Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Sunscreen Review – Is it worth it?

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Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion Sunscreen Review – Neutrogena is an excellent brand in the sun care and skincare industry. Neutrogena hydro boost skincare line is suggested for everyday use as part of a daily skincare routine. 

With Broad Spectrum, Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Sunscreen gives better UVA/UVB protection, a water-resistant sunscreen lotion that hydrates the skin without the greasy feeling.

It gives superior sun protection and helps to maintain skin hydrated and healthy. This sunscreen is a broad-spectrum UVA/UVB water-resistant sunscreen lotion.

Also, it hydrates the skin without a greasy feeling and Sunscreen lotion that layers invisibly under makeup. This Dermatologist recommended suncare product is an oil-free formula. Also, it contains a non-comedogenic formula so that it won’t clog pores.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel

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Product Description

This water-resistant sunscreen lotion is made with unique Helioplex, a sunscreen technology from skin burning UVB rays and skin-aging UVA rays with broad-spectrum protection.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Sunscreen for the face & body gives skin looking healthy without an oily residue. Also, it moisturized for up to eight hours without white marks. Also, This non-greasy sunscreen has a light and clean feel.

Price: $14.99, 3.0 oz (88 ml) 

Skin type: Dry, Oily, and Normal skin

Available in SPF: SPF 50 & SPF 30

Neutrogena hydro boost water gel ingredients

Active ingredients – Homosalate (9%), Octocrylene (9%), Octisalate (5%), Oxybenzone (4.5%), Avobenzone (2.7%)

Water, Caprylyl Methicone, Glycerin, Diisopropyl Adipate, Silica, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Dimethicone, Sodium Hydroxide, Polyurethane-62, Pentylene Glycol, Aluminum Starch Cctenylsuccinate, Phenoxyethanol, Alcohol Denat, Fragrance, Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Crosspolymer, Hydroxyacetophenone, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Trideceth-6, Chlorphenesin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium Edta, Menthyl Lactate, Violet 2, Blue 1.

Features

  • Broad-spectrum sun protection
  • Non-greasy and oil-free sunscreen
  • Hydrates skin for 8 hours
  • Water-Resistant
  • Non-Comedogenic – so it won’t clog pores
  • Helioplex Technology
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Sunscreen Review

My write-up on Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Sunscreen

We will be reviewing Neutrogena hydro boost gel sunscreen today, and you guys know how much I love this line. For me, Neutrogena has made one of the best products.

I have very pale skin, always carry a high sun factor when outside and exposed. But, I have tried several various products, including some others by Neutrogena.

I also tried ultra-sheer dry-touch sunscreen, but hydro-boost is very lightweight, making it easy to implement and comfortable with clothing and loose hair.

This sunscreen gives you hydration throughout the day, and when you are exposed to the Sun, it takes the water out of your skin and dries you out, but it will keep you hydrated for up to eight hours. The other thing you have to know is that this is a chemical sunscreen, but It gives a good amount of protection.

Since I’ve been using it, and I have a few things to say, I don’t understand why they add fragrance because the hydro-boost sunscreen smell could be too intense for some people.

It contains a heavy fragrance; it could be a little bit irritated on some people on sensitive skin and acne-prone skin. It’s so essential if you want to maintain youthful, beautiful, healthy skin. It may not be suitable for oily skin types.

It comes with SPF 50 and SPF 30. It contains UVA as well as UVB protection, and it also includes hyaluronic acid. This sunscreen is the best water-based sunscreen for the face. It is the same fresh, light smell as the hydro-boost moisturizer.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Sunscreen’s only disadvantage is that it includes Oxybenzone – the most hazardous sunscreen ingredient of all. If you are not concerned about Oxybenzone, this sunscreen is good because it is lightweight and blends transparently.

The one thing about it is that it does not get near your eyes because it will burn and cause you to have unstoppable watery eyes all day, even when you wash it off.

It is lightweight and not sticky like heavy other sunscreens. So, This sunscreen leaves a very smooth and very nice finish. This sunscreen is one of the best so far, in terms of no white residue, no greasy, and oiliness.

Its water-gel formula has a clean, light feel. So, this non-greasy SPF 50 sunscreen is also suitable for dark skin people.

