Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15

Hydro Boost Water Gel with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15
5.0
/ 10
Moisturizing
8.8 Humectancy icon Humectancy
1.2 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
15SPF icon
SPF
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Quite moisturizing. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 has a moisturizing rating of 5.0 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Significantly more humectant. It has a very high Humectancy of 8.8 out of 10 and a low Occlusivity of 1.2 out of 10.

What else is good about it?

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 has an SPF of 15, which means that it provides an adequate level of sun protection. However, if you spend a substantial amount of time outdoors, it is better to use a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
75
7.5
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2.5
2
2
1.3
1
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 8.8 10 8.8
7.5
1
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 2.5 20 1.2
2.5
Moisturizing rating 5.0
All humectants
8.8
Glycerin
7.5
Pentylene Glycol
1
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
2.5
Caprylyl Methicone
2.5
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
5.0
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
2.5
All occlusives 2.5 20 1.2
All occlusives
2.5
Caprylyl Methicone
2.5
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
7.5
1
0.3
All humectants 8.8 10 8.8
All humectants
8.8
Glycerin
7.5
Pentylene Glycol
1
Sodium Hyaluronate
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.
Glycerin
Est. %7.5
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.
Octisalate
Est. %4
Function
Origin
A UVB sunscreen also known as ethylhexyl salicylate. It is normally paired with UVA sunscreens to provide broad-spectrum protection. Octisalate also protects other ingredients, like colorants and antioxidants, from deterioration due to exposure to UV light.
Homosalate
Est. %4
Function
Origin
A synthetic chemical UV filter that protects against harmful UVB radiation.
Caprylyl Methicone
Est. %2.5
Function
Origin
A liquid silicone with occlusive moisturizing properties. Being compatible with natural oils is a challenge for most silicones, but caprylyl methicone plays well with all types of oils.
Avobenzone
Est. %2
Function
Origin
A popular sunscreen that protects against UVA rays, which cause premature aging and skin cancer. Avobenzone degrades after about 30 minutes of sun exposure and becomes ineffective. It is therefore often paired with UV-filter stabilizers such as octocrylene.
Octocrylene
Est. %2
Function
Origin
A synthetic compound that protects skin against harmful ultraviolet light.
Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer
Est. %1.3
Function
Origin
A synthetic ingredient that is used for bulking, film-forming, and controlling viscosity. It can absorb large amounts of water and oil and creates a network for other ingredients to live in.
Pentylene Glycol
Est. %1
Function
Origin
A naturally or synthetically derived preservative that exhibits effective antifungal and antibacterial traits. It also acts as a booster for more traditional preservatives. Pentylene glycol can also serve as a moisturizing humectant and solvent.
Benzyl Alcohol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A multifunctional ingredient that is supplied as a clear, colorless liquid. Its main function is as a flavoring agent and fragrance. It also acts as a broad-spectrum preservative, solvent, and viscosity-controlling agent that thins the product.
Chlorphenesin
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A preservative and broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent that protects products from a wide range of bacteria and fungi.
Red 40 (CI 16035)
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A colorant that also goes by the name of Allura Red AC or FD&C Red 40. This ingredient is an approved colorant for skincare, food, and even tattoo inks. The color produced by Red 40 (CI 16035) is a jewel-tone red with yellow undertones.
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.
Disodium EDTA
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A synthetic chelator that helps to maintain the look and smell of a product by 'locking up' troublesome metal ions.
Glyceryl Stearate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An emollient and emulsifier typically derived from vegetable sources through a chemical reaction with glycerin. It provides stability, texture, and consistency to formulations. Its main function is to allow oil and water to mix.
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.
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.
Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Crosspolymer
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
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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.