Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel

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Type of product General Moisturizer
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  • general moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid.
  • it doesn't contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, oils, parabens or sulfates.
  • it does contain fragrances and silicones.
  • it is reef safe.
  • it is not fungal acne (malassezia) safe.

Product Info

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fungal-acne safe

Ingredient Details

Here's a breakdown of the benefits, notable ingredients, and drawbacks that we found with Neutrogena's Hydro Boost Water Gel.

Benefits (0)

Our analysis didn't find any major benefits with the ingredients in this product. However, t his doesn't mean there aren't any! We suggest doing further research.

Notable Ingredients (1)

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Hyaluronic Acid

Concerns (1)

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May Worsen Oily Skin

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Ingredients Explained

This product contains 20 ingredients. Click on any ingredient to learn more about it

Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Also known as: Aqua, Eau, Purified Water, Aqua / Water, Distilled Water, Deionized Water
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Water is the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. It often makes up the largest portion of a product, and is thus typically found at (or near) the top of an ingredients list.

In most cases, the purpose of water within an ingredient list is to act as a solvent - this means it's there to help dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.

Water also happens to be necessary for all life on Earth. If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!

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Emollient, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting
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Dimethicone is a silicone used for making products smooth and silky. It also has the added benefit of sealing in hydration. The amount of dimethicone found in beauty products is considered safe and non-comedogenic, meaning it won't clog pores.

Dimethicone has been found increase absorption in skin, boosting the benefits of other ingredients. While there is concern for the safety of dimethicone, the levels used in skincare are safe for use.

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Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Solvent
Also known as: Vegetable Glycerin
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An organic, colorless, odorless, and non-toxic compound that has antimicrobial and antiviral properties. It acts a humectant in skincare products, meaning it helps skin retain moisture by pulling moisture from the air.

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We don't have a description for Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer.

Also known as: 2-Phenoxyethanol
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Phenoxyethanol has germicide, antimicrobial, and aromatic properties. In studies, Phenoxyethanol has been found to prevent germ and microbial growth. By itself, it has a scent similar to roses.

Phenoxyethanol is commonly used with Caprylyl Glycol to preserve the shelf life of products.

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We don't have a description for Polyacrylamide.

We don't have a description for Cetearyl Olivate.


Sorbitan Olivate isn't fungal acne safe.

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Emollient, Moisturising

We don't have a description for Dimethiconol.

Emollient, Solvent

C13-14 Isoparaffin isn't fungal acne safe. It can be bad for oily skin.

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Emulsion Stabilising

We don't have a description for Dimethicone Crosspolymer.

Antimicrobial, Preservative

Chlorphenesin is a preservative.

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Emulsion Stabilising, Gel Forming

We don't have a description for Carbomer.


We don't have a description for Laureth-7.

Humectant, Skin Conditioning
Also known as: Hyaluronic Acid, Hyaluronan, Hyaluronic Sodium, Hyaluronic Salt
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Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant, meaning it has the ability to hold water and rehydrate skin. Because of this, it is great for soothing and adding moisture to dry skin.

It is naturally occurring in our bodies and is mostly found in eye fluid and joints; it is commonly derived from sodium salt of hyaluronic acid.

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Skin Conditioning
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Ethylhexylglycerin (we can't pronounce this either) is commonly used as a preservative and skin softener. It is derived from glyceryl.

You might see Ethylhexylglycerin often paired with other preservatives such as phenoxyethanol. Ethylhexylglycerin has been found to increase the effectiveness of these other preservatives.

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Masking, Perfuming
Also known as: Fragrance

Parfum is a catch-all term for an ingredient or more that is used to give aroma to products. In the US, the alternative name for parfum is 'fragrance'.

Parfum, or fragrance, can be a blend of hundreds of chemicals or plant oils. This blend can cause allergies and sensitivities on the skin.

Products use parfum often to give products a scent or cover up smells of different ingredients.

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We don't have a description for C12-14 Pareth-12.

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We don't have a description for Sodium Hydroxide.

Cosmetic Colorant

We don't have a description for Blue 1 Lake.

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