What is the opinion of Reddit about the
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gentle Exfoliating Facial Cleanser with Hyaluronic Acid, Non-Comedogenic Oil-, Soap- & Paraben-Free Daily Face Wash, 5 oz (Pack of 3)?

A total of 2 reviews of this product on Reddit.

2 points


19th May 2018

Hi friends,

I’m a 30/M and hope you can help me with my skin care routine. I have never used any skin care product ever. I think I have a normal skin. I figured I’d follow the guide and order a few products but turns out it’s not that simple haha. I’ve been reading for over 4 hours (not even kidding). It’s hard selecting products due to limited availability in my country. I hope you can help me.

I live in Europe (Netherlands) so we don’t have Amazon and some (most..) products from the recommended list are not available or super expensive due to international shipping costs. Could you please help recommend products cause there’s just so much that I don’t know what to choose. A website we use a lot here is www.notino.nl so I was thinking of ordering from there.

After lots of research, this is what I came up with:


  1. Wash with water. Luke warm? Cold? Does it matter?
  2. Moisturize. If possible I’d like to combine this with the SPF so I won’t have to wait for it to dry. What about this Neutrogena (ingredients here)? Other ones that seemed okay are this Cetaphil one or this Eucerin. Almost none of the recommendations in the ScA routine are available in my country (and when they are I have to pay almost double the product price in shipping costs).


  1. Wash with Neutrogena visibly clear (ingredients here), or should I go with this Neutrogena alternative (ingredients here)? I like the packaging of that last one more but I don’t want to be a typical guy and base my choice on that haha. Let’s choose what’s best for my skin.
  2. Exfoliate, first twice a week and build up slowly. I have no idea what the pH of my skin is. Will this Neutrogena work (ingredients here)? The beginners guide refers to “Neutrogena Visibly Clear Spot Stress Control Ultra-Light Spot Treatment Moisturiser” – this might be it? It contains salicylic acid. Also the package says it’s a moisturizer, but it’s not a moisturizer right – it’s an exfoliant? Maybe the Neutrogena exfoliating cleanser (ingredients here) is what I need instead? It says it doesn’t have beads but I have a feeling the exfoliation isn’t that good looking at these Amazon reviews. I also saw the Alcina exfoliator (ingredients here) or the Elemis exfoliator (ingredients here). I’m really lost with this one – what do I choose? :/
  3. Wait until exfoliant dries
  4. Moisturize. When I go to bed the SPF is of no use, so I figured I could go with something a bit more economical like this Nivea. Or do yo think I would benefit from more expensive ones such as the Neutrogena Hydro Boost water gel (ingredients here) or the Hydro Boost gel cream (ingredients here)? It seems as if the cream is for dry skin (I don’t think I have that) but also don’t see why I wouldn’t just take the cream since it seems to hydrate longer/better. I don’t know if that’s how it works though. I could also go for the Neutrogena sleeping mask but I’m not sure if that is just commercial talk or actually effective.

Sorry for the long read and thanks for your help! This really is more complicated (and expensive!) than I thought and I’ll return the favor once I understand what I’m doing and have my routine figured out.

Edit: formatting

1 point


11th Aug 2020

Yo, dude here. I’m still learning but this is my basic bitch guide to starting skin care for dudes. These may not work for you but it’s a great place to start and it lets you know what to do.

  1. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0716F7B5V Use this shit in the shower (or whenever you wash your face, whatever. I’m a dude on the internet not your mother) FIRST. Rub it on anywhere you have dry skin or uneven skin texture. Eyebrows, nose, forehead, you get the picture. Rub that shit in, but don’t go too crazy. If your face looks like polished orange peel, that’s too much (i.e shiny with pits for pores). This is what strips your dead skin off and leaves your skin baby soft.

  2. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07L6S8HYF Also buy this shit. Shit’s Korean, that’s how you know it’s good. Use the face wash right after the exfoliator in the shower. Just lather on then wash off. Ezpz. Then, once you pat your face dry out of the shower, spray on the toner and do other shit while it dries. Once it’s dry, use ONE (1) pump of the moisturizer that’s spread super thinly all over your face. BOOM. Now you’re cooking. That’s the basics.

This shit doesn’t work for you? Tough shit, welcome to skincare. Everyone is actually a unique snowflake and shits difficult, but these are incredibly general use products that I have found are pretty good. Now go forth and be dewy.