[Also check: Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen Review ]

Texture, Fragrance, and Packaging

Packaging: This water gel Sunscreen comes in a blue squeeze plastic tube with a screw cap. It’s a handy size tube that is easy to use. Also, you can easily carry in your handbag while traveling.

Fragrance: This is heavily fragranced sunscreen so that the hydro-boost sunscreen smell could be too intense for some people.

Texture: Neutrogena product is thick. It wasn’t a gel. It is more like a lotion, white, and not different from other sunblocks. I was expecting a real gel! But it is thick white lotion.

Neutrogena hydro boost water gel sunscreen spf 50:

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Sunscreen spf 50

Neutrogena hydro boost water gel sunscreen spf 30:

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Sunscreen spf 30

Pros of Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Sunscreen

  • It doesn’t leave a white cast
  • A little works a long way
  • Absorbs well and quickly
  • Great UV protection
  • It doesn’t feel sticky or filmy like regular sunscreen
  • Very lightweight, even above the moisturizer
  • The container is comfortable to manage and to store
  • Delivers Broad Spectrum skin-aging UVA/UVB Protection
  • Dampens skin with essential hydration
  • Easily hide under makeup
  • Excellent hydrator for dry, dull skin
  • Works to help keep skin feeling hydrated

Cons of Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Sunscreen

  • Irritate my eyes if I get them close
  • It is more a lotion than a gel

How to use Neutrogena Hydro Boost Sunscreen?

  • Apply 15 minutes before sun exposure.
  • Reapply back 1 hour of swimming or sweating.
  • And also reapply every 2 hours.

[Also check: Sun Bum Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 Review ]

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Sunscreen

Overview

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Sunscreen didn’t leave a white cast and not too thick. This sunscreen is more affordable than other sunscreen products. So I recommended it because It pulls in moisture from the air to keep our skin nice, hydrated, and moisturize, which is good. If you have dry or flaky skin, it’s so good because it’s very light, not greasy, and not oily. It absorbs into the skin well.

Frequently asked questions

Is Neutrogena Hydro Boost sunscreen good for oily skin?

Yes, it works great on oily skin. This sunscreen leaves a very smooth and very nice finish. This sunscreen is best so far in terms of no white residue, no greasy, and oiliness. The hydro-boost gel sunscreen absorbs into the skin well.

Which is better, Neutrogena ultra sheer or hydro-boost?

Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch sunscreen spreads quickly but gets my skin oily and sweaty immediately on the skin, yet after a few minutes, it begins to absorb in the skin, and It has a creamy texture. 
Hydro boost water gel sunscreen absorbs completely and fast and Doesn’t give white marks. Neutrogena ultra sheer is for oily and acne-prone skin, whereas Hydro boosts water gel sunscreen suitable for dry skin because It is the best water-based sunscreen for the face.

Does Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel have SPF?

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Sunscreen creates adequate broad-spectrum skin-aging UVA/UVB protection with SPF 30 and SPF 50. This SPF 50 and SPF 30 sunscreen lotion quench skin with vital hydration.

Is Neutrogena sunscreen good?

Neutrogena sunscreens are made with chemicals that contain harmful chemicals like Oxybenzone, methylisothiazolinone – the riskiest sunscreen ingredient of all. So it may be irritating your skin, or other vital issues may happen. So always take a patch test before applying.

Is Neutrogena hydro boost sunscreen reef safe?

It includes 2.7% avobenzone, which is not good for coral reefs. You may find other ingredients in this product that are not coral-reef safe include Octisalate, Homosalate, and many others. 

Is Neutrogena Hydro Boost sunscreen a moisturizer? 

It is not a moisturizer. But its hydrating formula leaves skin looking supple, soft, and moisturized without any white residue.

Does Neutrogena Hydro Boost sunscreen cause acne?

Water gel sunscreen has a hydrating formula that has a light feel and gives an oil-free look. It may not cause any breakout or acne because It is a non-comedogenic product.

Is Neutrogena hydro boost sunscreen mineral or chemical?

It is not a mineral sunscreen. It contains homosalate, octocrylene, octisalate, Oxybenzone, avobenzone as active ingredients. These are chemical-based ingredients. But this chemical sunscreen works very well. 

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