Tuesday, April 22, 2014

All Day Neutrogena Beauty Tools + Giveway

Last month I traveled to Los Angeles for a Skin Health Summit hosted by Neutrogena. I was honored to be chosen as one of their 2014 ambassadors. What does that mean? It means that I am lucky enough to share with you amazing products that are not only affordable, but ones that can literally transform your complexion, hair and beauty routines...for the better.

Neutrogena sent me a series of questions. My answers confirmed specific products that would help compliment my needs and aid in combating difficulties I have with my complexion, cosmetic gaps and hair care.   

Below are a list of products that I have added to my daily routine, ones that I have either been using for years or that I wish I would have started implementing months ago. 

Make sure to keep reading to win one of five gift bags from Neutrogena.

Here are three of my favorites from the mix:

I have extremely oily skin and it doesn't help that I live in Texas where the summer months are brutal and the humidity levels are high. I have been using the Oil Free Face wash for a few years. It is perfect for removing make up and has redness soothing aloe and chamomile that are a miracle workers when my face and I don't agree.  

Like I said, my skin is oily and I used to believe I did not need to use a daily moisturizer. Wrong. All you ladies out there with oily skin, we need it more than most. A good moisturizer helps balance out our skin. The oil-free line from Neutrogena has been gentle enough to provide a lightweight, non-greasy finish. I use it both morning and night. It's ideal for sensitive skin, is hypoallergenic, fragrance and alcohol free. 

Going back to the shine aspect of things, I have tried at least five-seven primers. I must say that after trying the Neutrogena Shine Control Primer, I am sold. Again, this one is non-greasy and has a patent-pending rice protein technology that acts like a sponge to absorb excess oil. I have definitely seen a difference in my skin since I began using this a few weeks ago. Did I mention that it helps to minimize pores?

Today, Neutrogena and I have joined forces to give FIVE lucky reader friends a gift bag full of the same beauty treats I received. Winners will be sent the following full size products:

1. Small printed cosmetic/travel bag
8. Triple Repair Shampoo & Conditioner

To enter, leave a comment stating what beauty issue(s) you struggle with most. Five winners will be selected at random. Good luck! This contest is open to US residents 18 years or older.


Shanna

122 comments:

Natalie B. said...

Hi! Like you, I live in a high humidity environment (FL) & also have combination to oily skin. This can be so disgusting during the long summer months. I also have aging skin & am always looking for something to help my eye area. Neutrogena has such a great reputation but, for some reason, I always forget about the brand. Thanks for this in-depth review on so many of their products!

Ladies in Navy said...

i struggle with break-out prone skin when the weather changes severely! :)
ladies in navy

Alice Warren said...

My biggest problem is my hands and neck is starting to age very rapidly. Arrghh..aging is not fun.

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

She said...

I struggle with oily skin and breakouts. I would love to try these products! :)

Colleen Boudreau said...

Break outs!

Chantel Mosher said...

I literally have the exact same problem areas! fair, acne prone skin, oily hair with split ends, etc

Becky M said...

I have such a problem with oily skin and split ends too! Love that you listed these products - I want to try that creaseless shadow! I already use that mosturizer and love it!

www.madeintheshadeblog.com

Nina Piccini said...

I have a bad problem with breakouts in my chin area but keep them at bay by regularly exfoliating. These seem like great products I may have to give a few a try!

xo, Nina
afterthe40barfinish

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

I'm familiar with and LOVE some Neutrogena products, but I haven't used some of your favorites! Thanks for the introduction to some new things!

Samm_AnaMarie said...

Oily, acne prone skin... it gets very red, too! Not fun! I love Neutrogena products- i use the Oil Free Acne Wash :)

Ramona Kokenberger said...

Sun damage for me and I would love to try their primer!

Laura B said...

I have acne prone skin and a few sun spots. That cleanser sounds perfect!

Nicole Peters said...

I struggle with dry skin and I am very light skinned - so I can burn easily in the summer. I love these products. Neutrogena is such a great brand!!

