This product is a little miracle worker. This was the first retinol product that I have used well other than retin-a as a teenager. I liked the way it felt when I smoothed it on my skin. Within the next few days my pores became less visible and my skin tone evened out and had a slight healthy glow to it. My skin felt fabulous, younger, it is radiant and it looks better than it has in a few years My mom told me my makeup looked nice and I was not wearing anything but this product at the time. I felt super happy I felt confident sometimes leaving the house with no makeup on and felt great about it. I told my mom and my friends about and Makeupalley because this site is what compelled me to try it and I will always remember that! Tears I would suggest this for you are a virgin with retinal products or are young and looking for a retinol to start with. after two weeks of continued use both AM/PM I've noticed a significant difference in the smile line on the right side of my face, as well as the single wrinkle that once dominated the middle of my forehead.
The smile line has almost completely disappeared, while the forehead wrinkle has diminished significantly enough that I don't worry about foundation or powder accentuating and settling in that area anymore. I'm not sure if this was due to the Retinol A, or if perhaps my skin lacked moisture and is now fully moisturized and has therefore plumped the skin to alleviate the appearance of these lines.
This works well as a base for makeup!!!as it absorbs immediately and does not rest on top my skin. I have had no negative side effects on my skin (so far) and the texture and tone has improved greatly; I require less foundation and only exfoliate twice a week rather than every other day.
The packaging could be better---an airless pump bottle would be nice. Price is hefty for a drugstore product, but less expensive than a department store. However, with the results I've received, I'd gladly pay more.
For anyone looking to help prevent or soften the signs of aging, or possibly just wanting a smoother, brighter, more even-toned appearance, give this Neutrogena cream a try., based on other reviews, the cream seems to work well for older women as well as younger gals But my face is clear and has never been better. If you're looking for something that will help with your acne, this is definitely a great and effective product.I have since moved on to Differin but I will always remember how much I LOVED this and this is a great start and one of the best otc retinals you can get at the drugstore. It just got to the point that I needed something stronger..but girls this is where you start to prevent wrinkles a retinol and spf it begins here
Hearthy Skin Anti Wrinkle Cream "Original Formula" (NOT the Intensive):
Water, C12 15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Dimethicone, Camellia Oleifera Extract, Retinol, Panthenol, Disodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polysorbate 20, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, BHT, Carbomer
Absolutely amazing. This is the only product that has ever improved my acne after 13 years of trying everything (drugstore and prescription). My skin tone and texture has improved as well. I've been using it for about two months and plan to try the night cream as well. Holy grail at last!
I love this cream it has retinol, green tea, multi vitamins, and spf. I would love this more if it had a photostable spf in it like the creams with helioplex. I love the creamy texture it doesn't make my oily skin any more oily. I'm 20 years old and have some acne scarring and this cream really helps to smooth out my skin. I hope this cream is never discontinued. I prefer it to the cream with glycolic acid since that cream is thicker and obscenely greasy.
I'm 15 and I'm already developing some premature wrinkles on my forehead. My skin is a lot softer and my lines have smoothed out a bit. It's also helped my acne scars a bit. It doesn't make my face feel greasy and it doesn't break me out. I use this day and night but I think I'll get the night one next cause I already have spf in my makeup.
I'm 16 and I'm already developing some premature wrinkles on the forehead and laugh lines around the eyes...I know, I know. That's pretty bad. After reading the reviews on here I decided to pick this up. I've only used this about a week and I'm already seeing results! My fine lines have a softer appearance and are already smoothing out a little. My few acne scars and large pores look smoother as well. This moisturizer also gives a great glow to the face without making me look greasy. I get some acne every once in a while and I don't think it does anything for that, but it doesn't worsen the problem either. All in all, great product. I use this day and night right now, so I'm going to purchase the night version of this next and see how they work together.
After reading all the great reviews on this...I decided to give it a shot.
I am impressed! I have been using it for 2 to 3 weeks now and it had faded some acne scarring, reduced the flakies on my nose and hasn't broken me out.
I started using it once a day (morning), but I like it so much that I use it at night now too. My face has not been irritated by the retinol at all, but it seems to be working.
I am not a fan of the packaging, or the fact that you don't get that much for the price, but its better then some high end brands I have tried, so I will stp complaining.
Yes, I will be buying this again!
I have been using this moisturizer for quite a few years. I originally started using it after the moisturizer I bought made my skin feel itchy and irritated. I went into my mom's medicine cabinet and found this. Thinking it would only be a temporary use since it is an "anti wrinkle" moisturizer, I began using it everyday. I haven't stopped since. I love the creamy formula, it spreads and sinks into my skin better. My skin can be pretty dry, but is never flaky when I use this. Also, it contains SPF 15 but doesn't make my skin look chalky or white at all, even in photos. Overall, I love the formula of this moisturizer, it doesn't break me out, and it has SPF. I love it, and highly recommend it.
I love this. I wear it under my makeup everyday, and it's the first moisturizer with spf that has not made my skin super shiny. By the end of the day (after about 10 hrs) I will have some shine, but that seems pretty normal to me. This doesn't irritate my skin, and does not cause me to break out. My skin is somewhat sensitive, and my whole life dermatologists have recommended neutrogena as one of the best drugstore brands to use for skin care, along with cetaphil. I'm not sure if it's helping with wrinkles as I don't really have any yet, but it does give my skin somewhat of a plumping effect. I got the generic version of this from walmart for about $6, love it. I also like that when you open the tube, you have to break a seal, the same kind of seal that is on most topical acne medications I've used. To me this ensures that the formula is fresh.
Really surprised at how well this has worked for my skin. My skin is pretty sensitive and I'd never tried a retinol product before, but after using this a few weeks my skin adapted to it and I've really noticed my complexion looking more even and smooth, and my pores are smaller. Not breaking out as much and it has not been over drying so far. Just started using the night formula as well. I tend to get oily in my t-zone but this does not make me look oily at all.
I don't know if I had a bad tube of it but it came out chunky and watery and it didn't absorb very well. I find my skin looks better using Olay Regenerist.
Update: I found the original formula of this without spf and like it so much better!