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I have sensitive, rosacea-prone skin year-round, and summertime only makes my skin drier thanks to the added sun exposure. So, I’ve been incorporating more hyaluronic acid products in my routine for some much-needed moisture, and I recently got the opportunity to try one of Jennifer Garner’s go-to cleansers with it.
The actress, who is a Neutrogena ambassador, recently told PEOPLE that the brand’s Hydro Boost Hydrating Cleansing Gel is a staple in her nighttime routine. She called it “super gentle,” adding that “hydration is everything,” and I completely agree; I always want my skin to look smooth and supple.
After using the formula for two months, I’ve seen significant improvement in my skin’s clarity and hydration. So it’s safe to say it’s officially earned a permanent spot in my skincare routine.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Cleansing Gel, $10 (Save $4)
The key ingredient in its formula is hyaluronic acid, of course, which leaves my skin glowy and plump with each wash. It has a clear, gel-like consistency that foams into a creamy lather when massaged onto the face. It’s hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic, making it great for sensitive and acne-prone skin — both of which I personally deal with.
As Garner said, hydration is key in a face wash, and this cleanser instantly restores the moisture my skin desperately needs. It also effortlessly removes makeup (even waterproof mascara!) without irritating my eyes or feeling oily. It lifts and pulls out dirt and unclogs pores, leaving me with clean and smooth skin that doesn’t feel tight (a feeling I often get with other cleansers).
I typically cleanse twice, lathering my skin with