Between washing your face and loading on all that moisturiser, lies a rather crucial step. Toning.

But what exactly does a toner do?

A face toner

  • Helps to remove excess dirt, traces of oil and makeup.
  • Correct and balance the pH of your skin.
  • Helps control acne.

In other words, a facial toner thoroughly cleans the skin and helps remove built up surface dead skin cells. By helping to clean and close pores, it’s specially beneficial for acne-prone skin.

Neutrogena had launched their Hydro Boost Moisturiser a while ago. The moisturizer claimed to be perfect for oily skin. (And no, you mustn’t skip moisturizer if you have oily skin. Why? Read here.)

Now it gives you the key step before the moisturizer – the Hydro Boost Clear Lotion. Don’t be confused by the terminology. Essentially, it is a toner.


City aggressors can stress and dry out your skin. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Clear Lotion instantly gives skin a burst of pure moisture and keeps your skin hydrated for hours.

Infused with Purified Hyaluronic Acid and Antioxidant Olive Extract, the lotion effectively restores skin’s suppleness for a glow that bounces from within.

When used right after cleansing, it prepares the face for the rest of your skincare regimen by enhancing the skin’s ability to better absorb nutrients.

To round it off,

  • Gives skin a pure boost of instant hydration
  • Keeps skin hydrated for hours
  • Enhances skin’s ability to absorb nutrients


Cleanse. Tone. Moisturise.

Shop the Hydro Boost Clear Lotion here. It retails for INR 849.

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