This Lightweight Moisturizer Gives My Skin That Coveted Healthy Glow

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Hallie New 5/26

My entire skincare routine (and life) is essentially a quest for healthy-looking, glowing skin. And I’ve tried a lot of products. Some work, some don’t, and some leave me feeling a bit meh about my overall complexion.

That is certainly not the case with Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Gel-Cream with Hyaluronic Acid. A dermatologist and editor favorite, this lightweight gel-cream moisturizer offers 48-hour hydration (there are clinicals to prove it) and strengthens your skin’s moisture barrier each time you use it. Below find out exactly why I love it, what it does, and why you need to have it.

The Texture

Hands down, the texture and finish of this formula is the best part. It practically glides over your skin, absorbs easily/quickly, and never feels greasy. It’s like a potent burst of hydration each time I apply. 

The Ingredients

Made with glycerin—which penetrates the nine surface layers of your skin for longer lasting-hydration—the fragrance-, oil-, and dye-free formula offers next-level moisture. Glycerin works as a humectant in skincare, as it attracts moisture from the air and locks it into your skin. Then, there’s the hyaluronic acid. The buzzy ingredient (I’m sure you’ve heard about it) is a molecule naturally found in your skin as well as the connective tissue in your body. It’s special because it keeps your skin moist and lubricated, allowing the inner layers within skin’s surface to retain water as you go about your day. “The gel matrix formula in the Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Gel-Cream with Hyaluronic Acid utilizes a liquid crystal structure in order to deliver water to the deeper surface layers of the skin,” Dr. Robinson, board-certified medical and cosmetic dermatologist, explains. “In clinical studies, it demonstrated significant clinical improvements in skin hydration, and skin radiance.”

The Routine

I’m a huge fan of this entire product line from Neutrogena®—it’s incredibly effective, gentle yet potent, and you can pick it up at your local drugstore. The entire product line allows you to infuse hydration into every step of your skincare routine. After cleansing with the Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Hydrating Gel Cleanser, I use Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Serum or Hydro Boost Night Pressed Face Serum With Hyaluronic Acid—depending on the time of day—and then massage in the Hydro Boost Gel-Cream. Sometimes I’ll even give myself a quick facial massage. After all is said and done, I am glowing in that healthy, rosy, radiant kind of way.

Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Gel-Cream with Hyaluronic Acid for Extra-Dry Skin
Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Gel-Cream Extra-Dry $23.99

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