335 of 342 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for helping reduce your wrinkles BUT -
My dermatologist recommended this because I kept bugging him about getting rid of wrinkles. He told me that this was a good product and less harsh than others. He said these type products work by turning your skin cells over more rapidly (that's what the retinol does) and the hydraulic acid helps your skin retain more moisture, so your skin plumps up. That's how they...
Published 3 months ago by Alex Mason
82 of 102 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Hasn't "Rapidly Reduced" My Wrinkles
The product's packaging makes a bold claim: it says that 100 percent of users saw an immediate improvement in their skin. I have no idea what kind of study that was, or whether all of the users were the company's employees, or whether they offered a new car to everyone in the study for saying yes, but, look, there is no cream or serum on the market that will make 100...
Published 21 months ago by Jenna Glatzer
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335 of 342 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for helping reduce your wrinkles BUT -,
This review is from: Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair, SPF 30, 1 Ounce (Misc.)My dermatologist recommended this because I kept bugging him about getting rid of wrinkles. He told me that this was a good product and less harsh than others. He said these type products work by turning your skin cells over more rapidly (that's what the retinol does) and the hydraulic acid helps your skin retain more moisture, so your skin plumps up. That's how they work, and this is one of the best products out there (I've tried a number of others). I've had great results from this BUT - my dermatologist told me I need to include in my routine a good cleansing product, one that will get rid of all the dead cells (since the skin cells are turning over more rapidly). When I added a mask/cleanser/cleansing brush (I've used a variety and they all helped my skin), I saw better results, I guess because I was clearing away debris from the new skin. My face was brighter and my skin was softer (in texture) and firmer. He also told me that the Nutrogena would work well to encourage skin turnover, but in order for you to get younger healthy skin to reappear, you need to have the building blocks available to build new skin - vitamins, fatty acids, amino acids, etc. Back to my research. I found Bel Essence All-Natural Anti-Wrinkle Treatment - Intensive Anti Aging, Facial Lift Skin Care Formula - 1.5oz which is all natural, and is made of plant oils that contain most of the building blocks for skin. I started using this with the Nutrogena and my variety of cleansers, and THAT'S when I saw amazing results. And permanent results. My skin is completely different. The caverns on my forehead are gone, with only slight lines that I can easily cover up with make up, no crow's feet, my upper lip wrinkles almost completely gone, again, good makeup and you don't see them. My skin is softer than my daughter's and much brighter and firmer. To sum up - Nutrogena is always in my medicine cabinet, I use different cleansers (jury is still out on which works the best), and I use the Bel Essence every day morning and night. You won't start to see serious results for at least a month (per the doc, skin regenerates every 28 days), but after 6 months of this routine, I have never looked better. Super happy.
140 of 155 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff!,
This review is from: Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair, SPF 30, 1 Ounce (Misc.)This product is great. At first, I thought it was a little thick...then, after using it for a few
days, people have been commenting on how great my skin looks! And I'm 63 and live in the Southwest
where the weather is very dry. I like the ingredients...It contains all the good stuff for wrinkles
and dry skin. I bought this product at my local CVS, but, for sure, I will buy through Amazon...
I believe it is even eligible for free shipping! :-)
136 of 154 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 72 Year Old Versus Rapid Wrinkle Repair,
This review is from: Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair, SPF 30, 1 Ounce (Misc.)The first question might be, "Why is a 72 year old man reviewing this product?" And the answer is because if it even makes a dent in my canyons and creases then it has lived up to its name. And people, it lived up to its name. I've used it now for only four days and the results are clear and palpable. Palpable in the sense that what I could previously feel is now reduced to a mild slope rather than a suicide cliff. Frankly, I approach this sort of thing with the same skepticism I might if someone told me that drinking embalming fluid would reverse the hands of time and I'd be young, young, young. What Neutrogena, already a respected name in cosmetics more modestly says if you use this as we suggest, you'll have smoother skin. And they have no difficult regimen to follow. Just make sure your skin is freshly washed and dried. After that, put enough fluid, abount the size of a pearl, in your palm and work it into your face? How difficult is that? It isn't. (I go for a bit about the size of an 8-10 millimeter pearl which covers as much as needs to be cover and wastes nothing.) That's it. If you wear makeup, give it a moment to sink in and you're good for at least 24 hours, maybe longer. Just recently I've had some surgery on my leg and any number of people have commented that whatever the Doctor did has had great results as I look rested, even a bit younger. One woman even wanted to touch my face to, I suppose, make sure I wasn't wearing a court plaster. I wasn't.
