Neutrogena Hydro Boost Skin-Care Range Review

It is no secret that I have been using the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Skin-Care Range for a few months now, and all I can say is WOW! This range is phenomenal.

I received the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water-Gel Cleanser, Water-Gel and Micellar Water as a Trade Exchange from Beauty Bulletin  to review and share my honest opinions. I also purchased the Hydro Boost Facial Wipes & Cream Water-Gel so that I can do an in depth review of the entire range for you.

Why Hydro Boost?

Hydration is the Key to Healthy Skin that Glows from Within

This new lightweight water gel absorbs quickly to nourish dehydrated, dry skin. It delivers vital hydration, which is the source of glowing skin, whenever you need it. So your skin will stay hydrated and smooth, with a healthy-looking glow.

  • Oil-free and smooth to the touch
  • Absorbs quickly into skin
  • Lightweight and non-sticky
  • Instantly quenches skin

The Science of Hydration

Hydro Boost renews skin’s hydration levels by replenishing water and strengthening skin’s moisture barrier, resulting in hydrated, smooth, supple skin.

Ingredients make the difference:

Purified Hyaluronic Acid

Purified Hyaluronic Acid

  • Absorbs up to 1000x its weight in water
  • Special formula releases hydration back into skin all day
  • Naturally found in skin
Olive Extract

Olive Extract

  • Strengthening, moisturizing and nutrient-rich
  • Helps skin’s moisture barrier against moisture loss

 

Meet the New Face of Skin Hydration

Start and end your day with Neutrogena® Hydro Boost. Apply it daily under
makeup for an oil-free, smooth complexion. Then use it at night for more
hydration benefits. So you can wake up with your skin looking refreshed.

SOURCE : Neutrogena

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Facial Wipes (RRP-R99.95)

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Neutrogena Claims: 

  • New Hydro Boost® Cleanser Facial Wipes, soft wipes with a fresh cleansing lotion to instantly remove make-up and impurities, even waterproof mascara, while quenching skin with a boost of vital hydration.

Application

Gently wipe over face and eyes, no need to rinse. Follow with a moisturiser.

Overall Thoughts

If you work out regularly you’d know that not washing your face straight after could cause some serious unpleasantness in the form of pimples, blackheads or oilyness which we all do not want.
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I always find that even though I speed home after the gym and wash my face with a cleanser it’s not as effective as keeping a pack of facial wipes in your car to use immediately.
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I’ve been using the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Facial Wipes daily after working out and my skin looks immediately moisturized & hydrated! This lasts for hours on end leaving you looking fresh all day.

If you generally have oily skin I would not recommend this to you, your face would be left much oilier after.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Micellar Water (RRP-R99.95)

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Neutrogena Claims:

  • New Hydro Boost® Micellar Water, a unique cleanser that gently removes make-up and impurities, while quenching skin with a boost of vital hydration

Application

Apply with a cotton pad over face and eyes, no need to rinse. Follow with a moisturiser.

Overall Thoughts

Micellar Waters are all the rage these days. Ever since Micellar Water came out, I can’t remember removing my makeup any other way. It just made things so simple and easy, compared to struggling with regular makeup remover and leaving your eyes with a burning sting after numerous attempts to remove that perfectly winged eyeliner.
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I find that many make-up removers leave the skin looking dry and ripped of all its natural oils and properties after, making using a moisturizer a MUST, however I did not experience any of this with the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Micellar Water.
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The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Micellar Water is simply amazing. Along with removing your makeup in a swift move, the scent is breathtaking and it leaves your skin looking hydrated and fresh after. Its one of the best, most effective yet gentle way of removing all of my makeup with. This has become a staple, I will definitely be purchasing it over and over again! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water-Gel Cleanser (RRP-R99.95)

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Neutrogena Claims:

  • Forget moisturisation, start thinking hydration.
  • New Hydro Boost® Water Gel Cleanser, an innovative lightweight gel that activates with water to lather away dirt, oil and make-up while quenching skin with a boost of vital hydration

Application

Lather on to wet skin, massage face gently. Rinse thoroughly and follow with a moisturiser.

Overall Thoughts

The Water Gel Cleanser washes away dirt, oils and makeup leaving your skin looking instantly clearer. Surprisingly, although it is a foaming gel, it does not contain the usual surfactants that strip your skin of its hydration, instead it leaves you with instantly hydrated, moisturized skin that lasts all day long.

The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Cleanser also contains hyaluronic acid and glycerin making it feels fresh and luxurious!

I have previously mentioned how I love using the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Cleanser as part of my evening skin-prep which you can read about here.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel (RRP-R139.95)

 

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Neutrogena Claims:

  • New Hydro Boost® Water Gel, a refreshing water-gel moisturiser that contains a unique Hyaluronic Gel Matrix to instantly lock in intense hydration and continuously release it as and when your skin needs it throughout the day.
  • Instantly absorbing & intensely hydrating
  • Refreshingly lightweight
  • Oil-free

Application

Apply everyday on cleansed face and neck with circular movements.

Overall Thoughts

This is my  favorite from the range, as far as I’m concerned, this super-lightweight, oil-free hydrating gel is mind blowing. It is the perfect solution for those -like myself- who suffer with both oily and dehydrated skin. The Water Gel sinks in instantly and leaves the skin with a matte finish.

A little goes a long way and leaves the face feeling supple and hydrated. My lips definitely don’t get as dry as they usually do which is a big plus.

What I loved the most about this product was the packaging. It looks high end and rich, and the color is absolutely beautiful!

I use this gel after I cleanse my face and I must say, it works great as a primer as well! The consistency is so attractive. The moment you open the product, you just want to dip your finger in, because like it says on the product, it’s not a cream but it’s a gel, so that’s super intriguing!

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream (RRP-R139.95)

 

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Neutrogena Claims:

  • New Hydro Boost® Gel-Cream, a refreshing moisturiser that contains a unique Hyaluronic Gel Matrix to instantly lock in intense hydration and continuously release it as and when your skin needs it throughout the day.
  • Recommended for extra-dry skin
  • Fragrance Free
  • Oil-free
  • Suitable for Sensitive Skin

Application

Apply everyday on cleansed face and neck with circular movements.

Overall Thoughts

This is very similar to the Water Gel, however it is designed for those with drier skin. It is richer and more emollient as well as fragrance free making it more suitable for sensitive skin.

It contains the same Hyaluronic Gel Matrix which essentially creates a hydration reservoir and works with your skin’s natural moisture transport system to actively replenish, restore and deliver hydration where and when your skin needs it throughout the day.

This improves your skin’s barrier function, therefore water evaporates less easily and dehydration is reduced

 

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I use these products daily during my morning and evening skin prep, and they do not disappoint! I don’t know about you but I love products where the results are instant compared to those where you are required to use it for a stipulated time in order to see results. I want things real-time, if you tell me your skin is going to look brighter after using this face-wash I expect to use it once and see a difference! Yes or No?


This is exactly what Neutrogena formulated, after one use my skin looked brighter, healthier and like I actually drank 2 liters of water a day. 

The entire range -besides the Gel-Cream, which is fragrance free- has an awe striking fragrance. It makes you feel like you somewhere along the sea side, strolling on a beach with your feet in the sand and skin with a glow brighter than the sun.

The Hydro Boost range has already hit the shores of South Africa and is available in-store and online from Clicks, Dis-Chem, and Foschini stores. 

I suggest you girls and boys gear up to purchase the entire range! It’s no secret why this range took away 16 Beauty Awards along with being named 2015 Skin Care Line of the year!

Have you tried out the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Range? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

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