Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review My skin feels extremely nourished!
I?m a member of the Crowdtap NEUTROGENA? rewards program, and NEUTROGENA? sent me a samples of its NEUTROGENA? Hydro Boost Gel-Cream for Extra Dry Skin to review. My skin is normally very dry, uneven tone, dull, and overall lackluster. I absolutely love Neutrogena's Hydro Boost Gel-Cream for Extra Dry Skin! After 2 weeks of continued use, my skin feels extremely nourished and refreshed! I have finally found a moisturizer that leaves my skin completely hydrated, smooth, and glowing with a dewey finish, instead of feeling greasy and having an oily sheen like other moisturizers I have tried in the past.
Most Helpful Critical Review Unfortunate reaction
I purchased this product to combat some dry patches I've been having. I loved how it felt on the first day I used it! Very hydrating and made my skin so smooth. It worked well under my makeup too.
Unfortunately, I woke up with a rash all over my face and neck the next day :/ I'm not sure what's in it that caused this, but I have pretty sensitive skin anyway so It's not a huge surprise to me.
I would recommend trying this yourself, simply because it really did feel hydrating and smooth at first. If I hadn't broken out like this I feel like this would have been a new staple in my routine. My advice to anyone with sensitive skin is to test it on a small part of your face or neck for a few days before you put it all over, so you don't end up a itchy and blotchy mess.
Reviewed by 1288 customers I would not buy this product again
Peg from Manhattan, KS
I tried this based on previous reviews. I have dry skin and hoped it would add moisture but it did nothing for my skin.
Pregnancy must have!
Nina from Washington
This has been saving my dry skin!! Its so hard finding pregnancy safe products, so im so glad this is safe and works so amazing! makes my skin look so healthy
Renee from kent wa.
I love it
Only moisturizer I can use
Shellzz from Nj
I have tried to find others just because but I always come back to this one. I prefer the extra dry for my skin
Drying and Short-Lived
Clean Skincare Convert from U.S.
After damaging my skin barrier I desperately hoped this gel cream would be a soothing, restorative product for my face. It was one of the only products I tried that didn't burn, so it is definitely gentle, and it made my face feel moisturized after application, but within an hour or two my face felt dry and tight again, as if I hadn't moisturized at all. I used the product for five days and my skin got progressively drier and began to flake in the most damaged areas. I tried adding Aveeno Calm + Restore on top of it, as some folks said this cream worked better in tandem with an additional moisturizer, but found that just the Aveeno alone worked much better to soothe and hydrate my skin. Three stars as it is gentle and I think normal to oily (and perhaps younger—I'm 46) skin might do very well with this, but for me it didn't last or hydrate nearly enough.
Great for the price
Yvonne from New York
Makes me feel plumper and cooler. My skin gets red and tight and this helps a lot. I also love the body lotion and I normally use higher end products.
MraGalyon from Tn
Normal sometimes dry skin. Hyaluronic acid changed my skin after ONE use. No more flakes & when I cleanse I rub fingers over plump smooth skin. No more texture. I can't use this more than once a day tho bc it's a little heavy now that my skin isn't dry dry. I use a pea size amount in AM under cerave lotion. At night I use the ordinary HA serum, which is a little too sticky for day use, now that my skin is balanced. Almost all
Things break me out in clogged pores or eczema, so for me to love something is new to me! Also use on damp skin for best results.
Move over moisture surge
Mallo from Nashville
Use with Moisturizer on top
RStep from CA
For people who are saying it's not moisturizing enough, it needs to be used underneath another moisturizer to maximize the hydration benefits. Advice from a dermatologist. It works amazingly this way.
Wonderful Cream that Works Fast!
Christine D from Harrisburg, PA
I managed to completely dry out my skin trying to get rid of a breakout. I bought this cream and within literally two days, my skin feels normal again. I had previously bought the Hydro-Boost eye cream and loved it which is why I chose this product- they are both wonderful. I highly recommend this cream if you have severely dry and scaly skin!!
