Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating 100% Hydrogel Mask ($2.99) is a new Hyaluronic Acid gel sheet mask that promises to provide intense moisture to skin. Sheet masks are an important role in my skincare routine. I’ve been using them several years and I’m massive fan of Korean Sheet Masks in particular. It’s a common trend in Asia that has slowly starting become popular in the US but sadly, many of the sheet masks that have come out here haven’t been as great as the ones here.
Neutrogena is selling these in two formula each of which contains a one time use mask for around $2.99 to $4 depending where you purchase them. This is gel mask that contains two pieces. One piece should be applied to the upper portion of your face (eyes) and the second should be applied to your lower face (chin, lips, etc…). I’ve run across sheet masks like this before but I don’t particular likely them as I tend to pat my face mask as I wear it to allow the product to absorb into my skin. Doing so with a sheet mask that is in two parts is difficult because it ends up slipping off. Which by the way it does quite often since this is a gel-like texture and not a traditional cotton fiber mask which means as it applies easy enough but it slips off through the wear if you aren’t laying down and stationary. It’s just messy and a pain to use.
Not only is it awkward to use and wear but it’s formulated with more fragrance than Hyaluronic Acid. The ingredient are terribly disappointing and not exactly super hydrating. After using it I didn’t feel super hydrated or softened after using it. There are far better sheet masks available with a host of excellent ingredients that will hydrate your skin.
I was disappointed with this. I really wish that the US market will catch up with the Korean ones when it comes to creating affordable, beneficial sheet masks.
Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Propanediol, Ceratonia Siliqua (Carob) Gum, Xanthan Gum, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Chlorphenesin, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Chloride, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp Extract, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil, Sucrose Cocoate, Tocopherol, Blue 1