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Beauty Buzz: Neutrogena’s New Hydro Boost & Giveaway!

neutrogena hydro boost collection review

I feel like I’m in this weird in-between skin age where I’m not the acne-prone teenager and I’m not quite in the “older adult” market either. Don’t get me wrong: in the past year, I swear I’m seeing wrinkles that seem to appear overnight, most of which I’m cool with because they’re signs this girl is doing a lot of smiling and laughing, but I also don’t want to be 10 years older with deep wrinkles I can no longer prevent.

My skin can be very temperamental, getting dry or flaky, and so many of even the gentle eye creams have irritated my eyes. At the same time, dealing with makeup, air pollutants, humidity and sweat also impact my skin.

Experts say hydration is key; after all, your skin is your largest organ, and they’re totally right. To up my game, I teamed up with SheSpeaks to test Neutrogena‘s new Hydro Boost Collection, which is supposed to offer mega hydration to our skin.

neutrogena hydro boost collection review

I tried the four products above, my favorite being the Hydro Boost Water Gel formulated with a unique hydra technology that’s said to quench the “thirst” of dry skin. The cool gel texture quickly absorbed into my skin at night and in the mornings, and my skin has felt super hydrated (no dry spots!). Similarly, the Hydro Boost Gel-Cream Extra-Dry Skin comes in handy for those days that call for something more heavy duty. Plus it doesn’t contain fragrance, dyes, and oil.

I liked both equally, in fact more than the SPF version since my CC cream has a SPF anyway. Both non SPF versions worked liked gems under my makeup (and I didn’t have to wait ages for it to absorb).

neutrogena hydro boost collection review

I’m also a fan of the new eye cream and plan on continuing to use it to see how it works over the course of the next 30-60 days (I’ve been testing it for two weeks so far). This fast-absorbing eye gel is formulated to boost moisture and provide lasting comfort to the skin around your eye area. Seeing that it’s also oil-free, fragrance-free, and dye-free makes me very happy. Even the most gentle eye creams have caused me irritation and watery eyes; this one is working like a gem.

neutrogena hydro boost collection review


The products are under about $20 each, and now, you have the opportunity to test the entire Neutrogena Hydro Boost Collection for free!  You can receive all 4 products by simply leaving a comment below about how you prepare your skin for cooler temperatures. I’ll pick a winner randomly by Oct. 10, 2016. Giveaway open to those in the United States.

neutrogena hydro boost collection review

In partnership with SheSpeaks & Neutrogena. Photography by South Moon Photo.

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  • Reply
    Sarmistha Goswami
    October 21, 2016 at 3:19 AM

    I am a Neutrogena fan and I use a lot of their products. The oil-free face wash+scrub combo and sunscreen are the must have products in my beauty kit. Too bad the giveaway is not open to your international readers 🙂 But thanks for the post, I will check out this new range soon.

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      October 23, 2016 at 10:13 PM

      Sorry, will try to make the next one available to everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by, Sarmistha.

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    Nicki j.
    October 11, 2016 at 1:38 AM

    I use a moisturizer that helps a lot

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    October 10, 2016 at 8:06 PM

    These products look great! I mostly focus on hydrating internally (ie. drinking tons and tons of water) which definitely helps my skin, but sometimes it take some extra effort (ie. products lol). Thanks for this!

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    Denise K.
    October 10, 2016 at 1:33 AM

    I honestly don’t do anything different in the winter. But I need to! My skin gets so dry. I would love to try this product.

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    October 10, 2016 at 1:06 AM

    I use a night cream that seems to help in the cooler months

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    dianne hall
    October 9, 2016 at 3:55 PM

    I moisturize a lot to prepare for the colder, harsh months!

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    October 9, 2016 at 9:59 AM

    After reading these comments, I’m a little embarrassed to say I have the same root in all year. I need to step my game up.

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    October 8, 2016 at 10:27 PM

    I buckle down on my moisturizing techniques and use a less aggressive face wash!

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    October 8, 2016 at 3:13 PM

    When it starts to get really cold, I moisturize my skin twice a day whereas most of the year I only do it once a day.

