Price: 855 Philippine Peso
Where to buy: Watsons, also available at beautymnl.com
So, a little about me, I’m a typical working girl who commutes to the office every day, in a hot and humid climate. So, there is a great need for me to moisturize my face to keep it looking good and to prevent myself looking like a retiree when I turn 40.
For a couple of months, I have been on a hunt on getting a moisturizer that is non-sticky, since I have an oily face with a sensitive skin. Low and behold, when I was shopping in watsons at SM, a saleslady approached and introduced me to Neutrogena Hydro Boost Moisturizer.. I was hesistant at first because its a bit pricey for my budget but she insisted that since it is water based it wont feel sticky at all.
I tried it home and this is my verdict.
NEUTROGENA HYDRO BOOST WATER GEL MOISTURIZER
With its water-gel consistency, it is uniquely light-weight that can be instantly absorbed, proven to lock in abundant hydration deep within the skin.
PACKAGING: 3 out of 5 stars
The product is in a blue glass container.. It is heavy and bulky and it looks big but when you open it, the amount of product that’s in the jar didn’t live up to my expectation. The glass jar is heavy so I thought it was because of the product inside but sadly its just because of the glass.
INGREDIENTS: 2.5 out of 5 stars
water, cyclopentasiloxane, glycerin, dmethicone, cyclohesaloxane, dimethicone/vinyl dimethcone crosspolymer, polyacylamide, cetearyl olivate, C13-14 isoparaffin, phenoxyethanol, sorbitan olivate, dimethicone crosspolymer, laureth-7, carbomer, fragrance, sodium hyaluronate, methylparaben, disodium EDTA, C12-14 pareth-12, magnesium aspartate, zinc gluconate, propylparaben, sodium hyrodxide, methylisothiazoline, copper gluconate, CI 42090.
I must admit that I don’t know what these ingredients are all about but if there is one thing I know, it’s that parabens are closely link to breast tumor and even cancer.
I was taken aback by this ingredient but still went ahead with it, given my limited option and budget. But I would be very cautious because of this.
PRODUCT: 5 out of 5
The product itself is a delight to use. It is indeed water based so the cream has a runny, liquidy texture with a very light blue color. It has a mild scent, almost like a baby lotion kind of smell but once you lather the product on your face, you won’t really notice the smell anymore.
When I first put it on, I only used a small amount and it covered half of my face and spreads out really good and fast. I guess 3 to 5 minutes the product is completely absorbed by my skin and it has a matte but hydrated finish. It’s very lightweight, it almost feels like you didn’t put anything on your face.
Nonetheless, the product has no instant effect. It didn’t brighten my face but I did feel soft and supple. I find myself touching my face quite often when I first used this because I like how soft it feels.
I didn’t feel any grease and it felt comfortable all throughout the day. For my oil problem, I did notice that it is not as much as it used to but I think it’s because my past moisturizer was a thick cream and it was greasy so it made my face more oily.
I’m in love with this product all though for the price point, it’s expensive and there isn’t much in the jar but a little goes a very very very long way with this product so I think this will last for a month or so with daily use.
I only use this in the morning but the sales lady said that it could also be use as a night cream. I do have a separate night cream and I’m sticking with that since it didn’t disappoint me.
I am going to purchase again. My sole intention for this review is to share how good this product is and maybe when a lot of people will know and use this, Neutrogena will continue making this product since it is difficult to constantly for a moisturizer that suits me.
My rating is 4 out of 5. Minus one (1) because of the price and the fact that it is not paraben-free. I will definitely repurchase.