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Ahh, winter. The season of snow, joy, pretty lights — and constant dry, flaky skin. I regularly struggle with peeling, especially after I put on my foundation, and on extra-dry days I feel like I go to work looking like this:
After doing tons of research on the best moisturizers, I kept coming across Neutrogena's Hydro Boost gel-cream. It's only $15 — which is significantly cheaper than other skincare products I've used — so I figured it would be worth a try. SPOILER: It's a godsend.
I actually use it twice a day: once at night after washing my face, and in the morning before applying my makeup. No lie, the results are immediate. My matte foundation goes on smoother than ever, and there are ZERO skin flakes!!!
Another thing I love about it is how a little goes a loooong way. It's a lightweight gel, so a small dollop can cover my entire face and I don't feel like I just caked on a heavy lotion.
And hey, lots of people (over 1,100 of 'em!) have left reviews on Amazon, and they definitely back up my claims.
I truly can't recommend this product enough. It's time to finally say g'bye to dry, flaky skin.
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