Tried & Tested: Neutrogena, Hydro Boost Gel-Cream | Review

I believe that if you invest in your skin-care there is no reason to invest in your make-up routine. That’s not to say you can’t, but make-up tends to work better on cleansed skin. Of course some of us love shopping for make-up and buying into the latest trends, but with that, comes an empty wallet…

I was going to buy a moisturiser which would have cost me just over £30…that’s a lot of money. Now when I say ‘invest’, I don’t mean purchase top-of-the-range skin-care products – just purchase items that your skin will thank you for. I swear by these face masks and they only cost  £7.99 each (bonus, they’re sometimes on sale too). This only cost me £6 as it was on sale, but usually retails at £12. So I am investing in good products one step at a time, just trying my best to avoid the £££ price tag!

My skin tone is a little bit dull & uneven at times not to mentioned ruined by the fact I have an allergy to specific chemicals that are in 99% of skin-care & make up products. Since discovering what I’m allergic to, it’s been easier to avoid turning into an itchy tomato. Turning red and having flaky, dry skin for a month isn’t fun you know!

So anyway, this is where this product comes in. A great price and such a good moisturiser. Before I used this, I was using Avon’s Royal Jelly Face Cream which is around £3 and is amazing for dry skin. I haven’t had dry skin in 5 months now because of it. The downside to this was that I couldn’t wear make-up over it as it’s a little greasy – not ideal for a make up base. I pretty much found myself putting it on every morning only to wash it off before applying my make-up so it seemed pointless.

Thankfully, this is perfect as a base/primer replacement. It’s extremely lightweight and feels like you have nothing on. When you apply it, it does have that ‘primer’ feel as it leaves your skin feeling smooth. My make-up actually lasted longer with this on.

It’s oil free and is great for dry and sensitive skin because it’s also fragrance-free. It contains a unique Continuous Release System containing Hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the skin and helps to keep skin smooth and supple throughout the day.  It also protects the skin barrier from dirt leaving your skin cleaner.

So if you’re thinking of trying a new moisturiser, I’d definitely give this one a go. As part of my skin-care routine, it’s excellent, especially when I keep it up and use my masks too.

What’s your skin-care routine like? If you’ve tried this before (or want to) let me know in the comments below!

*This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

Rating: 5/5

Price: £12.99

Recommend: Yes


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  1. September 5, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    My skin is sooooo dry! And I also have an allergic reaction to a few cosmetic products. I went to the doctor and now I know what I can and can’t use on my face!

    • sophielouise14
      September 7, 2017 / 9:54 pm

      I did the same and had a week off due to all the testing and stuff it did to my skin. I found it awful at times during the night but its worth it x

  2. September 4, 2017 / 4:42 pm

    I definitely need to start putting more time and effort into my skincare routine and this seems like a great place to start.

    Faye Jessica |

    • sophielouise14
      September 7, 2017 / 9:52 pm

      aha I am the same – I always go for the cheap stuff, so slowly making my way up the expensive skin-care ladder

  3. September 4, 2017 / 9:13 am

    This sounds like something I need to try! Great post x

    • sophielouise14
      September 7, 2017 / 9:52 pm

      its sooo good – thank you! x

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