Moisturizers -Neutrogena -Healthy Skin Face Lotion SPF 15

on 4/2/2018 2:06:00 PM

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I broke out horribly from this from which I am still recovering. I know this was the culprit because I only change 1 thing at a time in my skincare routine. I applied more of this to my mouth area as that area tends to be more dry for me and that is where I broke out the most. I am acne prone though and most things will break me out. But I thought this wouldn't especially since it says it is non-comodogenic. I guess the glycolic acid in it was just too irritating for my skin and my skin would burn slightly after applying this especially my eye area and start watering. I guess this maybe ok for someone with non sensitive and non acne prone skin though.

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Cleansers -Neutrogena -Ultra Light Cleansing Oil

on 4/2/2018 3:08:00 AM

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I pretty much never write reviews after only using a product one time, but this stuff blew my mind. I used to love Neutrogena's lotion makeup remover, but now it burns my eyes and face, and I've been looking for an oil cleanser for a few months anyway. I grabbed this kind of spontaneously when I saw it a couple nights ago, and I remembered hearing that it was pretty good from someone with similar skin issues (I have sensitive, fair, mostly normal but breakout prone skin).

Unless this suddenly starts causing issues later, I think this might be a new HG product for me. It removed my makeup better than my regular cleanser (I've been using the Garnier gentle sulfate-free one for a few months and like it a lot), better than Clinique's TTDO balm, my diy oil removal methods (I've tried olive, coconut, almond, argan, and I think one other I'm forgetting, sometimes alone, sometimes mixed), micellar waters, and basically every other cleanser/makeup remover I've ever used. It seriously impressed me. I took a cotton pad with witch hazel all over my face after using this, because there's usually at least a tiny bit of residue that I missed or that my cleanser didn't get off, but the pad came away still white after using this cleanser. I don't think I've ever had that experience before, so a big thumbs up for this cleanser.

I love how light this felt, and how easily it came off when I rinsed my face. I never felt any tugging on my skin while I was rubbing this in, it didn't irritate my eyes at all, and my skin looked and felt better after rinsing than it has in quite a while. I have a small breakout I'm dealing with right now, and sometimes products with oil can cause a second flare up, but so far, so good.

When I was using it for my eye makeup, I did lose a couple of lashes, but I don't think it had anything to do with this product. I was just half asleep and rushing to get my makeup off so I could go to bed, and I used a bit more force than I should have around my eyes (and I didn't let it sit on my lashes long enough to start breaking down the mascara like I usually do).

This has a tiny bit of a scent, but it's not strong and hasn't irritated my skin yet. Usually if a product is going to cause irritation, it does it the first time I use it, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it doesn't randomly cause irritation with later uses.

The only con I can think of right now is the price, which isn't really that bad, and I don't mind paying a bit more for skincare products that work for me. I can't remember exactly how much this was, but it was a little under $10 I think. The bottle is small-ish (4oz of product) and I didn't know how much it would take to clean my whole face. Now that I've used it, I think a single pump will probably work most of the time, so it should last a while longer than I originally thought it might.

Pros:
-Gentle
-No strong fragrance
-Removed all of my makeup
-Rinsed away easily
-Didn't clog my pores and cause a breakout
-Will probably last a while
-Easy to find at drugstores, Ulta, etc.
-Didn't make my face feel tight/stripped of moisture (my skin felt SO soft after using this, it was unreal)
-More effective than any other oil product I've ever used, as well as other makeup removers

Cons:
-Definitely needs to sit on lashes for a couple of minutes before wiping away mascara
-Fragrance was probably unnecessary (but it wasn't very strong and didn't irritate my skin)

If I develop any issues later, I'll come back and update this review, but for now, I'm in love with this stuff. I don't know how well it would work for waterproof mascaras, though, because I don't use them (they dry out my lashes too much and make them fall out, ugh).

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Cleansers -Neutrogena -Healthy Skin Boosters Facial Cleanser

on 3/31/2018 10:32:00 PM

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This inexpensive and delicious-smelling cleanser made my skin noticeably softer after ONE USE. So soft in fact, I've been walking around making people touch my cheeks all week while exclaiming, "Feel how sooooooft!!!" So about a month ago I was looking for something new to use as my morning facial cleanser; I'd just about finished my Peter Thomas Roth anti-aging gel cleanser and realized that I didn't really like it. I wanted something mild but effective, with a pleasant scent (I like something scented in the morning - it makes having to take a stupid shower at the crack of dawn a little less terrible lol). And I wanted something that wouldn't erase the softening effects of my various night treatments, which is what the PTR cleanser seemed to do. I looked through dozens of choices and stumbled across this one on a blog post. I'm not sure why I didn't consider Neutrogena to begin with since their Fresh Foaming Facial Cleanser was my HG for years - I only stopped using it when I stopped wearing makeup to bed and realized I didn't need as much cleansing power in the morning. And I know - who wears makeup to bed?? What was my problem??? But now I'm on the path of enlightened skincare and I realized that the only thing missing was a great morning cleanser. I ordered a bottle of this one and literally the first morning I used it I noticed a difference in the texture of my skin. And it's gotten better every morning since. My skin is softer, clearer, and my large pores are much less noticeable. This is a major HG and I hope it makes it to Top Picks so it can get on the radar of anyone looking for their Forever Cleanser ;)

