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I bought a bottle of this as I wanted to try a new moisturiser and this had the added advantage of SPF 15 (as well as being a bargain!) so I was happy to give it a try. Description The Multi-Defence daily moisturiser comes in a blue cardboard package that you literally have to break to get the product out. Inside, the bottle is a frosted white plastic with a pump top dispenser and a clear lid which helps the bottle not dispense during transit. The claim The formula promises to hydrate skin all day and strengthens its natural defences. It has moringa seed anti pollution protein, antioxidant Brazillian green tea, vitamins C and E and a broad spectrum UVA UVB filter. In use I find one pump of this product to be overly generous really, with enough to do face, neck and even the backs of my hands (!) well it all goes towards anti ageing I suppose. The cream is white and a little bit runny and to me has no discernible smell. It rubs in evenly and quickly sinks in to the skin. I did feel like it had a long lasting effect on my skin and was not stingy due to the SPF (which I have had problems in the past around the eye area). Price I paid the bargain price of £1.99 in Home Bargains for this moisturiser which is 50ml. I think that is great value for money. Final word I really like this moisturiser and plan to use it all year round (although I do have other moisturisers in stock so to speak!). I will definitely repurchase this again at that price. My only grumble is the huge amount dispensed in one pump but I have no issues with the performance or quality. I think this is a great product form the Neutrogena brand.
Basically I needed a new moisturiser that would help to get rid of the sudden onset of dry skin I was having. I was shopping in home bargains for some cotton wool pads when I came across this moisturiser. I mainly bought it for the fact that it said to be for dry and sensitive skin and had spf 15 in it. The description of it being a multi-defence moisturiser to protect skin against damage from sun, wind, pollution, cold and heat did sound good, especially in this cold and windy climate! However I wasn't holding out much hope for that. This moisturiser comes in pretty basic looking packaging, with a white tube pump, with clear plastic lid and plain blue and black writing on the side. There's 50mls of product in each tube and for the little price of ￡3 that I paid for it, it was worth a buy. It was only when I got it home that I realised it was a Neutrogena product... Shock. I did see this in Boots a few weeks later retailer at about ￡8, so I definitely got a good deal! This product provides me with adequate moisturisation throughout the day, doesn't feel greasy or heavy on the skin, hadn't broken me out so far, and lasts a long time! One of my favourite things about this product is the fact that there is a little platform at the bottom of the tube, so that as you pump out the product, the base inside the tube moves closer towards the lid, so you can be sure your're getting every last bit of moisturiser out of the tube. It also has a lightweight feel and serves as a good base for makeup too. I think it's nice that it contains spf and UVB as I can imagine sunscreen isn't the first thing people think to apply during winter! In terms of the whole multi defence aspect, I don't think there's really any way of knowing if this really is protecting your skin from those 5 daily aggressors. Other than trusting that it is... All in all, I do like this product a basic daily moisturiser with the added bonus of spf and UVB filters for those cold but still very sunny days. However I can't say I'd pay the usual retail price for it, as it just didn't do anything special to make me want to pay that price. But for just a couple of pounds, it's perfect for what I need it to do. Also as I can't be sure it really is acting as a multi-defence product other than simply trusting what it claims to do. Unfortunately for me, I need to be able to see that a product is actually working for me if I'm going to spend more than ￡2/3 on it. All I know is I haven't seen any improvement or difference in my skin since using it. Plus it didn't quite moisturise enough for me, it was only when I started using Boots Simply Sensitive Night Moisturiser that I have felt any real moisturisation going on. I have since swapped to Simple's Radiance Brightening Day Moisturiser, in the hope of brightening up my skin. This seems to be working so far, and at ￡3 cheaper for the same amount of product as this Neutrogena one.
