No skincare routine is complete without a quality moisturizer. This essential product is needed to strengthen your skin’s barrier and give it the necessary hydration and nourishment it needs to be healthy. There are plenty of moisturizers on the market, but there’s one that dermatologists swear by for radiant, youthful skin. In fact, most of them use the product every day–it’s Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Gel Cream!
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Dr. Rachel Nazarian, M.D., assistant clinical professor at The Mount Sinai Hospital Department of Dermatology, uses the product nightly because of its lightweight and hydrating formula.
She notes that it makes an excellent moisturizer to use after applying products with harsh ingredients like retinol. For better absorption, Dr. Nazarian likes to apply the Hydro Boost Gel Cream after showering. "I still use a few tricks to enhance absorption, such as applying it after I shower while my skin is still damp or using it after an exfoliating wash," she tells TODAY.com.
But what really makes the formula great is its high concentration of hyaluronic acid. This ingredient has been found to help improve the skin's moisture levels, delivering plumper, suppler complexion. "I've been applying hyaluronic acid to my skin for years. It’s a substance naturally found in the skin and works to maintain water for a fuller, more youthful look. Its unique, moisture-binding feature allows it to hold many times its own weight in water," Dr. Nazarian explains.
Neutrogena's Hydro Boost Gel Cream uses smaller molecules of hyaluronic acid, which have been found to absorb into the skin easier.
"I used to apply a high-grade version of hyaluronic acid topically to my face, but the molecules were large, making it difficult for them to absorb into my skin," Dr. Nazarian recalls. "Today, smaller molecules of high-grade hyaluronic acid with better topical absorption capabilities can be found in over-the-counter products."
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