It is hard for me to believe but I just turned 43 on August 25th! My 15-year -old daughter was waxing poetically about how she feels like time is slipping through her fingers and I just looked at her and thought- “Oh to be 15 again!”. Not that I would want to trade any of the rich and sometimes painful things I've experienced in my 43 years on this planet- but I certainly wouldn't mind getting some of that youthful – wrinkle free-skin back if I could.
Although I have always tried to take care of myself by working out regularly, trying to watch my weight and by eating the right foods the tough one to keep young looking is my skin. And despite everything I do including avoiding the sun and not smoking I still see some of the hallmarks of early aging like fine lines and crow’s feet. And sometimes you just need to bring in some reinforcements to help and keep those fine lines and wrinkles at bay. But before you say, “Oh I've tried those creams…” just check out my seven day photo diary. I documented my experience using Neutrogena's line of anti –aging products that I tested for SEVEN DAYS STRAIGHT which includes the following:
- Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night Moisturizer
- Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
- Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Serum
- Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Eye Cream
- Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid Daily Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 70
- Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face + Body Stick Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 70
And while I know there is no fountain of youth I can GORGE ON, I do know that I can take care of this body and skin I have –and am therefore always scoping out new ways to do so. So I am taking stock of my life and have decided it is high time I got myself a consistent beauty routine. So what makes these Neutrogena line of anti–aging products so unique? Keep reading for a few key facts you need to know and details on how you can win a prize pack of beauty goodies. For me I truly believe the combination of retinol and SPF is what helped me to truly see almost instantaneous anti-aging results.
Of course if there are secrets to staying young and fresh faced which don’t necessitate a visit to a doctor’s office well I say bring em on!
My skin felt so much smoother this morning.
So just what products from Neutrogena can improve the signs of aging in one week?
Retinol based Rapid Wrinkle Repair and Rapid Tone Repair anti-aging solutions–including creams, moisturizers, serums and more–are clinically proven to show visible results within one week. Along with Rapid Wrinkle Repair Neutrogena Ultra Sheer sunscreen line features advanced, dermatologist-tested formulas with Helioplex Technology to prevent premature aging, fine lines, deep wrinkles and uneven skin tone caused by UVA rays.
Day 2 of my Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Photo Diary
The creases between my brows appeared less dramatic.
Which leads me to this question (which I'm sure you're all asking – as did I) What does Rapid Wrinkle Repair contain that makes it so effective?
Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night product has Accelerated Retinol SA the fastest Retinol formula available. It has been shown to fade the look of stubborn deep wrinkles including crow’s feet and forehead and cheek wrinkles, smooth fine lines and noticeably improve skin texture, and brighten skin tone.
This is Day 3 of my Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Photo Diary
Noticed this day that some of the lines around my eyes seemed minimized. Which had me wondering what dermatologists recommend to combat the effects of aging and to prevent ongoing damage?
To keep skin looking its best, many dermatologists agree that using a combination of retinol and a broad-spectrum sunscreen can not only help fight the signs of aging, but also prevent new damage. Pairing Neutrogena Accelerated Retinol SA with Helioplex Technology and Neutrogena Ultra Sheer sunscreen line work together to form the ultimate anti-aging power duo.
Day four of my Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair photo diary
My wrinkles appear to have SHRUNK! which is all the proof I need – but in cases you like a good clinical study–what is the proof that has been found in clinical studies of the Rapid Wrinkle Repair formulas?
100% of users saw noticeable results in one week, 97% of users saw visably smoother improved skin texture and 95% saw a visible reduction in fine lines.
Day five of my Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair photo diary
Feeling really great about my results on this day which has me thinking – just What is in Rapid Wrinkle Repair that provides such great results?
The latest breakthrough Retinol technology developed by Neutrogena. Accelerated Retinol SA, combines Retinol with Glucose Complex and Hyaluronic Acid, boosting its effect while remaining gentle on the skin. Anti-wrinkle products with Accelerated Retinol SA leave skin feeling smoother while improving tone and texture over time. It is composed of 3 main ingredients Retinol SA for skin renewal , hyaluronic acid for plumping hydration and glucose complex to accelerate skin surface activity.
Day six of my Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair photo diary
I was waiting for my son at his basketball clinic and couldn't help but snap a selfie of my results which I really feel have exceeded my wildest expectations. And have me believing that RETINOL is MAGIC. So Why do dermatologists recommend Retinol?
Retinol is the #1 Dermatologist recommended anti-aging ingredient. For over 20 years, pure stabilized retinol has been a landmark technology in anti-aging skincare, enhancing surface skin renewal by complementing your skin’s natural processes to give that youthful appearance that occurs less often with age.
How long has retinol been used by Neutrogena to prevent aging?
Neutrogena was the first brand to launch pure, stabilized retinol in the U.S. in 1996.
Are all retinol products the same and as good as the retinol in Rapid Wrinkle Repair?
Although other forms of Vitamin A such as Pro-Retinol, Retinyl Ester and Retinyl Palmitate may sound like “retinol”, they’re not as active and may be less effective. Retinol has been scientifically proven superior to these other forms in its ability to provide benefit.
Along with Rapid Wrinkle Repair with Retinol what else can we do to prevent the signs of aging on skin?
Using Neutrogena Ultra Sheer sunscreen line which features advanced, dermatologist-tested formulas with Helioplex Technology have been used to prevent premature aging, fine lines, deep wrinkles and uneven skin tone caused by UVA rays.
Day seven of my Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair photo diary
On day seven I'm officially convinced Neutrogena‘s combination of retinol and SPF has given my skin feeling a new lease on life- and to celebrate how much I LOVE my new beauty routine I have an AWESOMETASTIC giveaway!
You can enter to win a pack of Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair & Ultra Sheer goodies! Giveaway will include: Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night Moisturizer, Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair, Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30, Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Serum, Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Eye Cream, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid Daily Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 70 and Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face + Body Stick Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 70. Enter below!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Neutrogena but as is always the case all opinions expressed are my own.