Neutrogena Oil-free Moisture – Facial Moisturizer with UVA/UVB sun protection
Coming back after a short break…Well, this time I thought of sharing with you all my experience with a product, which I like a lot- Neutrogena Oil-free Moisture SPF15. This is a real time saver in my busy and hectic morning schedule where I don’t get much time for my office skincare/make-up. I always look out for products which have two-in-one features and this moisturizer has turned out to be the perfect pick since it is an Oil-free Moisturizer combined with Sunscreen. Am using this daily for more than a year now and I feel this is worth a try for anyone who is lazy/doesn’t have time and patience to apply moisturizer and then wait to get it absorbed and then apply sunscreen, again wait to get it absorbed and do the rest of make-up….
What the product claims:
- All day moisturisation: Lightweight, non greasy lotion keeps skin moisturized for 12 hours. Sheer formula absorbs quickly into skin leaving it smoother and softer.
- Effective Sun-Protection: UVA/UVB SPF 15 sunscreens help prevent damage to the skin caused by everyday exposure to sun’s rays.
- Extra Gentle: This allergy tested formula contains no fragrance, no dyes, and no excess ingredients. Non-comedogenic, so it won’t clog pores that can cause skin to break out.
- Dermatologist tested formula: Allergy tested, Fragrance-free and Alcohol-free.
Directions: Use 1 pump and apply all over face and neck. Use daily alone or under make-up.
Active ingredients: Octyl Methoxycinnamate 6%w/w, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid 1%w/w.
Preservatives: Hydroxybenzoates, Phenoxyethanol.
Dermatologist Note: Many oil-free moisturizers contain moisturizing agents with humectants properties. Humectants increase the water content of skin without adding shine, clogging pores or causing make-up to smear, thus making them ideal for oily skin.
Price: Rs 250 for 115 ml bottle.
What I like the most in Neutrogena Oil-free moisture SPF15:
- This is a Two-in-One product: moisturizer clubbed with sunscreen which removes the additional step of applying sunscreen over moisturizer on face-SAVES TIME.
- Absolutely oil-free which makes it perfect for those who have oily skin like me.
- Serves as a good oil-free base for make up. I have felt make-up stays on for longer when I use this moisturizer.
- Has SPF 15 – protects skin against harmful UVA/UVB rays.
- Gets absorbed into skin very fast, within seconds I should say and gives your face a matte effect which is also soft n smooth to touch. For me, the effect lasts for 4-5 hours on humid days and otherwise even more than 7 hours if indoors in AC.
- Fragrance-free, if you are someone who doesn’t like any kind of fragrance in your facial products then this is for you.
- It comes in a good quality pump dispenser with lock –very convenient and hygienic packaging; you can easily carry this in your handbag without the fear of spilling.
- Consistency is good – not too runny like lotion nor very thick like cream.
- As the product claims this is non-comedogenic. I have not experienced any break-outs after using it.
- Price I feel is quite justifiable since very little quantity is required every time; one pump is more than enough for face and neck.
- This does not contain Parabens.
What I din’t like about Neutrogena Oil-free moisture SPF15:
There is nothing as such which makes me dislike the product since you don’t have much similar options in other brands to choose from in this category (moisturizer+sunscreen) and thus do comparisons study. However following are the 2 things which I felt on the negative side:
- Though it says “For all skin types” I doubt if it will suit dry skin which needs an extra layer of moisture to keep the skin hydrated.
- Am not sure about the availability part too – though I have seen many stores at my place stocking Neutrogena moisturizer for Combination skin, seems this Oil-free moisture with SPF15 is not that easily available nowadays, at least in my place.
Will I Re-purchase the product: Done that already and will continue until a find a better alternative.
So for those who have not tried this product, hope the review helps to know this better and try it out too. Also expecting to hear from others who have tried this. Would be great if anyone can suggest similar products in other brands as well suited for oily skin… Have a great Day!!!!