This is miles apart from the Healthy Skin non SPF night cream. There is barely a trace of Retinol in this, and not even protection from UVA. It receives high reviews as a basic moisturizer, but it really is less good than bad.
I thought I'd already reviewed this but must have forgotten. My skin has completely changed over the last three years from being relatively blemish-free to acne-prone and I've been suffering a mild-acne 'crisis' of late. But I'm also over 40 so need to incorporate anti-ageing products such as retinol and glycolic acid into my regime. I think I've cracked my new routine as my skin is starting to look a lot better but I'm having to be vigilant as new spots threaten to erupt on a daily basis plus dehydration is an issue. It's a total novelty to my as, like I said, in the past my skin was always really good, if a tad oily in the t-zone and I'd always enjoyed trying out new skincare products willy nilly. Can't do that anymore... Anyway, I slot this cream into my daily routine which is to start the day with a salicylic face wash then salicylic correcting cream mixed with a very gentle moisturiser. In the evening I use glycolic wash or glycolic/retinol scrub followed by a small amount of retinol cream mixed with a calming, healing moisturiser to reduce redness and flaking, such as Cerave PM. I was using too much of the Healthy Skin cream at first, but now I've halved the amount to a quarter of a baby pea-size any redness, flaking or spots in weird places have gone. I do other stuff when my skin needs it such as an overnight glycolic treatment (Alpha H Liquid Gold) and there are other things I rely on, such as a clarifying toner in my t-zone, but the washes and creams are the bedrock of my routine. I'm very pleased with the Healthy Skin as it's relatively inexpensive and the way I use it, one tube should last about a year (okay, maybe a tad optimistic!). Just remember to start off with a very small amount and build up, plus avoid the eye area. Oh, and remember to wear a high SPF in the day to avoid getting hyperpigmentation. I get the odd bit of flaking, which is to be expected, but find that incorporating scrubs into my routine really helps. I really hope this helps anyone struggling with the same issues as me. I'm not giving it a five as I'd like to try a retinol gel once my tube runs out as I hear it might suit my skin better.
I really like this a lot. It's worth the money. My skin looks so much better now, and I was looking for something that would finally help with the fine lines that were appearing.
After almost 15 years of using Aveeno lotion, I've switched to this a year ago and couldn't be happier. Either the Aveeno formula or my skin's chemistry changed when I was around 28, and my skin was very oily and I was having a lot of breakouts. My skin is naturally relatively clear but I do get occasional hormonal breakouts on my chin and forehead - this product has pretty much stopped them. I do still get a very rare (1-2x/year) cystic bump on my chin/jaw, and I've found that this products works very well to fade the resulting hyperpigmentation and redness. Red marks disappear in about 2 weeks as opposed to 3 months or so, before I started using this. The retinol is real, and it really does help cell turnover!
The SPF is negligible, but I haven't had any issues with it. I'll keep buying this version since I use makeup with SPF20 every day, and if I'm planning on going in the sun I also apply SPF50. For my everyday indoor existence this is just fine. No need to pile on chemicals and wash them down the drain for no reason.
I'll buy this as long as it keeps working as well as it does now. Hopefully I've found my new everyday face cream for the next 15 years!
Great day skin care product with sun protection. When I first got this, I accidentally put too close to my eyes and I noticed bumps start to appear underneath. I'm not fond of the packaging, I don't like that it's metal.. It gets incredibly annoying to squeeze out the product. It's amazing at moisturizing my skin, looks great under makeup and it really helps with fading any scars and lines that I may have. I've noticed smoother skin as a result of using both this and the Healthy Skin Night cream.
There are a couple different versions of this - be careful when reviewing these products.
WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT A DRUGSTORE MOISTURIZER COULD CURE MY SKIN?! I'm so happy with this. I had a terrible terrible bout of acne this past spring (brutal, actually) and honestly this in combination with a very careful skincare routine has been saving me this summer. I was prescribed Ziana (retinol) by my derm and my delicate, sensitive, dry skin could just NOT tolerate it under any circumstances. I kindof gave up on the retinol thing for a couple months until I found this randomly at the drugstore when I was trying to purchase this line's eye cream. The eye cream is blah but this.... this is SUCH gold for me.
