In case you guys haven't heard, Neutrogena has come out with a new line called SkinID, a personalized skincare treatment solution that is available exclusively online or by phone.
skin iD understands that your skin isn’t like anyone else’s. That’s why we’ve created the first personalized acne solution of its kind for a whole new way to fight breakouts. By using the latest advances in acne-fighting technology, the experts at Neutrogena Dermatologics developed an intelligent skin iD™ Evaluation that asks all the right questions about your unique skin, acne type and lifestyle. Based on your individual responses, we’re able to recommend a personalized skin iD regimen perfectly matched to your unique skin needs.
I had the opportunity to get the system at a major discount, so I decided to give it a shot. How it works is, you fill out an evaluation about your skin, the kind of products you currently use, and your lifestyle, and it gives you a treatment solution - a group of products that you can purchase (regular price for the package is $39.90).
I filled out the evaluation and a few days later received my products.
Now, I have combination skin that tends to get oilier in summer, and they'd sent me the oily skin products. I received a face wash, an all-over acne treatment, and some cleansing pads, and a sample acne spot treatment, and a free cosmetic bag in the color of my choice (green).
So, when I got the products, I was immediately disappointed. The face wash, spot-treatment, and cleansing pads all had the active ingredient of 2% salicylic acid, and the all-over treatment had the active ingredient of benzoyl peroxide. Um, okay. How is that different from ANY anti-acne treatment? You can get Clearasil or Oxy pads with salicylic acid for $5, or Clean & Clear astringent with the same ingredient for $6. And I have a Noxzema cleanser with benzoyl peroxide that cost just a few bucks as well.
But since I already had it, I figured I'd try it out. I washed my face with the cleanser and then used the all-over treatment VERY lightly on my skin. And within two minutes my skin felt SO tight and dry that I had to SLATHER moisturizer all over. I mean, I would have moisturized anyway, but my skin has never felt that tight before.
So that's that. I'm glad I got it at such a discount because I'd have been pissed if I paid full price for glorified drugstore products, and drying ones at that.