Hey Loves,

On my recent Instagram giveaway I received a couple of requests on skincare reviews and my summer skincare routine, be rest assured there’s more on the way. To kickstart the coming reviews I wanted to tell you about two products which I’ve been using for a while now which have done justice to my skin and always manage to give me that lovely glow. Yup, you read right, glow for days. A year if not two ago, Neutrogena released the hydroboost range and I was one of the people who fell for the hype and got me some products to test. In this post, I’m going to share my personal experience on two products from the range. Now grab something to drink and read on…

Now if you follow my blog and posts you know by now that I have oily skin which tends to be combinational in winter. Now one mistake I’ve done with my oily skin (I’m quite sure I’m not the only one guilty of this) was to deprive it of moisture. I always thought that oily skin doesn’t need hydration or to be moisturized since it’s already oily (I meeean moisture for what?), but how wrong was I?! Now here’s one tip with oily skin, if not moisturized it becomes dry and the skin will try to counter that by producing more oil, which might even cause breakouts. So to keep that at bay, rather keep your skin hydrated also opt for moisturizers that are non-comedogenic , I mostly use water based moisturizers. Now enough rambling let’s get into this review, but I hope you took something from that.

Neutrogena Hydroboost


I was a bit skeptical with this cleanser, wasn’t sure if it would do what I need a cleanser to do. Anyway, I took the plunge and gave it a try and upon use I realized how my skin was left feeling super clean and hydrated, I also had this subtle glow from the inside. The cleanser foams up but not so much and it doesn’t leave your skin dry or stripped off its naturals oils. I did however feel that my skin was hydrated immediately after using, I’m already halfway through my bottle and I think this will definitely be my go-to cleanser this summer, plus the scent is amazing and so refreshing.


This moisturizer/gel has been my go-to in summer. I started using it last year and have since loved it. This product has that refreshing factor about it, when applied to the skin on hot day it cools down my skin, also it completely skins and absorbs into the skin leaving my skin semi-matte with a lovely glow.As much as I have oily skin ,I do appreciate that skin-like glow from time-time. It has the same scent as the cleanser which I absolutely love. Judging from my experience with this product, it’s absolutely perfect for oily skin, it’s simply a gel moisturizer which simply hydrates and doesn’t leave the skin greasy or oily. This one is my holy grail and an absolute fave.

Neutrogena Hydroboost


They also have a gel cream which is recommended for people with dry skin ,they have a sunblock and other products in the range. I recently recommended the gel cream to a friend struggling with dry skin and she’s enjoying her glowing skin at the moment. The water gel is for oily and combination skin whereas the gel cream is for dry skin,the products are available at Dischem, Clicks and supermarkets.

That’s it for now Loves, have you tried this range yet? What are your thoughts? Let me know below.


Till the next one

Love V


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