Friday, September 1, 2017

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Review

Hello, everyone. Happy September! I hope you're all doing well. I know that it's been a few weeks since I've last posted (which I also know I promised I'd stop doing) but I've been preparing for my senior year of college, and we all know how hectic back to school time can be. I've also tried out a few new skincare and makeup products recently, one of which being the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel from their new collection.

Just a little background about my skin: it is very oily (I'm talking after a few hours it looks like I've fried bacon on my face), acne-prone, sensitive, and dehydrated. I also have some hyperpigmentation on my cheeks. What I usually look for in a moisturizer is obviously something that will not make me oilier or cause breakouts, but also one that can hydrate my skin and help repair its damaged moisture barrier.

One of this product's main features is that it contains hyaluronic acid, which as some of you know can hold 1000x its weight in water, making it an amazing ingredient to help hydrate the skin. The texture of this moisturizer is just as it is named, a thin, watery gel. I have heard some complaints about the scent of the product, which reminds me of the ocean. I personally do not have an issue with the fragrance. The water gel soaks in very quickly and completely with a matte finish, making it ideal for oily skin like mine. Although if your skin is very sensitive to things like fragrance or artificial colors, it may react to this product.

I have been using this product for about a week now, and I have to say that I am genuinely impressed. My skin honestly has not felt this soft in a long time, and I can definitely tell that I get less oily throughout the day when I apply it in the mornings. I admit that I had strayed away from Western/drugstore skincare recently because of how harsh the products can be, though I can safely say that this moisturizer may have changed my opinion on them. It has not even caused any new breakouts on my skin! If you are in the market for a new and affordable moisturizer, I highly recommend this one.


  1. Ohh! That looks like something I might have to try! I have weird oily but dry combo skin, but this would be perfect for over night use. I too like using more natural items, don't always trust what's in American made products. Happy to hear this didn't irritate you.

    1. It's amazing! My skin can be combination sometimes as well, I get dry patches on my chin and nose, but so far this has made them go away!