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    October 8, 2016 at 2:18 PM

    Awesome! Cooler temps me heavier moisturizer

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    October 7, 2016 at 11:11 PM

    I like to prepare my skin by using heavier duty moisturizers. My skin gets dryer as the weather gets cooler.

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    Nancy Williams
    October 7, 2016 at 1:51 PM

    Winter comes and so does my dry skin. I’m always trying to find something a little heavier to put on at night. This Hydro Boost sounds like it packs a punch without that heaviness of night creams. I can’t wait to try it!

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    October 7, 2016 at 1:23 PM

    I normally exfoliate and apply a moisturizer with SPF but in winter I also use a face oil at night to combat the drying effects winter has on my skin.

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    Theresa Lakin
    October 7, 2016 at 12:36 PM

    To prepare my skin for the drying effects of indoor heat, I make sure to exfoliate with a dry brush before showering, and then moisturize with a heavy cream after showering. I shower at night, so the creams can penetrate for hours. Also, two months ago, I started taking 7500 mg of biotin daily. I took it to ensure healthy hair. But there was an improvement in skin softness too. Who knew?
    I’m over 50, but I’ve taken care of my skin all my life, always use a facial sunscreen moisturizer, and it’s obviously in much better condition than my counterparts.

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    October 7, 2016 at 11:08 AM

    I have to add more moisture to my skin, it will dry out in the winter with all the dry air from the heat & being blasted by wind and snow in the winter outside.

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    October 7, 2016 at 10:53 AM

    I have to up my moisturizer and eye cream, otherwise my skin gets super dry.

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    October 7, 2016 at 10:45 AM

    I feel like I’m always looking for new moisturizers that will work under my makeup, especially in the cooler months.

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    Kelli Lewis
    October 7, 2016 at 8:44 AM

    I drink lots of water & make sure to moisturize even though I have oily skin, moisturizer is still very important! I also do masks at least once a week.

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    October 7, 2016 at 8:40 AM

    I tend to moisturize more in the cooler/colder months, as my skin seems to be much dryer then.

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    Michelle M
    October 7, 2016 at 6:29 AM

    I only use a tinted moisturizer. I don’t do anything at night but probably should.

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    October 7, 2016 at 6:15 AM

    I deal with similar issues! I try to make sure I have a night and day formula lotion but am still experiencing dry patches, mostly around my nose. I am also sensitive to a lot of wrinkle and pore reducers so may have to give this a try!

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    Joti B
    October 7, 2016 at 3:28 AM

    I use more heavier moisturizer during cooler months. These products sounds great, I love fragrance-free moisturizers for my sensitive skin.

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    October 7, 2016 at 12:29 AM

    I love neutrogena products and would love to give this a try

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    October 6, 2016 at 11:54 PM

    I switch to cream and face oil for cooler weather.

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    Joan Kubes
    October 6, 2016 at 11:18 PM

    I try to drink a lot of water and use moisterizer daily to help keep my skin hydrated.

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    Kristin DeSalle
    October 6, 2016 at 5:48 PM

    I use a lotion and a BB cream daily. Getting too close to 40 for my liking and dreading the wrinkles!!

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    October 6, 2016 at 4:27 PM

    I try to keep up with my water intake and not go too hot on the shower water. Also, moisturizing is key!

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    October 6, 2016 at 2:26 PM

    I use heavier moisturizer and try to drink lots of water to keep the skin hydrated!

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    Susan Todd
    October 6, 2016 at 1:21 PM

    I am a fiend about my moisturizing routine, especially in the winter! I honestly NEVER go to bed without cleansing, toning and moisturizing! At my age, it’s serious stuff.

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    October 6, 2016 at 1:07 PM

    I need lots and lots of moisture for my really dry skin. Have not found anything that works so would love to try these out!

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    October 6, 2016 at 12:33 PM

    I use heavier moisturizer to ward off dryness but these products sounds amazing, would love to try!

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    October 6, 2016 at 12:27 PM

    I double up on the moisturizer and use a lighter weightfoundation

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    October 6, 2016 at 12:21 PM

    I actually picked up the hydro boost for extra dry skin last week and I love it (appears to be getting rid of my dry patches), so that’s how I’m preparing my skin for winter! Would love to try the eye cream as well.

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    October 6, 2016 at 11:44 AM

    Love the packaging. Very pretty.

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