Since I was running out of moisturizer and there was a sale at my local grocery store, I picked up the Neutrogena Light Night Cream.
It sounded promising because I don’t like heavy moisturizers, but I wanted something that would still add some hydration when I needed it.
I wasn’t crazy about the tub packaging, but I thought I’d try it anyway.
Okay, so really the sale was a huge motivating factor. I’m not loyal to any brand when it comes to moisturizer, and I also tend to try out inexpensive ones a lot.
Usually I end up disappointed, but it hasn’t stopped me from testing the water.
If you know of any great night moisturizers, please let me know. I’m on the hunt to find a good one (this wasn’t it).
Neutrogena Light Night Cream Pictures
Neutrogena Light Night Cream Ingredients
Neutrogena Light Night Cream Swatch
(Normally I would put “OK” if half of the claims weren’t true, but this time I chose to bust it because the main claim is the one that’s untrue. Heck, it’s even the product’s name! Haha!)
- √ Non-comedogenic
X Light night cream
- Name: Neutrogena Light Night Cream
- Amount: 60 mL
- What I Paid: $13.99 CAD
- Where to Buy: Drugstores & some grocery stores
Neutrogena Light Night Cream Review
My nose is sensitive, but it doesn’t smell like much to me. It does smell like a cream, but it’s not perfume-y or medicine-y. It has a very mild scent.
For a ‘light’ night cream, it sure does have a thick consistency. But, okay, most night creams tend to be on the thick side. After all, they’re supposed to moisturize your skin while you’re sleeping (and hopefully you’re sleeping for at least 6 hours each night).
What I really dislike is that it feels very greasy on my face. Even after taking my time to rub it in, it feels sticky! After an hour, my skin still feels tacky to the touch, and that really makes me uncomfortable.
It’s hard to sleep with something greasy on your face, especially if you’re like me and tend to move around a lot when you’re sleeping. It gets all over your pillow. We’re not talking about staining your pillow, but when your face touches your pillow, it feels gross.
Yes, it does make my skin feel more supple in the morning when I’ve applied this the night before, but I wouldn’t say that it’s by any means miraculous. I could get this level of hydration with your average moisturizer.
Also worth noting is that it didn’t break me out. Some moisturizers that feel this greasy can definitely clog pores and set up the party for a zit fiesta.
I’m not a fan of tubs, but it seems like a lot of drugstore moisturizers come in tubs. It’s most likely because it’s cheaper to manufacture the container than to include a pump.
The reason I don’t like it is because it’s just not hygienic – you have to keep dipping your finger right into the product over and over again. Even if you wash your hands right before using it (like I always do), your fingers still have natural oils that are bound to end up in the product and then transfer onto your face.
Final Verdict: 6.5/10
This will work for now, but after I’m done this tub, I’ll once again try a new moisturizer in hopes that I find my Holy Grail. Sigh!
What moisturizer are you using at night? How much is the most you’ve paid for a moisturizer?