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Getting Naturally Clean with Neutrogena Naturals

I was given an eco-friendly Bliss bag from Glam Media with a bunch of environmentally friendly items, including a set of skin care products from the Neutrogena Naturals line. Here is a look at the contents of my bag:

Neutrogena Naturals Gift

Pictured are the Neutrogena items plus some other fun and useful things such as a Babble water bottle with a built in filter, a Yoga Fan full of poses and instructions, a Crate and Barrel bamboo tool set, a loofa sponge from The Loofa Farm, and some Simple Squares snacks that I found to be both unique and tasty. This Yoga Fan is particularly useful and interesting!

Yoga Fan

The star of the show though was the Neutrogena Naturals items, which I was quite happy to test. I am covering some of them here and some on Beauty and Fashion Tech. All of the products are free of parabens and harsh chemicals. They are formulated to be primarily natural, and in many cases the packaging is also partially made from recycled materials. Since I like to use natural products when possible and often try to recommend natural items, I was quite happy to see Neutrogena offering such a line of products.

Here is a look at four of the items, with a focus on cleansing:

Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser: This is a nice daily use cleanser that features Willowbark as an ingredient. It will pick up dirt and oils, without leaving you dry. It is gentle, yet it also removed makeup just fine for me. It also rinsed clean. I was quite happy with it, but it is on the light side, so I preferred it as a general cleanser more than as a makeup remover. If you want a cleanser specifically designed for makeup removal, the line also offers a Fresh Cleansing+Makeup Remover that I really liked.

Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Pore Scrub: This is a very nice light scrub for cleansing with exfoliation. I find it perfect for light use a few times each week in between my use of heavier exfoliation items. If you have sensitive skin, this would be a good choice of scrubs to try. It also happens to smell terrific, as does almost all of the items in the Neutrogena Naturals line. The products have light, fresh scent that I can’t quite identify but that I really like. I noticed it the most in the scrub and the moisturizers.

Neutrogena Naturals Face and Body Bar: I really like glycerin soaps, and this one is especially nice because of its additions of olive and avocado oils to the soap. I love using natural oils for cleansing, and those two happen to be a couple of my favorites. It is a great way to cleanse without stripping the skin of oils while also providing some additional moisture to the product that won’t clog pores or cause acne. If you like glycerin soap, definitely check this one out!

Neutrogena Naturals Lip Balm: I love this balm! I like my lip balms to be on the buttery side and thick enough to stay on without a ton of reapplication. This one fits that perfectly and it happens to include a lot of my natural favorite lip balm ingredients. For oils it has my favorites of Olive Oil and Jojoba Oil, plus Sesame and Sunflower Seed Oils. Then, it includes my two favorite butters – Shea and Cocoa butters. Anytime you put Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, and Olive Oil together, I am in heaven! The wax is beeswax. This balm is great for protection, but it would also be an excellent healing balm because it is more buttery than a lot of the balms out there. I really love this one!

Here is a closer look at the Neutrogena Naturals products:

Neutrogena Naturals Products

These items are an excellent way to add some natural products to your daily skin care routine. You can easily find them at drugstores, big box stores, or other major retailers.  They also are very budget friendly.

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NEUTROGENA® Naturals Multi-Vitamin Nourishing Moisturizer is a daily lotion that replenishes essential skin nutrients while providing continuous moisture throughout the day for healthier, younger-looking skin.  It contains no harsh chemical sulfates, parabens, petrochemicals, dyes or phthalates.

NEUTROGENA® Naturals Multi-Vitamin Nourishing Night Cream replenishes essential skin nutrients and is fortified with vitamins B, C, E and anti-oxidant omega bionutrients. This nourishing cream is clinically proven to boost skin’s defense against dullness and roughness, leaving it  naturally radiant, healthier and younger looking today and in the future.  It contains no harsh chemical sulfates, parabens, petrochemicals, dyes or phthalates.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Neutrogena via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Neutrogena.

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A Review of Neutrogena Skin ID Acne Treatment

With so many acne treatments on the market it’s hard to decide which one gets your hard-earned money. The whole process can be extremely frustrating and expensive if it drags on too long. Everyone wants overnight results but it’s more important to find something that works in the long term and not just on a temporary basis. One of the most common complaints of popular acne treatments on the market is fast results that eventually wane over time.

A Review of Neutrogena Skin ID Acne Treatment

Neutrogena is a company that has been producing quality skin products for a long time, and they have come up with a revolutionary way to deal with acne. For the first time, you can get a customized approach that takes your specific skin situation into account without seeing a dermatologist. Neutrogena has other products on the market designed for acne, but the Skin ID system stands out from the rest because it is a service only available online. It requires you to register in order to establish an account, but there is no obligation to buy after that. Registration allows you to access the assessment system that involves a series of questions related to your skin. It can actually be quite fun to go through the process and learn about different factors that are important when it comes to dealing with acne. If nothing else, it can be an educational process that helps you to understand your own skin better. Taking the assessment is similar to completing a quiz you might find on Facebook or an online dating site – but obviously the main difference is all the questions are related to your skin.

The various questions will range from him basic elements such as your age and gender all the way to more involved information such as problematic areas on your face or environmental factors. Some elements that are considered include your overall exposure to the sun, whether or not you smoke, and your daily stress levels. There is also a section where you can highlight your most problematic areas while factoring in whether your skin is oily or dry. After you complete the assessment, the system will calculate a kit that is comprised of three separate components.

Each component is designed to do a specific job, but of course the effectiveness is increased because they are recommended based on your personal assessment. Unlike Proactiv that follows a similar three-step process, here you get an individualized approach that is likely to be more effective because you are just using one product that is designed for the mass population. Chances are the kit recommended for you will be very different than the one getting to your best friend. It’s this level of specificity that you will surely appreciate because it cuts down on the trial and error.

Like any other acne treatment out there, it’s important to realize there is no universal cure that is going to solve every situation. If you have more serious problems that might involves scars or cystic and nodular acne, it’s always a good idea to see a dermatologist for prescribed medication. But for mild to moderate acne, the Neutrogena Skin ID does a great job at eliminating a lot of the guessing game. When used properly and on an ongoing basis, you can expect to see good results that are maintained with regular use. And since Neutrogena products are already heralded for being gentle on the skin, you get a level of treatment that won’t burn your skin or dry things out. While it’s more expensive than something like Proactiv or Acne Free, the quality customer service and customization are definitely worth the extra money.

This assessment of the Neutrogena skin ID system comes to us from our friends at howtogetridofacnehelp.com where you can find more product reviews and tips for dealing with how to get rid of acne.

 

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