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Neutrogena

November 16, 2009 Reviewed by Sarah 1 Comment
Fun Facts:

Neutrogena began its operations in Los Angeles in 1930 under the name Natone. The name was later changed to Neutrogena in 1962.

In 1973, Neutrogena went public, and in 1980, Neutrogena introduced its haircare line.

Neutrogena products are available in more than 70 countries around the world.

Neutrogena was acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 1994.

Company News/Recent Launches:

Neutrogena's latest line, Ageless Restoratives, is a multi-part system designed to reduce the look of aging and repair damaged skin.

Neutrogena recently introduced the Wave Duo Power Cleanser, a dual-speed battery-operated facial cleanser.

Neutrogena's Skin iD line, a three-part acne treatment system, claims to work twice as fast as the popular Proactiv Solution.

Key Ingredients:

Many Neutrogena products, including their Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Night Cleansing Pads and Oil-Free Acne Wash Scrub, contain their MicroClear technology, which promises to eliminate blemishes quickly.

Neutrogena offers both oil-free and alcohol-free toners.

A number of Neutrogena's cleansers, moisturizers, foundations, and lipglosses contain SPF 20 or higher.

Neutrogena offers both scrubs and facial washes with pink grapefruit and salicylic acid.

TIA's Take:

Neutrogena has long been synonymous with "clean," and judging by their extensive line of soaps, cleansers, scrubs, and body washes, it's no surprise. While their alcohol-free and oil-free options are good bets for sensitive skin, many of their products contain salicylic acid, which can increase the skin's sensitivity to sun and leave it vulnerable to to harmful UV rays. Neutrogena's latest line of vibrating cleansers do allow for gentle exfoliation, which can help skin feel softer and look refreshed. Neutrogena's MicroClear technology, a prominently noted component of many of their products, claims to do great things, although Neutrogena's website never actually describes what said technology consists of. Many Neutrogena products are non-comedogenic, meaning that they won't clog pores, and their Skin iD system takes a novel approach to multi-step skincare, allowing users to customize their skin treatment, which may account for the multitude of customer reviews praising this product.
  • May 7, 2012

    by Kat

    I purchased today their new line, "neutrogena naturals multi-vitamin nourishing moisturizer" and after reading up here on some of the chemicals it has it looks worse than their regular creams!

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