When I arrived from Singapore, a press parcel was waiting for me. Wrapped “mysteriously” and looking extremely aquatic, this box welcomed me home, even though I was already expecting this to arrive. I’ll let the photos be my quick introduction :).
You know, I got really excited to be part of this Neutrogena launch. For one they’re a trusted brand with good credibility and the hydro boost line is reportedly good and effective, I was happy to hear it happened to be a gel formula like Clinique Moisture Surge but initially, to be honest I wasn’t keen on adding yet another moisturizer to my skincare batch. I have normal sensitive skin . The only part of my face that TENDS to be dehydrated is my chin area up to the corners of my mouth. I moisturize that area as needed with a bit of Embryolisse cream. If I do that step too often I break out, if I don’t do it my chin is itchy rough and somewhat dry, so I have to balance how often I do that. The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel has a progressive moisture release system. The consistency is a pretty aquatic blue gel. Reminds you of a swimming pool doesn’t it?
It smells pretty, too, which sadly for me…is actually a con instead of a pro. Since the moisturizer is scented I had a bit of a hunch that it might break me out. As always with any new skincare product, I tested only on my chin to determine my reaction to it. I also noted that it did not carry the “hypo-allergenic” flag but since it is Neutrogena I was willing to give it a try. I applied this on my chin before bed, and woke up the next morning, the result was my skin smoothed out for awhile and not dry and yes the way it was moisturized was not greasy…but sad to say…I got me a bit of a rash. I broke out into a few itchy spots on my chin. But that’s me and you know that on this blog I have stressed repeatedly that I do have sensitive skin and if the product does happen to be scented it may majorly be a no-go for me. Would I recommend this? For people who don’t have sensitive skin, yes, definitely. If you want a moisturizer that won’t leave you greasy and easily absorbs into the skin, this is for you. However if you shy away from scented facial products, then I’d say it would be better if you skip this one because I reacted to it in a not so good way. I’d still like to thank the team from Neutrogena for giving me the opportunity to try this out and give it an honest to goodness review. The team I met at Momo restaurant in Ayala Triangle treated us to one of the most delicious dinners out of my life (no fooling) and made us bloggers feel special and respected and that’s all we need really. Neutrogena Hydroboost Water Gel is available at Watson’s branches that stock Neutrogena and retails for Php830.00 for a 50 gram pot of product.