Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Cleanser Review and Swatches

Who doesn’t want soft, hydrated and supple skin and I really crave for such skin especially when you have entered your 30’s. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Cleanser, a product that hydrates and works on sensitive skin too which I was really looking in a product. These days I am mostly using face cleanser for deep cleansing of my skin rather than going for cream based face wash or foam based face wash. So, I’ve been testing out this product for a few weeks to see if it measures up to the claims and then I realised that I have completed half of the bottle and its high time to put my thoughts for this products. So let’s get started before the bottle gets over.

Price- Aed. 77/- for 200 ml

Validity- 24 months

Product description-

Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Hydrating Cleansing Gel boosts hydration for soft, supple skin. This lightweight gel cleanser transforms into a silky lather that effectively removes makeup and impurities. With hyaluronic acid, the formula is clinically proven to increase skin’s hydration level and lock it in, leaving skin refreshingly clean and touchably supple, every time you cleanse.

  • Soap-free
  • Oil-free
  • Paraben-free
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores)

How to use-

  • Wet face.
  • Apply to hands, add water and work into a lather.
  • Rinse thoroughly.


My Experience with Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Cleanser Review-

The product comes in a blue sturdy transparent plastic bottle with a white pump dispenser on it also the details of the products are mentioned on the bottle which makes it easy to go through. Overall, bottle looks nice and classy though I didn’t think it’s a travel friendly because of its pump dispenser but product can be transferred to travel friendly bottle. I am fan of products which provides pump dispenser as they are good in hygiene as well as you have complete control on the product. Being a blue transparent bottle it let me know about the left over product so that I can plan my next purchase 😉

When you pump out the product, you will be greeted with amazing floral fragrance which will calm your senses. All you need is small coin sized product in your palm and you are done with entire face. It has gel like texture which is transparent in color and has proper consistency which hold the product in palm so that you can massage product on face. This cleanser is very gentle on face as it’s a soap free cleanser expect slight foam when you apply it on face. Take a minute to massage the cleanser on your face as well as on your neck so that it can work deeply on skin impurities, excess oil or any dirt particles and then wash off face with normal water. You will immediately notice skin is deeply purified, fresh, and hydrated. You can witness that the cleanser has deeply worked on skin removing the excess oil, dirt or any impurities on my face. Also, once you dab your skin with fresh towel you will feel the tightening effect near to your jaw line, cheeks and being a combination skin type I felt it also dried my face for few sec and then its back to normal leaving it velvety, silky, soft and supple.

Its been almost a month and continuously usage of product helped my skin to maintain its elasticity. I didn’t notice any breakout on my face throughout the usage and after that. Let me tell you here that continuous usage of product made me feel that it starts building a layer on face for which sometimes I use another face wash to bring my skin back to reality. I have also used this cleanser after removing my makeup and it has worked brilliantly on that except on my eye makeup. If I apply any khol pencil or mascara, then it’s a real struggle for this cleanser to remove it from core which is still fine as it helps me to remove entire makeup from my face deeply. Though The cleanser moisturise my face but after wash I like applying serum and moisturiser to my face to give that extra boost to my skin. This cleanser didn’t work on my dark spots, blemishes and pigmentation also please don’t expect that it will make your skin appear fair as its deeply cleanses your skin. I felt this cleanser is good to use daily and great for removing light makeup from your face plus it will definitely improve your skin texture and elasticity.

Overall, I really liked this product as its within budget and deeply cleanse the skin. After first wash the result is noticeable and can witness prurified, hydrated and moisturised skin. Though for me after frequent use, started feeling that this cleanser is drying up my face for few second so I always apply serum and moisturizer after any face wash. This cleanser is also good to remove makeup from bit giving you fresh, dirt free, oil free and impurities free skin. I didn’t notice any breakout on my skin but also didnt see any difference in my dark spots and pigmentation.  So, ladies with oily skin type to combination to sensitive skin can grab this product as it will surely show its magic on your face. It’s a green flag from me for this product.


  • Soap free
  • Paraben Free
  • Oil Free
  • Water gel cleanser
  • 2 pumps are sufficient
  • Nice aroma
  • Budget friendly
  • Deeply cleanses dirt, impurities and excess oil
  • Improves skin texture and elasticity
  • Skin becomes silky, soft and supple
  • Good for sensitive skin


  • Does not really work on dark-spots, blemishes and pigmentation
  • After frequent use its start building the layer on skin
  • Dries out my skin for few seconds
  • Not a travel friendly

Will I buy this product again?


TVB rating- 4/5