Heidi said...

I struggle with sun protection and sensitive skin. I'm a ginger, to say I have fair skin is a bit of an understatement!

http://jax-and-jewels.blogspot.com

Elle Sees said...

i love seeing what they picked for you. such great products!!

Alison Nieves said...

My struggle is the fine lines and sun spots however, since I started using Neutrogena Sport SPF 70 I have yet to see any new spots appear!

Gayle said...

I absolutely love Neutrogena. Where I live, the winters can be harsh and the summers are hot. I struggle with finding a balance for my skin because it goes from dry to oily in the blink of an eye. My skin also has redness that's super hard to get rid of.

Erica Zar said...

I am definitely going to try out the shine control primer! I am in desperate need of one! Thanks Shanna for your recommendation!

xo, Erica
Casually Styled

kdub said...

I definitely struggle with oily skin. The Oil-Free Cleanser and the Shine Control Primer sound great!

Mary Armstrong said...

I have some sun damage from years of not using sunscreen. What were we thinking back then?

MichelleWeiler said...

I struggle with oily skin with large pores and blackheads. I have not yet used that cleanser and it sounds great! I also have very similar hair to yours and would love to try that shampoo.

E. Arsy said...

Oh boy, what don't I have! I have oily skin that is prone to breakouts. I have struggled with blackheads for years! I have yet to find a foundation (with an spf) that will last a full 8 hours without looking like I have a disco ball! =]

Sylvia said...

I have oily, sensitive & acne prone skin! I have tried just about everything and nothing seems to help. I would like to win some goodies to see if this will help me out. Thank you.

Jennifer P said...

Breakouts and oily skin! These products sound great. I love neutrogena.
Jenniferpatota at gmail dot com

Linda Cassidy said...
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Linda Cassidy said...

sad face inserted, hey Neutrogena, we do purchase your products in Canada too. My biggest issues, fine lines, age spots and the dryness that comes with age.

Lindaandkent1@gmail.com

V @ X-tremely V said...

I have super sensitive skin! One minute it is oily, the next dry, and then broken out all over! I can't win! That primer sounds wonderful!

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

My biggest issue I have, and the reason I started wearing make-up is my dark circles under my eyes. I love their 3-in-1 Eye Concealer and most of Neutrogena's products are a win/win for me! I need to try those eye shadow crayons.

Darby Elizabeth said...

I have combination skin, which makes it hard to find products.

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

I'm interested to try out the primer! I've been using the same one for years.
I'd say my #1 beauty struggle is dry, sensitive skin!

Ellen said...

My biggest struggle is very few eyelashes.

Sonia Salas-Limon said...

I have oily skin and fine lines around the eyes..help!

Kaitlin said...

I definitely struggle with breakouts and trying to balance combination skin.

Stephanie Stroud said...

I struggle with oily skin and also humidity here in NC! My skin is also sensitive so a lot of moisturizers just make me break out adding to the problems! Hope I win!!

TrishCF said...

I have problems with dull skin and dryness. Also, time seems to be marching across my face!

Pn said...

My skin is very sensitive to the sun and gets red easily

Jessica G said...

I struggle with acne, and at 28 boy is that a confidence buster! My face has a pretty even skintone and aside from a little t-zone oil is fairly even. If I could just kick the darn pimples, ugh!

I'm interested in learning more about the primer though, and might be checking that out on my way home today!

Helene in Between said...

my biggest struggle is my combination skin! it can get very dry in places and then oily in others! i do love neutrogena products!

TheTinyHeart said...

My struggle is taming frizz especially in humidity!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
Starbucks Giveaway!

Lori B said...

Dry, flaky skin with uneven skin tone.

Julie A. Watson said...

I am always trying to get my lashes to look full but natural.

Rachel said...

I struggle with unruly hair. Great giveaway!

Ashlee Bartley said...

Very sensitive skin on my face and acne on the forehead are my struggles. I love the Neutrogena moisturizer for sensitive skin! ashleenikol13@gmail.com

Kayla Gilbert said...

