May 22, 2010

get your dose of Vitamin A {Neutrogena Retinol NX review}

Although there's no fountain of youth there are products out there in helping your skin look its best. One ingredient that I've introduced into my skincare regime is retinol, which is basically vitamin A. Why retinol? It penetrates the skin and stimulates collagen production. Since I'm no dermatologist, here's a better definition, click here. For the last two months I've been using NEUTROGENA® DermatologicsTM Retinol NX Concentrated Retinol Serum (try that as a tongue twister) exclusively sold on The Shopping Channel. As I am in my early 30's I often get confused for a 20 something year old and I'm not suggesting that being in your 30's is "old", but your first signs of aging are beginning to show (if only minimal). Everyone is different! However, if I could use a little help I'm not one to refuse. I received three products from the Neutrogena Dermatolgics TM Retinol NX line:
Concentrated Retinol Serum
Concentrated Retinol Daily Moisturizer with helioplex SPF35 (in need of another bottle as I'm finished)
Concentrated Retinol Eye Cream
Note: only the serum is available in Canada
I love all three & my ultimate favourite is the moisturizer with the SPF35! I alternate usage, the facial serum I use every other night & the eye cream on opposite nights. The SPF moisturizer every morning. What I love about these products is that they don't dry my skin out.
A bit more info:
NEUTROGENA® DermatologicsTM Retinol NX Concentrated Retinol Serum is clinically proven to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In a double-blind, 12-week clinical study comparing the efficacy of Retinol NX versus placebo, dermatologists saw significant results:
  • 100% of subjects showed improvement in overall skin appearance and radiance, starting in just 8 weeks
  • 97% showed improvement in the appearance of crow’s feet and fine lines, starting in just 4 weeks
  • 89% showed improvement in the appearance of stubborn forehead wrinkles in just 12 weeks
  • 70% showed improvement in the appearance of stubborn under-eye wrinkles, starting in just 8 weeks
NEUTROGENA® DermatologicsTM Retinol NX Concentrated Retinol Serum contains a patented Stabilized Retinol technology that keeps Retinol in its purest and most effective form. Our Stabilized Retinol works to continuously renew skin’s appearance, visibly reducing the signs of wrinkles and fine lines. As a result, this formula works to continuously provide noticeable results and improve overall skin texture. The exceptional, long-lasting hydration helps to keep skin plump and moisturized, giving skin a healthier and more youthful appearance.

Would definitely purchase, especially the moisturizer. Anyone else use retinol in their skincare regime? If yes, what specific retinol products do you use?
(image: neutogena, disclaimer: products received for NON-paid review, review based on personal experience and not encouraged to review positive or negative)


  1. Oh I love this product! Sounds like the perfect product for me right now!

  2. Sounds like a fabulous product!



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