Can I make a little confession?
One of my favorite things to do on a Friday night is test out new beauty products (nail polish, hair settings, paper masks, etc.) it’s a fun way for me to decompress from the week and feel pretty in the process. I want to get better about sharing the products I’m testing on the blog (instead of just on snapchat). So, when Neutrogena sent me a jar of their Rapid Wrinkle Repair cream, I jumped at the chance to review it… and do a giveaway.
Keep reading for details!
What is Retinol?
If you’re a skincare junkie (or watch a lot of commercials) you’ve probably heard the word “retinol” recently. Retinol is also known as Vitamin A. I’m not going to go too deep into it, but in a nutshell if you’re looking for anti-aging products, Retinol is your friend. Retinol reduces the appearance of skin problems ranging from dark circles under the eyes, uneven skin tone and sun damage to fine lines and deep facial wrinkles. See more here. Okay, so looking into Retinol, I my main concern was using it on my sensitive skin.
I’ve used Neutrogena products forever, so when they released their new Rapid Wrinkle Regenerating Cream it was the perfect cream for me to introduce Retinol into my skincare routine.
Is this a Day Cream or a Night Cream?
I’ve been using this cream in the morning and before bed since last Friday. I wear makeup every day and I didn’t feel that it changed the was my makeup looked on my face. I also think it’s a good practice to moisturize your face twice a day, in my opinion that practice alone can combat aging so my hope was that keeping my twice-a-day moisturizing routine with Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair would be an extra boost for my skins appearance.
Does it work?
First of all, a little goes a long way, so I only used a finger tips worth of this thick cream each time. When I applied it to my face I immediately felt a tingling sensation on my skin. I checked the bottle and apparently that means it’s working! So, don’t let that weird you out.
Now for the big question– does it work? I’ll say, so far so good! I’d like to use it for an entire month before saying all of the benefits, but so far I do feel like my skin is a lot softer and while I’m not really checking for wrinkles, I do sometimes feel like my skin can look a bit dull so the brightening effects make me very happy.
I’d recommend you use this link to scoop up your Rapid Repair cream because of CVS’s amazing satisfaction guarantee.
Side Note: Because I spend my Friday’s testing products, I only have one finger nail painted in the photo above LOL
I’ve put together a goodie bag with some of my favorite makeup and beauty products including a full size jar of Neutrogena Rapid Repair Cream. I’ll mail the goodie bag to one lucky winner!
This post is a collaboration with my friends at Neutrogena. All opinions are my own, of course!