Boost your skin's hydration level with Neutrogena's Hydro Boost Gel with SPF30 PA++

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Eep! Pregnancy hormones suck big time for me. Every time I am pregnant, I find my skin so dry and itchy and no amount of lotion can cure it! Plus, having to put lotion in our humid climate only adds insult to injury. I don't like anything that would make me feel sticky and even more hot.

Philippine weather is always in the humid side, sometimes we find ourselves wishing it would be awesome to have a little rain to cool down the weather a bit. Being the preggo lady that I am with extremely dry skin, I am on the constant look out for lightweight moisturizers that would give me the maximum hydration my skin needs without feeling sticky. The last gel-based moisturizer I enjoyed using was Lancome's Aqua Fusion Moisturizer, and BRTC Overnight Pore Tightener. It's basically a night moisturizer.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel SPF 30PA++ 40ml, PhP 1,300
Most moisturizers in the market today with sunblock, I find too thick to be worn under makeup. Even though I am not pregnant, I still feel that moisturizers with SPF are too heavy, so I always opt for moisturizers that are gel-based because they tend to be lighter, and they tend to be absorbed faster by the skin because of the molecules it consists of.
Neitrogena Hydro Boost Gel SPF 30 PA++ comes in a slim plastic bottle that contains 40ml of product. The packaging is quite sturdy, so the product is protected inside the thick walls of the container. It has a clear plastic cap, with a pump nozzle. One pump is usually enough to cover your whole face. I love products that have pumps instead of having to dip your finger in the jar, this is definitely more hygienic.
Upon pumping out the product, the gel is a light color of blue but is clear when spread on the skin. You don't have to worry about looking like a smurf. I really don't know why most gel or aqua based moisturizers are colored blue though, I actually made that observation when I was using this moisturizer.

Since this moisturizer is water based, it does not feel heavy or greasy on the skin at all. It has a very pleasant smell that does not linger for a long time. It's not offensive and does not smell even under your makeup.
On initial contact with the skin, the gel gives an instant cooling effect but does not contain any menthol ingredient whatsoever, it just feels really refreshing on the skin, but only lasts for a few seconds.

Upon using this moisturizer every morning for the past 2 weeks, Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel SPF30/PA++ gives my skin the needed moisturization and my skin doesn't feel dry or tight throughout the day.

I love how this moisturizer does not make my skin look and feel greasy at all! I actually feel really hydrated and the itchiness of my skin because of dryness has disappeared. Hydration of this product is at 400%. If you are suffering from extreme dryness, this is a product that I would recommend.


  • Extremely moisturizing -immediate results!
  • Dispenses the right amount of product you need per pump.
  • I love how clean it smells! It's not exactly fragrance fee but it smells absolutely divine!
  • Its gel-like consistency makes it very easy to control and be applied on the face.
  • Targets any skin type! Will balance the skin.
  • Instantly moisturizes dry skin and rough, flaky skin.
  • Safe for pregnant!
  • Soothes itchy dry spots on the face.
  • Gives that moist feeling that lasts the whole day but without the greasy look.
  • Light enough to be used during the day, before moisturizer and makeup.
  • May be applied with bare hands.
  • One pump is more than enough for the entire face and neck area.
  • Pores appear tighter and skin is more firm.
  • My skin is noticeably softer and more supple.
  • Gives the skin a "glow".

  • A little bit pricey for a 40ml bottle, but it is worth it, specially if you are suffering from really dry skin like me.

Retail Price: PhP 1,300 for 40ml.
Purchased For: Gift from Neutrogena
Will I re-purchase? Yes.
Will I recommend it? Yes.


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  1. I want to try this product :)

  2. I love their Hydro Boost gel in a jar! Granted, it comes in a jar so it's not as hygienic as this one with a pump, but I love how it moisturizes me and balances my skin. I noticed less oil on my face after using it.

    1. I've actually been wanting to try that one! Maybe I'll get a jar and try it out!


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