Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream Review by Hoppingo

Neutrogena hydro boost gel cream is a lightweight gel-cream moisturizer that soothes and hydrates dry skin. It is not actually a cream, but instead a lightweight, bouncy gel-cream hybrid that absorbs into your skin almost instantly on contact. Formula-wise, the gel-cream is made with hyaluronic acid to hydrate and glycerin to lock in the moisture. It is a bit cooling on contact, too, which is great considering the warm temperatures prevalent in India throughout the year. Beyond that, the moisturizer has virtually no scent, so it is completely safe for my sometimes-sensitive skin.

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Style Craze lists this product as one of the top 10 moisturizers to be used for the climate in India. It seals the moisture in your skin without increasing its moisture levels and keeping it non-greasy. Read here

PopXo similarly deems it to be one of the must have products for the skin during summer. For them, it is not only fast-absorbing but also free from chemicals, oils, dye and alcohol. However, they do mention the price point being higher than other products in the same category.

Namrata from The Brown Girl absolutely loves this product and feels it has improved her skin day after day. Nonetheless, she feels that if you have very dry skin – the product might not be strong enough.


This product can be purchased at Amazon for INR 950.

Common FAQs on the Netrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream

1. What does Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream do?
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream instantly quenches and provide long-lasting moisture relief for your extra-dry skin. It is formulated with hyaluronic acid, a hydrator found naturally in the skin, attracts moisture and locks it in. This formula results in more supple, healthy-looking, and smooth looking skin.

2. What is the difference between Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water gel and gel cream?
The primary difference between the products is the smell. Neutrogena Water Gel contains fragrance while the Gel Cream is scent-free. If you’re likely to have an allergic reaction, its best you try the Neutrogena Gel Cream.

3. Can I use Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel at night?
The oil-free, non-comedogenic formula can be worn under make-up during the day or used at night.  For nighttime use, Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream instantly quenches and provides long-lasting moisture relief for extra-dry skin. The unique gel-cream formula absorbs quickly like a gel, but with the long-lasting moisturizing power of a cream.

4. Does Neutrogena Hydro Boost clog pores?
The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel is also formulated with antioxidant olive extract which provides a layer of protection and moisture. Other notable attributes of the hydrating Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel is it’s oil-free, dye-free, and non-comedogenic so it won’t clog pores.

5. Is it OK to use hyaluronic acid every day?
Like with any new skincare product, you should start slow with hyaluronic acid, applying it once per day to see how your skin takes to it. If you find your skin is really benefiting from the additional hydration, you should apply it once in the morning and once in the evening.

Our Verdict

Whether you have naturally dry skin, tend to dry out during different seasons or need to relieve the side effects of acne products, you should make this product a part of your skin routine. A dedicated army of fans has made it one of the most consistently highly rated skincare products. The initial Hydro Boost line is so successful that Neutrogena has expanded it to include sunscreen, serum, hydrating tint, and more.

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Oil-free, no alcohol

Easily available

Contains hyaluronic acid

Provides 48-hour hydration

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Author: Sashena Hassamal

Sashena (Sash) is a netflix-bing watcher and an avid traveler. She is always dreaming about her next beach holiday where she can sip a glass of rose by the beach. She is always interested in new discovering new products which she loves sharing with you all.