Neutrogena Hydro Boost

Have you tried the Neutrogena Hydro Boost?

During a work trip to Baton Rouge last month I started suffering from dry skin. I was having random dry flaky patches on my face (and yes I was moisturizing). My skin was peeling so bad that I couldn’t wear makeup for the meeting. During the drive back home I knew I was stoping at WalMart to pick up something for my skin. Due to my skin being oily, I didn’t have products related to dryness.

Instead of spending a ton of money on a new product at Ulta or Sephora, I decided to stop by WalMart. While browsing the skin care aisle, I stopped at the products you see here. Growing up I frequently used Neutrogena products for the horrible breakouts I faced. I also currently have another Neutrogena product in my skin care regimen. Keep reading for the review.

Hydro Boost Hydrating Cleansing Gel

This gel is lightweight and clear; after mixing with water it lathers to clear your face of the day’s oil and makeup. After using this product my face felt fresh. I did not feel oily after use, which I was grateful for. As I stated above, I used this product due my face being completely dry. I was really afraid that these products would break my face out; the last product I tried a few months ago really broke my face out (be on the look out for that review). After a few days of using this product my face was no longer peeling and best of all I did not break out.  My face has not felt too dry nor have I been oiler than in the past. I have continued to keep this cleansing gel in my skincare routine.

Directions: Wipe aways the day’s makeup. Wet face. Apply cleansing gel to hands. Add water. Work into a lather. Apply to face. Gently massage. Rinse. Pat dry.

Hydro Boost Water Gel

It does not take much to apply to the skin. I have learned that a little can go along way. One con to this product is that it seems to leave the jar a lot faster than I would like. However, I do know that I am slightly heavy handed when it comes to moisturizers so I partly blame myself. This water based gel is tinted blue unlike the clear cleansing gel. It goes on easily and absorbs fairly quickly; the product does not feel heavy on my face at all. My face feels moisturized and throughout the day. Although I don’t have a problem with the jar; my second con would be that in order to get product I have to stick my fingers inside. That may also be because I tend to scoop more than needed out as well.

Directions: Apply to the face and neck. Remember a little goes a long way.


I used these products after clearing my face of makeup or even before applying make up to my face.

I find the scent to be light and fresh. Since it isn’t strong or overpowering it works well for me.

In the photos, the cleansing gel (left side) is a tad bit runny as you can see in the bottom photo.

WalMart Prices:

Water Gel: $15.97

Cleansing Gel: $7.97

Both products contain Hyaluronic Acid. After a little research, because well I am full of knowledge on the best and worst product ingredients (yet).I learned that this particular acid works to lubricate. Hyaluronic acid does not eliminate wrinkles, but works to moisturize the skin.

I highly recommend this product. What are your thoughts?


  1. Krissy

    March 1, 2018 at 9:01 PM

    I’m such a skincare fanatic, but I’ve never tried neutrogena. Great article and beautiful blog.

    1. DreciaRenee

      March 1, 2018 at 9:53 PM

      Thank you so much! So far I love the products, you definitely should try them out.

  2. Leslie

    March 3, 2018 at 2:12 AM

    I need to try this!! I need to do better with my skin care….

    1. DreciaRenee

      March 3, 2018 at 4:33 AM

      Yasss!!! Try it and let me know. I definitely want to keep it in my routine..

  3. Rekitta

    March 3, 2018 at 3:25 PM

    Like reading 📖 your blog post.I love skin care product. I use them as apart of my self-care routine.

    1. DreciaRenee

      March 3, 2018 at 11:07 PM

      Thank you!!! I’m glad to hear that!!I’m really trying to get more into the products.

  4. howtomakemoneyfortraveling

    March 4, 2018 at 5:18 PM

    I just began wearing the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Tint and what a difference it has made on my skin! I’ll definitely be purchasing these products next. They are a fraction of what I paid for my hydrogel. Thanks for sharing!

    1. DreciaRenee

      March 4, 2018 at 7:12 PM

      If you already using the Hydro Boost product you will probably love these then. Thank you for reading!

  5. Twentyish Thirty

    March 5, 2018 at 7:21 PM

    I have sensitive skin and I break out without notice so this is a great post. I will definitely try this!

    1. DreciaRenee

      March 6, 2018 at 12:48 PM

      Thank you so much!! I understand the fear of breakouts. I was definitely skeptical since the last product I tried broke me out. I hope you love it. Thank s for commenting

  6. Tiffany

    March 7, 2018 at 3:06 PM

    Great blog! I have been eyeing these products. Will definitely give it a try soon! Thanks for sharing ♥️ ♥️ By any chance you are interested on doing collaborations, you can connect with amazing brands and fellow bloggers through the influencer directory of!


    1. DreciaRenee

      March 7, 2018 at 11:01 PM

      Than you so much. Please let me know how they work for you!

  7. OlenaRosanne

    March 9, 2018 at 4:29 AM

    I’m on the hunt for these products. I visited a local Walmart today and they didn’t have it but, I have a few more to check. I need these products in my life. Thanks so much for this informative review!

    1. DreciaRenee

      March 9, 2018 at 4:58 AM

      Oh I hate that! I hope you have luck at the other locations. Thank you for taking the time to read! I hope you love them!! Please let me know what you think when you finally try them.

  8. Trae

    March 21, 2018 at 4:44 PM

    I have the Neutrogena Hydro Boost! I do agree it is a great drug store buy. I started using Evan Healy though, and I cannot quit it. LOL Thanks for sharing.

    1. DreciaRenee

      March 23, 2018 at 1:55 AM

      I’ll be sure to check that brand out. Thanks again.

  9. jenn

    April 19, 2018 at 5:37 PM

    The Hydro Boost Water Gel is amazing!
    I got a few samples a while back and I was impressed. I have to buy a jar for the summer.

    1. DreciaRenee

      April 20, 2018 at 5:18 PM

      Yes! I love it so far. It really helped when my skin dry and peeling.

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