Neutrogena Rapid Tone Moisturizer SPF 30 Review

Neutrogena Rapid Tone Moisturizer SPF 30 Review

A few days ago, I reviewed my favorite night moisturizer, which is the Neutrogena Rapid Tone Repair Night Moisturizer and because I am truly satisfied with its effect on my skin in two weeks, I bought the day version from the same range with SPF 30.  Read on to know how it worked on my skin.


Product Description:

Scientifically proven to help brighten skin to reduce the look of dark spots and discoloration, improve skin’s clarity and radiance, smooth the look of fine lines and texture, protect from the sun’s harmful rays.  An exclusive combination of Vitamin C and Accelerated Retinol SA energizes the skin. Light reflectors brighten skin tone and help reverse the look of even the most stubborn dark spots revealing noticeably more even, younger-looking skin. Plus, high, broad spectrum sun protection with SPF 30 that protects against sunburn. You will see increased clarity and more radiant skin in just one week and see diminished signs of dark spots, discoloration and blotchiness over time.

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My Take on Neutrogena Rapid Tone Moisturizer SPF 30:

Neutrogena SPF 30 Rapid Tone Moisturizer comes in a packaging very much similar to that of Neutrogena Night Rapid Tone Moisturizer. It is in a pearly white pump bottle which is ceramic, heavy and sturdy. It has a pump on top and does not have a cap over it, so it’s really nice that I can lock the pump in one turn. This Neutrogena day moisturizer smells similar to the night cream version.  The difference is in the thickness. I noticed that this day moisturizer is thicker, still very easy to apply all over face. It sets fast as well. After 15 seconds, I find my skin ready for a foundation. I just felt a slight stinging when I first used it, but it’s something that’s tolerable.

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Using Neutrogena SPF 30 Rapid Tone Moisturizer during the day along with Neutrogena Night Rapid Tone Moisturizer during the night is a nice combination that I can use in winter. I don’t think I will be using the Neutrogena SPF 30 Rapid Tone Moisturizer during summers where I will have frequent and longer sun exposure due to its retinol content. It is also indicated on the caution part of the label to limit sun exposure while using this product. That makes me not going to pick this item again for my day moisturizer. I want solid sun protection without retinol.  I like that this day moisturizer was able to help in keeping my skin moisturized the whole day and after 10 days of use, I noticed that my skin is less drier. I love the improvement it gives on my skin on that part. On clarity and brightness, I think my skin is a bit clearer and brighter than 10 days ago.

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What I Like about Neutrogena Rapid Tone Moisturizer SPF 30:

  • Incredibly lightweight.
  • Doesn’t feel oily or greasy even after a whole day of wear.
  • Gives good oil control.
  • Does not break me out.
  • Moisturizes skin well.
  • Photographs well even with SPF.
  • SPF 30.

What I Do Not Like about Neutrogena Rapid Tone Moisturizer SPF 30:

  • Since this has retinol, I don’t think I will use this in summers or when I have frequent and prolonged sun exposure. It kind of cancels out the SPF 30 protection, finding it useless.
  • I feel a slight stinging initially, something I can stand for a night cream but not what I like in a day cream or moisturizer.
  • Expensive at $25 per bottle.

Though this works well on my skin, I don’t think I’ll get another bottle of this once I finish this up.  I do not like retinol in my day cream.

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10 thoughts on “Neutrogena Rapid Tone Moisturizer SPF 30 Review

  1. Hi Val! 🙂 🙂 🙂 I guess this is for someone who really likes retinoids in their products and knows they won’t be exposed to the sun much, no?

    1. Yup Ida I agree with you. In my case it is okay since I barely get sun exposure due to winter. But other seasons, no to this. *thankyou* *thankyou*

  2. nice review *clap* I have used 4-5 neutrogena products till date and hated all of them…i guess their ingredients don’t suit me.

    1. Hi Parmita, I have the same experience with you. I got their cleansing oil, soap, toner, all doesn’t seem to work on my skin. I am quite hesitant on getting this Neutrogena product due to my past experience. But luckily, this one works. 😀

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