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Dermatologists, Instagrammers and shoppers love this Neutrogena moisturizer — on sale for $16

Updated ·4 min read

We'll let you in on a dirty little secret of the skincare game. Expensive products aren't always the best — sometimes workaday items in the drugstore aisle have the simplest, most effective ingredients. Such is the case with Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Gel Cream. Made without fragrances, this Amazon top-seller is great for those prone to redness and breakouts — and right now it's just $16, down from $27. That's nearly 40% off! If you're ready to kiss your dry skin goodbye, add this highly rated moisturizer to your cart, stat.

Packed with moisture-rich hyaluronic acid, this cream is suitable for all skin types, from extremely dry to oily or sensitive.
$16 at Amazon

Super-hydrating hyaluronic acid is the 'it' moisturizer right now, and a must for beauty enthusiasts of just about every skin type. It draws water to itself — just one gram can hold up to six liters of water! That means it’s best when applied to damp skin. Because of its high water retention, it plumps and firms skin, smooths fine lines and wrinkles, and soaks into your skin without leaving behind any greasy residue.

Social media's beloved dermatologist, Dr. Andrea Suarez, better known as Dr. Dray, swears by the product and awards it the No. 1 slot on her list of her top five favorite hyaluronic acid products.

Amazon reviewers back up the doctor’s orders, with over 33,300 reviewers giving the moisturizer a perfect five-star rating.

“Neutrogena Hydro Boost is nothing short of miraculous. I've never been more pleased with a facial moisturizer. I got it yesterday and used it right away. I was impressed with how smoothly it went on and was completely invisible. Even better, my skin didn't feel tight or coated. Then the miracle: A couple of hours later, I looked in the mirror, and surprise, no dry, flaky skin. I assumed it just hadn't had time to get back to its dry condition, but this morning it still looks as smooth as it does in the summertime,” reported a rave reviewer who said it’s “like magic.”

(Photo: Neutrogena Instagram)
Never will you get so much (improvement in your skin's health) for so little (out of your pocket). (Photo: Neutrogena Instagram)

Others, like this reviewer, agree that nothing does a better job of plumping and firming their skin: “The only product I've actually stuck with and was using every day for dry skin. Well, lo and behold, about four weeks later I noticed my under-eye wrinkles and puffiness were much less noticeable. It works!”

“This is the most amazing moisturizer I have ever used,” said a shopper who has combination skin. “I have an oily T-Zone and have always had a hard time with moisturizers feeling greasy on my skin. This one is so light but so effective. A tiny little bit covers your entire face, and it feels like you have nothing on your face at all. You're left with your skin feeling soft and smooth. When I tell people that I'm going to turn 53, they never believe me. They say I look 35.”

Here are several other fan-favorite Neutrogena Hydro Boost products that target different issues.

This moisturizing body gel cream is clinically proven to make skin feel smooth and more hydrated for healthy-looking skin.
$11 at Amazon

"This is a light-feeling lotion," shared one of 15,000 five-star fans. "I've used the face Hydro Boost and love it. I was pricing crepe repair lotions, which were high. I saw this and tried it, after losing a lot of weight and being older, I wasn't expecting much. Save your money, this really works great for crepe repair and winter dry skin."

This water-gel face moisturizer with hyaluronic acid helps hydrate dry skin to keep your face moisturized for 48 hours.
$11 at Amazon

"My skin loves this stuff!!" raved one of more than 62,000 five-star fans. "I will not go without it. It's like a lovely drink for my skin, and it soaks it right up. It's like heaven on my skin. I'm 47 and I use a glycolic acid 10% before I apply this, I wake up with baby-smooth skin. I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE it!!

If you're going out in the sun, this moisturizer comes with a broad spectrum SPF to keep your skin protected and hydrated.
$16 at Amazon

"I bought this sunscreen on the advice of my dermatologist to increase the SPF rating on my daily sunscreen," reported a happy reviewer. "It's very moisturizing without being greasy or chalky and there is no "sunscreen-ish" smell. My new go-to daily sunscreen."

This nongreasy formula works at night to restore your skin's moisture barrier. It uses purified hyaluronic acid and antioxidants to make your skin soft and supple each morning.
$20 at Amazon

"I’ve been looking for an affordable night cream and tried so many," wrote a satisfied customer. "This one is gold. It’s not oily, but you can feel it deeply hydrating and soaking in. I feel like I got a facial at the spa. 10/10!!!!!!"

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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