Before I even consider any thing new to put on my face I take (a lot) of time reading reviews. Neutrogena has a great reputation for having reasonable prices, as well as quality.
I have been using this on and off for the last 4 years and the only reason it's off sometimes is because I like to see if anything else will magically make me look 10 years younger.
It doesn't. It won't. But I will keep trying new things anyway.
This cream is great for so many reasons. It has SPF, which you should wear daily; retinol is the only wrinkle-reducer proven on the market; the list of ingredients is on the low; it can be found almost anywhere, even your grocery store.
It's oil free, alcohol-free, hypo-allergenic, and fragrance-free. It also happens to be made in France...and they know what they're doing in skin-care.
It is really light-weight and absorbs quickly, almost feels like you don't have anything on.
The product description tells you that it will brighten your skin, reduce fine lines, fade acne scars, even out your skin tone after continuous use. Of course it will.
Really using something consistently will help all of the above- not remove it completely.
However, if you are smoking, drinking, eating fast food, drinking soda, sleeping under 6 hours a night consistently - NO cream will do anything for you.
Do you have a go-to cream you like?