12.18.2014
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Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream Original Formula
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40 ml for $23.59
Category:Skin Care > Moisturizers (Daytime and Nighttime) > Moisturizer without Sunscreen
Last Updated:12.18.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream Original is a good, fragrance-free moisturizer with retinol for normal to dry skin. The retinol is packaged to keep it stable, the amount of green tea is impressive, and the formula contains tiny amounts of two forms of Vitamin E. It is definitely one of the better retinol products at the drugstore.

Claims

Clinically proven to start to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in one week, for skin that looks younger and healthier. Won't clog pores. Absorbs quickly. Hypo-allergenic, fragrance free and alcohol free.

Ingredients

Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Dimethicone, Camellia Oleifera Extract, Retinol, Panthenol, Disodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polysorbate 20, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, BHT, Carbomer.

Brand Overview

Neutrogena At-A-Glance:

Strengths: Inexpensive; some superior water-soluble cleansers; good topical scrubs; effective AHA and BHA products; several retinol options, all in stable packaging; vast selection of sunscreens, most of which offer excellent UVA protection; good variety of self-tanning products; several fragrance-free options; most Healthy Skin products are state-of-the-art; almost all of the foundations with sunscreen provide sufficient UVA protection; the Moistureshine Gloss.

Weaknesses: An overabundance of overlapping anti-aging products that is perennially confusing for consumers; Bar soap; most of the toners are irritating or boring; a handful of bland moisturizers and eye creams; some sunscreens lack sufficient UVA protection or contain too much alcohol or problematic preservatives; most of the Deep Clean products are terrible; no effective skin-lightening products; jar packaging; mostly disappointing concealers and eyeshadows; most of the lip balms with sunscreen provide inadequate UVA protection; mostly poor mascaras.

Neutrogena is one of few brands that have an equally large presence in both the U.S. and in Canada. Unfortunately, many of the formulas and product names that Neutrogena uses are not interchangeable between the two countries, a fact that has been brought to our attention by our astute Canadian readers (who make up about 10% of our Beautypedia readership). In an effort to clear up a lot of the confusion surrounding Neutrogena Canada products, The Cosmetics Cop Team has done research in Canadian drugstores to determine the ingredients and product names as they appear on Neutrogena's Canadian packaging.

Please note that if a product does not appear on this list, it means that, to the best of our knowledge, that product has the same name and formula in the U.S. as it does in Canada. You'll find the reviews for such products under the main Neutrogena brand. That overlap means Canadian readers may find they have to switch between both Neutrogena and Neutrogena Canada to locate the product review they're seeking, and we apologize for any inconvenience.

In some cases the differences between the U.S. and Canadian version of a Neutrogena product is only an ingredient or two, and in other cases the entire formula is different. Despite The Cosmetics Cop Team best efforts, there are no doubt products that have been overlooked on this list. As much as we would like it to be comprehensive, we are restricted by what is on store shelves at the time we conduct our research. If you have any additional information about Neutrogena Canada products, we encourage you to contact us using the link at the bottom of the product's review page.

For more information about Neutrogena Canada, please reference our complete Neutrogena Brand Summary or visit www.neutrogena.ca.

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05.17.2015
Very good deal

So much to love about this product. It's has a "Best" PC rating. It has a lotion like texture which is great for my skin. Even before using other anti-aging products, I saw this work well on some minor brown spots on my face. It's also very reasonably priced, which makes me use it on my hands at night---transforming the look of my hands tremendously. I just started using vitamin C capsules under this and my skin looks even better (vit. c and retinol are supposed to be a powerful combo together).

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03.16.2015
STOP ANIMAL TESTING!!!!!

I don't buy products that are tested on poor helpless creatures so that humans can look good. disgusting!

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H. G.
10.19.2014
Saw no improvement

I used this for several months and saw no difference. The amount of retinol is too small to do anything and there are better moisturizers out there. Wouldn't buy again.

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08.01.2014
Amazing

Amazing product. I have like 5 months using it, and I can say that my skin is softer, looks sooo much better and the texture is even. 100% recommended. But I saw the ingredients and I see alcohol in it? It's not supposed to be bad for the skin? Thank u.. love the team of Paula.

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Lorena N.
08.01.2014
Beautypedia Team Response

Hello,

It can be confusing, but the short story is that there are two types of alcohol used in skincare: drying alcohols such as “alcohol denat” or “SD alcohol” and fatty alcohols. Stearyl, cetyl, and behenyl alcohols are fatty alcohols that are NOT drying and actually quite helpful for skin—so there’s no cause for concern. You can read more about the facts of alcohol in skincare in our article here: http://www.paulaschoice.com/expert-advice/skin-care-basics/_/alcohol-in-skin-care-the-facts

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03.31.2014
really great

it glides on and i feel my skin looks dazzling now!..paula s choice so i bought it and iam so glad i did...i wouldnt have ever known about it otherwise its got a great texture too

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