Does Neutrogena Hydro Boost have Fragrance?

Neutrogena Hydro Boost reviews

The Neutrogena Hydro Boost range has many different topical creams, serums, moisturizers, and masks. Of these, some contain added fragrance while others don’t. You will have to check the label of each before buying, as formulas change all the time. 

But for the moment, this is a quick guide to each Hydro Boost fragrance situation.

Which Neutrogena HydroBoost contains fragrance?

The following Neutrogena Hydro Boost Products have fragrances:

  • Hydro Boost Compostable Cleansing Makeup Wipes
  • Hydro Boost Water Gel 
  • Hydro Boost Night Pressed Face Serum 
  • Hydro Boost Water Gel Sunscreen 
  • Hydro Boost Healthy Scalp Shampoo 
  • Hydro Boost Whipped Body Balm
  • Hydro Boost Plumping Mascara 

Hydro Boost Compostable Cleansing Makeup Wipes

These cleansing towelettes don’t have any phthalates or parabens. They provide a fresh, aqua smell. They are tested by dermatologists for any allergens and have a moisturizing effect. It also contains micelles or micellar water for deep cleansing.

Hydro Boost Water Gel 

This is a non-comedogenic gel that doesn’t clog pores or cause acne and breakouts.

Hydro Boost Night Pressed Face Serum 

This overnight mask restores and revitalizes your skin, making it dewy and restoring its bouncy vitality. It does not contain any oil but does have fragrance and synthetic beeswax.

Hydro Boost Water Gel Sunscreen 

This SPF 50 provides broad-spectrum sun protection. It is not greasy or sticky, nor does it leave any white residue. It provides UVB/UVA protection and is also water resistant. 

Hydro Boost Healthy Scalp Shampoo 

The shampoo is pH balanced, gentle, and free of harsh sulfate-based surfactants. It works for all hair types, has no medicated components, and doesn’t strip away the color or natural oils. 

Hydro Boost Whipped Body Balm 

The body is equally prone to dryness, and this balm spreads easily over your body. It can be used daily, especially for ultra-dry skin that tends to chap. 

Which Neutrogena Hydro Boost is Fragrance-Free? 

Neutrogena offers a Fragrance-Free Facial Care Line. There are four products in this line, which contain no added scents. This way any possible skin irritation, contact dermatitis, rashes, or allergy can be avoided. 

Importantly, added fragrances may have some amount of alcohol, harsh chemical compounds, or essential oils which could dehydrate the skin or even trigger flare-ups of pimples. 

Here is a list of Neutrogena Hydro-Boost products that do not contain fragrance:

  • Hydro Boost Hydrating Cleansing Gel 
  • Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Serum 
  • Hydro Boost Gel-Cream Extra Dry
  • Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer SPF 50 
  • Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint for Dry Skin
  • Hydro Boost Hydrating Concealer 

Hydro Boost Hydrating Cleansing Gel 

This is a mild glycerin-based cleanser. It creates a mild foam to get rid of grime while protecting the skin’s moisture barrier. It doesn’t dry out the skin surface like standard surfactants. 

Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Serum 

The serum is a day-long skin treatment made of 17% hyaluronic acid, pro-vitamin B5, and many humectants that lock in moisture. It keeps your skin soft and smooth all through the stress and pollution of the day.

It can be applied right after the cleansing gel. It also contains trace amounts of mica and titanium dioxide to protect against the sun and give your face a little shimmer. 

Hydro Boost Gel-Cream Extra Dry 

A combo of the fast absorption of gels and the velvety, luscious texture of a cream, using olive oil emulsifiers. It is weightless and airy, with no added dyes. It works using the custom Liquid Crystal Gel Matrix technology.

Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer SPF 50 

This is the alternative to the Hydro Boost Sunscreen which has fragrances. It is suitable for all skin types, does not contain mineral oils, and is hypoallergenic. It is rich in antioxidants such as Vitamin E that prevent wrinkles, skin aging, and damage. 

Other than the bespoke Fragrance-Free line of Hydro Boost, there are also different Hydro Boost make-up and cosmetic products that are free of any scents. 

Fortunately for you, Neutrogena is fairly transparent and publishes ingredient lists. But the sub-components of the fragrances remain under wraps. So if you choose a scented product, you won’t know exactly what makes it smell so good. 

At present, cosmetics without added fragrances include: 

Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint for Dry Skin

This is the lightest foundation you can hope for, and it doubles up as a skin primer to even out your skin tone.  

Hydro Boost Hydrating Concealer 

Without fragrances, this concealer is 100% safe for your eyes. They have been ophthalmologically tested and can be used for under-eye coverage without any adverse reaction from sensitive eyes or eyelids. It is also apt for people who use contact lenses. 

Hydro Boost Plumping Mascara 

A scented mascara would be strange, so the lack of a fragrance in this product is not surprising. But be careful – the waterproof version does have fragrances, so check the label. 


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