Bronzers -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Bronzer

The perfect tone. I've been wearing this for months and it blends out great. Love it.


Sunscreen -Neutrogena - Pure & Free Baby SPF 60

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How is this for babies?? Personally, one of the worst sunscreen offenders out there. This product gave me a red appearance in my skin within an hour of wearing it. Red like a rash, but no bumps or itching, just a bright "glow" which lasted for about 24 hours after much treating with chamomile tea and aloe. It was as if I got an actual sunburn from the cream--I'm convinced that some ingredient actually holds heat into the layers of skin. Even if this product is YMMV and you don't have this effect for your skin, I can't see how anything this potentially burning on the skin could be risked by a company to put in a SS designed especially for babies, and labeled as Pure.

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Crme -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Compact Makeup SPF 55 Helioplex

on 6/29/2017 8:00:00 AM

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This is the worst garbage for those with oily skin. Stay away!

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Concealers -Neutrogena - 3-in-1 Concealer for Eyes

on 6/28/2017 12:59:00 AM

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So, I'm gonna start off saying that this concealer isn't super high coverage, and that's okay. For me personally, high coverage concealers are thicker and tend to crease and oxidize. I've never found a light enough concealer until this one that actually worked. This concealer is light but gets the job done with an added bonus of SPF. I don't buy the whole "eye cream" thing, but other than that it's a pretty good value. It's not the best concealer out there, but it's working pretty well for me. Doesn't conceal dark circles completely, but helps drastically.


Sunscreen -Neutrogena - SheerZinc Dry Touch SPF 50

on 6/27/2017 10:01:00 AM

I've had other Neutrogena products with less impressive SPF protection. (An older formulation of the Pure & Free Baby stuff had less than 5 percent -- each -- of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, that I think has now been remedied for better protection.)

I'm not a fan of chemical sunscreens. In lip products they tend to make my mouth feel a bit numb and irritated, and in face products I tend to break out more, so I prefer a physical blocker. This one with 21.6 zinc oxide as the main active says it offers an SPF of 50. I suspect it's a bit lower than that number, but I do think it offers good protection in excess of 30 SPF, which is what I want.

It is a thick formula that looks a lot like Elmer's glue, right out of the tube. (It doesn't feel like it, though. It feels surprisingly light once you start rubbing it in.) It leaves a whitish cast on the skin if you don't blend it in very well. But when I do blend it, it is pretty invisible on my light skin. It feels heavy-ish at first but not as heavy as other products I've tried, like last year's Pure & Free Baby sunscreen.) It has a faint scent, not quite perfumey, but it's something that I can't quite put my finger on. It makes me think of chrysanthemums the most, however, or something flower-shop-ish. It's subtle, though, and I don't notice it unless I were to lift my hand an inch away from my nose, which isn't part of my plan anyways.

Even though there's a formula for the face, I still use this on my face. It does leave a more noticeable whitish cast there, but I tend to mix it with a bit of foundation or some other tinted sunscreen (like the redness reliever from Cetaphil) and it works well, almost like a primer due to its thicker consistency.


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Sunscreen -Neutrogena - pure & free baby sunscreen broad spectrum SPF 60+

on 6/27/2017 9:49:00 AM

I bought this last year (it's set to expire in July 2017) and I was using this off and on in the spring for protection. Looking at labels and reading information here and there, I ended up doing research on EWG's sunscreen guide, and reading up on what makes for a good level of sun protection. Having read that, I realize I'm not as happy with this product as I initially was.

The version I have (and they do have a reformulated version out now which has a lot of zinc in it) has 4.9 percent titanium dioxide and 4.7 percent zinc oxide. Yet it says it offers broad spectrum SPF in excess of 60. For every percentage point of zinc oxide you get 1.6 SPF (per beautyeditor.ca, who writes in depth on such matters) so the zinc would equal 7.52 SPF and then you have the titanium dioxide but it just doesn't seem enough, by that math. I'm not sure how they end up with an SPF of 60+ with that amount of physical blockers.

The formula itself applies well and stays on pretty good, even though it does leave a whitish cast, and I've noticed no scent, which is also good, but I don't believe it's enough protection.

I do have to add, though, that I have gooped this on pretty heavily by the pool and I still saw the whitish cast for some time after splashing around in the water, and didn't have any sunburn or obvious tanning after using this.

If you're looking for physical blockers from the Neutrogena family, they do have some much better options, especially with the new zinc-heavy formulas. I believe even the newest incarnation of this formula is vastly improved. Just be sure to find that version and not this one.

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Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Gel-Cream Extra Dry Skin

on 6/26/2017 2:05:00 PM

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I have extremely dry skin, which is also sensitive and acne prone. So I struggle to find products that moisturize me without aggravating my skin.

This moisturizer is not moisturizing enough for me, as I still see flakes of dry skin, BUT it is the best moisturizer I have found so far. I am still on my hunt for something even more moisturizing that works for me, but for now, I am enjoying this.

I love that it is fragrance free, but wish it came in a tube, instead of a jar.