I've been looking for a good moisturiser with a high spf factor for a long time, so when I saw adverts for Neutrogena Multi-Defence Moisturiser with spf25 I wanted to try it but I didn't end up buying it for a while because it was about £7. 50 and I didn't really want to pay that much. Then I spotted it in Morrisons for £3.45 so I snapped it up. I didn't really read the packaging of the different versions properly, I assumed they were all the same just for different skin types like with most moisturisers, so I just picked up the one for normal to combination skin. Unfortunately when I got home I realised I was wrong as this one is only spf15 rather 25, it turns out only the sensitive skin version has spf25, but I decided to give this one a go anyway. It comes in a small but nice looking cylindrical bottle which is almost opaque but you can just about see how much you have left. It has a clear plastic pull off lid and a pump action dispenser on the top. I do like having this type of dispenser on a moisturiser bottle because it's much easier to control the amount you get out, and this one is better than most because I find one press of the dispenser gives the exact right amount for me to moisturise my face and neck, rather than having to press it a few times to get the right amount. The moisturiser has a medium consistency, neither thick nor runny, but it has a very creamy texture. It has a strong scent to it that I can't for the life of me think what it reminds me of, but it's a kind of creamy scent with a strong floral to it as well. When I first used it was surprised by how light it feels on my skin, usually moisturisers with creamy textures like this feel quite heavy on my combination skin but this feels lovely. It spreads really easily over my skin and as I mentioned before just one press of the dispenser is enough to cover my face and neck. It does take a little longer to absorb than my usual moisturiser but as moisturisers go it is still pretty fast absorbing. Once it's absorbed my skin does feel well hydrated, soft and smooth, but I also find it leaves my skin looking quite shiny, particularly in my t-zone which is where I have a tendency towards oiliness. This means that I have to use something to de-shine my skin which I prefer not to have to do. I do think this is effective as a moisturiser, it keeps my skin feeling soft and comfortable all day, but I don't like the way it makes my skin look, so I don't think I'd buy it again. However, I do think it's good enough that if it did have the higher spf factor I was expecting I would continue to use it, so I'll be buying the sensitive version with spf25 to try out.
I was away for the weekend visiting my sister and I had forgotton to pack a moisturiser. My sister knowing my habit of borrowing her things and "forgetting" to return them refused to let me use hers so we popped into town to buy a new one. Always happy to spend money on skin care I popped into boots to look for one. I didn't want to spend a lot of money on one that I was only going to be using for a few days so I avoided the clinique and Estee counters and headed straight for the high street brands. After browsing I decided on the Neutrogena multi defence moisturiser because I have had a few neutrogena products before and quite liked them and it was also a third off. I chose the version that is for dry and sensitive skin but you can also get it for normal and combination skin. It's recommended rrp is £7.99 but I paid just over a fiver for mine on offer. It is a lightweight lotion that is designed to protect skin from the elements and the 5 major daily aggressors which according to the bottle are sun, heat, cold, pollution and wind. It also contains an spf of 15. The lotion is quite heavily scented which I thought was a little unusual for one that is supposed to be for sensitive skin and I did find that it stung slightly when I applied it but it left no redness on my face. The lotion is really lightweight and absorbs straight in to the skin. I found that although my skin felt comfortable and had no tightness it was maybe a little too lightweight as I just didn't feel like I had enough moisture on my skin. It also left a slight residue on the top of my skin which although didn't look greasy did make me look dewy which I wasn't sure if I liked or not as I spend a lot of time and money on products to make my skin look matt. I did like the fact it had a pump dispenser to stop any bacteria from gettting in the moisturiser. I also liked that it did feel like my skin was protected from the weather somewhat. We had went a walk with the kids and dogs and this bieng a summers day in England of course it ended up pelting down with rain and when we got back I was pleasantly surprised to see my skin wasn't looking red raw and chapped looking from being battered with rain and wind. I also didn't see my skin drying out even when I spent a few hours in an air-conditioned restaurant. This coould be due to the fact that I did have wo layers of it on my skin though. Alhough I did find it to be good especially for the money paid for it I doubt I will buy it again and I definately thought it was more suited to a summer moisturiser rather than a winter one as in winter I just don't think it would be rich enough for my skin.
