Product Review| Neutrogena Goes Green with Naturals

by West Parsons on April 26, 2012 · 3 comments

in product review, skin care

Neutrogena is joining the masses and Going Green by expanding its line of Neutrogena Naturals products. Modern skincare is now available to us all at reasonable prices with naturally derived ingredients.  They took it a step further and created a line of products which are free of harsh chemicals sulfates, parabens, petrochemicals, dyes, phthalates. I like that the labels are easy to read. It lists the ingredients and the natural source from which it is derived (see below).

Fresh Cleansing + Makeup Remover: Removing makeup can be tricky if your cleanser is not strong enough, but if it is too stripping you are left with super dry skin.  This cleanser is the baby bear of makeup removing cleansers —  it’s just right. With one wash, all signs of my previously beat face was gone. I’ve been using this specific product since last Summer. On a girl getaway I let one of the bffs try and she immediately took a liking. I wouldn’t be surprised if she had a bottle or two up under her bathroom sink.

Purifying Pore Scrub:  This cleanser is not as harsh at it sounds. Many experts don’t recommend the use of abrasive scrubs when you have acne-prone skin. That is probably why Neutrogena made the tiny scrubbers barely noticeable and quite mild. Very considerate.  An active ingredient in this product is salicylic acid, which is derived from willow bark. Salicylic acid is found in many products geared towards acne-prone skin. It helps to slough away dead skin sells, promoting cleared pores. I use this product in the AM.

Face and Body Bar: With avocado and olive oil both being antioxidants which promote glowing skin, this body bar is great to use AFTER completely cleansing the body of bacteria with your bath soap.  I use this bar as a final rinse, just after my Luffa, sealing in the antioxidants. Talk about smooth and fresh!

Multi-Vitamin Nourishing Night Cream: Not too thick, greasy, or pore clogging, this moisturizer feared well with my oily/acne-prone skin. It absorbs nicely and I don’t wake up with an oil slick on my t-zones in the AM  lol (which is typical for me when using other creams). I may try using this in the day time as well, but I’d have to be sure to add a little sunscreen.

Go Green!                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Beyond offering women natural skincare solutions, Neutrogena® Naturals is dedicated to making an impact on the world in which we live. The brand recently partnered with Brand Ambassador Kristen Bell, The Nature Conservancy and water conservationist Alexandra Cousteau to develop the video series, “Exploring Natural Beauty.” These videos speak to the need to change our relationship with water and recognize how critical it is to preserve this resource for future generations.

I go green with reusable water bottles and shopping bags.  Both reduce my carbon foot print and save a little cash.  I refill my bottle at the water cooler at work and I get a discount at the grocers for having my own bags. #FrugalMcDugal! Both tiny steps which can make a great impact. Try it!

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.

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.


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.


Rochelle June 1, 2012 at 9:18 am

Thanks for the great review! I have been eyeing these products for a while now. My face is so sensitive, I’m a bit hesistant to try it, although I really want to!

John August 28, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Keep in mind that phthalates are permitted in any ingedient listed as “Fragrance”. This is often misleading as the product itself does not have to list phthalates as being present with this loophole.

Still, a great step forwards towards healthy cosmetics.

westNDNbeauty August 28, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Good point John!