A skin condition typically caused when excess sebum in the skin mixes with dead cells and clogs the skin’s pores. Sebum is an oily substance naturally produced by the skin. The sebum in clogged pores promotes growth of a bacteria, P. Acnes, which is present in the skin. The result of this is irritated skin, leading to redness, inflammation and pimples.
Vitamins A, B, C, and E provide antioxidant benefits including helping improve the look of skin damaged by free radicals -- molecules that can damage skin cells and undermine the supporting structure of skin.
A Neutrogena® technology developed to cleanse skin and remove excess oil without harming the skin. The approach uses larger, polymer molecules to clean without penetrating or disturbing the skin’s barrier to help retain lipids that keep it moisturized and healthy.
Neutrogena® brand's recommendation for the best nighttime routine using products that work together for healthier looking skin. The product combinations depend on skin type. The first step uses makeup remover to clean the skin’s surface, and the second step uses a deep-cleaning product to remove oil and dirt in pores that can cause skin problems.
Hair strands are covered by a layer of overlapping cells called the cuticle. When the cuticle is damaged, the strand becomes porous, compromising its ability to hold moisture. As a result, strands look dull, feels rough and is more prone to splitting and breakage.
A trademarked Neutrogena ® ingredient that provides broad-spectrum sun protection. The product has been photostabilized, resulting in longer protection against skin cancer and sun damage that can lead to signs of aging.
A chemical compound that occurs naturally in skin and helps it hold water. Hyaluronic acid, which can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, is a key ingredient in Neutrogena Hydro Boost moisturizing products.
Pimples appear when a pore is clogged by oil or dead skin. When infected by bacteria, the pimples inflame the skin, making it red and sore. If that occurs deeper in the skin, the pimple can become filled with pus.
A form of vitamin A, retinol has been proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Retinol improves the skin’s regeneration and helps replenish the skin’s collagen and elastin, which add volume to skin.
Produced by the oil glands in skin, sebum protects the skin and keeps it hydrated. But when the body produces too much sebum it can be trapped in pores, clogging them and promoting the growth of bacteria that can lead to acne breakouts.
The SPF indicates the additional time skin can be exposed to the sun without burning. Most dermatologists recommend products rated SPF 30 or higher, which under ideal conditions protect skin up to 30 times longer than it would have without the product.
A skin care product that can be used as either a cleanser and/or treatment with ingredients to address certain skin concerns. In some, salicylic acid may help treat acne-prone skin, while others may include alpha hydroxy acid to help eliminate dead cells.
The element of the sun’s UV rays that penetrates skin more deeply and can cause sunburn, premature aging and skin cancer. These rays persist year-round, and SPF rating does not adequately measure how well a sunscreen protects against these rays.
A physical sunscreen with zinc oxide provides protection against the sun’s rays. Some sunscreens use titanium dioxide, which works in the same way to provide protection from the sun’s skin-damaging rays.