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

on 2/19/2018 2:15:00 PM

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I tried this moisturizer for a week. What I did was use a small amount and pat it on damp skin then lock everything in with my usual lotion/moisturizer. Result was pretty bad, skin was drier and tighter. Some redness and whiteheads appeared. I then tried using my usual moisturizer without adding the Hydro Boost Gel-Cream underneath for another week and the difference was noticeable. My skin wasn't dry or tight. It felt comfortable like it used to be before adding this product! So I'm now back to my usual routine.

Do take note I'm not using any active and it's the end of winter here but it's not that cold/harsh. Maybe this will work better during very hot/humid summer. But for me that's useless to use it for only one part of a season since I wouldn't be able to finish the whole jar. Honestly, I wouldn't repurchase as I noticed an increase of clogged pores/whiteheads and also the constant redness and skin that felt uncomfortable. This product didn't help with hydration at all. The texture of this moisturizer is the only positive thing as it glides on easily and absorbs well.

Ingredients: Water, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Cetearyl Olivate, Polyacrylamide, Sorbitan Olivate, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone/vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Synthetic Beeswax, C13-14 isoparafin, Dimethiconol, Carbomer, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Chlorphenesin, Laureth-7, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethylhexylglycerin, C12-14 pareth-12, Sodium Hydroxide

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Moisturizers -Neutrogena -Visibly Clear Oil-Free Moisturiser

on 2/18/2018 2:35:00 AM

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This is a very good basic moisturizer for oily skin, it sinks into the skin well and leaves a matte finish, it did not break me out at all, the only thing I noticed is that it stings a bit around the eyes, but I stopped using it around the eyes. Wears well under make up. Will buy again

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Moisturizers -Neutrogena -Hydro Boost Water Gel

on 2/18/2018 2:29:00 AM

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Good basica moisturizer, it sinks well into the skin and does not leave a residue, it did not break mea out and I have acnee prone skin. Goes well under make up.

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Moisturizers -Neutrogena -Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream - Night

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I forgot my usual Rite-Aid generic version of Neutrogena's Ageless Intensives Deep Wrinkle Moisture Night Cream when I went on vacation recently, and bought this at a Walgreen's thinking it was the same product. It's definitely not.

I used this for two months, and my skin never looked as good while using it as it does with the the generic Rite-Aid Ageless Intensives Deep Wrinkle Moisture Night Cream -- my skin was not as bright and clear, and while I don't have any real wrinkles to speak of, the few I have around my eyes were more visible while using this than when I use my Rite-Aid product. I'm not sure that this product has enough retinol in it to speak of, and none of the rest of the ingredients are worth paying for without the retinol.

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Sunscreen -Neutrogena -Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 30

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My face, neck and chest are super sensitive to chemical sunscreens, but the rest of me is usually more forgiving, so I borrowed some of this from my brother while we were on vacation recently.

Bad idea. The scent was my first clue; a very chemical, harsh scent that didn't fade at all. Then I noticed that the skin on my arms felt tight and sticky, so sticky that I was careful not to let them touch the black leather interior of my car (more on that in a sec). Within a few minutes, my arms were burning and stinging, and as I got hot and began to sweat, the chemical scent and the stinging and burning got worse.

But that's not the worst part: I was wearing a watch with a leather band, and two sterling silver bracelets that day. When I took them off that night, it never occurred to me that I should wash them. The next day, I realized that the watchband was discolored, and that my silver bracelets had turned a dull charcoal gray. It took a professional cleaning to get them back in shape.

The jeweler who cleaned my bracelets knew immediately what had caused the discoloration -- she rattled off the name of this one and several store generics that have basically the same formulation -- and told me that I was lucky that it hadn't destroyed the stones in the rings I had on that day. She said that she'd seen soft stones like turquoise, onyx, opal and coral ruined by the chemicals in this type of sunblock.

