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As I've aged I’ve gotten pickier about what I will put on my face. There are few brands I always feel confident using, always know they work, and know they won’t irritate my skin. One of those brands is Neutrogena. With so many brands out there now claiming to transform your skin, it’s hard to weed through and find a brand that delivers on its promises. Neutrogena has and continues to a brand I trust and find effective.
Neutrogena gave me the opportunity to try their brand-new retinol product, the Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream. I’ve used other products from Neutrogena’s retinol line and have been impressed so I was eager to try this cream. I’ve found many retinol products to be harsh and irritating to my skin; Neutrogena’s Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream rich moisturizing cream combines hyaluronic acid and the highest concentration of Accelerated Retinol SA to smooth the look of fine lines and instantly plump with moisture rich replenishers. Gentle AND effective? Sign me up!
Neutrogena claims their Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream will regenerate visibly younger-looking skin in just one week. I wrote this post after one week of using this cream every morning and evening in place of my regular moisturizer to see the results.
I have to say, this cream is pretty fantastic. I’m psyched I received two jars as I don’t plan on stopping use of it. It’s perfect for the winter – thick and rich, yet it absorbs nicely and doesn’t cause my makeup to slip. My skin loves it; I often deal with a couple little breakouts around the mouth when I change beauty products and didn’t experience one bump with the switch. In the winter my skin can get very sensitive and I experience redness under the nose and crepey looking skin on the side of my eyes and cheeks. Switching to this cream eliminated both in just two days, my skin was so happy and hydrated with the switch.
As for visible younger-looking skin in one week… I didn’t personally see it. Here is a before (left) and after (right). Both were taken after cleansing my skin and applying the moisturizer, in the same location in my bathroom, around the same time of day. The before was photographed on a Friday night, the after a week later on a Saturday night. Granted, the after was this past Saturday evening so it was after a long and exhausting day. However, I think it’s clear that even being exhausted my skin looks happy and hydrated.
I plan to continue to use Neutrogena’s Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream and finish this jar and likely immediately move on to the next jar, ignoring the other jars and bottles in my medicine cabinet. I don’t really expect any product to transform my face in just one week, but if this cream has been so good to my skin in one week, I can only imagine how happy my face will be a month from now. I’ll be sure to report back after I finish this jar to let you know the results!
This post was sponsored by Neutrogena, but as always all opinions are my own!
Elisa Sanders says
anyone trying this product please watch Dr Fry’s video on YouTube. She is a dermatologist and explains how to use retinods properly. For some people applying twice a day or even everyday will be too much at first.
Elisa Sanders says
Sorry typo Dr. Dray
This is the first time I have ever used any product like this and I also have red dry irritated skin around my eyes after about 4 days of use, I will be not using this product any more. I thought that I was doing something wrong until I read the reviews. Very expensive lesson.
Saranya Murugan says
The worst product ever. Don’t betray the customers and spoil their akin. I just used two days and it spoilt my face. Now I am running out to become normal.
I used this product for 5 days. My skin started tingling and burning feeling. I stopped using it and everyday symptoms got worse. It peeled, in spots, irritated all over, tiny bumps turned into larger bumps even on my nose. My face is also dry and more wrinkles seemed to have appeared. Never will I ever use it again! Any suggestions what to do for the reaction and how long will it last?
Scott C Gentry says
Actually that’s the retinol working. Everyone goes thru some discomfort. Try a product called Harvey Ross. It’s side effects are next to zero. And the vitamin C serum with it.
Teresa Willett says
Red and irritated eyes and face. I plan to stop using this ASAP. I wish I could send a picture of my face. I must be allergic
Brigitte Moore says
It would be great if this product came in different packaging, such as an airless pump dispenser. I no longer buy face creams in jar packaging. Exposure to air and sticking fingers or whatever applicator you choose, no matter how clean, into the jar can easily contaminate the product. My go to source for information on skin care products is Beautypedia.com. I find their analysis and ratings of ingredients very helpful.
Allie at Wardrobe Oxygen says
Great point! I wonder if this would work in a pump, it’s so thick.
I am going this product a try! Instead of sticking fingers into the jar, use a Q-tip instead : )
The Rapid Wrinkle Tepair Night Time Creme comes on a pump dispenser.
Sayonada Thomas Laeng says
interesting.. please share an update in a month! I love your honest before and afters 🙂 I recently became obsessed with finding something to keep forehead lines at bay. A drugstore option would be amazing!
Allie at Wardrobe Oxygen says
Will be sure to! Must say these photos were taken downstairs and I forgot to bring up the moisturizer. That night and the next morning I used what I had in my medicine cabinet and my skin was so unhappy! Dry, red, irritated. Went back to this and my skin was happy again!