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Skincare - Face -Neutrogena -Hydro Boost Hydrating Serum

on 3/30/2018 5:17:00 PM

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I never write reviews but, for this product i think i should. i purchased it on sale and was very excited. so excited i bought multiple products from their line. i already had the cleanser which i liked a lot. i purchased the gel cream, serum, eye cream and gel mask. i started using it all on a Saturday night except for the mask which i was keeping for a specail day. i woke up Wednesday morning with red marks under my eyes that were burning withing a couple hours my entire face was red and felt like sand paper. i stopped using the products. The next morning i woke up and it was worse my entire face looked like i got a really bad sunburn. i contacted Neutrogena through their instagram about what happened and they gave me a number to call. when i spoke to them they only wanted to know about the serum. Later that day my face was getting worse and a blister appeared on my nose. i went to a clinic and they said that basically the product had remove 1-2 layers of skin. i am now on anti-inflammatories and was told to watch for infections. On monday i will call Neutrogena back and let them know what the doctor said. all this being said i have used HA before and have never had an issue like this.

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Lotions/ Creams -Neutrogena -Norwegian Formula Hand Cream

on 3/30/2018 2:54:00 AM

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i have been using it for years.The only cream that helps my hands and removes dryness.I have cats and when they scratch me i use it and i feel better the other day.I haven't found a cream like that.Also it is very cheap.I totally recommend it.I will buy it again and again.


Conditioner -Neutrogena -Triple Moisture daily deep conditioner

on 3/30/2018 1:17:00 AM

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Wow this seriously irritated my scalp and skin on shoulders and back. It seemed only a tiny heavy but fine for dryer hair but the formula was so highly irritating to me. I use the Neutrogena Leave-In Cream with no problems at all and like it but boy not this.


Powder -Neutrogena -Mineral Sheers Compact Powder Foundation (All Shades)

on 3/29/2018 2:42:00 PM

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While undergoing treatment for perioral dermatitis (google it), my dermatologist instructed me to switch to powder foundation only, and recommended Neutrogena as a brand. I was very skeptical at first, because my skin is very sensitive and has broken out with use of Neutrogena cosmetics in the past. After reading reviews on powder foundations here, and price comparing, I chose to go ahead and try the Neutrogena.

I purchased mine at Target for approximately $11 USD. The packaging is unimpressive and utilitarian. As pictured, it is a simple snap-closure compact with a flip up compartment below that stores an applicator (that I never use). I took a total stab in the dark with shade and went with Natural Ivory 20, and it matches perfectly. For reference, I wear Maybelline Fit Me in 120 and my MAC shade is NW25-30 depending on season.

Dryness is of course a concern, as I'm middle aged, and my skin is dry to begin with. I use Monistat anti-chafing gel as primer, then use a kabuki brush to apply this powder, and set my makeup with homemade glycerine/H20/witch hazel setting spray. This combination takes away the dryness and "powdery" look, as well as makes the makeup last much longer than typical liquid foundation.

Coverage is not great. It is sheer to medium, and not really buildable. If you need a lot of coverage, this is not something I suggest you use, or find a concealer to use underneath. I am forbidden from using concealer per my derm, but thankfully the treatments are working beautifully, full coverage is not a concern for me. I have always preferred lighter coverage, and like the natural look this provides while still evening out my skin tone and gently covering small flaws.

I have been using it for almost 3 months now, consistently with no breakouts, on skin that is already "angry" and in a fragile state, so that, to me, is testament that it is gentle enough for sensitive skin. I plan on continuing use of this foundation throughout the summer months, when the heat and humidity tend to melt liquid foundation right off your face. This seems like it might be much more durable. Also, it travels much better than liquid foundation and applies much faster, two little things that really make a difference for someone like me who travels a lot and is always short on time.

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

on 3/29/2018 10:02:00 AM

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This is definitely the strangest skincare product I ever bought - and I'm including the blue Cool Off stick from Milk that made my heart race (would Sephora take it back 6 months later? I got too scared to touch it.) What irks me is all the dimethicone it seems to have - that's the ingredient used in primers, which I'm not sure is used in ALL primers. I even tried to just use it as a primer/moisturizer, and it was still too went (maybe it's the "boost" factor). Also, it has blue dye in it. Why! Makes me think of Breaking Bad. Returned it.