Now back to the car seats -- my family is in the car business, and we buy cars at auction. Some auctions sell rental cars, usually the premium rentals (Cadillacs, Lincolns) with less that 30k miles, and at most three years old. About ten years ago, we started noticing that a lot of these cars that had served airports in Florida and other beach destinations had discolored driver's side door panels/upholstery, and steering wheels that were a discolored mess, with peeling or cracked finishes. It didn't click with us that sunblock was to blame until one of my brother's friends told us that he had to pay a restoration fee on a rental car he'd used in Florida for a couple weeks. He'd used sunblock every day, and noticed that his hands were sticky and that little flecks of the leather on the steering wheel were coming off on his hands, but didn't put the two together until someone at the rental car office asked him if he'd used sunblock, and if he'd washed his hands afterward. Turns out it is well-known fact in the rental car industry in Florida that the chemicals in these Helioplex and/or Dry-Touch sunblocks will destroy upholstery and plastics. Eeeewww!

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Sunscreen -Neutrogena -Beach Defense SPF 70 Spray

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Get thee behind me satanic sunblock! Chemical sunscreens are well-known for staining, but this one takes the cake. I don't know what is in this spray, but when my brother used it on a recent vacation, it ruined everything he touched. It stained the concrete patio he was on when he sprayed it on, stained the trunks he wore, and stained, then bleached the towel he used, and discolored his sandals. Not to mention that it smelled like an Aqua-Net and STP gas treatment cocktail.

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Toners -Neutrogena -Clear Pore Oil-Eliminating Astringent

on 2/16/2018 11:08:00 PM

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Imagine spilling a vindaloo curry and 5 beers on yourself, not bathing for 3 days then sniffing your armpits. Welcome to eau de Astringent Neutrogena! The alcoholic stench of this product is so strong that for 3 days it was like I had a new superpower. It overwhelmed everything on me, everything I touched, it even affected my breathing and I don't have asthma. I would summarize this as undiluted Listerine mouthwash for your face.

Instead of clearing the few spots I had it looks like it tried to burn them to death. The marks left are much darker than if I'd just left the spots to heal by themselves.

The plus was that after trying it for 3 days it didn't dry out my already dry skin, instead it made my face feel slightly sticky and my toilet was spotless.

Threw it out and have gone back to using Dr Bronner's peppermint castle liquid soap which works faster, better at clearing my random spots without the awful stench or dark marks.

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Foundations -Neutrogena -Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint

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i got this when ulta had a coupon to get this for free (so cool btw)

i got it in the shade natural beige, which is a perfect match for me, nude will also work in the winter/spring time

coverage is very light, which i actually prefer, tinted moisturizers/bb cream level of coverage are much more forgiving imo in terms of shadematching,

i personally dont have a lot to cover, in which case i consider myself lucky, just some redness

i like the feeling of this product, very lightweight and moisturizing,

it doesnt last all day, but i dont wear my makeup for longer than about 7 hours anyway, nor do i expect this product to last all day

im not that big of a fan of this packaging, although i like the giant applicator, and it makes it very easy to apply, but dipping the wand so frequently back into the product, its not hygenic. also i feel like i use this product up very fast

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Moisturizers -Neutrogena -Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream

on 2/15/2018 6:35:00 PM

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This product has a learning curve, as indicated on the jar! I started using the Night repair in this line and when I ran out of that, found that there is about 2x more product in this jar than the Night formula so I thought I’d give it a try. Very impressed! For the first month, I noticed my eyelids were looking MORE crepey than when I started (I wanted to help stop a mild crepeyness). Panic!!!
I read you have to give it time and use once every other day to get skin used to it. I had developed small red eczema patches on my upper and lower lids and on the bridge of my nose. I took breaks and moisturized heavily. I was about to give up when all of a sudden, changes! WOW! I knew it was working when my husband commented “The colour of you skin looks nice- you look...bright!”
He’s never said anything specific like that before!

