So, for a very long time, I have recommended Cetaphyl as a moisturizer that is wonderful, and it is. However, now that I am aging slightly, I am noticing more and more that for me, it is simply not soaking into the skin. So, if Cetaphyl is not working for you anymore, and you want a moisturizer that you don’t have to spend a fortune on, I have an alternative!
Recently, I started using Neutrogena Hydro gel and I have noticed a huge difference! My skin is softer, my pores are smaller and my makeup goes on more smoothly. I am loving it! It does have a very cooling effect when you first put it on, much like cold cream. It soaks in quickly and easily and leave the skin soft and moisturized all day.
The only thing I would say is a bit of a downside is that the original gel is not super moisturizing. I feel like I have to use a ton of it, and the first week I used it, I would actually apply it twice. So, for those of us with more dry skin, definitely veer toward the Creme gel for Very Dry Skin.
All in all, it’s wonderful, though. It has all the same things I liked about Cetaphyl. Non comedigenic, a very light scent, no scent added (I think).
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