Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream


253 reviews

81% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$



on 6/26/2015 3:38:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

My review is for the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti Wrinkle cream/NIGHT. I only use it at night as a retinol product and not as a moisturizer, therefore I am not disappointed that it is not moisturizing enough for me. Even though I have mature, combo skin, I still need good moisturization and I don't rely on this product for that.

The way I look at the product is that it is a retinol with some moisturizing properties that may help it not be as drying or cause as much redness.

So the way I use it is at night, on cleansed, toned skin and after I have applied my DIY vitamin C serum and my BHA lotion, with time between the products to let them absorb, I apply this product, let it absorb and then apply a moisturizer.

Also, I would not use a retinol in the daytime because I live in Florida, and the sun diminishes the benefits of the retinol from my understanding.

A final note. The reason I only give it a 4 out of 5 is because I understand this is a drugstore product and not a medical grade retinoid. Therefore, I don't expect it to be able to give the same results as one. But I do feel it important to have a retinol product in my skincare, even if it is not medical grade.

I hope this review is helpful, because I think there were some recent changes to either this product or a change of its name, and these are just my opinions.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 4/23/2015 12:54:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This is a good product, but if you have older dry skin I'd suggest this isn't strong enough to give skin that plumped up feeling of complete moisturization.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I was tired of spending so much on skin care and got suckered into this from all the good reviews on here but it was a huge mistake for me. If you have skin problems such as really dry and hyperpigmentation do not waste your time and money. I ended up with angry red sun spots and dry flakey spots it was awful. I got me some nars and it fixed everything pretty quickly but this was a bad experience. If you are very young with great skin then go for it but if you have problems don't do it, you will regret it.

Age: Unknown

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

This is absolutely a holy grail product for me.

I have sensitive, dry, fair skin that is prone to pigmentation and ruddiness. When I wake up the next day after applying the night before, my pores are smaller, tone is clearer, and redness is reduced. Makeup goes on easier and I need less of it.

This contains a weak form of retinol & tea extract (Camellia Sinensis). The formulation really agrees with my skin. I like that it provides results without being overly strong or harsh.

Will always repurchase this and hope it is never discontinued.

on 2/1/2015 8:29:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I just bought this last night and I don't want to speak too soon but so far it is amazing! I'm only 22 but I've had pretty prominent forehead wrinkles (I'm guessing they are genetic) since high school. Already my skin looks really dewy, smooth, and healthy after two uses. If this doesn't break me out I will definitely continue to purchase when I run out. Could be potential HG material. Very easy to find also. Got it at Walmart for around $13. Decently sized and clean, sanitary packaging. Fingers crossed!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 1/31/2015 3:38:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Oily, Olive, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Feels less moisturizing than Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Lotion, which surprises me. It makes my skin look a bit flat, and has caused a few pimples. Cream has retinol. Lotion has AHAs. I prefer the lotion - keeps my skin looking more radiant. But I like that the cream keeps my skin from looking oily throughout the day. It smells faintly of sunscreen, which I like. Dispenser is just a plain metal tube - not sanitary. I much prefer the lotion for the pump dispenser and cleaner feeling of the product on my skin.

on 1/28/2015 6:05:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This is my baby. When I was on accutane I couldn't use this because of the retinol and I'm soooooo happy to get back to it. It makes my skin soft and beautiful and smooth and reduces redness, and helps breakouts, and makes my makeup go on so smoothly, and I'm just in love. I've used countless drugstore moisturizers and this is my favourite. (Although, when I was on Accutane,' Nivea Daily Essentials Oil-Free Moisturizing Day Cream ' was the only thing that didn't irritate my skin and clog my pores.)

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

on 10/5/2014 9:06:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Edit: I stopped using this as spring approaches and the sun is stronger. It is thinning out my skin and a new spot appeared although I wear SPF 30 broad spectrum daily.

I've been using this for about a week now every night and it's evened my skin tone out a lot. A little age spot that's been very stubborn has disappeared. I have combination skin or at least I DID. This cream dries out your skin. I suppose it's the retinol. I wear another moisturizer over top of it at night and also my sunscreen doesn't look greasy anymore in the mornings but normal because my skin needs the moisture. That's fine with me as I don't need shine.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 8/20/2014 8:09:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Silver, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I'm not exactly sure what 'anti-ageing' benefits this so called anti-ageing cream is supposed to have but this was certainly one product that did absolutely nothing for my wrinkles. As I've got older my lines have started to become more prominent making me quite conscious about how my skin looks, and wanted to search for products out there that could smooth them out and make look a few years younger.

I used this product every morning and evening for about say 4 weeks but felt it was a bit slithery and didn't leave my skin looking very much, and was not impressed especially with the wrinkles as I thought it would at least for something to put my lines at bay but obviously not in my case.

I think I'll stick to one I've found just recently biocorrex which is actually smoothing my lines out a bit, but completely different to what I was using before, so will see how the next couple of weeks go!

on 8/7/2014 2:38:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

According to some reputable online sources, I read that this retinol cream has the highest amount of retinol in a drugstore product (more than RoC Corexxion to boot!) which is why I picked this up at my local CVS for my acne scars.

My face has hyperpigmentation from a nasty bout of acne vulgaris I had in 2012, and it's calmed down DRASTICALLY. Still, I've got to tend to my ever destabilizing hormonal acne issues as well.
I've been using this cream nightly after a layer of hyaluronic serum (to draw moisture from the retinol) for two weeks. My scars have faded prominently but still have some ways to go! There was an irritated, raised bump on my right temple (the sort of underground zit that hasn't reached a head yet and hurts to touch), and one night if the cream instantly flattened it. After a few nights, it stayed flat during the day too, and just started draining.

I've yet to "purge" on this cream which is SPLENDID. The "your skin gets worse before it gets better" mantra is ridiculous to me, when it comes to products. Yes, on it's own, my acne violently gave me pimples left and right whether I used meds or creams or toners or not. It naturally wore out in time, and left me with scars.
If your product is giving you pimples... It's making you break out, and will continue to make you break out.

EDIT: whenever I do get a pimple while using this product, I pair it with Sudocrem which is a UK miracle product (it calms chaffing, baby rashes, and even new zits!). The night cream first, with the Sudocrem as a spot treatment or all-over overnight masque. Other raves about the Neutrogena Healthy Skin: I haven't been having much breakouts ever since starting my nightly regime with this! And, my skin has a nice glow every morning!

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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