Friday, February 18, 2011

In Defence of Your Skin - The Friday Freebie

So you know the feeling in winter when you're skin is feeling a bit de-hydrated and weathered so you load on a thicker moisturiser to nourish it? Only to find that your makeup won't stick and when you get indoors into a centrally heated environment you start to 'glow' exessively due to the barrier of cream. The other extreme is when it is warm and you want something lightweight yet are concerned about getting enough moisture as well as a decent level of SPF. I have found that I have been layering products in the summer time in order to address my skin's needs and end up 'glowing' again! But don't even mention the disaster that would be your skin if you didn't protective products at all.
So what to do? What to use? It all gets a bit confusing...

Well, the clever clogs (and dermatologists) over at Neutrogena have sorted it. They have just launched their Multi-Defence line which is their first daily moisturiser that protects against sun damage, pollution, cold, heat and wind. Wow! What a claim, can one bottle of lotion really do all this?

It seems yes. They worked with eminent dermatologist, Dr Susan Mayou from the British Cosmetic Dermatology Group, whom I quizzed at the launch, and she was very excited about the breakthrough technology that Neutrogena have harnessed to develop this range. They call it PROT-AOX which is a blend of highly performing ingredients including Moringa seed, Brazilian Green Tea and vitamins C and E. This particular cocktail protects the skin from environmental aggressors and improves the skin's own resistance. They include a spectrum of UVA and UVB filters as well as being able to protect against ozone, cigarette smoke (shame on you!) heat and humidity. So it works to defend you against all these skin enemies in one bottle, but how does it feel I hear you cry!

I divided my haul between three people, myself included, all of us with different skin types and the results were a unanimous positive from us all. I road-tested the wipes and the moisturiser for all skin types which has an SPF of 25. This high level of protection at under €10 is amazing so for that alone I give it a huge thumbs up, but mainly, I loved the texture. It's light, my skin felt smooth and my makeup sits perfectly on top. In fact, people commented on how well my skin looked when I started wearing it.
My tester with oily skin used the Gentle Purifying Scrub and the moisturiser for normal and combination skin. The result? Happy skin!
Ivan tested the one for dry and sensitive at my request as I wanted to see how it would fare in warm environments (he's a chef - it gets hot!) and he was impressed - no oily residue or sticky feeling.

So there you go, my verdict is that Neutrogena have worked hard to develop this range which really performs and protects. It's your skin's own bodyguard and with each product at under €10, I'm in...hook, line and sinker.

Here's the best bit - Neutrogena have some goodies to give away to two of you!

Leave a comment below and I'll announce the winners on Monday...


25 comments:

Sarah said...

Oooh I've been looking at this, they smelled and felt really lovely in Boots yesterday but purse strings are tight :(

Ms Bubu said...

I got a sample of this in Glamour! Count me in please!

msbubu26 (at) gmail (dot) com

Thanks!

MissFitz said...

Would love to try this please :)

Fiona said...

Sounds great, I'd love to try it.

Susie said...

Always happy to try something new- especially if it's well priced!

stephanie♥. said...

These sound interesting, especially as they cater for each skin type. Love to try them :)

Charlotte Earney said...

I'm always confused when it comes to moisturiser, and as my skin can be both dry and oily depending on the weather (the joys of teenagehood) i'd love to try something that is for all weathers :)

Anne-Marie said...

Love the sound of these - the price is great too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ellie,

Anne & I were lecturing yesterday to a class of graduate students the lecture was was entitled "Dress 4 Success" so were were enlisted to steer them in the right direction regarding dressing correctly and presenting themselves well for interview or presentations. Needless to say because they are college students it has all to be done on a budget! Thankfully regular visits from both of us to "ellie loves" equipped us with plenty of info and idea's. You received several honourable mentions and we are confident you now have 13 new followers. It would be great to have some neutrogena products to add to our "budget beauty box" for them to sample when next we return to lecture.....

Tracy

Priscilla said...

I would love to try these!! Thank you =)

Siún said...

Ooh looks fab. Good on Neutrogena :)

miffy said...

Ooh, sounds really interesting. I'm loving Kiehl's Abysinne day cream but need a slightly more affordable replacement soon! Would love to try out this range.

Lynda said...

Just as I'm on the market for new moisturiser! This sounds great.

siberja said...

I'd love to try these products.. my skin is so dry in this period..
:)

Anonymous said...

H Ellie, this link on your twitter page isn't working,

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Reme said...

I'd like to give these a whirl Ellie, thanks for the review!

Ciara h said...

Woo I'd love this am dying it try these products but pay day seems like an age away!

Tass said...

Love Neutrogena skincare products!

Savannah said...

I'd love to try this!

xx

Kerrie said...

I'd love some!

little t said...

Sounds good- would love to try it out.

t

Joy said...

I love Neutrogena products :)

Scarlett said...

I would live to give this a go.
I have tried the Elemis Bliss Capsules with Moringa Seed oil and they are lovely but too expensive!

A Certain Vintage said...

I would love to try these products. Everytime I see Jennifer Garner on the tv telling me about the pollution and environment my skin faces every day, I get a little bit stressed out haha!
xox

Ellen said...

Looks lovely, and on the hunt for a new well-priced moisturiser!

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