I use a pea sized amount nightly now and have noticed a dramatic lightening of my skin and the freckles and spots I have. For some reason, this has dramatically lightened dark freckles but not so much the lighter melasma patches. Still getting lighter though! I live in an extremely cold climate (-30) and have to use Eucerin complete repair over this cream.
This cream is a treatment, not a moisturizer. After about 3 months I am hooked and don’t want to be without it. I alternate with Alpha Hydrox 12% AHA cream and I haven’t had this pale of skin for 30 years! The texture of my skin is much smoother, my pores aren’t as prominent and my eye crepes are less and less. The fine lines under my eyes are still there but much lighter.
My lip lines are blurring too!
Fantastic overall treatment for improving texture, tone, spots and wrinkles. I feel like my skin is tighter too!
The smell is heavenly - smells expensive - kind of like a light floral - husband loves the scent too. 100% recommend!

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Mascara -Neutrogena -Lash Tint [DISCONTINUED]

on 2/11/2018 3:44:00 PM

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So upset this item is not being sold anymore. I bought this item years ago and LOVE IT!!! It looks so natural. It dries right away unlike other lash tints I have used trying to replace this item so getting on your sink while it dries. When dried it stays on your lash and does not rub off on your eyelid or under your eyes. Does not clumps on your lashes at all or flake off. Great if you have very light blond or white eyelashes and you want a mascara that looks natural. I want them to bring this item back because I have bought many other lash tints since they stop making this item and hated every single one.

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Foundations -Neutrogena -SkinClearing Oil-Free Liquid Makeup

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Its ok, offers good coverage at first but tends to separate or disappear throughout day and it's not even summer. I got the buff shade which ran on the pink side and looks a bit darker on than in bottle. Bottle is a bit messy to use and takes a bit of time to have foundation drip down to top of bottle to use.

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Cleansers -Neutrogena -Hydro Boost Hydrating Cleansing Gel

on 2/9/2018 9:51:00 PM

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I work at superstore and was able to get this for pennies as it was a staff reduction, but even so I wish I hadn't bought this. I have super super oily skin, I can't even moisturise usually because my skin is slick after 30 minutes anyway without. But I thought I could use this at night and then wash the moisture it promised to deliver off in the morning. What moisture!?! This is horrible, it sets off my rosacea immediately after use and leaves me with stinging skin that seems to have a shiny but dry finish and so much tightness! I follow it up with serum, face oil and night cream but even still I've been waking up with flaking around my nose. There's a reason it's reduced everywhere!

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Scrubs -Neutrogena -Deep Clean Gentle Scrub

on 2/9/2018 1:59:00 PM

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I really like this scrub after trying this out once from someone! I liked it so much I actually bought my own tube of this scrub from the drug store which is saying a lot Bc I only use Clinique skincare for since my skin absolutely hates all fragranced & perfumed products from the drug store! 😖 Scents give me allergies & rashes on my sensitive face!
But this product is awesome! It's gentle & a nice scrub & smells like oranges 🍊 & citrus & is a good scrub for my oily skin in the summertime Bc the fragrance in this is natural I can tolerate it & enjoy using it

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Cleansers -Neutrogena -Ultra Gentle Foaming Cleanser

on 2/7/2018 10:42:00 AM

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I absolutely love this cleanser! It's extremely gentle even if you accidentally get some in your eyes (oops) and even does a pretty good job at taking off makeup!

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Concealers -Neutrogena -3-in-1 Concealer for Eyes

on 2/6/2018 11:31:00 PM

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Meh...

Pros:
Relatively inexpensive
Easily found and available
Doesn't break me out
Unscented
Spf is a nice bonus
Color matched well for me

Cons:
Fairly thick and difficult to spread
Medium coverage
Not long-lasting (I only got about 6 hours of wear using a primer)
Creases

Final Verdict:
I'll probably use this up bc I'm cheap, but I won't be repurchasing. Still looking for an HG.


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