Neutrogena skin iD: Product Review

What: Christiana tests skin iD, a new product by Neutrogena Dermatologics, is a personalized acne solution system that’s clinically proven to treating and preventing acne.

The Lowdown: I don’t have much of an acne problem (well, at least not since 8th grade, in which acne + frizzy hair combined for a wide range of issues) but I duly filled out the evaluation. A few days later, I received a cream cleanser, an anti-acne treatment, a hydrator, and a spot acne treatment. The first three are to be used twice a day, while the last one is for emergencies. The cleanser went on first, and my face immediately felt cool, tingly and refreshed. Next, were the anti-acne treatment and hydrator. The instructions directed me to wait for the anti-acne treatment to dry before applying the hydrator, and then wait for the hydrator to dry, which was pesky since I wanted to go to sleep at night or get my day started in the mornings.

After each treatment, my face felt relaxed and cool to the touch. A few days into the ritual, my skin felt and looked smoother. One problem though—the cleanser doesn’t remove makeup well, which meant adding another step before everything else. Smooth skin is all well and good, but I don’t want stray eyeliner and mascara running down my cheeks. That ain’t cute.

Yea or Nay: Yea—judging by the changes I noticed on myself, I think the more potent versions of the cleanser would work well on acne problems.

Buy it: @, $39.99