Neutrogena Hydro Boost Three things came to mind when I read about the Neutrogena Hydro Boost range (purchased mine from Priceline): hyaluronic acid, lightweight hydration, and, oh my how pretty…

With summer right around the corner (who am I kidding, it’s here), I’m on the search again for something that will give me hydration without feeling like I am sweating under an inch of product.

So how did the gel-based range fair? Incredibly well, actually. (Note: this post contains affiliate links) Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel SPF 15 UVA/UVB Hydro Boost Water Gel (50g $24.99 AUD) doubles skin moisture in 1 hour, 24 hr hydration, hyaluronic acid, olive extract. Oil free, non-comedogenic.

Hydro Boost Water Gel SPF 15 UVA/UVB (40ml $24.99 AUD) lightweight, non greasy, hyaluronic acid, olive extract, ‘5 times more moisture’, 24hr hydration, oil free, non-comedogenic.

Hydro Boost Night Concentrate (50g $24.99 AUD) ‘progressive release system’, vitamin E beads, hyaluronic acid, olive extract, ionic mineral complex, oil free, non-comedogenic.

Hydro Boost Eye Roll-On (15g $19.99 AUD) roller-ball application, hyaluronic acid, olive extract, ionic mineral complex, oil free, non-comedogenic, alcohol-free.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Night Concentrate FINAL THOUGHTS

The bottom line is I give this range 10/10 for doing exactly what it claims to do.

It boosted hydration in my skin, leaving me looking (and feeling) fresh. Very similar to using a hydrating mask, I found the night concentrate plumped my skin overnight. All of the products are extremely light weight, but still very effective. Hands down, a great summer moisturiser.

I couldn’t say whether this would be enough hydration in winter weather, if you’ve had any experience with it I’d love to know. Once dried, it appears semi matte and works fine under makeup. I found the Water Gel and Night Concentrate made my skin very smooth to the touch. The fragrance is refreshing also.

These products are now officially in regular rotation in my skincare routine and I will repurchase all, except for the eye roll-on. The eye roll-on is fine, I just prefer something a little heavier on around the eyes. Fine lines are a b**ch.

I think its important to note that the Hydro Boost Water Gel and the Hydro Boost Water Gel SPF are essentially the same product (in my opinion), one difference being the SPF. The consistency slightly differs, as does the colour of the gel (SPF being deeper blue). If you had to make a choice between the two, just decide whether you want SPF or not.

They work perfectly fine together, and of course just as well apart. The only down side I can say about the SPF is its 15 rating. While it is broad spectrum, it is no where near the protection level I prefer. Leave any of your thoughts about this range in the comments! We’d all love to hear your experiences…


  1. Tasha
    October 7, 2014 at 9:37 am (3 years ago)

    This new range sounds really lovely! I like the sound of a lightweight, hydrating product that’ll sit well under makeup.

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  2. Beautiful Kayekie
    October 8, 2014 at 1:06 am (3 years ago)

    This is definitely a good range for both hydration and not interfering with your makeup. I love it for that.


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