My HG drugstore Moisturizer

I owe this review a long time now! I’m so sorry it took so long to write this up. This has been emptied for quite a while and it’s just now that I had chance to post a full review on this. I want you guys to meet my current HG moisturizer.

Neutrogena | Hydro Boost Water Gel

The first thing you have to remember when you have an oily skin is that gel types are best for us! –It is light and is easily absorbed. There are a lot of moisturizer out there that has a cream or gel type, so for us, always go for gels.

Full Ingredients:

Water; Dimethicone; Glycerin; Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer; Polyacrylamide; Butylene Glycol; Cetearly Olivate; Dimethiconol; Ethylhexylglycerin; C13-14 Isoparaffin; Benzyl Alcohol; Sorbitan Olivate; Dimethicone Crosspolymer; Bisabolol; Chlorphenesin; Cetyl Alcohol; Carbomer; Laureth-7; Fragrance; Cetyl Stearate; Isostearyl Isostearate; Potassium Cetyl Phosphate; Stearic Acid; C12-14 Pareth-12; Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract; Sodium Hyaluronate; Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid; Sodium Hydroxide; Portulaca Oleracea Extract; Magnesium Aspertate; Zinc Gluconate; Copper Gluconate



This was just a random impulse buy at Watsons. I was window shopping and I tested this on my hand. Loved it, absorbed right away so I went back and bought it. LOL I’m glad I did!

The moment I knew I love this was when I went home to my province and left this at the condo. There was a typhoon so I wasn’t able to go to work. I was so sad I can’t use this, it feels like I’m incomplete. Thaaaat feeling of longing for something. As they said, you’ll only feel the importance of someone/something once its out of your hand. Well that’s what it feels loool.

Here iswhat I look for in moisturizers which I got from this product:

  • Gel type
  • Oil-free moisturizer
  • Easily absorbed.
  • Not Tacky!
  • Gives that plump feeling when you woke up.
  • Hydrating!

There are some gel moisturizers that are easily absorbed but will not give you enough plumpness or hydration. This one gives you both! I love how my skin feels and look in the morning when I use this. That plumpness without the oily feels in the morning is very refreshing. I can use this both in the morning and at night because its light. I tried a lot of gel & cream moisturizers and I will always go back to using this one. Hence, EMPTIED!

The only con I could think of was the strong scent it has. I got used to it but for some who are scentsitive, this might be a problem for you. It smells like a strong perfume. But guess what, I found a variant for sensitive skin in Taiwan! I was so excited when I saw a hydro boost version that is fragrance-free! I’m so tempted to open it when I was there lol. It’s called “Hydro Boost Nourishing Gel Cream“. I hope Watsons Philippines would have this too! I haven’t opened it yet but I will once I emptied my currently opened moisturizers. (which is a lot! But maybe a rotation would do so I can open this alreaaady!)

Costs 229 NTD in Taiwan

This costs ₱889.00 in Watsons nationwide.

It has a lid on top but no spatula.

How about you, What’s your favorite gel moisturizer?

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