One little jar packs a whole lot of hydration

By Amanda Richards
January 28, 2021 12:00 PM
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When temperatures drop and the air gets particularly dry and biting, there is one word you'll see repeatedly across beauty articles, blogs, and social media: hydration. 

It's no surprise why re-plumping, dew-ifying, and hydrating the skin becomes the number one topic of beauty conversations from October through April. When the air gets colder, it typically contains less moisture, which in turn means the water in your skin evaporates more quickly. There are also a whole host of winter activities that add to the likelihood of dry skin, including longer showers, warmer houses, and the fact that people typically drink less water in the winter. Long story short: When it comes to winter skincare, moisturization is always the top priority.

Luckily, you don't have to spend a ton of money to get the hydration parched winter skin requires. Thousands of Walmart shoppers have sung the praises of Neutrogena's Hydro Boost Gel Moisturizer with Hyaluronic Acid for exactly that reason. It's packed with all of the nourishing ingredients that skin needs in the winter, and it's less than $14.

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Buy It! Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Moisturizer with Hyaluronic Acid, $13.49; walmart.com

Neutrogena's Hydro Boost is oil-free and comes in a water-gel formula that absorbs as quickly as a light serum even though it contains all the hydration of a heavier cream. The active ingredient is hyaluronic acid, a naturally occuring hydrator that helps your skin attract and lock in moisture. This particular formula is non-comedogenic and light enough for use under makeup — or even a heavier moisturizer, if you're really going to be braving the elements for an extended period of time. It also feels amazing to apply: Keep it in the fridge for a refreshing, ultra-hydrating way to start the day. 

With all of these qualities (not to mention the affordable price tag), it's pretty obvious why thousands of Walmart shoppers have given the gel moisturizer a five-star review. Some claim they've totally replaced their department store moisturizer with Hydro Boost, and others claim that in addition to moisturizing, the product gives them a perceptible glow that lasts all day. Check out Neutrogena's Hydro Boost Gel Moisturizer at Walmart. Dry skin simply doesn't stand a chance.

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