I admit that I'm a woman "of age", so I'm concerned about the fine lines that are starting to appear on my face. My regular skin care was fine, but I felt like I needed to buy a product that was specifically formulated to get rid of wrinkles. I searched the skin care aisle for what seemed like hours, and found Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream. This MUST be what I'm looking for! Anti-wrinkle? I have to have this! Plus, it has an SPF of 15, another reason to buy it!
From the day I brought it home, I started using the cream daily. After using the product for about a week, my face began to get very dry. I kept thinking it couldn't be the Neutrogena cream, because it is suppose to be, and I quote, "a daily moisturizing cream clinically proven to start to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in one week." Nah, it still can't be my new expensive face cream. It does have Retinol ( sort of a Retin A?), so I thought maybe the dryness was due to that. Whatever it is, my face was downright flaky! And the fine lines weren't diminishing either; to me they looked more pronounced. But I was still in denial, and continued to use the Neutrogena Anti-Wrinkle cream.
After a month (Yes, a month! It takes me a while to catch on!), I couldn't deny the fact that this was the only thing that I'd changed in my daily facial routine, and it had to be the reason for my dry skin. (Duh! Ya think?) I decided to get out a loofah and buffed as much of the dry skin away as I could. Then I found the face cream that I ditched for the Neutrogena, and started using it again. Almost immediately, my face felt softer.
So the bottom line is, the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream didn't work for me. It didn't moisturize at all, and it made my "expression lines" look more defined, not less. It will be one of those expensive products that will get pushed to the back of my drawer. Two thumbs down!