Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel with Hyaluronic Acid for Dry Skin

Hydro Boost Water Gel with Hyaluronic Acid for Dry Skin
4.7
/ 10
Moisturizing
5.6 Humectancy icon Humectancy
3.8 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Quite moisturizing. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel with Hyaluronic Acid for Dry Skin has a moisturizing rating of 4.7 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

This product has relatively comparable levels of Humectancy and Occlusivity: a moderate Humectancy of 5.6 out of 10 and a moderate Occlusivity of 3.8 out of 10.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
75
7.5
5
3
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1
1
1
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
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0.3
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0.3
0.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 5.6 10 5.6
5
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 7.5 20 3.8
7.5
Moisturizing rating 4.7
All humectants
5.6
Glycerin
5
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Ethylhexylglycerin
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
7.5
Dimethicone
7.5
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
4.7
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
7.5
All occlusives 7.5 20 3.8
All occlusives
7.5
Dimethicone
7.5
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
5
0.3
0.3
All humectants 5.6 10 5.6
All humectants
5.6
Glycerin
5
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Ethylhexylglycerin
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
0.3
All antioxidants 0.3 3 No
All antioxidants
0.3
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Water
Est. %75
Function
Origin
The most used ingredient in skincare. Its concentration defines the product texture: rich creams may have about 50% of water while a light jelly about 90%. Water doesn’t moisturize the skin by itself and is used in skincare as a solvent for other ingredients.
Dimethicone
Est. %7.5
Function
Origin
The most common silicone in skincare. It forms a silky, smooth film on the skin’s surface and can help to prevent water loss. It also aids in wound healing and can treat and soften scars. Dimethicone is considered to be very safe for use.
Glycerin
Est. %5
Function
Origin
The most popular moisturizing ingredient in the world. It is a powerful humectant – cheap yet very effective. Glycerin also has soothing and anti-irritant properties and is considered to be very safe for use.
Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer
Est. %3
Function
Origin
This ingredient can refer to several kinds of dimethicone crosspolymers. Like other silicones, it makes products feel slippery and non-greasy but can also increase the thickness or improve the water-resistance of a formula.
Phenoxyethanol
Est. %1
Function
Origin
The most frequently used preservative in skincare. It is a clear, oil-like liquid synthetic substance that protects products from harmful bacteria and yeast, whilst still leaving skin microflora unharmed. It is confirmed by research to be harmless.
Polyacrylamide
Est. %1
Function
Origin
A synthetic ingredient that can thicken products instantly while still keeping them light and often gel-like.
Sorbitan Olivate
Est. %1
Function
Origin
An ester of sorbitol (a type of sugar alcohol) and olive oil fatty acids. It is used as an emulsifying agent to stabilize oil droplets in water (or vice versa).
Cetearyl Olivate
Est. %1
Function
Origin
A multifunctional ingredient derived from plants that primarily serves as an emulsifier. Supplied as a waxy ivory-colored flake, it can also be used as an emollient and slip modifier that gives a product an overall light, silky finish.
Dimethiconol
Est. %1
Function
Origin
A synthetic dimethicone with rich, non-tacky emolliency. It features the typical sensorial profile of silicones, with high spreadability and a luxurious, oil-free after-feel. Dimethiconol can also serve as an antifoaming agent.
C13-14 Isoparaffin
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A lightweight petroleum derivative. It is a very thin liquid that functions as an emollient and a solvent for other liquids (such as thicker oils or silicones).
Chlorphenesin
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A preservative and broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent that protects products from a wide range of bacteria and fungi.
Blue 1 (CI 42090)
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A synthetic dye commonly known as Brilliant Blue FCF that produces rich blue colors for various cosmetic uses. FD&C Blue #1 can also be found in foods, medications, and dietary supplements, as it is considered non-toxic and safe for use.
Ethylhexylglycerin
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A preservative booster derived from glycerin. It is commonly paired with other preservatives to improve their efficacy. Ethylhexylglycerin is also a humectant due to its chemical base of glycerin.
Laureth-7
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A mild but effective functional ingredient. It can emulsify (efficiently mix water and oil) without needing too much in a formula.
Sodium Hydroxide
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An ingredient that is able to bring the pH of a product up, thereby making it less harsh on the skin.
Dimethicone Crosspolymer
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A group of ingredients that are typically added to skincare products to adjust the formula. Dimethicone Crosspolymers stabilize a formula, regulate its thickness and consistency and give the product a velvety feel.
C12-14 Pareth-12
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
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Carbomer
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A synthetic ingredient with the ability to gel water. When used in emulsions, such as lotions and creams, carbomer can also act as an emulsion stabilizer.
Sodium Hyaluronate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A sodium salt of famous hyaluronic acid. A potent humectant that hydrates the skin, supports collagen function, and fills out small wrinkles. Sodium hyaluronate also offers soothing and antioxidant properties.
Fragrance
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Under trade secret law, manufacturers have the right not to disclose what exactly went into the fragrance and use the unspecific word Fragrance or Parfum instead. Many fragrances are highly allergenic.