Rated 4.27 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review THIS. WORKS.
Yes. This works sooooo well. I have really sensitive skin and for the past few weeks I have had a dry and sensitive face that feels vulnerable to the elements (wind, humidity, sun and heat damage, stress).
Hydro-Boost did the trick.
I have always liked Neutrogena's products - sunscreen, cleanser, etc. . . .
This one might just be my favorite -
Upon using Hydro-Boost my skin feels hydrated; the water gel is not heavy, it's not oily and it won't make your face look shiny.
You don't need to slather it on even - I just use a little each time and it immediately calms my face -
no redness, no burning - so far soooooo good
Most Helpful Critical Review Burns
I had the same problem as reviewer NayB. The first time I used it my skin felt a bit dry. After 3 nights of use my face felt burning as soon as I put it on. I do alternate between retin A and a mild glycolic acid cream because I have extremely oily skin. I thought this would help with the dryness that occurs in the winter when I use these products. The retin A and glycolic acid cause no issues in the summer, but really needed a moisturizer for the winter. Will be on the search for something else.
Reviewed by 2477 customers Love this hydro gel.
QLiz from TX
I use it in the mornings preferably but could use it either way. I use it to waken up my skin and hydrate with out a greasy or heavy feeling on my face.
Cori from Maine
I personally love this product! I tried the mini first, since it is expensive and I would recommend doing that if you're a first time purchaser. I love how lightweight it is! My skin instantly soaks it up AND it doesn't make me break up! I've read a lot of the comments that said it did make them break out, but I had the opposite experience. It's so hydrating and just made the overall appearance of my face healthier.
As much as I want to love it I can't ):
Alex from Arizona
In the beginning I thought this moisturizer was amazing, but recently I have realized that i have been breaking out for the entire month that I've been using it and it has been giving me chemical burns. I love neutrogena, but this moisturizer is certainly not for me.
Broke me out in red and scaly rash, plus acne
Ali from CALIFORNIA
I was really excited to try this with all of the glowing reviews and due to its manageable price point. Unfortunately, this definitely not only broke me out with some deep acne, but also gave me a painful and not so great looking red and scaly rash around my mouth (wasn't just a small rash - it was very obvious). This product was the culprit. I hesitated putting it on my face again after the first time I tried it because the fragrance is unnecessarily strong, and I like scented things. I could smell it for hours after I put it on. Also, the product has dye/coloring in it which seems like just another unnecessary ingredient, especially for a face cream. Lastly, I don't know why companies are still putting products in tubs, especially ones you put on a place you do NOT want bacteria. The only positive about this product was the consistency, which was smooth and easy to spread on your face.
Crystal from New York
This is like literally using water on your skin, there is no body, it does nothing for my skin, it didn't live up to it's expectations
It's a miracle
Mitzi from Waterford, Michigan
Doesn't do enough by itself. Need moisterizer too.
No analog from Phx
Very Best for skin hydration and leaves skin glowing and soft. A fresh look!
Disappointed it didn't work for me.
Mariahnoel from Detroit
I really wanted this to work for me being as sooo many different people recommend it. My skin type is combo and occasional acne, but some products will make me break out, and this just so happened to be one of those products for me ☹️ didn't make my skin feel hydrated just made me feel oily.
Good for oily skin !!
Carmen from Texas
I love this so much !! I'm got the mini just to try it out and it makes my skin feel and look amazing!! I love the way that my face feels hydrated and fresh but doesn't look oily ! I'm looking forward to buying the bigger version once I finish the mini !! I definitely recommend this product !!!! One tiny little set back is that it irritates me just a tiny bit around my nose and chin but not a lot so that's good !
Great inexpensive moisturizer!
Dragonlady from Pearland,Texas
I love this product for the summer because it feels cool when you put it on your face and it's great for day time moisturizer but I don't find that it's moisturizing enough for night time since my skin is very dry!
My absolute go to!
RebelliousBroccoli from Ohio
I've been using this for years and it makes my skin feel super soft. Lasts all day and doesn't have that heavy lotion feeling when it is applied. The fragrance is stronger than normal, but it doesn't affect me personally.
Carasmom from Lexington, MI
As an after-wash moisturizer I was not impressed. It's kind of greasy,feels like it sits on the skin, then an hour later you have dry patches (?)
Works like MAGIC!
