This £9 hydrating gel moisturiser with thousands of five-star reviews will transform both dry and oily skin

‘A long, cool drink of water for your skin’

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When it comes to skincare goals, smooth and glowing is what most of us aim for.

Whether we start off with dry skin, oily skin or skin that’s more combination, we all want pretty much the same end result.

But finding the best hydration balance for us can sometimes be frustratingly impossible.

Some moisturisers just soak right into the skin leaving it thirsty for more, while others sit atop the surface of your face leaving a sheen of greasy residue behind.

Enter Neutrogena Hydro Boost.

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The hydrating line’s water-gel moisturiser uses its own unique hyaluronic acid blend that locks hydration into the skin while continuing to release moisture into the skin throughout the day.

And the instantly absorbing formula is so light that it leaves no residue on the surface of the skin, making it a wonder find for those plagued with an oily complexion.

Of course, the powerhouse cream has been met with nearly two thousand five-star reviews from customers whose skin has been transformed by this humble star of the skincare aisles.

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Feels AMAZING,’ raved one shopper. ‘This moisturiser is sooo lightweight on your skin.

‘You only need a small dab on each cheek to cover your whole face! It absorbs so quickly and really feels amazing.

‘It also feels very cool on my skin (probably because of the gel) so i imagine it would be great if you have a little sunburn on your face!’.

‘A long, cool drink of water for your skin,’ added another shopper. ‘This makes my skin feel lovely and, at 50, plump and smooth again.

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The finish is non greasy and semi matte too. Highly recommended’.

Another customer wrote, ‘I have such an awkward skin type where I’m really oily but also dehydrated at the same time, so finding a moisturiser that gives me enough hydration but doesn’t feel heavy or greasy is such a struggle. That was until I found this...

‘This is everything I ever wanted in a moisturiser. It’s super lightweight and sinks right into my skin completely leaving no greasy trace behind. It sufficiently hydrates my skin without making it oily.

‘For oily skin it is an absolute holy grail. Won’t buy any other moisturiser ever again’.

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Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Moisturiser

A refreshing water-gel moisturiser that contains a unique Hyaluronic Gel Matrix to instantly lock in intense hydration.



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Another claimed that it was a ‘almost a dupe for Clinique Moisture Surge,’ explaining that like the cult moisturiser it is ‘very hydrating’ and ‘sinks quickly into the skin’.

The £12.99 moisturiser is available in Boots stores across the country and on their website and is currently on offer for less than £9!

Might be time to stock up…

Aleesha Badkar
Digital Beauty Editor, woman&home

Aleesha is Digital Beauty Editor at woman&home, where she gets to share her expertise into all the best techniques, sharpest tools and newest products—with a particular savvy in skincare and fragrance.

Previously, she was Deputy Editor and Beauty & Fashion Editor for My Imperfect Life, where she headed up the beauty, fashion and eCommerce pages. In the past, she has worked as Shopping Writer at woman&home, gained an AOP awards nomination after working on their news team, contributed to Women's Health, Stylist and Goodto and earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London.