Neutrogena - Stubborn Blackhead Daily Acne Facial Serum

Neutrogena Stubborn Blackhead Daily Acne Facial Serum

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IRRITANCY
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Works for
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
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Key ingredients
  • salicylic acid
  • glycolic acid
  • gluconolactone
  • dimethicone
  • dimethicone crosspolymer
  • mandelic acid
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Stubborn Blackhead Daily Acne Facial Serum"
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: salicylic acid. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: gluconolactone, glycolic acid, mandelic acid

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains gluconolactone, glycolic acid.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

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This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: gluconolactone, glycolic acid, mandelic acid, salicylic acid

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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What does the product description say?
"Powered by a derm-grade acid complex that you don’t need a prescription for, this serum contains 5% glycolic acid, which exfoliates to help remove pore-clogging dirt, oil, and bacteria that can cause acne and blackheads."
WIMJ summary

This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: gluconolactone, glycolic acid, mandelic acid, salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: dimethicone, neopentyl glycol diheptanoate.

Keep in mind that this product does not contain effective ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. This is why an additional product with humectants like glycerin or hyaluronic acid can be helpful (apply it before this product for the best results).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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This product contains antioxidants (gluconolactone) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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Ingredients by volume

Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
Plain old water

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