Neutrogena Review


Neutrogena has been manufacturing and selling skin care products for many years many of which claim the fight the visible signs of aging. The Neutrogena brand is known world wide and has gained quite a cult following in recent years. The products are affordable for most people and are available for purchase online and at many retail locations. However Neutrogena seems to lack the powerful advanced ingredients which many anti-aging have. Therefore the promise that the products will decrease lines and wrinkles and firm aging skin may be just a dream. Let’s take a closer look at one of Neutrogena’s more popular anti-aging products, Neutrogena Anti-Wrinkle Intensive Serum to see what all the hype is about and if it is worth giving it a try.

Product Details

Neutrogena Anti-Wrinkle Intensive Serum was voted as InStyle Magazine’s “Best Beauty Deals” in 2006. The serum promises to moisturize and plum the skin while helping to minimize fine lines and wrinkles. The formula is intended to work as an intensive treatment working through concentrated amounts of Retinol and Anti-Oxidants in the way of Multi-Vitamins. Neutrogena says that it absorbs into the skin to fill in and smooth wrinkles and lines so that they are less noticeable. Users are expected to experience visible results in 4 weeks of regular continuous use. Other products which compliment the serum are Neutrogena Eye Cream and Night Cream. According to the package the only anti-aging ingredient listed is Retinol. The other ingredients are mainly fillers. Retinol is used is many skin care formulas and supposedly is the purest form available of Vitamin A and acts as an exfoliant. Retinol may cause redness, itchiness, flakiness and a burning sensation on sensitive skin.

The Good

  • Neutrogena is a widely known and respected name in the beauty industry.
  • Neutrogena offers a wide range of products which are intended for anti-aging of the skin.

The Bad

  • The only active ingredient in the serum is Retinol.
  • Retinol can cause unwanted side effects in sensitive skin.
  • There are no advanced ingredients in the formula.

The Bottom Line

For individuals who generally shop for anti-aging products at their local drug store or grocery, Neutrogena Anti-Wrinkle Intensive Serum may be a viable option. The product is reasonably priced and accessible; however it is unlikely that it will produce any dramatic changes to the skin. The serum simply lacks the advanced ingredients needed today to have an effect on fine lines and wrinkles. Ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid, Argireline and Matrixyl 3000 have shown to produce dramatic results compared to mediocre ingredients like Retinol. If Neutrogena wants to compete with the “big boys” of anti-aging potions, they may want to consider revamping their products to a more potent version of what they currently offer. Consumers will likely continue to purchase Neutrogena products due to their huge advertizing campaign. Although the commercials seem to be quite convincing, unfortunately the ingredients and the results speak for themselves.

8 thoughts on “Neutrogena Review”

  1. I have tried the Healthy Skin Anti-wrinkle cream the Retinol Facial Treatment with Multi-Vitamins, but everytime I try it it flakes really bad, what do I do

  2. Are there any samples. Ihave spent a fortune on this one and that one and nothing.If your product is that good you wouldn’t mind a sample,if it works, you’re forever.

  3. Used Neutrogena Rapid wrinkle repair for 2 days on my face, 1 day later rash & swelling, 5 days later skin’s still bad. If this stuff’s ‘sposed to be good for my skin I think I’ll stick with the wrinkles.

  4. Is the skincare product available in south africa I am interesting in the INSTANT FACE LIFT ANTI WRINKLE SERUM

  5. I have been using Neutrogena products for years with no adverse effects. Tried the Rapid Wrinkle Remover and was shocked at what it did. My face was burning,swelling and giant bumps appeared. Its been going on 3 weeks now! Will never use any neutrogena products again. Trust is gone.

    1. Recently, I had a similar experience. I used the product without a problem for about 2 weeks, then one day, my face broke out in a rash only in the areas of application. The areas burned, peeled, and had a rash. I was no longer able to wear make-up or even moisturizer. Finally I tried pure glycerin on my skin, and my skin did not react to it. Live and learn–I’m ditching this $20 product, I will not continue to be a guinea pig.

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