Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Review

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Review

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel is an award winning and best selling product from Neutrogena. It has been popular for containing the star ingredient, Hyaluronic Acid. Are you curious to know if this product is worth buying? Read on to know my thoughts on it.

(This review has been republished as a fresh post from the Brand Focus Series, for better organic reach).

Product Description:

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel instantly quenches dry skin and keeps it looking smooth, supple and hydrated day after day. Our award-winning and best selling water gel formula absorbs quickly and instantly delivers intense hydration. And it contains hydrating hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in the skin and acts as a sponge, absorbing up to 1,000 times its weight in water. This formula leaves skin more supple and smooth.
Plus, it’s an oil-free moisturizer, so you can wear it alone or under makeup as a smooth, velvety primer.


Water, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Dimethicone/vinyl Dimenticone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethaqnol, Polyacrylamide, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Dimethiconol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Chlorphenesin, Carbomer, Laureth-7, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance, C12-14 Pareth -12, Sodium Hydroxide, Blue 1

Price: Rs.849 for 50 gms

My take on Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel:

Packaging: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel comes in a classy, sea blue colored glass jar. I like how luxurious it looks. The glass jar is quite thick and strong that it doesn’t break with just a fall. It’s obviously not travel friendly but is eco friendly.

Color & Texture: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel has a light texture, similar to the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask. It’s not exactly gel but is not a cream as well. It’s a water gel, just like its name. It has a got a pale blue hue to it, but goes on completely transparent on the skin.

Fragrance: This has a fresh cosmetic fragrance. It smells nice but it can be bothering for those who prefer fragrance free products. The scent tend to stay on for sometime post application.

Experience: This is from my aunt’s vanity who has dry mature skin. Earlier she was a user of The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream and had switched to this after that got over. She feels the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel is much lighter and more suitable for the humid days. This keeps her dry skin adequately hydrated, soft and supple throughout the day. For colder days, she still prefers the TBS one as that is more rich and moisturizing for her dry skin.

I got to try this product when I stayed at her place. Myself having oily skin, I was surprised. The product says it quenches dry skin, so I had this thought that this is a dry skin product. But this was not at all greasy and quite lightweight on my oily skin. I was able to comfortably use it both during the day and night time and also under makeup. It instantly gets absorbed into the skin. It gives a non-greasy soft matte finish to the skin and keeps it hydrated for long hours. My skin would crave for such lightweight moisturizers during the summers. The product doesn’t have an SPF which is completely fine for me. I can use this day and night and also I tend prefer separate sunscreens for sun protection.

Coming to the negative points. It’s pricey for being a basic moisturizer? Yes, it’s a nice lightweight hydrating moisturizer perfect for the summers, but that is all. It claims to be only that as well. But strangely I’m disappointed that it doesn’t have any superior ingredients apart from Hyaluronic Acid. Also, It doesn’t target any specific skin concern except moisturizing. Well, the purpose of a moisturizer is just to moisturize. But these days, many brands have raised the standards of moisturizers providing so many skin benefits and targeting more skin concerns. I would get away with a less priced moisturizer with the same features of Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel.


  • Alcohol Free.
  • Lightweight & Non-Greasy Texture.
  • Absorbs within seconds.
  • Hydrates the skin.
  • Gives a soft matte finish.
  • Suits all skin types.
  • Non comedogenic.
  • Dermatologically Tested.


  • Expensive for the quantity.
  • Not fragrance free.
  • Contains parabens & silicones.

Would I recommend? If you want a lightweight, non greasy moisturizer, you may give it a try. I really liked using it, but I didn’t fall in love with it to purchase it. It will suit most skin types and keep the skin hydrated for long hours.


2 Replies to “Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Review”

  1. Accha hai , lakin is price me aur bhi accha product mil sakta hai to main isko buy nahi karungi 😊

  2. Nice review. This looks good for dehydrated skin. But I wish they had some more ingredients in it apart from HA…

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