Neutrogena Hydro Boost Sunscreen SPF 50 is one of my favorite chemical sunscreens.
With a watery, oil free texture, this Neutrogena broad spectrum SPF blends in immediately to your skin without leaving any white cast. It’s non-irritating and water resistant too.
This Neutrogena Hydro Boost Sunscreen SPF 50 Review will cover everything you need to know about this sunscreen and whether it’s right for you.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel
|Best for:||Combination skin, acne prone skin, oily skin, dry skin|
|Key Ingredients:||Chemical UV filters|
|Approved?||Yes, if you’re comfortable with chemical sunscreens|
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Importance of Sunscreen
Skin burning by UVB rays from the sun increases your chances of developing skin cancer.
A good broad spectrum sunscreen that is water resistant can protect you long before you need serious intervention or medical help.
Plus, sunscreen and other sun protection measures can prevent early skin aging and protect damaged or broken skin from further harm.
Of course, a healthy lifestyle and diet including nutrients like astaxanthin can also help prevent sunburn.
Caution With Sunscreen
Be sure to contact your poison control center if you ingest sunscreen by accident.
Alternatives to Sunscreen
There are other sun protection measures you can use, such as:
Wear long sleeved shirts
Use a wide brimmed hat
Limit time and sun exposure to avoid burning
Avoiding direct sun during peak hours
Please be aware that makeup with SPF and tinted moisturizer is not enough.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Sunscreen SPF 50 Review
Formulated with hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, this water gel lotion is one of my favorite products from the Neutrogena Hydro Boost line.
Hydro Boost gel uses 5 different UV filters as active ingredients as part of their Helioplex delivery system:
- Avobenzone (2.7%)
- Homosalate (9%)
- Octisalate (5%)
- Octocrylene (9%)
- Oxybenzone (4.5%)
These filters can help prevent skin cancer and premature aging.
Other ingredients in SPF include hyaluronic acid, dicaprylyl carbonate, pentylene glycol, menthyl lactate, glyceryl stearate, tocopheryl acetate, aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, alcohol denat, and disodium edta.
This is a great humectant to provide vital hydration back into your skin. It works great in a sunscreen to protect your skin from excessive heat.
Personally, I love using HA in a separate serum too when a rash occurs because it’s so soothing.
Some sensitive skin types may not be able to tolerate alcohol denat.
Hydro Boost Water Gel has a water light feel and fits easily into your morning skincare routine.
It’s non comedogenic, so it doesn’t clog pores or leave any greasy residue. Personally, I love it for my acne prone skin. Plus, it layers well under makeup.
One of my favorite things about Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel is that I don’t worry about spending time in the morning for it to absorb like I do with mineral sunscreens.
I love the texture of Hydro Boost Water Gel. It’s a non greasy sunscreen that blends in easily to your skin without leaving any white cast. Plus, it layers invisibly with other moisturizer or makeup.
In fact, one of my favorite things is that the formula is super thin and watery. When you’re used to thick, mineral sunscreens that cause you to breakout, water gel lotion sunscreen has such a refreshing feel.
While I generally prefer sunscreens that are fragrance free, some people say Hydro Boost Water gel has a light scent. I didn’t notice this and it didn’t cause any irritation for me.
While Hydro Boost Gel is blue coming out of the bottle, it absorbs in your skin quickly without leaving any white marks.
However, the blue color could temporarily stain fabric if you’re not careful when applying it.
Hydro Boost Gel comes in a squeeze bottle at 3.4 fluid ounces. Since the formula is quite watery, it can get a little messy if you’re not careful when applying.
Alternatives to Hydro Boost Gel Cream SPF
As always, the best sunscreen is the one you feel comfortable using on your skin. However, you should try to opt for one that provides broad spectrum protection
If this one doesn’t work out for you, consider trying the La Roche Posay SPF.
How to Use Neutrogena Hydro Boost Sunscreen
Follow these steps to use Neutrogena Moisturizing Daily Sunscreen Lotion in your morning routine:
Start with a gentle cleanser
Apply a moisturizer that works for your skin type
Wait for your moisturizer to absorb
Apply about two fingers worth of moisturizer
And there you have it!
Hydro Boost Gel for Your Body
You can use this SPF on your body as well as your face! If the fragrance doesn’t bother your face, it’s unlikely to cause any issues on the rest of your body.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, Neutrogena Hydro Boost is a good sunscreen.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost is a chemical sunscreen.
Yes, Neutrogena Hydro Boost is non comedogenic.
Yes, Neutrogena Hydro Boost is also a moisturizer.
Yes, Neutrogena Hydro Boost sunscreen is good for acne.
Yes, Neutrogena Hydro Boost sunscreen is chemical.
No, Neutrogena Hydro Boost sunscreen is not mineral.
Yes, Neutrogena Hydro Boost sunscreen is good for acne prone skin.
No, Neutrogena Hydro Boost sunscreen does not cause acne.
Yes, Neutrogena Hydro Boost sunscreen has fragrance.
No, Neutrogena Hydro Boost sunscreen does not have benzene.
Yes, the Neutrogena Hydro Boost line has a sunscreen.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost sunscreen is one of the best affordable chemical sunscreens.
Yes, you can use Neutrogena Hydro Boost sunscreen on your face.
Yes, dermatologists recommend Neutrogena Hydro Boost sunscreen