Neutrogena must have had a pretty good run with the original hydro boost moisturizer, as they’ve rather substantially increased their product offerings under this namesake. As they should! This is an easily accessible (ie: found in most grocers or drug stores), good-smelling alcohol-free option for close to every single skin type there is.
For a lotion, this is a tad bit expensive ($9) and the amount of product for that price point won’t overwhelm you — that’s probably my only gripe with this product. The lotion comes out of the pump white, and very quickly sinks into your skin with no residue. The lotion thins out quickly and becomes easily spreadable, so you won’t feel like you’re wasting product as you’re using it.
What I consider to be a good lotion is one that doesn’t make you feel like you need to re-apply every 5 minutes, or make you feel like your skin is extremely tacky. This is neither of them. I never have the feeling that I need to reapply this.
The smell is the same as the others in the Hydroboost line — light, fresh, almost like a … bubble bath? I personally love it, but there is a fragrance free option available as well.
Overall, this is definitely worth a bit of a splurge. You wouldn’t think it would be so tough to find a lotion that actually, you know, puts moisture into your skin and retains it, but it is. Fortunately, this is that lotion!
Buy Neutrogena Hydro Boost Body Gel Cream here: https://amzn.to/2I4Y20z
Perceived efficacy: 5/5
How much I actually like this product: 4.5/5
Recommended for sensitive skin: Yes
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[…] Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel. I don’t know what happened to this moisturizer in the past two years, but it burns my skin like crazy, and then leaves a tacky feeling after it dries! There are a couple reviews online that now cite the same issue. This was one of my very first HG moisturizers, so I’m sad to have to trash it. I think I’d still recommend it to beginners, because I think, despite all the usual preservatives you find in many moisturizers, there’s nothing that sticks out as “terrible”. I replaced this with Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel. (However, I still love the Hydroboost lotion — link to my review here!) […]
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