Mytae from Dallas, Tx
I've been using this for awhile now, and it is my Holy Grail! Since I started using this gel, my face has felt so smooth and baby soft. I have combination skin, and I'll occasionally get some acne and/or really dry skin. Because of this, it took me a long time to find a moisturizer that was super hydrating but not oily or greasy. I tried a few other brands, and they were alright, but this is my ALL TIME FAVORITE! The results are almost immediate; I'll wake up the next morning with super soft skin. I 100% recommend this, and I am NEVER buying anything other than this.
Dye's, Fragrance, and moisture sucking ingredients
Alli from Reno,NV
This product offers a nice almost silky feeling base after applying, however... that's due to the moisture sucking ingredient Glycerin that's very high on the ingredients list. Glycerin creates a soft almost satin feeling texture that can feel moisturizing, however it's actually drawing moisture away from your skin. It also contains dyes and fragrance even though online it claims it doesn't. Maybe the formula changed?
I do love the fact this moisturizer is cheap and effective and has Hyaluronic acid, it does work for a lot of people who DON'T have sensitive skin and don't care about ingredients, only outcome.
Laurenk26 from Pennsylvania
This moisturizer feels amazing when you apply it! I love the water consistency of it and it doesn't leave my face feeling oily. Occasionally I will get dry patches and this product doesn't really help with my super dry skin. But it's a great daily moisturizer when my skin is more normal! Would buy again as a summer moisturizer
Feels so good on my face
Tina from PA
After wash face am and pm
eh it's ok, but definitely not the worst
skincare lover from usa
this is a good water/gel based moisturizer for acne prone or oily/combination skin, but i do have to say i did not like the fragrance in this moisturizer. it smelled a little bit stronger than i would like it too. but it's good for the summertime or more oilier skin.
NicPacS2 from San Diego, Ca
I heard great things about this gel moisturizer and finally decided to try it. I got the mini just in case I didn't like it. But I love it! Feels great on my skin and really hydrates. 10/10 would recommend
Made my non-sensitive skin BURN
Sydney from Minnesota
After hearing tons of great reviews on this product I thought I'd give it a try. I do tend to have oily non-sensitive or acne-prone skin. After a few days of using this, i noticed tiny raised bumps all over my cheeks that were not pimples. Thinking that this or another product could have been the cause I stopped using both and slowly reintroduced this moisturizer first. Immediately on application I felt my face BURN. This product contains silicones and fragrance/dye which is not good for the skin. Do not recommend it.
Not good for sensitive, non acne skin, too irritating
Tinatina from Fontana, ca
So I've used this for a couple weeks now and I'm not sure this is compatible with my skin. I have oily skin, it's a little sensitive but I don't really breakout much, I don't have acne issues. I mostly wanted something to help with aging as I'm in my late 30s and with my oiliness. But this is actually making my face itch and feel more sensitive. As if I exfoliated too much or something. It also burns as I apply it. I know with any irritation, it's time to stop using the product. I think it's a great gel for oily skin as it doesn't make my face more oily and my makeup sits well on top of it. But I'm too old for itchy face and the possibility of acne. So it's a no for me. If you have acne issues I'd say Neutrogena is a great and affordable for step. But if you don't have acne, this might be too strong and too irritating. I really have to send this back.....fast.
Nicepants from Seattle
This is the best moisturizer! I feel like my skin is 16 again!!! I'm a plump young chicken! My skin soaks it right up, it doesn't feel heavy, it's light & refreshing. The next morning I can visibly see a difference in hydration in my skin after using this product.
GO TO MOISTURIZER!
lala from NYC
I LOVE this moisturizer. I suffer from rosacea and peri-oral dermatitis and unfortunately for me its very hard to find a good moisturizer. This calms my skin at the same time moisturizes it.
juiceeee from Southern California
I looOoOve the texture of this! It reminds me of Tatcha's water cream moisturizer. Smells amazing, seeps into the skin in seconds, really plumps and smoothens.
Pragya from TX
For hydrating skin
Rebekah from Oklahoma City
I have ridiculously sensitive fair skin with rosacea. I hate the feeling of lotion on my skin. I sweat a lot and specially right out of the shower. My skin just doesn't want to absorb lotion and it drives me crazy all sticky and wet for 40+ mins. So I've been trying all the gel and oil moisturizers. This one is the best! You apply is and instantly your skin drinks it. I can put makeup on minutes after i apply it. I use to have to skip moisturizer under makeup because it would just sit on top of my skin. This moisturizer has change my skin healthy and my makeup game! All my makeup looks and applies so smooth now!