After using this day and night, and under makeup, my skin complexion is becoming more even and radiant. I definitely see some lightening properties here, with slight lightening of my acne scars. It seems to work with my skin and DOES NOT BREAK ME OUT (shocker.. EVERYTHING breaks me out at this point). I feel that it actually is keeping my acne at bay, actually. As long as you try it out, this can also be used under the eye area. I feel like my wrinkles on my forehead and under my eye are really helped out by this as well! What a miracle. Works SO WELL as a base under makeup, I don't even need to use my Smashbox Photofinish anymore!
Its definitely not moisturizing enough for winter, though. I'll have to figure out a different regimen at that time.
I saw on here that the SPF in this lotion is basically useless so I went ahead and bought the Night version of this - but for some reason my skin just doesn't like that one. I have dry skin and I think that the Night version is just a tad more liquidier than this one and therefore my skin doesn't like it. (my skin prefers creams to lotions). That said - USE A REAL SPF WITH THIS, you are not getting your needed SPF here. I use Shiseido 50+.
This is a lovely textured moisturiser, but it has the same problem as the the healthy skin face lotion spf 15.They are very similar.Nice texture , soaks right in ,leaves no greasy afterfeel.Works well under make up.The problem? As pointed out by the previous reviewer Annemarie, this is totally lacking in UVA protection. Unless a product contains stabilised avabenzone, titanium dioxide or zinc oxide listed as ACTIVE ingredients, you are not protected against UVA rays therefore leaving skin vulnerable to sun damage This product contains none of those Ensulizole and octinoxate are the sunscreen components in this product.They are UVB blockers..It doesn't matter if it's spf 30, 50 or even 100(overkill for skin in that case) it will still not protect you against uva. The spf number only applies to the amount of time before you burn.Therefore this is useless and the bad bit is, there are a lot of moisturisers and foundations with spf like this out there.You have to check the ingredients. Certain products claiming to be broad spectrum are not. It lures.you into a false sense of security.As for those saying spf 15 is not enough. Well in some cases it probably isn't. But far better a product with spf 15 that protects against UVA and UVB than an spf 50 which is only UVB ! I wish I'd known this 30 years ago . I might have saved mysef some sun damage. I have used sunscreen on my face everyday for over thirty years, but not always broad spectrum, although I thought I was. I trusted the companies(like this one) and I was mislead.Don't fall into the same trap as I did.There is so much more information nowdays, but we are still being mislead.It's such a shame as this could be a good product. Please be careful and check ingredients. I'm reading some of these reviews and people are saying they love this for the spf.Well you are not protected with broad spectrum.As for the retinol in this product.Even if you tolerate retinol well, retinol is best used at night as it is both photosensitizing and photodegradable.Personally I would not use a product containing retinol during the day..Hope this helps.
I've noticed this in other Neutrogena moisturizers, and it also concerns this one. If you are concerned with preventing sundamage and aging with a broad spectrum SPF, please be aware that the active ingredients in this moisturizer (Ensulizole & Octinoxate) DO NOT protect against the sun's damaging UVA rays. It only protects against the burning UVB rays.
It's really annoying imo, but I've found that you can't really trust at all, that a moisturizer labelled "SPF" and even sometimes "Broadspectrum" protects the skin for more than UVB rays. Always check the active SPF ingredients online, for example here:
I've only been using this product for a little while, but I am pleased with it so far. Last week I used it on my face and neck, but forgot to put sunscreen below. I spent a whole day at a school carnival and my decolletage area got very burned. It looked like I was wearing a tomato red collar, because my face and neck didn't look as if they had gotten any sun at all. Proof that the SPF in this actually does something. Too early to tell if it will help with fine lines, but I will be sticking with this for the sun blocking properties alone!
I love this cream and it has been a staple in my routine for years and years (even though I stray to other products I always land back on this one) The texture is whipped dreaminess, sinks in quickly and smooths over pores making it an excellent makeup base although I still do use a separate pore filler/primer as well just to cover some of my larger pores and small scars. Also, I haven't had any problems whatsoever with breakouts from it. Of course SPF 15 is obviously not adequate if you are going to be in the blazing sun for very long so I would suggest one of Neutrogena's higher rated SPFs on those days and this one for average everyday (not in the direct sun for long) moisturizer. I anticipate I will be using this moisturizer for years and year and years..Please Neutrogena DON'T MESS WITH A GOOD THING OR DISCONTINUE THIS....Are you hearing me!?! lol...