If you know me, you know I’m kind of a skin freak and have been since a young age. I never sleep without removing my makeup, make a conscious effort to eat and drink things that classify as “skin food” (a.k.a avocados, coconut water, sweet potatoes, salmon), and I avoid the sun at all costs. So when it comes to the actual product that I put onto my skin, you can bet that I’m a purist. The first moisturizer I ever started using (over – gasp!- a decade ago) was Neutrogena oil-free moisturizer for sensitive skin, which my mother turned me onto. She’s used it for literally as long as I can remember!
Now as much as I’m a die-hard fan of that product, Neutrogena’s latest launch, Hydro Boost, might just be my new favourite. Here’s a bit about the technology behind it: Hydro Boost is formulated with Hyaluronic Acid – an ingredient naturally found in our bodies that helps keep the skin supple and youthful. (Hyaluronic Acid infuses your skin and acts like a sponge, absorbing more than 1,000 times its weight!) The only problem is, we start losing it over time.
Now that I’m moving into my mid-twenties, it’s the perfect time to start reaping the benefits of the added Hyaluronic Acid in Hydro Boost. It helps the skin hold on to moisture, keeping it looking visibly smooth and healthy-looking day after day. I love how refreshing and lightweight the gel consistency is, how it instantly hydrates the skin, and my favourite part – how it absorbs immediately! I also am super keen on the fact that I can apply makeup literally right away without that greasy, slippery feel. (Because, honestly, who really waits 5 minutes for moisturizer to absorb in the morning! #aintnobodygottimeforthat!) Even better, makeup actually stays on with it as a base better than anything I’ve ever used. It’s honestly a bit like a primer, and ensures no contour falling down my face, no muddy bronzer…and with the matching Hydro Boost eye cream – no mascara puddles, eye shadow creasing, and no liquid eyeliner smudging. Personally, I have a tough time with my combination skin (oily forehead and chin, semi-dry cheeks and weirdly enough, nostrils) and it seems to do the job for both – managing the greasy zones and keeping the dry spots moisturized for a full 24 hours. Kind of miraculous, really!
Changes are a part of life and the ones that happen when you’re a young adult represent some of the biggest transitions. Our latest innovation: Hydro Boost gel creams for face and eye feature purified hyaluronic acid, instantly quenches and infuses skin with an abundance of moisture, so your skin will feel smooth and supple day after day. For more information, visit us at www.neutrogena.ca/hydroboost
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