s dry, flaky skin the bane of your existence? On the hunt for a moisturizing lotion to tackle the cooler months coming your way? Fed-up of your makeup feathering away come noon? If you’re nodding to any one of these, there’s only one holy-grail to swear by: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel
What it is: Going by neither name not a cream, nor a moisturizer this multi-tasking essential will soon be your favorite beauty pick. Packed to the brim with Hyaluronic Acid, it instantly plumps up skin. Whether you’re in the market for a night serum, a primer (so forever sliding off makeup stays put), or simply an itch-fighter (to dab on spots that seem a tad too dry) you’re always going to count on it ‘cos it’s just that versatile.
The packaging: Available in a clear blue jar, at first glance the packaging looks pricey AF. But on closer inspection you’re going to calm down ‘cos the price tag just screams pick me! Looking inside, the watery gel is a pale icy blue too that jiggles ever so lightly when shook.
The formula: Moving on to the actual ingredients Hyaluronic Acid is the (not-so) secret ingredient that retains water, while Glycerine and Dimethicone acts as a veil, retaining all the moisture keeping your skin dewy to touch. Also, you must note, a little goes a long way so that teeny-tiny bit you use will moisturize your entire face. Pat or dab and let the miracle-worker sink in to do its thing.
Why we like it: From the first time you try it out for yourself, you’ll notice a visible difference. Your face will look radiant with the sudden surge of moisture. Skip forward to a few seconds later, the formula will be invisible to the naked eye but sits atop skin like a moisture barrier shielding it from external factors. All in all, developed as a multi-tasker it’ll make it that much easier to rock the ‘no-makeup’ makeup look for a lust-worthy glow. Lastly, just a whiff of this will knock your socks off - light, airy and reminiscent of the sea.
Overall verdict: The hybrid is affordable, alcohol-free (are you reading, sensitive skinned peeps?), looks elegant and offers up to 48 hours moisture-protection. It’s a one stop solution that does it all. To be honest, we’re still trying to figure out a con.