Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Serum ($19.99) is a new hydrating serum that contains hyaluronic acid which is part of Neotrogena’s Hydro Boost Spring 2017 Collection. I enjoy Neotrogena’s Hydro Boost Water Gel and was intrigued with Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Serum as I thought it would make a nice companion to the water gel!
It’s nice to see Neutrogena expanding on their Hydra Boost Skincare Collection! It’s also nice to see them introducing excellent makeup to this collection like their new Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint and Hydro Boost Hydrating Concealer.
Here’s my review and thoughts.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Serum comes housed in a 1 oz pump bottle and will set you back around $20 bucks at drugstores. I had some CVS Bonus Bucks so, I paid $15 bucks for mine. Given Neutrogena often has drugstore sales you’re bound to catch a deal on this sooner or later.
This is actually quite lovely but there are downfalls to the formula but first let’s discuss the good. This is a lightweight essence-like serum that absorbs in a flash and leave skin dewy to the touch, supple, and lightly hydrated. It’s a perfect prep to moisturizer as it’ll smooth and soften skin and allow moisturizer to absorb more easily. It’ll also lend nice moisture to skin and aid in retaining that moisture. I use it in the day and I experience no tackiness, shine, or oiliness when used in combination with my AM moisturizer and it leaves my skin feeling soft and pleasantly moist throughout the day. I wouldn’t say it is ideal for nightly wear as you might want to reply on an anti-aging or even a richer serum for evening use but as a daily lightly moisturizing serum it works very nicely and wears well under makeup as it eases dryness and gives skin a soft texture.
Sadly, it probably isn’t a perfect pick for sensitive users as it has a delightful yet very, very strong fresh floral fragrance. It also contains dimethicone which could potentially irritate skin or even dry out already dry skin over time.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Serum has some very nice hydrating ingredients but fragrance and dimethicone might be a deal breaker for some users!