Neutrogena Hydro Boost Essence and Gel Cream Review + Price

Here's a review on Neutrogena Hydro Boost Essence and Gel Cream.

PRICE: Essence- P1,029.00; Gel Cream- Around P1,050.00+
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OTHER LOCATIONS: Available in all leading department stores, drugstores, and supermarkets


For me, it's always nice to discover new skin care products that are all about hydration and my latest, favorite find is Neutrogena Hydro Boost skin care. If I'm not mistaken, it's one of the first gel-cream type skin care products to set foot locally, and I finally got to try it. It's been forever since I tried Neutrogena skin care (started with the Deep Clean Facial Cleanser in the 90's!) and after all these years, I am still impressed by the brand!


Hydro Boost is Neutrogena's range for normal to dry skin; it features the classic, potent ingredients, Hyaluronic Acid and Olive extract that deliver intense hydration and moisturization in a time release format. Oil- free, non- comedogenic, dermatologist- tested, allergy- free, and non- greasy.

Hydro Boost Gel Cream ingredients

 Hydro Boost Essence ingredients


Left: Gel Cream; Right: Essence

The Essence, which I use for daytime, has an emulsion- like texture. It has a fresh, watery feel and gets absorbed right away. I love how this product preps my skin before makeup and does not interfere in any way with the textures of my makeup.

The Gel Cream, which I use for night time, is a rich gel that leaves skin hydrated without the heavy feel and stickiness. It's lighter than my usual night creams, but works just as effectively in sealing moisture within my skin.

Both products have a light floral scent. It's not overpowering and irritating; it smells fresh and nice, and it perfectly complements the texture of the products. No breakouts during my usage. However, if you live in a really cold climate, you are probably better off with skin care products with richer textures.

Been using these for a month now and my skin is looking plump with moisture, feels soft, and looks extremely moisturized. Hyaluronic Acid, indeed, is one of the best skin hydrators!

Neutrogena Hydro Boost is a simple skin care product, but proof that simple always works. I recommend this product to those with normal and combination (oily-normal/ dry-normal) skin types.


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9 Lovely Thoughts

  1. Yup I agree with that that simple always works :) But what's the size? Isn't it expensive for its size or it's just okay? But I like the packaging so simple and so refreshing. and it's good that it's light because the cream I use at night is Nivea and it's so heavy super sticky sa skin hahaha. But I was just thinking na my skin needs it during night but if this is really as effective as other night creams and it's light then it's goood.

  2. Thanks for your review Ms. Martha. This is a good skincare at mejo mura pa siya. I'm hoping na may anti aging skincare line ang Neutrogena? I'm on my late 30's na kase eh. Thanks again.

  3. Happy to know about this Neutrogena hydro boost, I'm a Neutrogena user and I can't wait to try this... will check it out at Watsons!

  4. My dry skinned brother uses this and he repurchased last week.

  5. i always see this at department stores. i want to try this product since it is recommendable for oily-normaly skin type. what are your other night creams Ms. M?

  6. Neutrogena,Biore,Celeteque and Cetaphil is really doing their best when it comes to Skincare. Before nakakabuy pa ako ng Nuetrogena medyo Mira pa kase before now mahal na

  7. I've been eyeing Neutrogena's Hydro boost line for a long time because gel type skincare items work the best with oily skin. Their cleansers works wonders for me! I love how miniminalist the products in this line are. No frills about exotic ingredients, no sketchy promises, just straightforward great performance. I think Neutrogena is one of the best Mid to High End product available in the drugstore. I've been in love with their anti-blackheads line, and I'm excited to explore more! What other items have you tried from their offerings? :)

  8. Will tell my mom about this. Shes very choosy when it comes to cream , tapos lagi pa sya oily, I think this one is the perfect for her :) Thank you Ms. Martha! Lovelove

  9. i really have oily but dry skin and been looking for a product that will make my face hydrated. Tried a lot products but haven't find one yet. I always saw neutrogena products whenever i go to watsons and got really curious if it really works. Maybe i should try it now :) Thank you for this


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