As I have mentioned a lot of times on my previous posts, water-based or gel moisturizers work best for my combination-oily skin. While I fell in love with Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief, I have been cheating on it with another moisturizer that pretty much does the same for me and that is the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel. I luckily won this jar from The Beauty Bin's giveaway a few months ago and I thought it would be best to wait for a few months before finally giving it a review. When it comes to skin care products, I think a day or two or even a week won't be enough to test it, thus, the long wait. Anyway, here is my review now.
What I like:
- I like how "watery" the color of the packaging is. The jar is also pretty sturdy as I've dropped it a few times and it never cracked or shattered.
- This is a non-greasy and lightweight moisturizer. It definitely doesn't make my skin oilier than it is.
- It gets easily absorbed by the skin.
- It doesn't just moisturize my skin - it hydrates it.
- Texture is a bit more runny than Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief and a bit more gel-like as compared to Celeteque Facial Moisturizer. It's just right - not too thick and not too runny or watery either.
- It leaves a semi-matte finish on the skin which makes it a good makeup base, helping my primer and/or foundation glide smoothly.
- The scent initially worried me as it is quite strong but I'm glad that the fragrance in it did not cause any allergic reaction. No break outs either.
- A little goes a long way. A pea-sized amount is enough to cover my entire face and neck.
- I apply this at night and I wake up to a smoother, softer, and more supple skin.
- Works super awesome with Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. These two made my skin so much better.
- Since it keeps my skin balanced, it no longer oils up as much as it used to.
- The manufacture and expiry date are visible on the jar.
- Locally available at major department stores and drugstores nationwide.
What I don't like:
- The scent could've been a little less strong or they can simply do away with it. I always apply it in front of a fan so the fragrance would be gone in just a matter of seconds.
- Since the product is in a jar, you'll definitely need a spatula or transfer it to an airless pump bottle for more hygienic ways to use it.
- Does not relieve itch just like the Clinique one does for me but I'm still cool with it as a moisturizer.
|A closer look|
|Manufacture and Expiry dates|
Happy November, everyone! :)