I totally need to try that shine control! My face gets super shiny!

Kayla
www.lovelucygirl.com

jdrysdale17 said...

I have really oily skin and its always such a fight, especially during the summer months! I'm so excited to try the new primer! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Joann said...

My hair is very thin and gets oily quickly. That's my biggest frustration! I wish I could be one of those girls that look best with 2 day hair, but I am an everyday washer :)

Coley1996 said...

Acne prone skin and oily hair. Drives me crazy.

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

I have very oily skin no matter how much primer/matte powder I use which leads to breakouts. I'm 30 and I've pretty much accepted that I'll have teenage skin :-P

Katelyn said...

I have PCOS and struggle with breakouts caused by hormones. Few things help with the breakouts or even calm them down at least.

Janine Markham said...

I struggle with acne prone skin. It's been a struggle all my life. Some days are good and some are bad, really just depends on what it wants to do. I've tried eveerrrything!

Danielle Doerr said...

I struggle with sensitive skin! I tend to use high-end products to avoid possible irritations but love Neutrogena!

amy said...

Totally struggle with oily skin and my makeup melting off all summer

Mary Beth @ LesAventures said...

my biggest problem is my split ends! I started splitting them myself in high school (what was I thinking!?!?) and it was a bad habit that continued for about 4 years so I am still working on getting healthier hair back!

Mary Beth @ LesAventures said...

my biggest problem is my split ends! I started splitting them myself in high school (what was I thinking!?!?) and it was a bad habit that continued for about 4 years so I am still working on getting healthier hair back!

Cece said...

I struggle with periodic break outs on my jaw line. Right now I'm clear but it pops up from time to time and drives me crazy!!!

Books, Beauty, and Bars on a Budget said...

I have super sensitive skin, so I am constantly doing things to prevent irritation and dryness!

Jennifer Reed said...

The beauty issue I struggle with the most is oily skin and adult acne.

Elizabeth said...

I am one of those lucky women who has both dry skin and breakouts.

Andrea Darst said...

As I'm moving toward mid-30's (!!!), I'm noticing more lines, unevenness, acne and dry patches!

Hayley Z said...

The biggest issues I struggle with are oily hair on day 2 (ugh!) and circles under my eyes!

Ashleigh said...

MY biggest beauty issues are oily t-zone, dry/damaged/oily hair. I also really struggle with flat hair. The oil just weighs it down on day 2 after a shower so I use dry shampoo like the dickens!
Hope I win!
-Ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Tiffany Elam said...

My skin is a little wacky. For starters, I have acne prone skin which is oily. However, I do have dry spots on my chin, which makes no sense since that's an area where I get shiny. I need a primer that can not only control oil, but is also moisturizing enough to not dry out my skin even more. I've always been a Neutrogena fan & can't wait to try out the primer.
xo,
Tiffany
shoeschampagne.blogspot.com

Mizz Nashty said...

My biggest beauty problems are dry hair and acne prone skin. Who knew that as an adult I would still be dealing with break outs. Lol!! Living in Arizona, I am exposed to the sun more days than most so protection is key, especially for the sensitive skin on my face. I struggle with finding a sunscreen that does not break me out. ~Amy Nash

Kris T. said...

I have oily skin and my hair gets split ends easily. I hope I win so I can try out some great Neutrogena products!

Alisha Wilson said...

I have combination skin on my face. It's very dry in some areas, then oily in others.

Audrey B said...

I struggle most with breakouts on my chin. I would love to find a product that helps to reduce breakouts.

Darcy said...

I struggle with acne and dryness!! Would love to win!
www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

My biggest beauty issues are aging (the lines are killing me lately!!!) and dryness! Thanks so much for the giveaway, Shanna!

Because of Jackie said...

Hey, great giveaway and post! I struggle with dryness and roseacea in the winter months, and break outs in the summer. Also, my hair hates me after I experiment and dye it a lot!

Nikki Poole said...

