This Neutrogena face cream exemplifies the brand’s strength: cheap, effective products that feel luxurious.
The gel-cream is “brimming with hyaluronic acid, a preferred dermatologist humectant, and has an exquisite, lightweight gel consistency that hydrates without feeling greasy,” according to dermatologist Melissa K. Levin, MD, FAAD, owner of Entière Dermatology in New York City. “As an added benefit, this moisturizer contains glycerin and dimethicone, two potent moisturizers, and is non-comedogenic, making it ideal for acne-prone skin.”
When Neutrogena debuted its Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen, dermatologists lauded it as a game changer due to its lightweight formula and non-greasy texture.
“There are different sunscreens that feel more luxurious, are more lightweight, or have extra anti-aging or anti-aging advantages,” notes dermatologist Rachel Nazarian, MD, FAAD, of Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York City. And no one will apply sunscreen liberally enough if they have spent an excessive amount of money on it.”
As with all Neutrogena sunscreens, it contains Helioplex, a ground-breaking technology that provides long-lasting, broad-spectrum UV protection. Additionally, this clear sunscreen leaves no white cast, making it an excellent choice for those with dark complexion.
If you’re tired of face washes that use harsh surfactants to annihilate your skin’s moisture barrier, you will fall in love with this ten-ingredient mild cleanser.
“This is an excellent inexpensive cleanser that eliminates grime and makeup without irritating the skin at the end of the day,” Levin adds. This fragrance-free, soap-free, hypoallergenic product is ideal for individuals with dry or sensitive skin, as well as those who suffer from skin disorders such as eczema.
“Neutrogena retinol products have been clinically confirmed to be effective,” Zeichner notes. “Neutrogena products are a favorite of mine since they offer high-quality, premium products at an accessible price. I refer to the brand humorously as’mastige:’ prestige-quality skincare accessible to the masses.”
This oil-serum with 0.3 percent retinol is one of Neutrogena’s swankiest retinol products. The lightweight oil exudes a luxurious quality that the majority of drugstore skincare products lack.
Are Neutrogena’s skincare products superior than those from expensive brands? “Not always superior; frequently equal,” Nazarian asserts. “At times, they perform just as well but are less expensive.”
Consider this eye cream, which is a spin-off of the company’s best-selling Hydro Boost Water Gel. This cooling gel-cream contains hyaluronic acid, which is well-known for plumping fine wrinkles and deeply moisturizing the skin. While this eye cream lacks a slew of bells and whistles, it is an excellent value—plus, dermatologists agree that the finest eye creams are very straightforward.
Nazarian compliments Neutrogena for its “reliable products,” which she describes as “cheap” and “well-formulated to prevent acne.” This includes this affordable eye makeup remover, which is a drugstore staple.
The oil-free recipe makes it an excellent choice for acne-prone skin, and it has been evaluated by an opthalmologist to ensure that it will not bother contact lens wearers. Additionally, fans claim that it is a dupe for the much more expensive Lancôme Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover.
“Neutrogena’s retinol is preferable to others since it is oil-free, and I have no concerns about comedogenicity,” Nazarian explains. Nazarian suggests Neutrogena products that contain the anti-wrinkle component Retinol SA, a patented technology that combines stabilized retinol with moisturizing ingredients to provide retinol in a time-released manner that minimizes skin irritation.
Although retinol treatments are normally not worn during the day since they make the skin more sensitive to the sun, this product’s broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen makes it an excellent daytime moisturizer for most skin types.
If this shower gel appears to be from the 1970s, that is because it is. However, it is a Neutrogena’s best-seller for a reason: it is a reliable shower gel at an excellent price, particularly in the 32-ounce quantity.
Fans adore the original scent—a weirdly spicy yet fresh aroma that is neither too masculine nor too feminine—but it is also available in four other flavors.
Are you suffering from greasy or dull skin? This affordable acid toner may be exactly what you need to get a clear, bright, and even-toned skin.
Neutrogena’s Pore Refining Toner is one of the only drugstore toners that contains both alpha and beta hydroxy acids—glycolic acid and salicylic acid—to brighten and combat acne. Additionally, it contains witch hazel, which helps to close pores and regulate excess oil.