Water-based gels are the perfect last step of a skincare regimen, especially for those with oily skin. These gels help to seal in all the moisture from other skincare products and also make the skin hydrated and plump due to the presence of ingredients such as hyaluronic acid. One such water gel that has gained a lot of praise around the globe is the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel. I recently picked up this product from Nykaa.com, and here is what I think about it.
The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel comes in a beautiful blue glass jar which is very sturdy. It has an additional plastic cap under the lid to prevent any leakage of the product, which makes it slightly more travel-friendly. I personally love the soothing blue colour of the packaging because even by looking at the jar, you will feel that this product provides tons of hydration.
The product itself is a translucent blue gel that spreads on the skin with extreme ease. It looks slightly shiny (wet) on the skin right after application but within a few seconds, the shine vanishes completely. It leaves the skin looking hydrated and plump without making it greasy. It feels extremely light-weight on the skin, and makes the skin feel soft and youthful for several hours. I am not sure about the 48-hour claim but I do wake up to plump and moisturised skin when I apply this product at night. The ingredient list does not contain the most natural ingredients, but it does contain hyaluronic acid, which is known to provide extreme hydration.
Overall, this gel is perfect for those with oily but dehydrated, acne-prone skin because it adds moisture without making the skin greasy or clogging the pores. The price of INR 849 for a 50g jar is decent, considering that you need the tiniest amount of product every day. If you are tired of super dehydrated skin then this is the drink that your face needs!