I have definitely tried tons of primers too. So I would say my problems are lines/wrinkles and primers....on top of needing a sunscreen in all of my products!

the cape on the corner said...

my hair is fine and oily, and i need to wash it every day to feel like it's clean and styled. blah.

Melissa D. said...

I have combo skin with oily forehead and dry cheeks. It's hard to find a product that suits both!

Holly said...

Adult acne and split ends - aren't they just the worst? So excited for you and this opportunity to had!

molly cipolla said...

i struggle with under eye circles and oily hair

Elise @ High Heels and Glittering Eyes said...

Ugh acne for sure! I've had it since I was in jr. High and just when I think I've got it under control, BAM here comes a family of zits!

Jasmin daily said...

Oh my where to start with the beauty issues! My skin is acne prone and oily t zone! Thanks for this great link up Shanna :)

xoxo
Jasmin
www.jasmindaily.com

Caroline said...

Definitely that my skin is acne-prone - I'm always on the hunt for quality products that don't break the bank!

Jo Trout said...

Live in Texas, so hot, oily skin everywhere except legs! My legs are so dry they flake! Sun damage and dark spots and sister I have tried everything to get rid of the spots! I use spf 50 daily! Curly, frizz prone hair with a mind of it's own. So overall I need whole body skincare and am always on the lookout for new products. Love your blog!

Breanna Hohenstein said...

I have acne prone skin and oily skin too. Blah!

Ashli in Little Rock said...

I've been using Neutrogena's oil free moisturizer for sensitive skin for YEARS. It provides great moisture and really helped reduce breakouts. My current issue is adjusting to hair that went from thick with body to thick with waves and frizz. I'm trying to figure out the right combo of shampoo and conditioner. Also, somehow I've just recently started hearing about primers for make-up base. I've been using eyeshadow and lip primers for years, so I guess it makes sense for overall face too. But I'd really like to skip the trial and error and go straight to one that works, which it sounds like Neutrogena provides. Thanks for the chance to win and for the product info!

Erika said...

STILL (at the age of 31), my issue is oily skin! I am also very fair skinned, so making sure I have sunscreen on is a must for me.

Skoglund5 said...

My biggest struggle is still big pores and oily skin!

Katy Ford said...

I have vitiligo and have spots on my face that are very prone to sunburning. I use spf everyday but it makes my face sticky and shiny. I would love to win these goodies to try in my daily regimen!xo
Katy Ford
kdf3k@mtmail.mtsu.edu

Samantha @ Busy Sweet Life said...

I mostly struggle with clearing acne and keeping it away. It seems like there is always one or two popping up no matter what I do!

Ashley said...

I have definitely struggled with having clear skin for a while. I have written about in on my blog before, but I have had some adult acne issues for the past few years - so frustrating!

Thanks for the fun giveaway, Shanna!

OliviaKyle said...

I struggle with my acne scars, boo!

Paige Roberts said...

I struggle with super sensitive skin. It can be super frustrating!

Courtney Waddell said...

I struggle with oily hair and a very dry face. I have always been obsessed with Neutrogena and their products! All of their products are great for my very sensitive skin!

Jovan said...

Acne

Kayla MKOY said...

Oh my goodness I would LOVE to win this. We have the exact kind of skin it sounds like. Definitely oily, I feel like I'm constantly reapplying my make up to be sure I don't look too shiny! This is so fun! :)

still so jealous you got to take that trip to their head quarters!

Sara said...

I struggle with blackheads... I wash my face all the time to no avail.

Katie @ Mishaps and Mayhem of a Solitary Life said...

I' 34...why do I still struggle with acne?? :( And, unfortunately, I have sun damage on my face. Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway!

Reagan Leigh said...

Large pores and breakouts!

garaytreasures said...

I have sensitive eyes so eyeliner and mascara don't go on much at all or heavy. I have dry skin. Rachel of http://Garaytreasures.wordpress.com

Geraldyne said...

I have sun damage and wrinkles :(

Sarah said...

I struggle with finding the right primer and acne. Boo to both of those!

