Dermatologists, Instagrammers and shoppers love Amazon's No. 1 best-selling moisturizer—and it's on sale for $14

Devon Kelley
·4 min read

Yahoo Life is committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. We may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Pricing and availability are subject to change.

(Photo: Neutrogena Instagram)
(Photo: Neutrogena Instagram)

When it comes to skincare, it’s hard to know what actually works. Expensive skincare isn’t always the best — sometimes the drugstore stuff has the simplest, most effective ingredients. Such is the case with Amazon’s No. 1 best-selling moisturizer: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Gel Cream. Marked down to just $14 from $19 right now, the cream is packed with moisture-rich hyaluronic acid and is suitable for all skin types, from extremely dry to oily or sensitive. Made without fragrances, it’s great for those prone to redness and breakouts.

Super hydrating, hyaluronic acid is a must for every skincare routine. It draws water to itself, and just one gram of it can hold up to 6 liters of water, so it’s best when applied to damp skin. Because of its high water retention, it plumps and firms skin, smooths fine lines and wrinkles and soaks into your skin without leaving behind any greasy residue.

Social media favorite dermatologist Dr. Andrea Suarez, better known as Dr. Dray, swears by the product and awards it the No. 1 slot on her list of her top five favorite hyaluronic acid products.

Shop it: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Gel Cream, Extra-Dry $14 (was $19), amazon.com

Shop it: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Water Gel, Normal, $14 (was $17), amazon.com

Shop it: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Fragrance-free Hydrating Body Gel Cream, $7 (was $10), amazon.com

Formulated with petrolatum and dimethicone to ensure that the moisture provided by the hyaluronic acid is locked in and doesn’t evaporate (which can result in dryness), this effective cream is deceptively lightweight. And as Dr. Dray says, “a small amount goes a long way to amp up hydration.”

Choose between the formulation for extra dry skin or the normal formulation — both are just $14 now.

It’s not just for your face, either. This moisturizer comes in a body version (on sale for $7, from $9) that is great for stretch marks and improving crepey skin.

Amazon reviewers back up the doctor’s orders, with over 14,000 reviewers giving the moisturizer a perfect 5-star review.

“Neutrogena Hydro Boost is nothing short of miraculous. I've never been more pleased with a facial moisturizer. I got it yesterday and used it right away. I was impressed with how smoothly it went on and was completely invisible. Even better, my skin didn't feel tight or coated. Then the miracle: A couple of hours later, I looked in the mirror, and surprise, no dry, flakey skin. I assumed it just hadn't had time to get back to its dry condition, but this morning it still looks as smooth as it does in the summertime,” writes a rave reviewer who says it’s “like magic.”

Others agree that nothing does a better job of plumping and firming their skin. “The only product I've actually stuck with and was using everyday for dry skin. Well low and behold about four weeks later I noticed my under eye wrinkles and puffiness were much less noticeable,” writes a happy shopper. “It works!”

“This is the most amazing moisturizer I have ever used,” says a shopper with combination skin. “I have an oily T-Zone, and have always had a hard time with moisturizers feeling greasy on my skin. This one is so light but so effective. A tiny little bit covers your entire face, and it feels like you have nothing on your face at all. You're left with your skin feeling soft and smooth. When I tell people that I'm going to turn 53, they never believe me. They say I look 35.”

Shop it: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Gel Cream, Extra-Dry $14 (was $19), amazon.com

Shop it: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Water Gel, Normal, $14 (was $17), amazon.com

Shop it: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Fragrance-free Hydrating Body Gel Cream, $7 (was $10), amazon.com

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

Read More from Yahoo Life:

Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.

Want daily pop culture news delivered to your inbox? Sign up here for Yahoo Entertainment & Life's newsletter.