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Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream, SPF 15, 1.4 Ounce

Neutrogena Healthy Skin(R) Anti-Wrinkle Cream SPF 15 is a daily moisturizing cream clinically proven to start to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in one week. It also helps prevent premature signs of aging from the sun for healthier, younger-looking skin. Retinol, the purest form of Vitamin A, works deep within the skin’s surface where wrinkles develop. Broad-spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 15 sunscreens help prevent premature signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles and age spots caused by everyday exposure to the sun’s damaging rays. Pro-Vitamin B5, Vitamin E and special moisturizers boost moisture levels for softer, smoother skin. Oil-free formula absorbs quickly and won’t clog pores, which can cause breakouts.

Key features

  • A Retinol Facial Treatment with Multi-vitamins
  • Visibly Reduces Appearance of Fine Lines, Wrinkles and Age Spots
  • Softens and Smoothes Skin
  • Won’t clog pores
  • Dermatologist Recommended

Honest reviews


RoC doesn’t Rock like Neutrogena does!

First of all, I’m 51, so I’m not a 25 year-old who has no real wrinkles or skin issues such as unevenness and sun damage. I’ve got it all, plus super sensitive skin. I’ve been using this product during the day and even sometimes at night for a few weeks now with no irritation and great results. Some of my friends had mentioned another product that might be even better, so I briefly switched to RoC’s Deep Wrinkle line. OMG. I only lasted two days using it because of the perfumes and the general heaviness/oiliness I experienced, not to mention it made my eyes water (and I didn’t even put any around my eyes). I took those products back, needless to say. The grass is always greener–not.Neutrogena Healthy Skin is a great line in general. I now use the eye cream and the night creme as well as the day creme. I will stick with this line and not stray again. It goes on silky, no oily feel, no harsh perfumes, and no skin or eye irritation (and I use it around my eyes). I wake up looking a little brighter every day. Deeper smile lines and brow furrows are softening more and more, skin is more even and sun damage is lightening up. :)Love the line. Works for me.UPDATE APRIL 12, 2014 (I am now 52.5, fyi)Well, I have to admit, I’ve been lax about using my little best buddy face cream since I wrote my original review…To my dismay, at my skin check, my dermatologist asked me “What are you doing differently since I saw you 6 months ago? Your skin looks more uneven, and I think you may even need a special cream for some developing actinic keratosis.” (common rough patches from UV exposure that can lead to skin cancer). I freaked out a bit and thought immediately that about six months ago, I stopped using this cream…damn. I had moved and disrupted my routine, blah, blah, blah and thought that a couple of days wouldn’t hurt me. Well, a couple of days turned into months…She told me that I could either go the prescription route that stings like an SOB and makes your face all red and weird for days….or I could go back to using the Neutrogena and STICK WITH IT. I think I’ll do the Neutrogena…live and learn, my friends.

Vivian Emden, IL

Good night cream.

Yes my skin feels soft. I don’t have wrinkle issues but I m using it as a preventative measure. I will not buy again.

Vilma Panama, OK


My mother and I both love this (she’s in her early 50’s, i’m in my early 20’s). This leaves our skin soooo soft and feeling moisturized and hydrated without an oily slick. She has eczema and this goes very well on her skin, I have very sensitive combination skin and this has never broken me out at all. In the winter I have also applied this during AM hours to keep my skin from feeling dry during the day. We love this and highly recommend.

Cathy Bellefonte, PA

Been using for fifteen years now – look great

My Dermatologist told me to start using this when I was 25 since i had a bad scaly patch and just could never ever get a grip on my dry skin. I have super dry skin and had been trying all kinds of stuff, even vasoline and olive oil. My skin is so dry it hurts after I take a shower. Anyway I’ve used this, and only this plus the other night one in the pump – and my skin looks awesome and I’m almost 40 now. I stopped when I was pregnant, and when I had the baby as these creams may not be good for pregnant ladies or infants (they don’t know but it’s a lot of vitamin A so play it safe). I just used coconut oil (straight) during those times. EVERYONE has always told me they CANNOT believe my age, I look way way young for my age. I can show you a photo if you want.

Herminia Michigan City, MS

Noticed Nothing, I’m 26.

I tried this out because of the great reviews.I didn’t really notice much of a difference, but that could be because I don’t have any wrinkles.I hope this will help me not get bad wrinkles as I get older…NEVER TOO EARLY TOO START!

Katharine Crawford, OK

Improved my skin drastically..

This is a fine skin cream , it reduced pore size, improved my complexion’s color and uniformity , didn’t irritate it and didn’t induce acne. I wear it daily prior going to bed and at afternoon if I am not going out ..definately improved my skin overall.Edit : after using this cream for more than 3 weeks now on daily basis I can say it has no effect on my age spots however, it does improve drastically pore sizes and makes my skin looks smooth and soft. will definately re-order

Nadine Winchester, KY

The best cream for the money

I’ve tried nearly all of the major anti-aging creams out there. I’ve tried all the big drugstore brands (olay, Roc, etc), I’ve tried department store brands (clinique, origins, etc), and I keep coming back to this one every time. I love that it does not have a fragrance (the overpowering scent of perfume is what turned me off from Roc). I love that it’s not greasy, but yet it gives me just the right amount of moisture before bed. Most of all, I love that this 30-something girl still gets carded regularly when I buy a bottle of wine at the grocery store. Really, what more can a girl ask for from a wrinkle cream?

