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Jennifer Garner Calls Neutrogena “Healthy”

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April 14, 2011 Reviewed by admin 6 Comments

I am a firm believer in the idea that one person's trash is another person's treasure. When it comes down to cosmetics, that might reign truest. On one side, you have individuals who swear by the things they used since they were younger and on the other, you have those who are more focused on ingredients and the impact that a product might have on their body, these individuals probably wouldn't even go near the stuff that they used when they were younger. Some of those in the latter group can be found here on the Truth in Aging site, you gals and guys actually do your homework when it comes to skincare.

I on the other hand fall somewhere in-between. Jennifer Garner does not. She recently declared her fondness for Neutrogena. As a spokeswoman for the product, it would make sense that she would talk up the product line, "I've been an ambassador for Neutrogena for a few years in the states and this is my first time in the UK. My family has been using Neutrogena since I was a little kid. I've two sisters, we grew up using Neutrogena and we're big believers in healthy beauty in my family.”

When it comes to the cleanser aisle, Neutrogena is no Dove soap, a brand that is above many of its other drugstore counterparts. Products from Neutrogena can be full of things that you might not want on your body such as coal tar (which has been labeled a high hazard by the cosmetic database) and DMDM Hydantion. Because of their indifference for what goes into their products, Truth in Aging continues to Review and Reject their offerings, they really haven’t impressed us yet.

Neutrogena looks great in your drugstore aisle, and that’s only because most stores only carry a few major brands like Olay and Nivea. They also heavily market their products through advertisements and having well known people show up in their commercials.  Because of this, we’ve kind of been pre-programmed to buy things that we’re used to, which is probably why Garner gravitated towards Neutrogena. It’s something that probably everyone has tried once in their life, especially if they suffered form the occasional breakout. Either she really believes in this product (which I hope isn't true) or she’s just flat broke and would probably be the spokesperson for cat food if given the opportunity. I just wish more celebrities would pay attention to the things that they’re sponsoring. Garner does get credit though; she also gave a shout-out to anti-oxidants which leads me to believe that she isn’t a complete airhead when it comes to skin care.

"I'm a huge fan of anti-oxidants and every woman out there should be! Most of the damage that happens to your skin is from environmental pollutants-the sun, the wind, pollution, indoor heating. Your skin is the first line of defense and you have to take care of it"

  • November 30, 2011

    by Mary

    Well, I like Neutrogena products, and quite frankly, the average working American can at least afford to experiment with Neutrogena (& other) products merely because they are much, much cheaper than products sold on this website (Truth in Aging). Your prices are a quite high for experimentation. Personally, I wouldn't spend $120 for any one of your moisturizers, let's say, based solely on one person's opinion and/or endorsement. Granted your products are free of harmful ingredients for the most part, but we all know about markups.

  • November 12, 2011

    by Casandria

    Honestly,I really do not believe she uses Neutrogena,do any of you ? I could believe more that she gets her skin care from a
    cosmetic surgeon with all her money. I have to admit that I tried life cell,the cream Pamela Anderson claims to use,and is actually a beautiful cream and does do what it claims but,a bit to much out of my budget though.

  • April 15, 2011

    by Susan

    I'm on your side, Julie Kay. It is plain wrong...and might I add, unscrupulous?

  • April 14, 2011

    by Julie Kay

    I think it's sad and get frustrated when celebrities endorse these huge "drugstore" brands. I'm almost certain they don't use the products themselves, or, of they do, it's as a foot rub. But the countless uneducated and adoring public, their fanbase, will spend a fortune buying the product. So misleading, unfortunate, irritating... plain wrong. Yes, this is one of my "issues." ~jk

  • April 14, 2011

    by Barrie

    "30 is the new 15?" Are they serious?! Who wants to go back to tenth grade??
    50 is the new 30, however!

  • April 14, 2011

    by Dennis

    I'll be honest here. I picked up some Neutrogena Naturals face wash recently and I like it. The ingredients are mostly harmless with the exception of Cocamidopropyl Betaine which scores a 5 or moderate hazard at the Cosmetics Database. And the controversial Sodium Benzoate... which I read is harmless unless mixed with ascorbic acid.

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