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Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream Review

By: Kelly Burgess on March 30, 2017

Bottom Line

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream contains retinol to help reduce the appearance of fine lines. It's loaded with good-for-skin ingredients in packaging that keeps them stable. It's also a great value compared to other creams with comparable ingredients.

Pros

  • Contains retinol
  • Includes several antioxidants
  • Non-greasy
  • Fragrance free

Cons

  • May cause sun sensitivity
  • Can cause irritation in sensitive skin types
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Breaking it down

Performance

State-of-the-art ingredients. Reviewers say Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream, Night is an excellent and affordable option that can really make a difference in the overall appearance of skin. It contains retinol, a form of vitamin A that has the ability to increase the production of skin-plumping collagen, fibers which increase the firmness and elasticity of skin. The night cream also contains a substantial amount of other antioxidants, namely green tea and two forms of vitamin E. Users say consistent use over the course of at least three weeks produces a more even skin tone and a smoother texture. While some maintain that Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream softens fine lines, making them less noticeable, others say that it does nothing to improve the appearance of their wrinkles. Also, those with sensitive skin may find this formula irritating -- although many say that irritation eases after a few weeks of use.

Feel and smell

Lightweight moisture. Users say Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream -- Night is a lightweight formula with a moisturizing base that sinks into skin quickly. The formula is fragrance- and oil-free. This anti-wrinkle cream is intended to be used as a night cream only, experts say. For one thing, retinol can react with sun causing irritation to the skin. For another, this product does not include sunscreen, which most professionals say is essential to fight sun damage such as wrinkles, fine lines and darkening. In other words, if you use this product AND still go in the sun without protection, you may be doing more harm than good -- or at least cancelling out its most significant advantages over other anti-aging products.

Our Sources

Paula Begoun, Jan. 5, 2015

Paula Begoun gives Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream a 5-star rating, while users give it 4 stars in nearly 50 reviews. Begoun praises this anti-wrinkle cream for its impressive amount of green tea and two forms of vitamin E. She says that it is one of the better retinol products at the drugstore.

Amanda Montell, Not Dated

Amanda Montell rounds up 17 of the best night creams, including Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream Night. This is number 12 on the list, with a member rating of 8.4. Some notes from reviewers say that it works for women of every age and skin type. It's also praised for its "blackhead-shrinking effects."

Contributors to Amazon.com, As of March 2017

In more than 800 customer reviews, Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream earns an overall rating of 4.2 stars out of 5. Many love finding retinol and other proven anti-aging ingredients at such an affordable price. Most agree that it has improved the look of their skin, but some say it's too irritating.

Contributors to Walmart.com, As of March 2017

Reviewers at Walmart.com praise Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream -- Night for moisturizing the skin and absorbing quickly and give it 4.5 stars out of 5 in nearly 100 reviews. Some say there's a brief adjustment period in which irritation may occur.

Contributors to MakeupAlley.com, As of March 2017

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream gets an overall rating of 4.2 lipsticks out of 5 from more than 125 users at MakeupAlley.com. Reviewers say that it softens skin and improves skin texture. Many say they've seen a difference comparable to even much pricier retinol creams.

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