Posts Tagged ‘Neutrogena’
Friday, May 30th, 2014
There aren’t many intense nighttime moisturizers that claim to relieve extreme dryness without a greasy feel. We tried Neutrogena’s Deep Moisture Night Cream, and considering the light texture, it didn’t seem like it would be enough for our tester with dry skin. On the box, it says that Deep Moisture Night Cream is clinically proven to dramatically increase skin’s moisture level in just 1 week. If you have very dry skin, this will be a unique experience for you. It’s a lighter moisturizer, but it’s just as powerful at combating dryness as a heavy cream. The more you use it, the more you’ll feel like you don’t need it. However, the first couple of days are not that impressive at all. This product really gets to work after several days of use. No more flaking and plumper skin. So in sum, if you need an immediate quick fix this product isn’t the best choice. But if you’re willing to wait a week or longer, you’ll see an amazing improvement in your skin. To see more of our posts about Neutrogena, click here.
Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
In the past there was an emphasis on treating wrinkles and fine lines. Now the emphasis is more so on evening skin tone. One of the many products that promises to do just that is the Neutrogena Rapid Tone Repair Night Moisturizer. It has proven ingredients such as Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, and Retinol. But the glucose complex is what makes Rapid Tone Repair Moisturizer different. The glucose complex actually gives a boost to the retinol. According to the box results appear in one week. We did notice more clarity and even tone in one week. However, for very dark spots this product needs a few weeks, and the results are more of a slow evolution. In general, for a non-prescription product it’s pretty good. Although this product is supposed to be gentle enough for daily use, one of our testers with sensitive skin found it to be a little drying and irritating. As with any retinol product, those with sensitive skin can benefit from gradually introducing the product to the skin instead of suddenly using it daily. We also found that Neutrogena Rapid Tone Repair Moisturizer pairs really nicely with other moisturizers. You get the refined pores and improved complexion but not the dryness.
Tip: Hyperpigmentation is commonly caused by sun damage, and products like these can make your skin more vulnerable. Protect your results and prevent more damage by wearing sunscreen if you’re not already while treating your skin.
Monday, August 26th, 2013
Since we’re big fans of Neutrogena’s Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser, we decided to try their Ultra Gentle Soothing Moisturizer. While the cleanser was way more impressive, the Ultra Gentle Soothing moisturizer was pretty good. Similar to Aveeno facial moisturizer, it contains Feverfew to calm down the skin. It’s not fragrance free, but they’ve managed to include a fragrance that is easy on sensitive skin. Texture wise, it is a creamy lotion that goes on very smoothly and works great under foundation. As promised, Ultra Gentle Soothing Moisturizer is completely non-irritating and really improves the skin hydration. However it would be nice if there were an option without SPF for those with skin irritated by sunscreen. We think it’s most suitable for dry to combination skin. If you have oily skin, the best moisturizer we’ve tried so far is Olay Long Live Satin Finish Moisture Lotion.
Tip: Do you have sensitive skin? Try using a gentle, fragrance free detergent and fabric softener. Even a great skincare regimen can be defeated by harsh chemicals left behind on your washcloths.
Friday, July 5th, 2013
There are many cleansers designed for sensitive skin that claim they thoroughly remove dirt and makeup, but after seeing a lot of magazine mentions for Neutrogena’s Ultra Gently Daily Cleanser we had to try it. This is one of the best cleansers we’ve tested. It’s very thorough and strikes the balance between cleansing and leaving moisture behind. We think Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser would be appropriate for any skin type. It’s a gel like cleanser that lathers well. After a week or so you see a difference – skin is calmer and healthier. And at 12 fluid oz, there’s a very generous amount to use so we love the value.
Tip: Using a lot of products with active ingredients can be irritating. If you’re using a topical acne treatment for example, it can be too much to use an acne fighting cleanser and moisturizer as well. Trying pairing this cleanser with your stronger products to give your skin a break.
Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Having a healthy ‘glow’ is in but greasy skin is not. Oily skin can dissipate makeup and even alter its color. If your skin type is combination or oily, you may want to try Neutrogena’s Shine Control Primer, which promises to control shine for 8 hours. How does it work? Patent pending protein technology absorbs excess oil, so you can use this product every day without over-drying. Since it also has optical modifiers, it minimizes the look of pores. We tried this product and loved it! If you don’t like to wear makeup you’ll like this product because it stops shine and improves the appearance of your complexion. True to its promise, Neutrogena Shine Control Primer does control oil for 8 hours. However, we wish it would last for 12 hours so the shine free effect would last even after work (after 8 hours you’ll need to bring out the oil blotters). This product is especially useful since it will make any foundation last longer and conceal more. Those with combination skin will really appreciate that it mattifies without over drying.
To see our other posts about primer, click here.