Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Extra Dry Skin Gel-Cream First Imrpessions
February 18, 2020
While shopping for replacements of my favorite skin care products, I found Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Extra Dry Skin Get-Cream. I own the original Hydro Boost and, even though I like using it, I was running out. Since I never tried the Extra Dry Skin version, I picked it up to see how I’d like it.This is what the Hydro Boost looks like in the box…
It looks just like the original Hydro Boost packaging except for the “Extra Dry Skin” on the front. The pot also looks like the the original Hydro Boost pot except for the “Extra Dry Skin” on the front of the pot.
Although the packaging looks almost the same as the original Hydro Boost, the Extra Dry Skin version’s gel-cream looks different than the original cream…
I plan on doing a more in depth comparison of this version and original in a different post.
Although this is a hydration and anti wrinkle cream, I don’t like to use it on my face. I have sensitive skin and was advised by my dermatologist not to use hyaluronic acid because it’s too aggressive for my skin on my face. Despite this, I can use it on my arms and the back of my hands to help with dry skin as well as for freckles that I have on my arms.
After trying this new extra dry skin version, I can honestly say my first impression is that I like it better than the original. I find it’s very effective to get rid of dry skin and leave my skin soft. It also does a better job reducing the appearance and size of my arm freckles. The best part of this cream is that it’s fragrance free. I like fragrances in skincare, but sometimes I don’t. After using the original Hydro Boost for a long length of time, I began to dislike the scent a lot. It’s not a bad scent, but after putting on other skin care with fragrances, the scents began to clash and caused a really bad scent. Since this cream does not have a fragrance, I wanted to use it more than the original simply because I don’t need to worry about clashing fragrances.