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NEUTROGENA® HYDRO BOOST Water Gel Sunscreen

NEUTROGENA® HYDRO BOOST Water Gel Sunscreen

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1 year 3 weeks ago

Greasy, but workable

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Province: Nova Scotia
Age: 18-24
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I adore the entire HydroBoost line so when I heard about this sunscreen, I was so excited. I typically wear SPF 15 in the winter (since my commute is in the dark both ways and my office doesn’t have windows) and SPF 30 in the fall and spring. And every summer, I struggle to find an SPF 50 that I like. So far, this will be the winner of them all! No white cast, no flashback, good price, doesn’t break me out, easily accessible - and it truly feels like effective protection. I feel safe in the sun. But it is SO SO SO GREASY. You need 1 ml of product for your face for effective coverage and protection. Maybe I’m using more than 1 ml, but my face is an oil slick as soon as I apply it. It’s advertized as SPF for face and body, but how greasy it is makes me think it’s just for body. I’ll continue to use it as long as I can work around it. In the morning, I apply a mattifying moisturizer, wait 10 minutes for that to absorb, apply this, wait 15 minutes for it to absorb, then I apply a mattifying primer. With these steps, the finish is great, and it lasts all day!
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Response from Johnson and Johnson, Neutrogena, Consumer Service 1 year 3 weeks ago
Thanks for taking the time to share a review! We'd love the chance to chat a bit more. Please give us a call at 1-888-663-8876. We're free between 9am and 5:30pm ET Monday-Friday <3
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2 weeks 5 days ago

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Water based sunscreen is a good way to protect our skins and skin tones from summer rays We as a family always preferd tonuse neutrogena sunscreens even mostly we have seen dermatologists suggest it to use [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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Shajia
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2 months 6 days ago

Finally!

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Province: Ontario
Age: 35-44
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As a woman of colour with a darker complexion, finding a sunscreen that I can use, that doesn’t leave an extremely noticeable white cast, has been impossible. I came across this product after watching a YouTube video that highlighted sunscreens for women with darker complexions and decided to give it a try. I was blown away by the fact that a product this affordable could work so well! Absolutely no white caste, it absorbs quickly and I actually like the smell!!! I am ordering a bunch more!!!
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Ebony
Location: 
Toronto
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4 months 1 week ago

Holy grail for sunscreen

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Province: Ontario
Age: 35-44
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I love this sunscreen. Most sunscreens (including their no breakout one) causes acne, leaves a white residue, or breaks up under makeup. This sunscreen does neither and leaves my skin glowing - it absorbs quickly with no residue, leaves a nice fresh glow, does not cause breakouts, and stays put under makeup! I love it!!!
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MN
Location: 
Toronto
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Response from Johnson and Johnson, Neutrogena CA, Consumer Service 4 months 1 week ago
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, we're so happy to hear this sunscreen is such a good fit for you! We'd like to learn more about your experience with our Sunscreen for Acne-Prone Skin. When you have a moment, please give us a call at 1-888-663-8876, Monday-Friday from 9a-5:30p ET. Hope to hear from you soon!
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8 months 2 weeks ago

I thought I had allergies all summer

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Province: Ontario
Age: 25-34
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This product irritated my eyes so much I thought I developed allergies all summer. Maybe it is not meant for the face. Anyway I’ve discontinued use and immediately feel relieved.
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Hayfeverish
Location: 
Toronto
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Response from Johnson and Johnson, Neutrogena, Consumer Service 8 months 2 weeks ago
We're sorry to hear about your experience using our sunscreen. We wouldn't expect this reaction and would love to gather more information. When you have a chance, give us a call at 1-888-663-8876. We're available Monday-Friday from 9am-5:30pm ET. We look forward to speaking with you!
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9 months 3 days ago

Please make fragrance free

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Province: Alberta
Age: 35-44
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Otherwise what would be a really good sunscreen for the fact that it blends so effortlessly, is not greasy and doesn’t leave a white cast. I can see that the gel-cream formula is quite unique to the North American market but the fragrance just ruins it. I got such a bad headache from the fragrance, I couldn’t even apply it near my face. I can’t really say that I would recommend this to anyone as they could have a similar reaction or breakout. Please leave fragrance out of your products Neutrogena they are awesome without it.
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Rachel25
Location: 
Calgary
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Response from Johnson and Johnson, Neutrogena CA, Consumer Service 9 months 2 days ago
Thank you for reaching out and sharing your review with us! We're so sorry to hear you had this reaction after using our Water Gel Sunscreen. When you have a moment, please give us a call at 1-888-663-8876 so we can learn more about your experience and help to make this right. You can reach us Monday-Friday from 9A-5:30P ET. We hope to hear from you soon!
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9 months 1 week ago

Excellent sunscreen product!

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Province: Alberta
Age: 25-34
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Definitely beyond my expectation, it goes on skin really smooth, and abrosb very fast without having any exceed oil on the skin. Skin looks normal after apply it. Will purchase again, I always trust Neutrogena sunscreen products
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CharleyYYC
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Calgary, AB
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11 months 6 days ago

Conflicted. Please make a fragrance-free version

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Province: Ontario
Age: 25-34
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I think the way the formula absorbs, and doesn't leave a white-cast is fantastic, HOWEVER, due to the strong fragrance it was quite irritating on the face, and perhaps had attributed to making my eyes water. Would not recommend for those with eczema, or dry irritated skin. Fine to use on extremities/ less delicate parts of the body. Any chance in the near future Neutrogena will make this formula without the blue dye and fragrance? '
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cm
Location: 
Toronto
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Response from Johnson and Johnson, Neutrogena, Consumer Service 11 months 5 days ago
Thanks for sharing your feedback! We'd love to learn more about your experience with our Water Gel Sunscreen, and we encourage you to give us a call us at your convenience. You can reach us at 888-663-8876; we're available Monday through Friday 9AM - 5:30PM ET. Hope to hear from you soon!
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