An Update on Neutrogena Hydro Boost Body Gel Cream!
It’s time for an update on Neutrogena Hydro Boost Body Gel Cream! I’m almost done with my first bottle of this lotion. I have about a third of product left. So I’ve been using this lotion only at night. I tried using it in the morning, but I didn’t like it. The lotion would just sit on top of my skin and make my skin feel itchy. This body gel cream feels very cooling, moisturizing, and lightweight on the skin. It absorbs into the skin very well without any issues. I remember having pilling issues with this product, but I think it had to do with other skin care products I was using around that time. The product stopped rolling off of my skin when I decreased the use of other products in my routine. There you have it. It works!
There is an option between fragrance and fragrance-free. I have them both, and they both work the same. It’s just that the fragrance-free is, of course, contains no fragrance. I prefer the one without fragrance. The one with fragrance gets more annoying the more I use it. Also, the one with fragrance contains blue dye. I guess to make it look pretty. In fact, it does look pretty, haha. But, I still prefer the one without the dye, which is the one without fragrance. If you’re interested in this lotion, either one could work. If you’re sensitive to fragrance, dye, or just want something that has ingredients that don’t contain fragrance or dye, go for the fragrance-free one.
I started off using this lotion all-over my body. It worked at first, but I noticed that my skin couldn’t tolerate it on specific parts of my body (like my arms). I developed some breakouts on my arms. I’ve never had arm breakouts before! I stopped using it on my arms due to this. The skin on my body is the ‘normal type’. I don’t have any acne issues or any other skin issues, so that was a little odd. Perhaps Neutrogena Hydro Boost Body Gel Cream is just too occlusive for certain parts of the body. It contains petrolatum. It also contains isopropyl palmitate, which is highly comedogenic. A combination of those two ingredients just made it even more pore-clogging. But, yeah, I’m dealing with some scarring from this lotion. Hopefully they’ll fade soon. I stopped using this lotion as an eye cream too. It just doesn’t sink into the skin quick enough and leaves my eye area looking and feeling irritated.
I love how moisturizing this lotion is, but at the same time, I don’t think it’s as great as I thought it was. Yes, it’s moisturizing, but I can’t seem to use it as a full body lotion. So I’m just using the rest of the lotion on my legs, which works pretty well. It leaves my legs feeling ultra soft the next morning and prevents itchiness from dry skin. And this lotion is pretty cheap for the price. It comes in a 16 fl. oz. bottle. I purchased mine for under 10 bucks. But, I’m not sure if I’m going to purchase another bottle after I finish it. I’d much prefer a bottle of lotion that doesn’t cause breakouts anywhere on my body. I don’t have any breakouts to begin with, so it shouldn’t break me out, right? lol. I don’t think this is a bad product. It’s a once in a while kind of thing for me.
Hope this review helped!
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