I have quite dry skin on my face, particularly my forehead, and so need to moisturise on a daily basis. However, there always comes the problem of which moisturiser to choose? There are so many on the market, claiming to do various wonders for your face, but many of them leave my face feeling greasy after having applied. Happily, this is not the case with this moisturiser. Packaging The moisturiser is packaged in a pleasing blue package, which shows you the product through a gap in the front of the box. The moisturiser itself is packaged in an easy to use bottle, where you press the top of the applicator to dispense a small amount of moisturiser. There is a cap on top of the bottle, useful to contain any excess moisturiser which might have been dispensed from falling onto surfaces. The product The Multi-Defence Daily Moisturiser claims to be a 'lightweight' moisturiser, which I would completely agree with. I need only to apply a small amount to my face and it spreads easily, and does not leave my skin feeling greasy, but rather soft, and more importantly not dry. I have found many moisturisers still leave my skin feeling slightly dry after having applied it, and so, in this area, the moisturiser is a success. Also, the fact that I only need to apply a small amount means that the 100ml will last me a considerable amount of time, making it good value for money. Variations The moisturiser comes in various different forms to suit different skin types including normal/combination skin, dry/sensitive skin and one for all skin types. It claims to protect against cold, pollution and wind, while also offers some degree of UVA/UVB skin protection, coming in an SPF of 15 or 25. While this probably won't completely protect you from burning in the hot sunshine, it is nice to know that you are getting that extra bit of protection. The particular one I used was the SPF 15 one for dry/sensitive skin, so I can't really comment on how well the others work as a moisturiser, but I would assume it would be along the same lines. Price You can buy this product for £7.65 from Boots, although I noticed eBay sells it for £6.99 with free shipping. Overall, if you're sick of looking for a GOOD QUALITY moisturiser that works well, I would definitely recommend this one!
Winter is always a killer for my skin. When the temperature plummets my skin gets steadily drier, and we have unfortunately been experiencing the worst kind of weather for me - freezing cold temperatures and snow. My face, whilst not as badly affected by the cold as my hands are, has still suffered badly, with dry skin particles flaking off my forehead and generally looking unsightly. And of course the irony of all this is in between the huge amounts of snow being dumped around me, there is a lot of low sunshine too, meaning I need a moisturiser which is capable of coping with both sunshine and cold. Luckily for me, I had recently spotted Neutrogena's Multi-Defence Daily Moisturiser in Boots for £7.49. What attracted me to it was the fact it has SPF15 and UVA and UVB filters to deal with the sun, but also claims to protect the skin against cold and wind. As winter was approaching when I saw the moisturiser in the shop, I was happy to buy it and hope it would get my skin ready for colder weather. Of course the recent cold snap has been unusual for this time of year, meaning I found myself reaching for this bottle sooner than I had thought I would have to. I usually use a Superdrug Vitamin E moisturiser which contains SPF15, but it wasn't really helping with those tell tale winter dry spots on my forehead, so I reached for the Neutrogena stuff instead. ~~Packaging~~ The moisturiser comes packaged in a cardboard exterior, which contains blurb about the effectiveness of the product. Neutrogena Multi Defence moisturiser is available in several different variations, with daily moisturisers available for normal/combination skin, fragrance free for all skin types and for dry/sensitive skin. It goes without saying I opted for the dry/sensitive skin variant. The bottle is plastic and has a pump and a clear lid. The packaging is basic but the silver neck on the bottle gives it a slightly more upmarket look. My only gripe is because the bottle is white, you can't see how much (or little) is in the bottle as you work your way through it so you can get a nasty surprise when it's empty. ~~Application~~ As I get older I struggle with absorbency levels on some moisturisers - some just sit on top of my skin refusing to absorb without much working in. I don't know about you, but I like to apply a product which absorbs reasonably quickly, allowing me to get on with other things instead of rubbing away at my face, waiting for the white stuff on my face to disappear! Luckily, this moisturiser does absorb well on application. You don't need to apply loads of this either - one press of the pump will give you enough to cover your face and neck easily, although sometimes I will apply a little extra - especially if the weather has been battering my poor old face. ~~Opinions~~ I have been very impressed with the results of this moisturiser. I first started using it several weeks ago and was pleased to see it was definitely helping minimise the flaky dry skin I invariably get as the weather turns. As it got colder I was sure my skin would get worse but this has kept the flaky skin at bay, much to my surprise I must admit. My hands in particular have really suffered in the cold this year but my face has been kept nicely hydrated despite the terrible weather and the fact my central heating has been on far more than usual. I like how it is easy to apply and quick to absorb but as with any product such as this, if it is keeping dry skin at bay and protecting against some particularly harsh weather then I feel it is more than doing it's job. What I like best about this product however is the fact you can use it all year round and let's face it in this country cold and wind can be a factor even in summer months. But the SPF protection is excellent too - again all year round which I can vouch for as when the snow has laid off we have had extended periods of very cold weather with strong sunshine and I've been happy to know I have protection against this on my face. All in all I highly recommend Neutrogena Multi Defence Daily Moisturiser and am impressed at how such a reasonably inexpensive moisturiser works, especially on my more mature skin as I sometimes feel I need a more specialist product as I get older. This is easy to apply, easily absorbed and most importantly an effective moisturiser and one which you can use confidently all year round.