I am happy with the efficacy so far and I do not mind reapplying it after 5-6 hours, I think the brand’s 24-hour moisture claim does not stand true, at least on my skin. The fact that it does not have SPF is an advantage in itself because that makes this cream apt for night time as well.
Pricing wise, I think it is little on the expensive side. In that price, I would expect it to do a lot more than just meeting the basic skincare needs. But if you have sensitive skin that easily breaks out you might not mind making an investment in this product.
Things I like about ‘Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Cream’
– Feels extremely light on the skin.
– It can be used day and night.
– Convenient to use packaging.
– It does not cause skin breakouts.
– Suitable for all skin types.
– It penetrates into the skin easily.
– It does not leave any oily layer on the skin.
– Dermatologist tested.
Things I do not like about ‘Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Cream’
– During cold season it has to be reapplied after every few hours.
– It does not contain SPF.
Price of ‘Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Cream’- Around AUD 22
Ingredients of ‘Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Cream’-
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polyacrylamide, Cetearyl Olivate, Dimethiconol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbitan Olivate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Laureth-7, Carbomer, Fragrance, Sodium Hyaluronate, Methylparaben, Disodium EDTA, C12-14 Pareth-12, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Propylparaben, Sodium Hydroxide, Methylisothiazolinone, Copper Gluconate, Blue 1
BABE Rating- 4/5
Final Word- Overall, I am happy with the efficacy of Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Cream. It is a lightweight cream that provides moisture and suppleness to all skin types without causing any breakouts. It does not leave any oily layer on the skin so can be easily used underneath makeup base. The price seems to be on a higher side but for people with sensitive skin, this might prove as an excellent deal.
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