Ever since turning 27 I’ve been noticing how my skin has been losing so much of its moisture. I remember I used to complain all the time about my oily skin but if I think about it now, oily skin is moisturized skin and moisturized skin means a slower premature ageing process so now instead of having to worry about a shiny complexion now I have pesky fine lines and wrinkles to worry about. It was high time that I upped my skincare routine to accommodate my now mature skin and Neutrogena Hydro Boost could not have come at a better time.
It’s no surprise that the dashing Nicole Kidman has just joined Neutrogena as their global brand ambassador, she exudes elegance, class and exquisiteness and she fills the role just perfectly. When Neutrogena launched the new Hydro Boost range it caught my attention immediately as I soon learnt that this new range of products contained Hyaluronic Acid. I’ve previously learnt about Hyaluronic Acid from past beauty events that I’ve attended and to explain what it is, is that its naturally found in our own skin and it helps to hydrate. Basically its acts like a sponge for dehydrated skin and can absorb up to 1000 times its weight in water. Hyaluronic Acid is also found in many anti-wrinkle beauty creams but often the quantity is not nearly enough to see results.
As mentioned above, I’ve had to change up my skincare routine to suit my new skincare needs. It’s important that your skincare routine changes as you change to ensure it gets the hydration and care that it needs. Below I’ve briefly highlighted what I thought of each product (spoiler -I didn’t like them all)
Hydro Boost Facial Cleaner Wipes – R99.95
I thoroughly enjoyed the facial wipes and it saved me on many late nights when I was far too tired to do an entire facial cleanse. The great thing about these wipes is that it’s a very thick wipe so it feels as though you’re cleaning your face with a proper face cloth which is nice. It smells just like the micellar water and the water gel pot and if I had to describe the scent it’s a subtle fruity scent which I liked very much. It’s infused with a fresh cleansing lotion which effortlessly glides over the face and eyes. I’ll be purchasing this again.
Hydro Boost Water Gel and Gel-Cream – R139.95Water Gel: The Hydro Boost Water Gel is another product from the range that I will be repurchasing. It has a slightly blue tint and smells fresh and fruity. I liked how it blends so quickly into your skin and you don’t have to rub or blend it in as your skin just absorbs the product. It’s lightweight and oil free.
Gel-Cream: This is a rich gel for intense hydration and recommended for extra dry skin. I personally didn’t enjoy this one as much and it felt almost exactly the same on my skin as the water-gel so it didn’t feel like there was much of a difference. It didn’t feel like it provided any more hydration than the Water Gel and its fragrance free. I doubt I’ll be purchasing this.
Hydro Boost Water Gel Cleanser and Micellar Water – R99.95Water Gel Cleanser: This was probably my least favorite from the range as I felt that it didn’t lather enough to feel like I’m getting a proper face cleanse. I’m used to getting that nice soapy face wash and I didn’t get that from this facial cleanser. It is suitable for sensitive skin and Paraben-Free.
Micellar Water: Another winner from the Hydro Boost range is definitely the Micellar Water. I know you can use this to wipe makeup off directly with no cleansing but I use this to clean off any excess makeup that I didn’t get to during my face wash. It didn’t burn my eyes at all and it helps in boosting skin hydration. My bottle is just about empty so definitely refilling up on this one.
I’ve happily converted over to the Neutrogena Hydro Boost range and if anything I will continue to buy and use the Wet Wipes, Water Gel and Micellar Water as those worked best for me. With me moving to the UK in just over a month’s time it’s going to be crucial to keep my skin happy and hydrated in those weather conditions so I’m really glad that I’ve found these products and I’m definitely taking a bulk supply over with me.
I had no bad skin reactions and this product is suited for sensitive skin types. Happy to recommend this range to anybody that often has bad reactions to skincare products or someone with dry skin. I’ve been using this for just over 2 months and couldn’t be more impressed.