I am all about looking my best each and everyday. Some may call that vain, but as I get older and experience a lot in life, my age shows and it is not as easy to look my best. I do things like stay hydrated, exercise, get 7-8 hours of sleep each night and take care of my skin as best as I know how. Now, I obviously test a lot of skin care products in my quest to look my best so I don't look as old as I am. Some skin care products are good, some not so good. Many of them take weeks and even months to give me results. None of them have given me as rapid results as the NEUTROGENA Rapid Wrinkle Repair line of products have, and I am very happy to say that my skin is looking its best too.
In using just four key NEUTROGENA Rapid Wrinkle Repair products and in just seven days, I have really seen rapid results. You see, all of the Rapid Wrinkle Repair products are created with an innovative formula that is made up of a stabilized retinol and a glucose complex which makes it the fastest retinol available. It's called Accelerated Retinol SA; it delivers super fast anti-aging results (which I can attest to) to quickly brighten skin and smooth fine lines. The glucose complex speeds up the effects of the Retinol so it works faster than before.
I first want to share a little bit about the products I used and then take you into my day by day skin diary to share what my skin looked and felt like.
Everyday, my routine was the same with the products, morning and night. Starting with freshly cleansed and dry skin, I have been starting with NEUTROGENA Rapid Wrinkle Repair Eye Cream. I dabbed this all around my orbital eye area and gently patted into my skin until absorbed.
Next up in my routine was the NEUTROGENA Rapid Wrinkle Repair Eye Serum. The star product of the line and my favorite, this silky serum instantly absorbs into the skin. It is important to massage this completely into skin until completely dry to get the full effect of the product as it contains the highest concentration of the brands Accelerated Retinol SA. The serum has a bit of a pearly appearance to it and my skin looks better immediately after applying.
After using the serum, I apply NEUTROGENA Rapid Wrinkle Repair Moisturizer with SPF 30 for day or NEUTROGENA Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night Moisturizer for night. Both of these are very nourishing, with the night moisturizer a bit more hydrating. I like the addition of the added sunscreen which is even more of a must when using a retinol based product. Both contain Hyaluronic Acid so lines are immediately plumped and skins moisture is retained for long term moisturzation.
Now onto my seven day diary.
Day One - I applied everything in order and liked the way my skin felt. I noticed that my skin looked good after applying the serum as it has a bit of a pearl look to it.
Day Two - I experienced just a bit of tingling around my eyes this evening when applying the eye cream and a bit more when applying the serum on my neck. It was not bad and definitely tolerable.
Day Three - I am noticing a difference in my skin tone and remarkable fading in my age spots. My crows feet lines are not as thick. I noticed a bit more of the tingling feeling when applying the eye cream and the serum. Definitely tolerable.
Day Four - When I woke up, I noticed my skin to be more even toned than it has been in months. It is a significant difference. There is a bit of dry skin flaking around my eyes and mouth. My neck is a bit itchy and feeling dry. The tingling feeling was more of a burning feeling when applying the eye cream, but it only lasted a few seconds. The more I massaged the cream in, the faster the feeling went away.
Day Five - I am continuing to notice good things! My pore size is smaller and the the lines around my mouth are shorter and not as thick. The cross hatching under my eyes are not nearly as pronounced. After cleansing my skin, I waited about 20 minutes before applying the eye cream and serum and it definitely cut down on any burning issues I've experienced.
Day Six - Things are still looking great, didn't notice anything specific except for a lot of flaking. When I applied the moisturizer, a lot of skin was peeling off as I was massing it into my face. By evening, all was settled and my skin was looking better than ever.
Day Seven - I am still amazed at the overall brightness and even skin tone my skin has taken on. The hyperpigmentation and sun damage on my neck (which I never thought to photograph) is completely reversed. My fine lines are filling in and pore size is smaller. I was thrilled with the results as noted below.
The difference in the area around my eyes is extremely noticeable to me as noticed in the images above. During my daily use, I started to notice a difference on day three and by day seven I saw a great reduction in my fine lines, cross hatching and crows feet.
Overall, I saw a much more even, brighter tone of my skin. My normal redness has greatly diminished, pore size is smaller and my fine lines have faded. You can notice how much my age spots have faded - it was very unexpected. My skin is much more toned and firmed as well. I think you can tell from the difference in the images below.
I am continuing to use the NEUTROGENA Rapid Wrinkle Repair products in my skin care routine as I am thrilled with the rapid results and how great my skin is looking. I am using the eye cream and serum just once a day now, because as I continue to use it, my skin is becoming a bit sensitive. I am told that is normal as I consulted with Beverly Hills Dermatologist, Doctor Lisa Chipps. She told me, "Topical retinoids vary in strength and tolerability. Some of them may be quite irritating to the skin, causing redness and dry skin. The retinol formulation in Rapid Wrinkle Repair is one of the most well-tolerated formulas with minimal irritation and maximal benefits. Topical retinoids stimulate collagen in the skin, causing the skin to thicken over time and reducing wrinkles. Some retinol formulations are harsher than others and may cause redness and flaking. Most skin types should benefit from the Rapid Wrinkle Repair formulation, which is designed to minimize irritation.”
The NEUTROGENA Rapid Wrinkle Repair products are available at neutrogena.com, your favorite drugstore or mass retailer. They sell for a suggested retail price for $20.99 each.
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in partnership with Neutrogena for which I was compensated and received products for testing. While I was compensated to write a post about Neutrogena, all opinions are my own.