New range alert: Neutrogena Clinical

Neutrogena Clinical Canada

In the beauty biz, truth is usually stranger than fiction. Just when you think the skincare manufacturers can’t possibly top their latest exotic ingredient or new delivery technology—think stem cells extracted from a rare species of apple tree, or seaweed extracts originally used on burn victims—they always do.

The latest is Neutrogena Clinical (from $39.99, a new range that claims to harness your skin’s “electric energy” to help it fight the signs of aging. I know—totally Space Age, right?

But hear me out. The easiest way to understand it is this: ever had one of those European galvanic facials, where they stimulate your skin with a little hand-held device that releases an electric current? Well this is kind of the same thing.

At any given time, your body’s cells are naturally sending electrical signals to eachother, telling them to do stuff like repair damaged areas or order you a pizza. (Just kidding. I know you prefer Indian.)

What this new range does is act like an electrical conductor, boosting the movement of positively-charged ions across your skin’s surface and in turn stimulating collagen production and the breakdown of existing collagen—a process we all know equates to younger, healthier-looking skin, right? Right.

The regimen involves two steps. First, you apply a gel serum, and then you layer an activating cream on top, which, well, activates it. And then you sit back and wait four weeks, which, according to J&J’s clinical studies, is the amount of time it took for users to notice improved skin tone, texture and resiliency, with fewer wrinkles around the eyes in particular.

What do you think of Neutrogena’s latest innovation? Do you think it’s just another fleeting skincare trend, or does this tune from Miss Debbie Gibson say it all?


Friday, May 21/2010 at 5:43 pm

I love that you managed to mention both Indian food and Debbie Gibson in this post.


Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Saturday, May 22/2010 at 10:28 am

Friday afternoon—what can I say? :-)


jane doe
Monday, May 31/2010 at 10:08 pm

So where is the review? I’d like to know the outcome of this product.


Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Monday, May 31/2010 at 10:36 pm

Jane Doe – sorry, this is just a news item not a review… I suggest you keep an eye on Makeup Alley for reviews and also ChickAdvisor:

Unfortunately I am unable to review everything I write about, especially skincare because in order to really know whether or not it works, you need to give it at least 4-6 weeks. Also, unless it’s something specifically for my skin type/concerns (which this range isn’t), I usually try not to mess up my usual skincare regimen that’s already working for me! :-)


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