Neutrogena Hydro Boost Oil-Free Hydrating Foundation

Last updated: October 24, 2022

Even out your complexion with this hydrating tint that goes beyond tinted moisturizers to disguise blemishes for a natural but smooth look. It packs in hyaluronic acid and a lightweight water gel formula to both plump and hydrate your skin. It features an oil-free formula that’s non-comedogenic to prevent clumping and clogging your pores.

We looked at the top Hydrating Foundations and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Hydrating Foundation you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: The lightweight formula gives this foundation the power to cover fine lines while still giving you that natural look.

In our analysis of 24 expert reviews, the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Oil-Free Hydrating Foundation placed 1st when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

1.0 fluid ounces of Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint with to boost skin hydration while evening your complexion. This liquid foundation makeup for dry skin boosts hydration with a lightweight water gel formula that features hyaluronic acid, an ingredient known for its skin plumping & hydrating properties. The moisturizing tint is designed to hydrate your skin and refreshes thirsty skin for 24 hours with a breathable water gel formula. The weightless, oil-free makeup formula is non-comedogenic, so it won’t clog pores and it’s even better for your skin than wearing no foundation at all.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Budget-friendly. Moisturizing formula contains hyaluronic acid. Evens skin tone.
- Byrdie
Natural finish. Buildable. Doe-foot applicator. Evens out skin tone. Does not settle in fine lines.
This feels very comfortable on, doesn't settle into fine lines, and doesn't really move around on my (normal to combination/dry) face that much throughout the day. It feels dewy to the touch but doesn't look overly shiny, even if you're not into setting with powder (I'm not).
- Allure
It’s not quite a foundation, and not quite a tinted moisturizer… it’s this basically creamy tint that instantly absorbs into your skin, covering up flaws but sinking right in so it does not look like you have makeup on. Skin is softer, more hydrated and just looks naturally radiant and flawless.
Suitable for dry skin and acne-prone skin. Formula is breathable and lightweight.
It’s a lightweight foundation that evens out redness and imperfections, while the hyaluronic acid helps to moisturize and plump skin. If you aren’t a fan of heavy-duty foundation but still like a little coverage to even out your skin tone, this is a great option.
- Forbes

What reviewers didn't like

Potentially too sheer.
- Byrdie
Blemishes could poke through.
Some reviewers note the coverage is too light.
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