I will buy again
Deb W from Vancouver, WA
Nice & light yet very moisturizing!
no hydration, skin peels
Sophie from Illinois
I has really high hopes for this pretty pricey moisturizer, but it did not hydrate at all. I used it every morning and night and would wake up with my skin peeling. I would have to constantly reapply because it did not help with moisture at all. I do NOT recommended
Caused dry spots
Breea from West Hollywood, CA
I used this product for about two weeks. It felt great when I put it on, super light and made my skin feel soft. But then my skin started to dry out throughout the day and I would use more. I then got two really bad dry, bumpy patches (cheek and chin). I have pretty good/easy skin and have never had anything like this. I stopped using it A few days after the outbreak and bought Fresh Rose hydrating moisturizer. My skin was better after one use.
I will be buying this again
RSB from Oro Valley, AZ
I use this every night and cleansing my face. It feels good, makes my face feel soft and moisturized!
Zero Stars. Do not buy.
WhiteHead Central from Dallas, TX
Do NOT buy.
I purchased this cream over the weekend and after only one application, I proceeded to break out in a fine rash of whiteheads all over my face. I don't have acne prone skin by any means, and typically only get hormonal acne every other month or so. Today is the second day since application of this product and the rash is still very much present and itchy. Definitely not ideal with working in a hospital and having to wear a mask over a super itchy face all day.
For a gel cream, I would not expect such common hypersensitivity response in so many people. It was very disappointing to say the least, as I had high hopes for this product. Hopefully Neutrogena pays attention to these complaints and looks into the formulation of this product because something isn't right.
Best thing I've ever put in my face
DNewton from North Carolina
I've had freakishly dry skin for decades and I've tried everything out there - from the very high end to cheap bottom shelf drugstore products. This is the very best. I use it with the Hydro Boost Hydrating Serum and saw a difference the very first time I used it.
Busy mom from Pennsylvania
My favorite moisturizer! Goes on smooth and dries very quickly! The smell goes away in seconds. Affordable
Elly from Minnesota
I have combo/oily skin and I prefer this one over the water gel! I bought it because I read that it was a dupe for the Clinique Moisture Surge. Although they are similiar, I feel like this one is not as hydrating (as Clinique). Will definitely repurchase because it is a fraction of the cost! My only complaint is that I wish the packaging wasn't as bulky.
Eh Wouldn't use again
Ch88 from Indiana
It was very moisturizing (especially during the winter) but I noticed that I was consistently breaking out when I was using it. I wanted to like this product and kept using it for months but it just wasn't the right fit for my skin type
Wonderful especially for skin with rosacea
islandgirl from fishers in
I recently discovered I have rosacea. My dermatologist advised me to use skin products that do not contain any alcohol or fragrance. After doing some research I found this one and LOVE it!!! I have been using this along with the few products the dermatologist gave me. I use AM and PM.
I've had way better cheaper....
Daniellej from AR
Put on with fingers, used a silacone blender, a BB to apply and never melt like it was absorbing.
Move over moisture surge!
Mallo from Nashville
I've been buying Clinique moisture site for years until this was recommended by a dermatologist. Completely Unscented, thicker consistency, and a fraction of the price of moisture surge. New fav!
SaraB from texas
I wanted to review this earlier but wanted to finish my first jar before doing that. this is a great moisturizer. you need to apply this when your face is damp. my skin looks fresh but since I have combination skin, and I live in a high humidity location, this does make my skin a bit oily. I suffer from adult acne but this did not cause any flare-ups. I did buy the fragrance free jar. the only reason why I will not be purchasing this again is because this does not help with dark spots. but as far as the moisturizing factor goes, it does what it says. I highly recommended if you have dry skin.
⚠️NOT FOR SENSITIVE SKIN ⚠️
Lemongello from CA
I have had this product for a while I have sensitive commbo skin and it is light but VERY IRRITATING this burns my bumps on my cheeks like a lot so if you have sensitive skin DONTTTTTT BUY THISSSS
Wow! It's great
renae from new york
I bought this about a month ago, my skin was super dry and flaky and i had never seen it get so bad. My acne was coming back and I couldn't put makeup on without it peeling right off. I got this and i'm 2 days my skin was looking better than it was before it was even dry! I do have combination skin, so in the summer if you're anything like me, I'd switch to the one that isn't for super dry-skin because it may be a little oily. But when applicating, it makes your skin so soft and it's so lightweight! buy it NOW!