Neutrogena – Hydro Boost Water Gel – Review – #‎BehindTheGlow‬ #Neutrogena

*I received this product free of charge in exchange for my honest review. Please see my privacy and disclosure policy for more information.

Hello All!

It’s beginning to look a little like spring around here; the hills are brown, there are puddles everywhere, and I’m getting itchy fingers. Itchy fingers are a sure sign of wanting to play in the dirt. Or sandy, clay like soil that I have to work with around my house and in my “garden” areas. Last year was my first attempt at gardening with a raised bed, and for the most part I had wonderful results. I can’t say the same for the area that I carefully fenced with chicken wire, and lovingly planted, only to have every single seed or sprout annihilated by what I’ve been told is a “stripper”. Reminds me of a gopher.

I’ll be waging ware on “strippers” this summer.

Anyway, the real reason behind today’s post is a review of Neutrogena’s – Hydro Boost Water Gel. I recently joined up with Influenster and was sent a Vox box with the new Neutrogena – Hydro Boost Water Gel enclosed, free of charge, in return for my honest opinion and review. I was a bit hesitant of accepting this Vox box due to my lack of wanting to show my face when doing a beauty product review. So I won’t be doing that. I will, however, be using eloquent, descriptive prose to explain my experience and my honest opinion of Neutrogena – Hydro Boost Water Gel.

Influenster, Vox Box, Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Water Gel

Influenster Vox Box of Neutrogena – Hydro Boost Water Gel

This is what arrived in the mail a week ago.

Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Water Gel

Neutrogena – Hydro Boost Water Gel

And this was what was inside. I was delighted with the packaging and the level of detail that Neutrogena put into explaining the product. Also, the design is lovely. Clean, crisp, and exactly fits the product.

The real surprise was the scent of the product. I have to say, I’m in love. It’s light, clean, fresh and all around delicious. I’m sitting here huffing it as we speak. They also make a fragrance free version, which I love! So thoughtful of you Neutrogena!



*sniff, sniff*


The texture is silky, without being overly smooth. By overly smooth, I mean “slip off your fingers, land in a sad blob on your counter, and spread out into a shimmering puddle”. This has a creamy texture, but it feels slightly like a high end oil, that’s been chilled. I wonder how well this will do in the fridge? I have to say at the end of the day, right before bed, putting a layer of cool moisturizer on your face and neck is very restful. I may have to try the fridge idea.

I’ll be honest. My skin after having the kiddo has been a raging mess of breakouts, dry patches, and oil. I’ve been afraid to try any new products for fear of compounding the problem. I’m happy to report that the Neutrogena – Hydro Boost Water Gel did just the opposite. It hydrated without feeling oily and the breakouts have all but subsided. The hydration was almost instant. I live in Colorado…in what is classified as “high desert”. The wind blows, a lot, and at high speeds. It really wreaks havoc on ones skin. I could tell a difference within 2 minutes of using the product, especially on my forehead, and neck. I’ll never have perfectly flawless skin, but I do require that my skin feel hydrated, and look clean. This product was a 10 on both accounts. I also, didn’t have any of my usual skin reactions, which was another factor into my hesitation in accepting this product. Again, this product is a 10.

Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Water Gel

Neutrogena – Hydro Boost Water Gel

So my review is it’s a 10 all around. Lovely texture, delicious scent, wonderful moisture and fabulously relaxing.

Hey Neutrogena – any plans of making a body spritz with this scent? I’d love to test that product for you! Actually I’d love you if you did make a body spritz.

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*I received this product free of charge in exchange for my honest review. Please see my privacy and disclosure policy for more information.
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