Tarah Manning said...

My biggest issue is that I cannot wear any concealer, foundation, or primer that has SPF in it. It seems EVERY brand is jumping on that band wagon, making it impossible to find a brand and color that works with me.

Next up would be combating shine by the end of the day - I feel like an oil slick when I get home!

Ashley Perez said...

I struggle with very oily skin and acne. I have had this problem for awhile now and I hope to get rid of it. It lowers my self confidence when I have blemishes on my face. I hope i win this giveaway . It would be wonderful if I did. Thanks!

Dena said...

My main concern is aging! I am 47 and want to stay young looking as long as possible!

Karen Szilli said...

My biggest beauty problem is the redness in my skin. CC cream covers the problem but I need something to fix it!

-karen
karenszilli.blogspot.com

Jessica Gamboa said...

I have breakouts around my mouth and chin...where I cradle my face with my hand - go figure! And I'm getting increasingly nervous about the fine lines around my eyes.
Thanks for hosting!

Bridget Heiple Reich said...

I struggle with acne. I love their Oil Free Acne Wash and use it twice a day! :)

Jodi said...

I need help with fine wrinkle lines!

Johnny & Callie Bowers said...

Oh pretty please pick me! Since being pregnant I have the worst back acne known to mankind! :( I know...total TMI, but I am so self-conscious about it - it isn't funny! Also, sun damage...living in AZ has done a number to my skin! Crossing my fingers! This momma bear could use all the help she can get! xo

Brandi said...

Fine hair. I can blame that on DNA. I take the Biotin vitamins and it seems to help.

Trisha said...

I am always trying to get fuller looking lashes but not thick and clumpy.

ana615 said...

I struggle with dry skin, although it gets a little better during the Summer it's still pretty dry.

ana615 said...

I struggle with dry skin, although it gets a little better during the Summer it's still pretty dry.

Alex said...

Sometimes I have trouble with my hair not being super shiny. Also, I've been looking for a good makeup primer! Thanks for the giveaway!

Shelley T said...

Breakouts!

Abby said...

Yay, thanks for the giveaway! :) I deal with dark circles and redness, so I'm always looking for products to help cover and improve my complexion.

xo Always, Abby

OccasionallyAJ said...

After turning 30, I am starting to get more concerned about sunspots and wrinkles. I would love some help on what is best to prevent those!

-AJ
OccasionallyAJ.com

Paint Those Piggies! said...

I struggle with oily skin and hormonal breakouts.

Laura Kathleen said...

Lately I've been struggling with my forehead not being as smooth as I'd like, I've also been breaking out from stress and have been finding some split ends :/ thanks for the giveaway!

Heidi Knepper said...

I live in MN, humid summers and VERY dry winters, keeping my skin optimally moisturized through all of that is my toughest challenge.

Karenna said...

I struggle with oily skin. I have always had this issue. I recently started using moisturizer which has helped some but I am still having an issue with it. I feel like by mid-day, I need more powder. :( I usually don't apply it though because I don't want to feel "caked on" with make-up! I like the products you said were your favorites... I think I need to try them! :)

MerMarty said...

My pore size is a constant stress for me. I'm always looking for new "pore-shrinking" products to try!

Jeans and a Teacup said...

I love Neutrogena products! I use their sunscreen, moisturizers, and anti aging products. I struggle with bad skin - acne, large pores, uneven skin tone - blah!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Livin' La Vida Lanphear said...

I struggle with dark spots on my face. Thanks for the giveaway!

Janna Renee said...

Ugh, I wish that face wash would work for me. Coming back to this humidity and the pollen around here is KILLING me. I would love for a magical face wash to make it all disappear.

Lena Burns said...

BLackheads! At 25 Iv'e (mostly) conquered acne but the blackheads won't go away.

KTB Reynolds said...

How do you balance acne and anti-aging? That is the biggest problem I am facing. Still break out like a teenager, but want to take better care of my skin and hope that anti-aging product might undo some of the hours I spend in the sun!

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