Update: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF (30 and 50)
I started using Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion Sunscreens again. I have a bunch of sunscreens to use up, and I noticed that I still had Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion Sunscreens sitting around. What better time to use up my sunscreens than this time of the year. It is summer and sunny after all! ☀️ So with these sunscreens, I’m using them on my body. I didn’t like using them on my face. I tried. It just didn’t work out as a face sunscreen for me. That’s the reason why I stopped using them for a while. You can read more on my previous thoughts on the Hydro Boost sunscreens right here:
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion Sunscreen SPF 30
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50
My Experience with Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF (30 and 50)!
I have this sunscreen in SPF 30 and SPF 50. They both work similarly besides each being a different SPF. Honestly, I would choose the SPF 50 over the 30 any day. But I remember my first time trying this product was the SPF 30. The SPF 50 was always out-of-stock. 😢 I prefer sunscreens with a higher SPF. I need all of the sun protection that I can get from a sunscreen. My skin is very prone to freckling. So from the label, it claims that both of these sunscreens are broad spectrum, has an invisible finish, is non-greasy, and water-resistant. They’re both chemical sunscreens. Here are the filters in each sunscreen bottle:
SPF 30: Avobenzone 2.7%, Homosalate 9%, Octisalate 5%, Octocrylene 9%
SPF 50: Avobenzone 2.7%, Homosalate 9%, Octisalate 5%, Octocrylene 9%, Oxybenzone 4.5%
I really love the idea of the Hydro Boost sunscreen. It’s supposed to be a water gel lotion (what it’s called). I’ve used Asian sunscreens that are lightweight, feels watery on the skin, and just soothing on the skin. They just vanish into the skin while providing sun protection. It’s amazing stuff. I think this sunscreen was supposed to be similar to that type of texture and feel. And you know what? The texture and consistency of the Hydro Boost sunscreen wasn’t bad at all. It feels like a gel and feels soothing on the skin. It absorbs pretty well into the skin and doesn’t leave a sticky, tacky film behind. The sunscreen didn’t look greasy on my skin. It was indeed invisible and non-greasy.
This sunscreen is not alcohol-free. It contains denatured alcohol at the top of the ingredient list for both (SPF 30 and SPF 50). I remember using the sunscreen on my face without my skin drying out. It was actually more moisturizing than drying even though it contains alcohol. The alcohol content wasn’t that big of an issue when it comes to this product. Even though I do prefer sunscreen products without drying alcohols. I had other issues with it, such as my eyes burning. I can’t use this sunscreen near my eyes at all. My eyes start tearing up. It also contains an overpowering fragrance, which I didn’t like. I remember it breaking me out too at some point. That’s one of the main reasons why I stopped using it.
Another issue that really bothered me (while using it as a body sunscreen) is trying to reapply the sunscreen throughout the day. The product would ball up and just roll off of my skin. So this sunscreen, from my experience, is not good for reapplication. It doesn’t layer on properly or in a clean way. I thought it was really annoying to use. If it rolls off of my skin, that means the product isn’t working to protect my skin. I finally finished the SPF 30 bottle this week. I’m almost done with the SPF 50 too. I most likely won’t purchase either one again. I didn’t enjoy using them. I’m just glad I’m done with them, but it was nice to try them out again.
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