Becky Saint Robert, MO

Great product

I love this cream!!! I bought it because Dr Oz recommended a retinal cream to stop the signs of sun damage, and although I am not “wrinkle cream” age, I spend a lot of time in the sun, so I am worried about sun damage. On the Oprah website, they listed several that were recommended, and this was the cheapest and easiest to find, so I thought it would be the first I tried. I am so happy with the results, this is all I need to try. Right away, I noticed my skin looked “brighter” hard to explain, but that is the only way I can describe it. After about a week of daily use, my pores look smaller, and my face feels amazingly smooth. I feel like I can wear less make up. I don’t have wrinkles yet, so I can’t comment on that, but hopefully continued use will help prevent bad ones (I’m realistic, I know I’ll get some, but maybe they wont be so deep)The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is because I feel that I need a bit more moisturizing on some areas of my face, so I end up using more that the pearl sized amount, maybe double. I dont think the recommended pearl sized amount is nearly enough for most people with dry skin.

Juliette Kilbourne, OH

Leaves greasy feeling

This applies smoothly and feels good on my skin right after application but it ends up making my skin feel oily and greasy. This breaks me out when I use it on my face but I don’t want to let the tube go to waste so I started using it on my neck. It doesn’t irritate my neck because my skin isn’t as sensitive there.

Effie Brookline, MA

Not a fan, will discontinue delivery

I have oily acne prone skin and I started getting fine lines around my eyes. I usually like Neutrogena products but this one is a dud. First, it doesn’t lather at all. I’ve had an issue w/ it actually sliding off my hands a few times since it doesn’t lather. Second it has a weird smell. Third it doesn’t work. I’m delusional in thinking that a few months using the product will suddenly make my fine lines disappear but there is no difference at all. Plus my skin is still oily and I’ve broken out several times since I started using it. After this bottle I’m done. I’m in the market for something new.

Hillary Wellsboro, PA

Great product for nighttime use

I recently decided to begin taking better care of my skin. I’ve always had pretty good skin, but now that I’m getting older I figured I should start really watching what I put (and don’t put) on it. I read online (mostly Beautypedia) about the great effects of Retinol on the skin, so I began my search for a good Retinol product I could use at night. I have used products across all price ranges, but no matter how many high-end moisturizers/skincare products I try (I used to love Laura Mercier), I usually find myself coming back to Neutrogena products because they are well-priced (especially now that I’m on a student budget) and effective. I was very happy to discover that this product is rated a "BEST" on Beautypedia, and one of the cheapest of the kind.So far, I love how it feels on my skin. I have somewhat sensitive skin, so I prefer unscented products, which this one is. It hydrates my skin and makes it glow, and my skin is usually still soft in the mornings, despite being quite dry naturally. I honestly haven’t noticed too much of a difference in my skin, but it may be because I haven’t begun to develop wrinkles yet. But I think that long-term use of this product will probably help prevent wrinkles from developing anytime soon!

Therese Washington, NE

I use everyday

I have been using this sunscreen everyday for about 1 year. I use it everyday, rain or shine. I hike about 28 to 35 miles per week, mostly in the southern california SUN, and it works. I have oily skin, and it does not cause breakouts.

Laurie Jefferson, TX

jo jo baltimore

This is a nice product, and seems to be working! It is gentle for the skin, some of the retinol products can be irritating , and this isn’t! I wear a stronger spf under it, because 15 isn’t strong enough for daylight!

Tricia Sieper, LA

Great Product

I have been using this product for 3 weeks and have had great results. I have dry, sensitive, blemish prone skin. I’m in my late 20’s with severe environmental allergies and mild acne. I cannot use Benzoyl Peroxide as it’s too irritating and actually makes my skin swell. Retinol, AHA and BHA are the only OTC products I can use without breaking out. This product is not hard on my skin and I’ve noticed my acne clearing since I’ve started using it. In the morning, I can see my blemishes have healed some compared to the night before. I have also noticed old blemish spots fading significantly. I also like that it comes in a tube rather than a jar. The antioxidants and other ingredients won’t spoil that way. Good for Neutrogena for coming out with this product!

Cathleen Hooksett, NH

anti wrinkle cream

This was a very good wrinkle cream. I am not out of it yet but when I run out I will probably buy some more.

Vilma Painted Post, NY

Sensitive skin and in love with this product…

I have been using this cream for over a year. I have sensitive skin and many products contain chemicals that are irritating. I have this product on my Subscribe & Save monthly shipments – nice discount too! My daughter is also using this product. It is light. You do not need a lot (dime size is enough for my face and neck application). I highly recommend this product.