More good news, not only does it work, but it's attractively priced. One ounce may seem like not too much but when you'll doling it out in minuscule amounts, the asking price seems a bargain particularly if one weighs in the happy results.
So that's why a 72 year old man has tried it. Guys, if it works for me and you're younger, and you probably are, then it will work for you. As for the ladies, I should expect you to find yourselves rolling on the floor, tears of gratitude rolling down your unwrinkled face.
So try it, you'll like it.
237 of 279 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Lives Up to the Name,
I have always had very deep lines around my neck, even as a kid. As I age (I'm now 40) I am now battling lines on my chest, forehead and my smile lines around my mouth and eyes. I thought, sure, I'll try this for the two weeks most people said where they saw the difference. I didn't expect much but thought it was worth a shot.
Let me just tell this story; I was at a party last night talking to a woman in her 30s and at one point she mentioned that she kept meeting young people in their 20s and wanted to make older friends too. I said I had the same problem but I'm also more comfortable knowing who I am in my 40s. She stopped and her jaw dropped and she said, "WHAT? I thought you were 25?" I started laughing and yelled for my friend from across the room to make her repeat it! And that is when I went home and looked, and YES, this product is making a difference!
My neck lines are much smaller and less deep. My forehead lines have almost completely vanished and my chest skin looks tight and soft. I can't believe it! In just two weeks! I put this on at night so I wasn't paying attention but I wish I'd taken a before and after!
The bottle is nice and can be turned to close off which is great for travel and it's sturdy enough to handle being thrown into an overnight bag or purse. The cream smells really nice, very mild scent and not perfumey, and it spreads well and absorbs well into my skin. I don't feel oily or sticky at all.
I've used glycolics so my skin is used to these types of products so I haven't felt any tingling or itchiness which is normal. If you do, just mix it with a small amount of your regular night cream without an exfoliant or acid and use it that way. Or just every other night too. I use it every night on my face, neck and chest. I think I just might be addicted.
I have only written one other review for a skin care product before so this isn't my usual thing but I HAD to write this because it really works and the price is nice and it's just an overall great product. I'm very impressed. Good job Neutrogena!
150 of 179 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I am sold on it forever now!,
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Program (What's this?)I have been a loyal Olay customer for well over ten years and have been using their Definity night restorative cream for years along with a form of Retina regularly. Admittedly, I got this Neutrogena free to try from the Vine Program but that is not why I like it so much. I am 44 and my skin has SOME wrinkles, and considerable discoloration from redness(no porcelian skin like when I was young). My skin is also extremely oily, prone to adult acne and I am beyond pale but otherwise think my skin has faired pretty well. I have become pretty skeptical of skin products and basically just gave up fads and stuck with Olay and Retina. Well maybe someone dropped a hallucinagen in my coffee but I swear I noticed better skin the next morning. I actually made myself hold off on writing this reveiw to make sure it wasn't just the result of a good nights sleep. After several days even the big crease between my eyes isn't as deep, and the discoloration has lessened almost to the point I can go without foundation! I stopped using the Retina because I saw more results with this in one week than I have seen in years of Retina. I don't know if it is such a miracle worker that it would help someone who has abused their skin, but for me, I feel like I look at least 5 years younger. I am now sold on this stuff forever. I know some others mentioned the scent being strong but I hardly noticed it.
28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I found it helpful,
This review is from: Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair, SPF 30, 1 Ounce (Misc.)I don't know if anyone will find this review helpful or not because of my age. I have always enjoyed trying new items in makeup and aging has not changed this. I grew up in the age when you did not leave home with a bare face. if you guessed the 50's then your right. The 50's were followed by the 60's (of course) when no one wore makeup or curled or colored their hair. To each his own. I am 72.
I am a widow and I use makeup or fight wrinkles only for my own pleasure. I do not care if anyone else notices or not, as long as I am comfortable with the face looking back at me in the mirror. I have tried several products for wrinkles and this one seems to be one of the best. I only gave it 4 stars because I didn't want anyone to picture me running around with smooth and rosy skin at my age. I suppose a face lift would warrant 5 stars in my case.
