Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel
This post is going to delve into the science behind a new skincare product: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel. Sometimes, I find , a skincare routine can become so complicated and time-consuming that it is great when you come across a really great basic that leaves your skin feeling great in just one step.
As the name suggests, Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel is a very light product with a soft gel texture. It feels cool on the skin and spreads easily but feels wetter on the skin than a standard cream and takes a little longer to absorb. It does leave skin feeling soft, without any greasiness.
The reason for this is because one of the gel’s main ingredients is hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a fantastic moisturising molecule as it can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water and can easily form a gel. It can hold onto water in the top layers of the skin and keep it feeling moisturised all day, as well as helping to keep skin supple and in great condition. Often hyaluronic acid is only found in products in a low concentration, so it is really great to see it taking centre stage in Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Gel, as it is one of my favourites.
The Hydro Boost Water Gel also contains a variety of different dimethicones. These are silicone-based ingredients which form a layer on top of skin, helping the product to glide on and to smooth out complexion. This also makes the product an excellent base for make-up, as many primers are silicone-based. The barrier formed on the skin’s surface will also help to prevent water-loss from the skin throughout the day.
The combination of water-holding hyaluronic acid and the barrier action of the gel help to contribute to the product’s ‘continuous hydration release system’, and I feel it does make my skin feel softer by the end of the day. It’s a great basic day cream, lacking in SPF protection, but it does a great job in hydrating and providing a base for makeup. With science as sound as this, I would definitely recommend!