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Even in the offices of the swankiest dermatologists in New York City, I always see Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer floating around. Whether samples fill the trays near the exits or the dermatologist personally recommends it, it’s one of those products that seems too good to be true until you realize it actually works and it actually is affordable.
In a fast-moving beauty market that’s getting more expensive by the minute, old, reliable products that you can continue to use to top up your regime are hard to come by. That’s why this moisturizer has achieved such a cult following.
This moisturizer has a gel-like consistency and is non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog pores and cause breakouts. It’s also oil-free, dye-free and absorbs quickly, so it works immediately after application. Buyers report that the formula is perfect for people who take strong acne or retinol medications or creams, as it’s non-irritating and instantly hydrates dry skin. When I was taking EpiDuo for my acne, my skin filled me with samples to apply after applying my medication. It seriously prevents skin from tightening, and it’s so nice not to have to worry about further irritation to skin that’s already going through the ringer with harsh prescription-strength products.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Moisturizing Cream
Another shopper wrote that this moisturizer had a surprising effect on her acne, even without combining it with acne medication. “My acne wasn’t as red or looked choppy,” they wrote. “And actually seemed slightly minimized. I started using it from that day and my cystic acne has stopped, my skin is supple, clear and brightened.”
The product description states that this product is great for layering under makeup and buyers agree. “I bought this because I needed a water-based moisturizer to go under my makeup,” they wrote, adding, “this stuff is amazing, it feels so refreshing and hydrating when you put it on and. then it absorbs immediately and it feels like there is nothing on the skin. It lasts all day.”
Another shopper commented, “I have to say, it’s gorgeous alone and under makeup!”
If you’re looking for a dewy Hailey Bieber glow on a budget, by all means reach for this stuff.
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