Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Product Review: Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Compact Makeup SPF 55

Neutrogena: Healthy Skin Compact Makeup SPF 55

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION – from Neutrogena.com
Healthy Skin Compact Makeup SPF 55 blends easily to give you a flawless, natural look, while helping to protect your skin from the sun's damaging rays. Silky, lightweight formula gives you buildable coverage and provides the most powerful level of UVA-UVB protection available in a foundation without feeling heavy or greasy.
·         Helioplex® Broad Spectrum UVA-UVB SPF 55 protection
·         Oil-free
·         Non-comedogenic (won't clog pores)
·         Dermatologist tested
·         8 shades
My Review:
When I first saw this product I was really excited, a creamy foundation with sunscreen built in, I was sold! I have to say I’ve been let down. The product does even out my skin tone, but I don’t like how it looks on my skin at close range. I’m not quite sure what the word would be to explain how it looks on my skin, I guess the best would be dry and flaky. Also, the foundation itself kind of has an oily, greasy consistency that I was not expecting from this product. I have been using the product for about a month now and I have noticed more breakouts especially along my jaw line and chin.  Within 2 weeks I hit the pan of the container, so there really isn’t much product. I don’t use the foundation every day so I am used to this type of product lasting me several months, not hitting the bottom within the first few weeks. I usually love Neutrogena products so I am sad that I was so disappointed in this product, needless to say once this container is finished I will not be purchasing another, I’ll be trying something else.