Tarte Drink of H2O vs. Neutrogena and Garnier

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Moisturizers have really stepped up their game in recent years. New ingredients have been introduced, and the claims get better and better. Even though we’re suckers for cute names and pretty packaging, is it really worth paying up for what we know is simply marketing tactics? See which of these two Tarte dupes is worth the switch.

Tarte Drink of H20 Hydrating Boost Moisturizer vs. Neutrogena Hydroboost Moisturizing Gel

Similarity Score: 77%

Beauty Guru, Kayla, says: Tarte is $39 for 1.7 oz & Neutrogena is about $23 for 1.7 oz. Both are gel moisturizers. Neutrogena has a very fresh scent. It reminds me of a fresh laundry smell. Tarte smells very medicinal. Both products have very similar consistencies & feel lightweight on the skin. Both made my skin feel soft. I have combo/dry skin in the winter months so I wouldn't use either during that time as they are not very rich moisturizers so neither of these would benefit someone with very dry skin. Tarte has a few ingredients with a comedogenic rating of a 2 (Coconut oil & Vitamin E) so Tarte may clog your pores. Tarte also may not be good if you have sensitive skin as it does have Lavender oil & Citric Acid in it. Both products have Hyaluronic Acid which has so many benefits for the skin. Tarte also has Squalane in its ingredients which is also anti-aging & an anti-inflammatory. I think both are very similar products in consistency & both made my skin feel the same after continued use. But, in the end, I think if I was to repurchase I would choose Neutrogena over Tarte. Not only does Neutrogena have fewer ingredients but fewer ingredients that will not cause potential skin problems & much cheaper. Buy our pick

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Tarte Drink of H20 Hydrating Boost Moisturizer vs. Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb

Similarity Score: 54%

Kayla says: Tarte is $39 for 1.7 oz & Garnier is about $16 for 1.7 oz. Both are gel moisturizers. Garnier has a light fresh scent. It's not overpowering at all. Tarte smells very medicinal. Both products have very similar consistencies & feel lightweight on the skin. Both made my skin feel soft. Garnier has a lot of contradictory ingredients. It has a few ingredients that help with moisture & hydration but also is not alcohol-free. Alcohol is very drying for the skin especially if you’re very dry from the start. Tarte has a few ingredients with a comedogenic rating of a 2 (Coconut oil & Vitamin E) & Garnier also has a few high comedogenic ingredients between a 2 & 5 (Isopropyl Myristate, Cetyl Alcohol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Vitamin E). Both products may clog your pores - especially Garnier due to all of the ingredients to make it fragrant. Both products have Hyaluronic Acid which has so many benefits for the skin. Tarte also has Squalane in its ingredients which is also anti-aging & an anti-inflammatory. In the end, I would stay away from Garnier because of the horrible ingredients in it. If you are prone to fungal acne, dry skin or sensitive skin you’ll want to stay away from Garnier. Buy our pick

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