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review : neutrogena hydro boost water gel

I’ve been testing Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost water gel for several weeks now and excited to share about it! I’ve shared a favorite moisturizer here before and this is a totally different type of moisturizer. First of all the texture is not what you think of a moisturizer (at least not what I do). I’m use to lotion-type moisturizers and this is a pure liquid. When I first opened the jar it literally spilled everywhere. It has no resistance and its the consistency of laundry detergent and honestly smells like it too – fresh and clean.

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When you use this it soaks into your face pretty quickly and makes your skin feel supple. Thats the best way I can describe it because its not the creamy moisturized feeling but your skin definitely feels better, full and smooth. I’ve noticed that my skin really does look better while using this and continuously improves the more that I use it. When you put it on it feels really cold like an aloe very but its very calming for my skin and leaves no residue or greasy feeling like some liquids or serums can.

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What makes this different? Hyaluronic acid. It’s naturally present in the body in fluid in your joints and eyes. As a moisturizer it is said to be fountain of youth-y, as it gives volume and fullness to our skin. Its the same ingredient that many women get injected to help eliminate wrinkles – restylane.

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It goes an incredibly long way. I’ve only just scratched a dent in the jar in the month I’ve been using it and for $18.99 I think that’s a pretty great deal!

I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. Are you interested to hear what other Influenster’s had to say about it? Look up #BehindTheGlow on twitter and facebook to hear other reviews.

 


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benefit total moisture review

I’m here to review Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream, a product I’ve been using for about a month. I got it a sample size and definitely would splurge on a full size – it’s just that good.benefit total moisture facial cream review | as GOLD as it gets

I have a skin condition called seborrhea. It’s really common but occurs more often in men than in women and when you have a flare it makes your skin super flakey and seem like its overly dry when its really not.  You also get it all over your head, it’s the same thing as when infants get “cradle cap”, its just how your body reacts to a certain yeast. But that doesn’t matter for this review…

I’m sure there are thousands of other women out there dealing with the same problem but no one talks about it. I hate the smells of the sulfur and creams that the dermatologist prescribes me so I’ve been on the hunt for something better and I’m really loving Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream. It’s obviously not as strong as medicated creams but it smells gorgeous with a perfumey smell – think floral but kind fresh and soapy. It definitely smells more high end than drugstore.

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This works so nicely on me. I put it on before my primer and it really quenches all my dry patches. Seborrhea is largely flakey around your forehead, hairline and eyebrows. I can also tap it on during the day if I’m noticing I’m a little flakey – it doesn’t mess with my makeup.

If I have a big flare, especially in winter, I will need to use medicated creams to try to reduce it. But this is a great alternative for the meantime. I could also see this being hugely helpful to women with dry skin. It is super creamy and non-greasy. If you have normal to oily skin I would definitely use sparingly as it could make you more oily – it just has that much moisture!

Have you tried this? Do you have a favorite moisturizer?