Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Cleanser, a product that hydrates and works for sensitive skin too? I’ve been testing out this gem for a few weeks to see if it measures up to the claims.

Forget moisturisation, start thinking hydration.

NEW from Neutrogena, Hydro Boost is your complete hydration regime. For skin so hydrated and supple, it bounces back.

New Hydro Boost Water Gel Cleanser, an innovative lightweight gel that activates with water to lather away dirt, oil and make-up while quenching skin with a boost of vital hydration

Hydro Boost Cleansers contain a patented cleansing technology combined with Hyaluronic Acid to cleanse effectively while protecting the skin’s barrier to help lock in hydration

Suitable for sensitive skin. *source*

Having sensitive, combination skin with eczema and psoriasis can make finding skin care products a tall order. I struggle with almost all foaming cleansers and tend to stick to cream cleansers that don’t require rinsing. I find soap like cleansers often dry my skin out and break me out too. Not forgetting my psoriasis then flares up. Hydro Boost Water Gel Cleanser from Neutrogena claims to be suitable for sensitive skin. I admit I was slightly excited as I hoped this product would work for me and it does!

Hydro Boost Gel Cleanser appears like a clear gel. Slightly runny in consistency it feels like light like a watery gel. There is a fresh scent to the gel but it is light and does not cling to the skin. I love that the packaging is a pump action bottle with a twist sealing lid. So good for travel and unlikely to leak.

Application is easy. Just wet your skin with water, apply a pump or two of the Hydro Boost cleanser to your palm, emulsify with some water and massage into the skin. Then you just need to rinse and pat dry. You are left with fresh, cleansed skin which feels hydrated. There’s a tightening feel to the skin I find after using this product, but not like a drying sensation you get from soap.

Amazingly I have had no reactions what so ever since using the Hydro Boost Water Gel Cleanser.  I will say when I wash my face with the cleanser there is a slightly stinging sensation around my nose where the psoriasis currently it. Its not really uncomfortable  nor does it remain after I have rinsed my face. There’s no aggravation to the skin after use. I also haven’t had any spot breaks out either which is something I’ve had a lot worse lately (Pre-menopause hormones I think).

To conclude I’m really pleased to have tried Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Cleanser. Finally I’ve an emulsifying cleanser to use that I don’t have a reaction to and makes my skin feel clean. I think its a really good price too when you are only using 1-2 pumps per application. I’ve been using this twice a day and think it will last a reasonable amount of time too. So for the sensitive skin people out there I would definitely check out the Hydro Boost range from Neutrogena and their Water Gel Cleanser, its worked for me.

You can purchase Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Cleanser from Boots, it costs £7.99 for 200ml.

You can learn more about Neutrogena and their product line by checking out their website here.

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Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Cleanser
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