As summer turns to fall, my closet full of coverups gets replaced with capes… and fur vests… and blouses… and blazers. And since I’m not traveling for weeks or weekends, I get back to the gym to repent for all the rosé and grilled everything (you know, when you try to be healthy and go for something grilled, but then eat enough for three of you). I also switch up my beauty regimen as the weather changes. This year, I’ve partnered with Neutrogena to share a skincare system fitting for the change of seasons, and perfect to prep your canvas for all those gorgeous fall makeup looks.
Here are the Top 3 Reasons I’m digging the Hydro Boost collection:
#1. I had already been using the Hydro Boost Water Gel with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 this past summer and since all these products work together, it takes out the guesswork. It’s also not 8,479,106,325 steps. After cleansing, you use the water gel with SPF in the morning along with the eye cream. In the evening, you pick the non-SPF water gel or the gel-cream (if you’re really needing extra hydration) plus the eye cream. Easy. Breezy.
#2. It contains hyaluronic acid. This magic ingredient is MAJOR KEY to beautiful skin. So if you’re around my age and you don’t have visible or deep wrinkles yet but you’re starting to see changes, this will help with any lost bounce or suppleness to the skin by retaining water. And if you’re younger, like the age of my interns or assistants, it’s your secret weapon for those #nomakeup #iwokeuplikethis #flawless #selfie #goals. For reals.
#3. I’ve said it a thousand times and it still bears repeating. The better the skin, the better the MAKEUP. And the less you need of it. So if you don’t have the time or desire for a full face, you’ll still look great and, more importantly, FEEL confident. And if you do want to go for the works, your skin will be primed for it. The Hydro Boost line is not overly rich or creamy to the point where your makeup won’t settle properly or where it will disappear over time. The formulas are all gel or gel-cream and your skin will drink them up. It’s serious hydration but without greasy or oily residue. Making it a perfect primer.
So if you want skin that looks healthy and fresh, check out the line.
Not only does it have our beloved hyaluronic acid (which honestly I want to see in everything from serums to cream blush), it also contains olive extract and glycerin. So the hyaluronic acid gathers the moisture and then the olive extract and glycerin work in tandem to strengthen the moisture barrier to lock it in. #TEAMWORK
And all this for drugstore pricing! The Hydro Boost Water Gel with Sunscreen is $18.99, the Hydro Boost Water Gel is $17.99, the Hydro Boost Gel-Cream for Extra-Dry Skin is $17.99 and the Hydro Boost Gel-Cream Eye is $17.99.
Here I am testing the line… PS, #NOMAKEUP (minus a little leftover mascara) #NOFILTER
And here is how it looks under *very minimal* makeup…
Want to try it for yourself?? I’ll be hosting a giveaway on my Instagram where one lucky winner will win the Hydro Boost collection.
NOTE: This post is sponsored. All photos are property of DIVAlicious.
Lauren Cosenza is the creator and editor-in-chief of DIVAlicious, a trusted beauty/fashion expert, an on-camera personality and spokesperson, a leading NYC-based professional makeup artist, a published contributor and writer, a brand consultant, a product junkie and an insatiable style seeker — with a former life at Cosmopolitan and Shape magazines.
Serving up style with a side of attitude, her site DIVAlicious gives women (and men) the confidence and permission to be fabulous. The site, with a goal to SPREAD BEAUTY, is filled with must-have products, pro tips and tricks, how-to DIY tutorials, makeovers, style inspiration and insider access. Topics range from beauty, fashion, culture, career, fitness, wellbeing, men’s and unisex offerings.