Product Name: Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture-Sensitive Skin
Face or Body: Face
Size: 4 oz
Cost Per Ounce: $2.99
Where to Buy: Click Here
# of Ingredients: 20
Notable Ingredients: Dimethicone, Soybean Sterols, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben
Neutrogena Oil Free Facial Moisturizer is a common moisturizer that is available everywhere. Neutrogena is marketed as “Dermatologist Recommended,” but after using this moisturizer, I highly doubt I could find very many doctors who would recommend this product.
I liked that this was an oil free moisturizer, because I have used a lot of lotions that are really greasy and can make my face look really shiny.
This moisturizer is pretty basic – not too thick and not too thin. It is unscented and comes in a white bottle with a pump applicator.
One of the issues I had with this product is the list of ingredients – the last three are all parabens, which are antifungal preservative chemicals with some possible bad side effects.
I really didn’t care for this moisturizer and I don’t think I will ever use it again, so I gave it just 1 out of 5 stars.
This Neutrogena Facial Moisturizer is as basic as they come – almost like the consistency of sunscreen. It is white and oil free, but it looks pretty shiny at first when it is applied.
I actually like the thickness of this moisturizer. It felt hydrating without being too heavy.
Applying Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture is really easy. The pump applicator worked really well every time.
I needed about one pump of lotion to cover my face and neck morning and night.
It’s not messy at all and stores well just sitting on the counter top in the bathroom.
Drying time for this lotion was a little longer – about 5 to 10 minutes before it completely soaked in.
At first, it made my skin look really shiny, which is weird because it is oil free. After a few minutes, it soaked in more and looked more like a waxy matte finish.
It actually went pretty well under my makeup in the morning, which was great. But I had to wait a while before I applied my foundation, so it definitely made my morning routine longer.
Just after use, I thought my skin felt slightly more hydrated. It also left a little bit of a matte finish, which was nice in the mornings.
My skin looked smooth during the day, but the moisturizer seemed to wear off after a couple of hours.
Once I noticed this moisturizer had parabens in it, I was worried my skin might react, but I didn’t have any allergic reaction.
Longer Term Results
This moisturizer really let me down over time. After a couple of days, I developed some whiteheads on my cheeks and forehead.
My skin didn’t really feel any more hydrated than when I started. I also didn’t notice any improvement in the fine lines that I worry about.
I was really disappointed in the results and I couldn’t wait to stop using it every day.
This oil free moisturizer doesn’t contain oil, but it has a bunch of other ingredients that aren’t the best.
One of the main ingredients in this lotion is dimethicone. Dimethicone is a filler, which helps give that matte finish that people with oily skin are looking for. It is in a lot of makeup primers and moisturizers, but it can really clog pores and cause acne.
This also has Soybean Sterols, which might be a concern for people who are looking for a soy free product. Soybean sterols help condition the skin and even have anti-inflammatory properties. It is a good ingredient for people who don’t mind soy.
Sodium Hydroxide is used in skincare products as a preservative, but it is also a known skin irritant. It can help keep the pH of a product and neutralize other chemicals that are in the product.
I was shocked to see this moisturizer has parabens. Parabens are preservatives that have been known to mess with hormone levels and are known skin irritants. I found this ironic, because this moisturizer is marketed specifically for people with sensitive skin. Even though the amount of each paraben is probably minimal, there are so many other products out there without them, so why even use them at all?
A 4 oz bottle of Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture is $11.99 on the Neutrogena website.
So that comes out to $2.99 per oz, which is pretty inexpensive.
Neutrogena has a 30 day money back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied, but only for the products that are purchased through the Neutrogena website. Otherwise, the return policy depends on the store where you purchase the Neutrogena products.
You just have to fill out the return section in the invoice and send it back to their warehouse within 30 days for your money back (minus shipping).
Where To Buy
To buy Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture, click here.
Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture: Summary
|Factor||Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture|
|Texture/Feel||This is a white lotion that is the consistency of sunscreen.|
|Application||Applying it is easy. The pump applicator works well. I could usually cover my face and neck with one pump.|
|Drying Time||It dried in about 5-10 minutes.|
|Immediate Results||After the first night, I didn’t see any difference in my skin.|
|Long Term Results||After a couple of days, I developed a couple of whiteheads. My skin didn’t really look or feel any healthier.|
|Ingredients||Dimethicone, Soybean Sterols, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben|
|Guarantee||Yes, any Neutrogena products purchased on the Neutrogena website can be returned for a refund within 30 days of purchase.|
|Price||It’s $11.99 for a 4 oz bottle.|
|Where To Buy||Click Here|