The struggle is real…
If you’re like me and you deal with intensely sensitive skin, finding cosmetic and skincare items that don’t further irritate your problem is one hell of a mission. It becomes a more difficult mission when you’re someone who struggles to find something that is cruelty-free and helps what you are dealing with. I know it’s a possibility that those who are not terribly concerned about something like this will roll their eyes and move on. I usually wouldn’t even focus on a brand that is animal tested and beg them to pull away from animal testing. But after using a few products that have worked better than any other brand I have used for sensitive skin, I guess you can say it’s desperation.
Affordability □ I’ve used a number of sunscreens, foundations and concealers that claim they are great for sensitive skin. Whether it’s natural and organic or more conventional. Minimal to no effect and in the twenty dollar price point or higher. With Neutrogena, it’s nice to pay for something that’s not just under that twenty dollar mark. But also under thirteen dollars. The last sunscreen I bought that was targeted for redness was twenty-nine dollars and barely helped.
Availability □ I don’t know about you guys, but I’m kind of tired of relying on buying brands online or in very specific stores. Not only buying the product itself but also paying for shipping and having to wait a few days. I don’t want to have to go to specifically Target or Ulta or buy from random places online to buy the sunscreens I need. Neutrogena has been available in my local Shoprite, Stop & Shop, Walgreens, Walmart and Harmons. All less than a five-minute drive from me.
Effectiveness □ My skin went from being rather sensitive to borderline hypersensitive within a year. The products that once worked somewhat well in makeup and skincare were no longer working well at all. To have a sunscreen that no only works, but is working for me well past two weeks is a miracle. Even with the makeup, it’s hard to say why it works. I’m not heavy into the science of makeup. But as long as it works and is affordable. To have something that doesn’t make my skin red, bumpy, blotchy and itchy is a lovely thing.
I feel like it’s important to be vocal about how you feel when it comes to a brand that has products you love. I’m no makeup artist or beauty guru. I’m not looking for a large collection. If I were to see Neutrogena break away from animal testing, I can foresee myself sticking with their SPF and cosmetic items. Believe it or not, a lot of their cosmetic items are vegan-friendly. Even their MoistureSmooth Color Stick doesn’t seem to have carmine or beeswax. That’s pretty impressive.
I’m just encouraging others to be persistent and politely let Neutrogena know that you would be happy to support the brand in moving forward without animal testing. Where you choose to put your money speak