Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Find Your Bliss With Neutrogena Naturals!

About a week ago I received a package from the fabulous folks at Neutrogena  (one of the wonderful perks of my job!)  Inside this package was a fantastic selection of Neutrogena Naturals products all tucked into a sweet canvas tote bag:  the Eco-Friendly Bliss Bag.  I was absolutely thrilled to receive this goody bag because after spending the past two months in a surgical boot with a 6-inch pin in my foot,  I desperately needed to find my bliss!  

Inside the Eco-Friendly Bliss Bag I found the following Neutrogena Naturals products:

  • Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Pore Scrub
  • Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser
  • Neutrogena Naturals Multi-Vitamin Nourishing Moisturizer
  • Neutrogena Naturals Multi-Vitamin Nourishing Night Cream
  • Neutrogena Naturals Lip Balm
  • Neutrogena Naturals Fresh Cleansing & Makeup Remover
  • Neutrogena Naturals Face and Body Bar

There was also a selection of other eco-friendly items including a Bobble Water Bottle, a Natural Luffa Sponge (grown right here in sunny California!), and a Crate & Barrel Organic Bamboo Tool set.  Don't you just love the fact that there are so many options out there for those of us who want to do our part to help the environment?  

I love eco-friendly products, especially those that I put on my skin!  No one wants to slather chemicals all over their sensitive skin, right? Which is why I was so excited to try this new line of products from Neutrogena.

Neutrogena set out to create a skincare line using only what was essential, nothing more, nothing less.  The products are formulated without harsh chemical sulfates, parabens, petrochemicals, dyes or phthalates.  Just what is essential to work on your skin.   Natural plant derived ingredients are used where possible and the average of the skincare line is 94% natural.  The remaining ingredients are chosen from a comprehensive array of safe and pure ingredients.

Neutrogena also lists the ingredients on the back of each of their skincare items, along with the source for the ingredient, whether it's a vegetable, coconut or bionutrient rich Willowbark. They also call out exactly what kind of packaging is used - currently 50% post consumer recycled content in the bottles and 100% recycled paper where possible.  They are also doing their best to increase the amount of recycled content used and continually searching for ways to continually improve.

Neutrogena also partners with The Nature Conservancy, working to protect natural sources of clean water for people, plants and animals, and the Forest Stewardship Council, who promotes the responsible management of the world's forests. 

I have been using all of these Neutrogena Naturals products for the past few weeks and wanted to share a few of my favorites with you:

Neutrogena Naturals Multi-Vitamin Nourishing Moisturizer:  This light citrus-scented daily moisturizer is loaded with vitamins B, C, E and antioxidant rich omega bionutrients and is clinically proven to boost skin's defense against dullness and roughness.  I love the way it glides on so smoothly and absorbs instantly without feeling oily or heavy.  After the first week I noticed that the skin at the base of my neck and around my jawline was much smoother - these are the areas that tend to suffer from dry winter weather the most - so I am especially pleased.

Neutrogena Naturals Multi-Vitamin Nourishing Night Cream:  I have extremely dry skin, especially around the season changes, and I am always on the lookout for a night cream that will give my skin the protection and moisture that it needs without feeling greasy and heavy, which is exactly what  this product does!  This exquisite night cream is thick and rich, but smooths onto skin and absorbs so quickly.  No need to worry about sliding off your pillow girls! Come morning, your skin will feel nourished, enriched and pampered.  I love it!

Neutrogena Lip Balm:  I am a bit of a lip balm aficionado.  I am always on the lookout for the perfect lip balm and probably have a dozen different brands lurking around my apartment and at the bottom of various handbags.  After using the Neutrogena Lip Balm for two days I went to my local drug store and bought four more tubes!  Now I have one in my nightstand, one in my kitchen drawer, one in my car, one in my handbag and one in my desk drawer.  This lip balm glides on smoothly and is fortified with Vitamin E to protect and soothe lips. It stays on without feeling gloppy and gives my lips that little kiss of moisture that they so need in summer weather.  The only thing that would be more perfect is if it had SPF - which I am hoping the good folks at Neutrogena are working on!

Neutrogena Naturals Fresh Cleansing & Makeup Remover:  I have never been a big on makeup remover.  In fact, I have been known to use baby wipes to remove my makeup.  (I know, I know - BAD GIRL!) So I was interested to try the Neutrogena Naturals Fresh Cleansing & Makeup Remover.  Guess what?  It's fabulous!  Not only does it gently remove makeup without any harshness or abrasion, but it cleanses the skin as well, leaving it feeling clean yet hydrated.  It is especially formulated for use around the eye area, so you can gently cleanse away makeup without scrubbing and pulling at the tender skin surrounding your eyes.

All in all I am very impressed with the Neutrogena Naturals product line.  I love that they are taking it to the next level in pure natural skincare, and that they are doing their part to help the planet.  Which is something we can all do!  Whether it is recycling our plastic, glass, metal and cardboard or conserving water while showering - small steps can add up to big results!  What are you doing to go green?

NEUTROGENA® Naturals Multi-Vitamin Nourishing Moisturizer is a daily lotion that replenishes essential skin nutrients while providing continuous moisture throughout the day for healthier, younger-looking skin.  It contains no harsh chemical sulfates,  - parabens, petrochemicals, dyes or phthalates.

NEUTROGENA® Naturals Multi-Vitamin Nourishing Night Cream replenishes essential skin nutrients and is fortified with vitamins B, C, E and anti-oxidant omega bionutrients. This nourishing cream is clinically proven to boost skin’s defense against dullness and roughness, leaving it  naturally radiant, healthier and younger looking today and in the future.  It contains no harsh chemical sulfates, parabens, petrochemicals, dyes or phthalates.

Compensation was provided by Neutrogena via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Neutrogena


Kylie said...

I love Neutrogena! I've been using Neutrogena face wash, lip balm and makeup remover for years--so excited for this new Naturals line. I like the fresh packaging too!

Leisa Waldron said...

I think my favorite Neutrogena products are the facial moisturizer with SPF and the tinted lip balm. I feel like you are getting a great product at a reasonable price and I have been using the same products for years!

Morgan and Cade said...

The BEST!!! I have very sensitive skin and Neutrogena works very well for me. Very excited for a naturals line! Can't wait to try it out!