When I use this, the skin is a bit smoother and the wrinkles are there, but not deep. I sleep on my stomach, so deep wrinkles could go to the bone. I feel better about my skin.
Yes, people do sometimes tell me I don't look my age. But most young people say that to old people because they don't want to hurt your feelings by pointing out that you look like you sleep face down on chicken wire. I take it with a grain of salt.
I will wrap up by saying that I will use this again and I will also try new products. Because it's fun and we seniors have to get our kicks where we can.
76 of 93 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It Works !,
This review is from: Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair, SPF 30, 1 Ounce (Misc.)I started using this product about 10 days ago. I can't believe the difference
in my skin. The fine lines around my eyes and also the little "bags" under them have
diminished. My skin feels and looks wonderful. I love the fact that it also has a 30
SPF in it and it goes on easily. I use it on my neck and chest as well. It leaves a nice
glow to the skin.
(another little secret I have been doing at night..instead of using a moisturizer I have
been using extra virgin olive oil....you will be amazed at the results )
82 of 102 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Hasn't "Rapidly Reduced" My Wrinkles,
This review is from: Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Serum, 1 Ounce (Misc.)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Program (What's this?)The product's packaging makes a bold claim: it says that 100 percent of users saw an immediate improvement in their skin. I have no idea what kind of study that was, or whether all of the users were the company's employees, or whether they offered a new car to everyone in the study for saying yes, but, look, there is no cream or serum on the market that will make 100 percent of people see an immediate improvement.
I went with the premise of their other claim: that you'll see a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles in one week. After one I week, I see no reduction at all.
Two stars because I do like the way it feels going on and the the scent is very light and pleasant. I get migraines easily with scented products and this one hasn't affected me that way. It feels cool going on and I'll continue to use it just in the hopes that it'll make more of a difference over time, or that it will help in a preventive sense even if it doesn't make existing fine lines any better.
It does dry quickly and isn't at all greasy, so it's good to use under makeup. I just wish that, for once, a product would live up to its claims and we could all have higher standards. The only way this product should get 4 or 5 stars is if the user actually does see "immediate improvement" and a reduction in wrinkles and/or fine lines... yet we are lenient with reviews in products in this category because we all know that none of them live up to the hype, so we lower our expectations and judge them accordingly.
Update several months later: I finished most of the tube. It made no difference whatsoever.
29 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Feels great on my skin,
This review is from: Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair, SPF 30, 1 Ounce (Misc.)I seem to have a problem finding creams with SPF that I like to use.
This product absorbs well and makes my skin feel great. I think it even gives me a little glow. Now I will be able to finally wear something with sun protection included in it.
23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really happy with the results... skin keep improving over time,
Although this product is supposed to produce rapid results, I wasn't expecting miracles after many years of sun exposure. However, I noticed my skin had a bit of a glow after about 2 weeks of using this product. At about 1 month, the skin on the sides of my mouth started to feel rough like it was flaking, but it was not visually noticable. For a few days, my face appeared a little pink for about an hour after application, but these symptoms have since completely gone away. Perhaps this was the process of my skin adjusting and renewing because then I noticed the pigmentation on my cheeks starting to even out. At 4 months, my skin started feeling very smooth and silky.
- The container is glass (not plastic) and I like how the pump dispenser top twists to lock which is great for travel and keeping the lotion fresh.
- The directions say to use a "pearl-sized amount" on your face and neck, so a little goes a long way.
- I think the cost is very reasonable for the results.
- The lotion has a light pleasant fragrance and absorbs nicely into my skin and it doesn't leave an oily film.
I'm on my 4th bottle and I'll continue using it as long as my skin continues to improve.
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- An improved "glow" to my skin
- Noticeable fading of pigmentation on the cheek area after 2 months, and continuing to improve.
- Texture of skin on the cheeks is smoother and softer.
- It's reasonably priced.
- A temporary mild reaction of flaking and pinkness. (However, it was relatively minor and worth the trade-off for me.)
- Results not as rapid as advertised, but it's not a deal-breaker for me.
- I am thoroughly pleased with this lotion. Although the improvements have not been rapid, this product has worked faster, more effectively and more cost-effectively than anything else I've tried to even out the pigmentation.
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