Beauty Review: Neutrogena Hydro Boost

I feel the Spring in the air and it makes me very happy. After the last weeks spent under the rain, a bath in the sun is what I need. Especially to regenerate my skin which is also feeling the arrival of the new season.

Three weeks ago I received the new Neutrogena Hydro Boost collection. I saw a lot of advertising about Neutrogena Hydro Boost products which really made me want to try them badly.

Bonjour Chiara Loves // Neutrogena Hydro Boost review.

I’m already a customer of Neutrogena. I use almost daily its facial scrubs to regenerate the skin. So, I know that Neutrogena offers a good range of products.

After I tested Neutrogena Hydro Boost collection every day for the last 20 days, I put together my thoughts.

Bonjour Chiara Loves // Neutrogena Hydro Boost review.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel + Micellar Water

The Hydro Boost Water Gel cleanser. This is a very good product. I don’t use any specific makeup removal even if I should because my mascara is very strong. I love the effect that it gives to lashes, but it’s really hard to take it off. I used the cleanser Wash Away by Joelle for a while but I wasn’t happy at all. First it didn’t wash my makeup away and second it left my skin super dry.

Water Gel is the product I was looking for. It’s not too aggressive on the skin but it removes every single trace of makeup.

The Hydro Boost Micellar Water. After using the Water Gel, I follow a second step to cleanse the skin. I use the tonic with a cotton pad to refresh the face before starting to apply the cream. Sometimes, I use only this product if I haven’t left the house for the entire day, therefore I haven’t put any makeup on.

Would I purchase these two products again?

I have no doubts regarding the Water Gel cleanser. It’s hard to find a good cleanser and I found an amazing one which is available at drugstore price. So, definitely my skin has just started a long term relationship with the Hydro Boost Water Gel cleanser.

I also like the Hydro Boost Micellar Water, but I also know that I like to try new products. This one is a good one, but I didn’t really feel a huge difference from other tonic that I used before. Said that, since I’m buying the Water Gel again I’d probably stay stick to the Micellar Water too because the combination of these two products is even better to boost the hydratation of the skin.

Bonjour Chiara Loves // Neutrogena Hydro Boost review.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream

The first two days I applied this cream every morning but then I went back to the older one. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream doesn’t contain SPF and as I often repeat on my blog, the SPF factor is one of the first thing I check on a cream. Especially since I moved to Qatar where I’m constantly under the effect of the sun.

If your foundation has SPF, then this cream can be a good choice for you. It leaves your skin moisturized and fresh, it’s fast-absorbing so it’s a good base for makeup.

Bonjour Chiara Loves // Neutrogena Hydro Boost review.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Cream

Also this cream doesn’t contain SPF so I can’t use it during the day but I’m using it every night. After cleaned my skin I apply a layer of Neutrogena Water Cream. It absorbs very fast (so I don’t leave half of the product on the pillow) and the morning after my skin is super soft.

Would I purchase these two products again?

I’m not 100% sure because of the SPF factor but the texture of these two creams is so light that I’m pretty sure they will be great for summer. The AC and the heat leave my skin super dry. I really need to boost hydratation. These no-oily creams will keep my skin hydrated during the night, also rebuilding skin’s barrier.

Bonjour Chiara Loves // Neutrogena Hydro Boost review.

*Thanks Neutrogena for sponsoring this post. All thoughts are my own.

Chiara Amodeo
About me

Chiara is a quirky and funny Italian girl currently living in Middle East. She is a dreamer, a blogger, a shopaholic, Paris and cats lover. She spends her days with her husband and their three cats, creating outfits with Mrs B. and writing about what she loves!


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Carla Mila
Reply March 12, 2017

Tengo la suerte de conocer ya la nueva colección, la recomiendo. Es genial.

Reply March 12, 2017

I've heard so many great things about Neutrogena. Got to give them a try and see how I like them.

    Bonjour Chiara
    Reply March 13, 2017

    I can confirm that those positive comments are all true!!
    xoxo, Chiara

Reply March 13, 2017
Reply March 13, 2017

These products sound great. I need to check them out.
Nina's Style Blog

Reply March 13, 2017

Amazing post, Chiara!! I absolutely love Neutrogena products!
Have a great week ahead beautiful!!

Reply March 13, 2017

Love Neutrogena! It's my fave beauty product!
Happy Monday, babe!
xoxo, Vanessa

Reply March 13, 2017

Thank you for the detailed review! I am always in the lookout for facial products and I need to try this too!! Lovely pictures by the way!


    Bonjour Chiara
    Reply March 14, 2017

    I'm particularly committed with the face care routine, Neutrogena is really good!
    xoxo, Chiara

Black Dress Inspiration
Reply March 13, 2017

Great products

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