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When I found out the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Moisturiser had finally hit the UK shelves I was so excited. It was amongst my to try list. Fortunately i did not have to order it online and wait for it to arrive by post because they stock it in most boots stores in the UK.

Description of product
Neutrogena claim that the product will boost your skins moisturise within one hour of application. It is a light weight blue gel with a water like consistency.


Why it works?
The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Moisturiser contains hyaluronic acid in the form of Sodium hyaluronate. The sodium hyaluronate is one of the key hydrating ingredients in the moisturiser, although this is in very low concentrations in this moisturiser. 
The moisturiser contains a new innovative continuous release system (The progressive release system).  According to the neutrogena website this system releases moisture slowly over 24 hours. It also targets dry areas throughout the day. ---If it does do what it says it does then it is an ideal moisturiser as it will provide your skin with constant moisture without the need to reapply often.

My experince 

I was very exicited to try this product however i did not feel that it hydrated my skin enough. It didn't feel like it actually soaked into my skin. Instead it tightened my skin. I did not like the fragrance of the product. I am very sensitive to fragrance so that was one my negatives.

Although this product did not meet my expectations i still plan on trying the other products in the range. I do have to point out however that my skin is very dry at the moment due to the weather so maybe that is why it was not as effective as I hoped. 

Pros



  • Oil free.
  • Non-comedogenic.
  • Clean packaging and expensive looking packaging.
  • Claims to maintain the moisture of the skin by releasing the product continuously over 24 hours.
  • It is a baby blue colour so it looks like water.
  • Nice gel-like texture.
  • Light-weight product.
  • It did not make me breakout. 



Cons



  • Contains fragrance.
  • Packaging is unhygienic you might need a spatula to avoid contaminating your product.
  • It did not moisturise my skin like i expected it to.

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Before making a purchase I always try and read reviews on the product I want to buy. That way I know what to expect and I can decide whether it is a good investment or not. I would also much rather purchase a product that is evidence based and has been proven to work.

I found a great website recently that does exactly what I am looking for. Reviews.com  is a website dedicated to conducting unbiased research and reviews on products. They have reviews and different products from skincare to treadmills.

As a skin care and beauty enthusiast i particularly found their research on acne treatments very useful. They conducted a study on 42 different acne treatments with the help of different professionals and narrowed it down to the five best acne treatments. They also highlighted the top main acne fighting ingredients. There are so many acne treatments products out there on the market so this is a very useful website for narrowing it down before trying new products.

I  also liked that Reviews.com  provided a chart to help you self-diagnose and grade the severity of your acne.


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The terms Eczema and atopic dermatitis are used interchangeably.
Dermatitis means inflammation of the skins' dermis.
(titis)- refers to inflammation.

Eczema is often described as itchy, dry, scaling, red, thickened, blistered and swelling skin.
Eczema can be environmental and hereditary. It is not contagious.

The skins barrier function is often compromised in eczema which increases individuals exposure to allergens this can often induce the inflammatory response and cause itching. It can also increase transdermal water loss, increase the susceptibility to infections, disrupt skin lipid production and cause an imbalance in the skin's pH. All these contribute to the characteristics of eczema.


Two main types of dermatitis.


Irritant contact dermatitis - Irritant contact dermatitis is a fast, almost instant reaction to direct contact to an irritant, for example a chemical, soap or a detergent. The reaction is usually confined to where the skin has come into contact with the allergen.

Allergic contact dermatitis - Allergic contact dermatitis is an allergic reaction. When the skin comes into contact with an allergen it induces an immune-mediated inflammatory response. The reaction is not often segregated to the area where the allergen came into contact with the skin and can affect other areas of the body. The response involves the immune system so it is more complex than irritant contact dermatitis.


Eczema can not be cured but it can be controlled. There are many products on the market that can be used to control eczema. I will mention a few in upcoming posts.

Thanks for reading.





References 
BRITISH ASSOCIATION OF DERMATOLOGISTS (BAD). (2016). Atopic Eczema. [leaflet],

What is Eczema?