Imelda Philip, SD

Great bang for your buck but kind of shiny

I bought this primarily for its SPF function, since my new foundation doesn’t contain it. I’ve been very impressed with this cream. After using it 1 month, I noticed my skin tone is more even. It hydrates well and it doesn’t clog pores.The disadvantages are: 1) the shiny finish – perhaps would be better for more mature skin (I’m in my 30’s); and 2) it doesn’t last that long. My tube was gone after 1 month, although I was using it on my neck and chest as well. I’d say you should expect to buy a new tube every 2 months if you are the only person using it.Due to the low price, I’m going to stick with this cream unless/until I can find other places to cut my budget. to cut the shine, I use Peter Thomas Roth… a small tube of this lasts at least 6 months:

Rosa Moweaqua, IL

My favorite moisturizer

This moisturizer leave my skin soft and well hydrated. My pores are also noticeably smaller and little acne flair ups have subsided. I didn’t have any adverse reactions and my skin is pretty sensitive. The only flaw is I have to layer a higher SPF over it, but I don’t really mind.

Marylou Cripple Creek, CO

Decent moisturizer, texture a bit chalky

I’ve been using the night cream from this line for a few months and quite like it — so I decided to buy the corresponding day SPF 15 cream.Overall, it’s a nice product. Moisturizes well, and have good enough SPF. I like the fact that it has retinol and comes in a tin tube (so sun can’t decay the retinol). I haven’t noticed any improvements in my fine lines or wrinkles, but I’m using it more as a preventative measure (I’m 34 currently).However, I have noticed that the texture of the product is a bit chalky and less nice and soothing as the night version. I attribute this to the SPF, so that’s fine. I like this product enough to continue buying it.

Violet Bend, OR

like the product, but prefer lotion rather than cream

i like most of the ‘healthy skin’ line of products and this one was no exception. however, i prefer lotion to a cream for daytime use, therefore, i would not likely purchase this again.

Elisha Jewell, KS

Great product!!!

This is an amazing night cream. I wanted to try a mild retinol product to see how it affected my acne prone skin and I am happy to say that there are only two products in the world that do not make me break out after using it and this is one of them. I noticed my skin was much smoother after just the first application and only improved afterwards. No tingling or burning as with other retinol products and I even applied it around my eyes without any negative reactions. There wasn’t any significant improvement with the fine wrinkles that I have on my forehead due to sun exposure but it is still a wonderful night cream. Overall, I definitely recommend this product.

Gretchen Derby Line, VT


The product information says that it may cause some irritation, and it did. I’ll try using it once or twice a week, but I need a moisturizer I can use every night, so I won’t buy this again.

Alisa Ramsey, IN

Feels Amazing!

I love love love this! Its thick and rich without being oily. Having combo skin everything is hit or miss when it comes to face items. This is stellar and beyond what I expected. I have fine laugh lines and after only 3 days I see them smoothing out already… Just awesome!

Katina White Plains, KY

Does what it claims! I noticed difference the next day!

Pleasant smell, non-irritating, non-drying does it what it claims! I was depressed over how my skin was looking & tried Proactiv but that stuff made my condition worse, with this & the Neutrogena, Anti-Wrinkle, Anti-Blemish cream, I noticed a noticable difference the next day even my mom said that my skin was pretty! Don’t expect a big lather with this in fact, it’s actually a good thing it doesn’t lather too much (it’s just right) because that can be drying to your skin just as they say you don’t want an uber soapy shampoo that lathers too much because that can strip the oils from your hair drying it out. I LOVE THIS STUFF, & being on a fixed income I needed something I can afford that actually delivered on it’s promises!

Della Okabena, MN

Five Stars


Deann Newhall, IA

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream, SPF 15, 1.4 Ounce

I am sensitive to the feeling of anything "heavy" on my face. This feels light and makes my skin feel so soft. Love the product.

Bernadine Burdette, AR

So far, so good.

So great to use such a small amount & feel as if it’s working! Great price/excellent product, but I’m not expecting miracles @ 60+…

Amparo Boissevain, VA

choosy choice

I have used this product for years and it is good. I’m pleased with it and never irritates my skin.

Hester Heber, CA

A little goes a long way

Based on the fact that I’m currently using several anti-aging products, I’m not certain which are helping and which aren’t, so I can’t comment on the anti-aging claims of this product.However, I will say this: the product goes on without a greasy feeling and makeup is easily applied over it. Also, “a little dab’ll do ya”. Goes a long way.

Cornelia North Bloomfield, OH

the only face wash I’ve bought twice

This is an amazing cleanser, I’ve yet to find one that works as well as this one does, and I’ve tried at least a 100 of them. The first time I used it, after showering I saw the difference right away. My skin was very smooth and softened, makeup went on much better too. My friends even commented and asked what I was doing different!!The product is a pearly white cream, nothing really special. The consistency reminds me a bit of clearasil, it’s pretty thick. It lathers up very nicely though, and the smell is kind of a light citrus-y smell, nothing special there either. I have mild acne, and a few fine lines, and this cleanser really helps. I LOVE the effect it has on my skin, like I said nothing else really comes close, I’m pretty sure they sprinkle magic into this or something.I’m so glad they have it on Amazon, because it’s not available at my store anymore. This is the only cleanser I’ve bought a second tube of, and I’m definitely going to stock up. Everyone should try this!!

Luann Shelbyville, MO