Great minds think alike - a huge thank you to both Allure Magazine and Vogue Magazine for both sending me samples of Neutrogena's latest product, the Hydro Boost Water Gel.
This product is gentle and light like a gel, but hydrates like a thick cream. The key ingredient is purified Hyaluronic Acid which is naturally found in skin. It moisturizes up to 1,000 times its weight in water.
There are a lot of things I like about this product. I have extremely dry skin so I'm definitely the target customer for it. I have used Nivea Cream and Cetaphil products that are safe for both face and body quite a bit. While those pack a strong burst of moisture, they are extremely thick. It can sometimes feel like you're putting a paste on your face. Although they don't leave any greasy residue, the thickness does sometimes make it feel like your pores could be blocked or your skin might not breathe as well with it on your face.
Lately, I've been trying to take the "less is more" approach. This Neutrogena product by contrast is smooth and quickly absorbent. It felt like a nice fresh base to put on my face before applying makeup and I really felt like it actually helped my skin breathe rather than inhibit it. It is oil-free and non-comedogenic (doesn't clog pores). It does not have any noticeable scent and is very sensitive, suitable for all skin types. I did find that I had to use a decent amount of the product to get the full coverage I wanted on my face though. So, when you might only use 1 nickel-sized amount of Nivea Cream you would instead use a 2 nickel-sized amount of this product. I also found the results of the Neutrogena product to be more long-lasting than moisturizing creams I've used before. On the day after applying the product my skin still felt very moisturized, smooth, and supple!
This is a sponsored post. I received one full-size (1.7 oz) sample of Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel from Allure Magazine and another from Vogue Magazine. These samples were provided to me for review purposes.