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Sunscreen -Neutrogena - Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 50 Sensitive Skin

on 6/24/2017 11:09:00 AM

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I used this for a long time because I really like how Neutrogena seems to typically be a great brand for people with sensitive skin and acne, but it's caused me some grief and I'm finally giving up on it. It leaves a white residue in streaks all over my skin, and feels really greasy at first. For me it did absorb a bit, but eventually it just feels powdery and uncomfortable. The biggest problem I've had with it is the fact that nearly every time I use it, I feel itchy on my face, and see little bumps appear. I've checked the ingredients, and it's all stuff I've had in other skin care products that I do fine with, so I can't imagine I could be allergic to a sensitive skin formula, but somehow it just doesn't work for me. So disappointed.


Lips -Neutrogena - MoistureSmooth Color Stick - Soft Raspberry

I bought this because it was the closet dupe to Rikugien that I could find. This is almost the same color, but I think it leans more pink while Rikugien is more copper. Also, there is less shimmer and it's less sheer.

However, I still plan on using this as my daily color and replacing Rikugien (my absolute favorite lipstick in the world, but it's too pricy and it doesn't last long). This color lasts for 5-6 hours through eating and drinking, and I can still see it faintly after that. It's a lovely MLBB shade and it's super pigmented and easy to apply. I love the shape of the crayon, and it's cheap enough that I don't mind having to reapply midday. It goes on easily and I actually prefer it to Nars. While it's not as buttery and smooth, the design makes it super easy to line your lips and color them in. The extra stiffness is actually very helpful, especially on the go.

My only complaints are that is has a very strong, artificial watermelon scent that is unappealing. I normally don't mind scents, but this is pretty strong and I'm not crazy about the smell. It fade after awhile thankfully! This also makes my lips feel very dry, although they don't look dry. These complaints are minor enough that I still really like this lipstick and will keep rebuying!


Cleansers -Neutrogena - Ultra Light Cleansing Oil

on 6/21/2017 10:02:00 PM

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I have used pure oils such as coconut, grapeseed and such to remove makeup, but wanted something that would emulsify as well, so I tried this.

Now this is one of my nightly skincare essentials, and I'm disappointed that I can no longer find it in ulta, walmart or target. The alternatives are ineffective and pricey...overall it seems that cleansing oils are a waning trend so I'll have to start looking into k-beauty for a replacement.

Why I like this: using just one pump with dry hands and skin and really rubbing it in for a good 20 seconds dislodged all the makeup off my face without the waste, pulling and wiping associated with makeup wipes and micellar water + cotton. After rubbing I finally just rinse with cool water and am left with a clean face ready for a step 2 cleanser. When I'm extremity tired I skip the step 2 and this alone lets me go to bed quickly without waking up to a dirty pillow or breakouts. I wear pretty heavy eye makeup some days and I've never had a problem removing it all, as long as i don't try to wet my hands or face first. That's the key to cleansing oils, I've found.

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Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Water Gel

on 6/21/2017 6:47:00 PM

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Why does this smell like a public toilet?

Seriously the smell is awful. I also don't trust how beneficial this is for the skin. Its fast absorbing which is convenient in the morning but I prefer a moisturizer which I know is packed with beneficial ingrediants/antioxidants. I feel like even the Ha in yhis is minimal.

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Liquid -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup SPF 20

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For a drugstore foundation, this was really expensive. First of all, I wore this for about two weeks almost everyday. I was able to use this, and wear no other makeup at all. I noticed that my skin didnt like this from the start. I got a few tiny pimples and figured it was from my period. Fast forwards, I got horrible cystic acne from this. I had to wait about two weeks for the huge cysts. It looked very pretty and natural and had medium coverage. I was able to wear it without needed to re touch up. If it werent for the reaction I got, I wouldve used this forever as an everyday foundation.

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Cleansers -Neutrogena - Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes

on 6/20/2017 3:30:00 PM

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I'm going to start with the pluses.
This remover is easy to come by and the price is good on them. They are great at their job and not too wet or dry and the packaging keeps them fresh BUT. And there's a big but...

The smell. They have a very perfumey and strong smell to them. I used them 5 different times to try and get used to the smell but I wasn't able to get used to it. The smell sort of stays on your face too so it isn't like you use them and the smell goes away.

So while these do their job, if you are sensitive to smell or migraine prone, I wouldn't suggest them for you.

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Sunscreen -Neutrogena - Sheer Zinc Face Dry Touch SPF 50

on 6/19/2017 4:52:00 PM

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I have worn this sunblock a few times and always have the same issues:

1) I have oily skin and find that this product breaks up and melts into my eyes, causing severe irritation and inflammation.

2) If you use the suggested amount (1tsp), it will sink into your pores and lines much like a foundation. I love looking in the mirror and seeing my tech neck, heavy bosom creases (yes I wear this on my chest as well), and smile lines illuminated in white. Fun times!

3) It is not "dry touch". I can always feel this product on my skin.

As for protection, I assume it's alright as I have yet to burn while wearing it. Would I purchase it again? No. I'd rather buy the Banana Boat Clear Zinc Sport Block SPF 50, which actually sets CLEAR, than purchase this disappointing product again.

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Cleansers -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser

on 6/18/2017 3:43:00 PM

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I got a bottle of this for $6 at Target for my 12 year old who is starting to break out and has a typically oily-teen-T-zone. So far no issues but she does not use this every day. Can be drying by the nature of its ingredients.

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