Neutrogena • Ageless Intensives Deep Wrinkle Serum • Treatments (Face)
|Would buy this product again.||61%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Purchased this to compare to PTR Retinol Fusion PM, which I've just finished using. Don't want to pay for expensive stuff if the cheaper stuff works just as well.
I'll update as I go.
Out of the box, I really like the packaging. Glass bottle, completely opaque, and the pump can be closed to prevent air intake. Compared to the PTR, the price is super reasonable, (if it works).
The formula is more of a gel cream than a serum. The smell is very faint to me, not sure if they've reformulated or what. It is maple syrupy for sure but doesn't bother me at all. It leaves a coney after feel, not surprised about that. So far so good, no irritation or break outs. My skin is normal to dry, not sensitive in the least, and is accustomed to using acids and retinol products. We'll see how well it works...
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
As with other reviewers, this has broken me out into big cystic pimples. Very disappointing. No effect on wrinkling that I could tell. I much prefer the ageless intensives moisturizer. This one was just not right for my skin.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Black
I have been using it for 3 weeks. It stings my skin a bit. However I haven't notice any results on my fine lines. I plan to move to prescription retinoids after this.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I have been using this for a couple months and it pretty much breaks me out everywhere I would put it. Now I only apply it to laugh lines on the bottom of my cheeks; if I apply it anywhere above my mouth I get breakouts and bumpy irritated skin. Yes I have sensitive skin and was only using it every couple days like the directions said (for sensitive skin) but it's pretty much been a waste of money. Very disappointed.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Grey
Of all the retinol products I've tried (including other retinol products from Neutrogena), I like this one best. It works as well as any I've tried, but I prefer the texture of this one---a very silky gel/cream formula which just feels wonderful going on the skin.
The packaging is hygenic, and the opaque white bottle and pump keeps the retinol from light and air exposure, thereby keeping it stable (NEVER use a retinol product from a jar or see-through bottle!) But, the pump does make getting the last little bit out of the bottle a bit tricky. When it's getting near the end, I just lay the bottle on its side and pour out a bit of it onto my fingers.
I really don't notice much of a scent/smell at all. It's fragrance-free, which is another plus.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
It's not too potent, but of course, if this is your first time using anything along the lines of retinol, do go slow and start with only a few days per week before building up to daily use
Smell wise -- yes, there is a scent, but it's not harsh or overwhelming at all. I am quite sensitive to smell.
Texture -- very light and velvety (can't think of any other word).
Packaging -- the pump is nice and hygienic. The downside is that it won't get everything or even most of the products out when you're nearing the end. In order to use every bit left after the pump could no longer pump anymore product out, I had the bottle stand upside down, and I would just unscrew it every night and with the little tube attached, scoop out a bit. This sure got tiring! Note that the tube is short and does not reach the very bottom of the bottle, so when I couldn't scoop anything out anymore, I would just hit the opening into my palm, and out would come the product! There was actually enough left to last me a good several weeks. So remember, don't toss it away or you'd have wasted a portion of your money (although it can get a bit annoying and unhygienic so make sure to have clean hands)!
Effectiveness -- not that effective. I say this because the effect is temporary. It's there, but it's temporary. I used up the whole bottle, and nothing changed. The only change you will see is perhaps within a few hours after using it or by morning (given that you use this product at night, which is when you ought to be using it). Fine lines (ie - marionette lines or mild forehead lines) will appear much softer and less visible. Perhaps to see better results, one must use this bottle after bottle after bottle. In any case, it's not worth it to me simply because the effectiveness just isn't good enough for me to spend the amount this product requires.
Prior to using this, I was using the serum from ROC (which is quite similar to this product, thus the switch). However, this product was just mehhh. I am going back to ROC; the price is about the same ($20 ish), but I do find ROC's much more potent.
All in all, this isn't bad to have in your skincare collection, but it's just not the best (and definitely not worth $20).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
As a 20 year old, I practice religious sunscreen. however I live in a smoking household in the smog of LA and my skin though very clear and not too red, does have expression lines already showing on my forehead and sides of mouth. not to be a negative nancy, but I still prefer my skin to be better and worse and didn't want to shell out for skincare upwards of 50 a jar. I tried this on a whim even though I have plenty of moisturizers and tried roc (didn't see any difference). its been 2 weeks, but my lines are much much less noticeable on my forehead when I pull my eyebrows up. I need to use a few more jars to see, but the price and sanitary bottle doesn't hurt the curiosity. I also don't notice any discomfort or peeling even with nightly usage. I have to take a lip off for the odious meat marinade smell of it all. I use this at night. Also, some red spots from past acne are healing up very nicely! overall I'm glad I didn't shell out for a fancy pants version.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
So far it is doing well for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Does a good job exfoliating and feeling that it is working. I didn't care for sleeping with the vanilla-egg cake scent, but it grew on me after a while (but I still don't like it).
My only real qualm was the glass jar and pump made it difficult to get the last part of the cream out of the bottle. $16 is spendy for me, and I don't want to waste product.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Nice gentle retinol serum. I use this around eyes & sometimes mouth area. It does a better job than a simple moisturizer around the eyes especially. I do find I have to wait a few minutes after cleansing, or I get a faint burning sensation. If I do wait, I have no sensitivity problems. Unlike Olay Regenerist, I haven't had any problems with clogged pores or acne. I don't know that it really has any effect on actual wrinkles, but it does seem to help with nighttime hydration in those sensitive areas that can't handle regular moisturizer.