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Neutrogena Healthy skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream - Ingredients
Anti Wrinkles Products
There are a plenty of products claiming they will take your wrinkles away, but how can you judge for any of them. You need to know what is it made of , how it works, how effective, how safe, and how people found it.
Today we will discuss every thing about Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti wrinkle Cream. ( No, I am not affiliate, I just searched it).
Active Ingredients :
Ensulizole .............................. 1%
Octinoxate .............................. 6%
Inactive Ingredients :
Water - C12 15 Alkyl Benzoate - Glycerin - Cetyl Alcohol - Cetearyl Alcohol - Triethanolamine - Retinol - Camellia Sinensis Extract - Titanium Dioxide - Panthenol - Tocopherol - Dimethicone - Disodium EDTA - Cetearyl Glucoside - Tocopheryl Acetate - Polysorbate 20 - Methylparaben - Isobutylparaben - Isopropylparaben - Butylparaben - Phenoxyethanol - Butylene Glycol - BHT - Carbomer
Active and inactive ingredients are terms used in the registeration process of a certain product, as we can see that the inactive ingredients include Glycerin, Dimethicone, Retinol (vitamin A), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) extract, Tocopherol Acetate (vitamin E), Panthenol , Titanium Dioxide, all of them have effects on the skin.
The active ingredients Ensulizole and Octinoxate are primarily UVB protecting sunscreen agents (wavelengths of UV light in the range of 290-340 nanometers). UVA range is 320-400 nanometers and is protected by Titanium Dioxide. It has a Sun Protection Factor (SFP) of 15.
Retinoic acid is one of the best known anti-wrikle and rejuvenating agents, however its application often causes side effects which are sometimes severe, and after all it is a prescription drug. Retinol (vitamin A) is converted in the skin cells enzymatic action into Retinoic acid according to the equation :
Retinol <==> Retinaldehyde --> Retinoic acid
It seems that the manufacturers precisely adjusted both the concentration and delivery to the skin cells to a level that made all of people used the cream did not complain any known side effect of an overdose of vitamin A, and many of them praised some effects that are related to Retinoic acid.
Vitamin E (Tocopherol Acetate) :
Since the cream blocks the sun radiation that may form free radicals in the skin cells, hence inclusion of vitamin E is complementary to that effect as it scavenges formed free radicals and rescue the cells.
Other ingredients :
Many inert chemicals that admix and stabilize a mixture of oils and water in the form of a cream. Yet a special mention should be paid to Panthenol and Green Tea as they are friendly to the skin, and Dimethicone as it is a good moisturizer.
What People Say about the Cream
As elucidated by 65 individuals at epinion.com, here are their impressions about the different traits of the cream:
Out of 64 reviews, only 6 persons said that it did not work on their wrinkles, and 4 others said that it is no more than other products, or that it is less than face lifting. The rest found it great for their face wrinkles, lines, firmness, softness, or texture.
Frustrated responses ranged from "takes a long time to reduce wrinkles" , "didn't make miracles", "after 2 months this product did absolutely nothing improve my skin", "didn't work", "didn't work for me", "not as good as face lifting", and "not any good than other comparable products".
The enthusiastic people comments ranged from "softer skin and well lightly fade wrinkles", "it has kept my lines and wrinkles at bay", "effective", "it leaves your face like a baby's bottom", "it works", "most effective", "repairs sun-damaged and slashes years off your appearance", "really works to to improve skin texture", "firms skin, keeps moisture in", "it keeps its promise", "great results, SPF15", "works extremely well", "great product that really works", "pros:RESULTS", "great cost", "the best I've tried", "love it to death"...etc.
Most of the people who reviewed it say that the amount is small for the price paid, although some say it lasts very long (up to 3 months), one said he prefers a more durable plastic tube instead of the metal tube it comes in. Some others complained that the product is not available by the gallon!
PRICE ( $ 12- $ 30 ) :
Many people complained about the price especially for the amount of product offered. Some see that it is expensive for a drugstore brand.
Some others see that it is inexpensive compared to the results and to the big "Gurus".
- "may cause some tingling or redness"
- "make my whole face looks like I've been sweating"
- "slightly greasy feeling"
- "can cause breakouts"
- "sometimes feels a little oily"
- "This cream makes your skin shiny"
- "my acne showed up on my timples and forehead"
- "a bit of tingly sensation"
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