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

on 3/29/2018 2:44:00 AM

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I've never given moisturizers a second thought. I mean, I know I need it, so I've bought budget friendly from brands that I trust. Most recently I was using Neutrogena oil free daily moisturizer, totally no fuss. I'm almost 50 with combo skin, prefer a high medium coverage foundation and have issues with said foundation slipping, sliding, and sinking into lines and wrinkles. I have one deep line in my forehead from my over thinking and brooding Irish American temperament, one that I've contemplated Botox for. Recently I was reading an article about beauty products people swore by and this was mentioned, with glowing reviews from users. I picked it up at Target a few days later, now about two weeks ago, and holy crap, I'm about to write a review about a moisturizer and I've never done that before!

As I said, I picked this up at Target for $16-$17. I don't think I've ever paid that for a moisturizer that didn't come from Costco. I used to use the Olay one that came in a smallish pump bottle, targeting seven signs of aging...total? Complete? Can't remember. It was my HG for a long time in my 30s and 40s but it was pricey. And it didn't leave me 100% satisfied either.

Enter Hydro Boost. When I got it home I took a bit from the inner top lid and worked it into the back of my hand. I swooned. I did the same to my daughter and my fiance. They both swooned. The next day I applied this after my morning shower, before I got dressed. I do this so that my moisturizer can do it's thing before I apply my makeup. I was concerned about the "extra dry skin" heading on the box, worried about the greasy mess I'd likely become before long. I began to apply my makeup, sans primer because I can't stand it and believe my foundation should work it's magic without it. I'm also low maintenance and want to be done as quickly as possible. This moisturizer absorbed quickly and evenly. It left the perfect base for my foundation! As my day went along, to my surprise I didn't become greasy or sticky or anything. It played nicely with my glasses. And that deep line in my forehead? My foundation isn't sinking into it. At. All.

I don't know what sorcery is behind this moisturizer, but it's pure magic. It's amazing. This is truly a HG for me. I've never looked forward to putting on my moisturizer, but I do with this. It's amazing.

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Treatments (Face) -Neutrogena -On the Spot Acne Treatment Vanishing Formula

on 3/28/2018 11:39:00 PM

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This stuff does not help. In fact, it gives me a rash in the areas I apply it to. My search continues...

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Cleansers -Neutrogena -Neutrogena Deep Clean Cleanser Cream

on 3/28/2018 12:43:00 PM

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Very stripping


Eye Makeup Remover -Neutrogena -Make-Up Remover Cleansing Towelettes Night Calming

on 3/28/2018 8:04:00 AM

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I admit I’m not the best person when it comes to removing my makeup before bed. I have kids and by the time I get them to sleep and try to relax myself, I’m normally so tired that I really have to push myself to do my own bedtime routine. For that reason, I HATE washing my face. Water gets everywhere and it ends up waking me up so it’s harder to fall asleep. I found these wipes at the store, fully expecting them to break me out or be irritating. They weren’t. I know I should have a better cleansing routine, but these work for my situation. They remove all my makeup, including waterproof mascara, and it’s quick and easy. I use Amazon Prime and have these on subscription, so the price is reduced. I like them, they work, and it’s a quick way to remove makeup.

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Eye Makeup Remover -Neutrogena -Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover

on 3/27/2018 11:17:00 PM

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I've used this for years and I love it! It removes my eye makeup very quickly at night and I have used it to remove lip colour as well. It works really well as a spot corrector when applying eye makeup. A little bit of this on the end of a q-tip works wonders for removing excess liquid liner, even after it has dried. It is a little greasy so I have to blot any excess off with a tissue to ensure that it doesn't spread and ruin the rest of my eye makeup. But I think that shows that even just a little bit of this can really remove makeup!

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Concealers -Neutrogena -Hydro Boost Hydrating Concealer

on 3/27/2018 10:36:00 PM

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This stuff is the worst concealer I’ve ever used. It actually caused dark circles under my eyes and I’m hoping it goes away .


Cleansers -Neutrogena -Hydro Boost Hydrating Cleansing Gel

on 3/27/2018 10:12:00 PM

I wanted to like this as part 2 of my double cleanse on makeup days, and I use it in my shower, but unfortunately, even though I am always careful not to get any cleanser in my eye, this did get in my eye and stung like a mofo. It does get some residual makeup off, and is a decent cleanser for makeup free days, but I'm not entirely impressed, although the packaging is very pretty. Just a shrug from me.


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