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    Review: Fighting Inflammation With Neutrogena Soothing Clear

    Review: Fighting Inflammation With Neutrogena Soothing Clear

    This post has been sponsored by Neutrogena®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

    “I thought acne ended after puberty,” my boyfriend once said as he looked at me, as I stressed out over a breakout in the mirror. Growing up, I always thought acne was a teenage phase we get through by 18, but clinical studies show that 54 percent of adult women have occasional acne, too. To be honest, I’ve struggled with hormonal breakouts and stress acne my entire life. Thankfully, I’ve grown in confidence since puberty and have learned to love my skin in adulthood—even with its occasional breakout and redness. My skincare arsenal is always growing. I’m happy I found soothing products to help me fight off breakouts like the new Neutrogena® Soothing Clear line at Walmart.

    Neutrogena Soothing Clear Campaign (9 of 41)

    I cycle through a lot of skincare products and always love trying new items to review for you all. So it’s no shocker that Neutrogena® is a holy grail brand of mine. I’ve been using staples like the Neutrogena® makeup removing wipes for over a decade, so I leaped at the opportunity to review the brand’s Soothing Clear product line.

    To understand my love of skincare, let me take you on a ride through memory lane. Growing up, I remember feeling embarrassed about my breakouts. As a 13-year-old, I would load up on harsh products and strip the oils on my face dry, which was counter-intuitive for my sensitive skin. I have dealt with redness and inflammation my whole life. In high school, I started to take more of an interest in beauty products, but it wasn’t until college when I became an absolute skincare fan. Throughout my twenties, I would constantly have breakouts during deadlines. Between juggling multiple internships, a few all-nighters, and editing the college paper; my body was stressed, and my skin was showing all of the signs. I began experimenting with skincare and learning about the ingredients in products, which made me the informed consumer I’m proud to be today.

    Review: Fighting Inflammation With Neutrogena Soothing Clear

    It’s All In the Ingredients

    The difference between teenage Jillian and present Jillian is all in the product. Rather than load up on harsh skincare, and popping pimples myself (yikes), I now nurture my skin by finding nourishing products. I was immediately drawn to trying the products in Neutrogena® Soothing Clear Turmeric line because of the star ingredient. Who would have known that turmeric had a use outside of the kitchen? Turmeric is rich in antioxidants and has calming properties, making it the perfect ingredient for stressed and acne-prone skin. It’s also anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial! Soothing ingredients like turmeric can help tone down inflammation and prevent breakouts.

    Neutrogena Soothing Clear Campaign (36 of 41)

    I was able to try the Neutrogena® Soothing Clear Turmeric Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer, Neutrogena® Soothing Clear Turmeric Clear Mist, and Neutrogena® Soothing Clear Turmeric Mousse Cleanser. I was pleasantly surprised by how hydrated and calm my skin felt. Usually during a breakout, my skin feels very irritated, so finding ingredients like turmeric that counter this is incredibly important for my routine.

    Now, let’s break down the products. These don’t have to be used all together, but I did the homework to try each of these for you:

    Neutrogena® Soothing Clear Turmeric Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer

    I go into every morning and night with a facial cleanser. I know some people only cleanse once a day, but I love the feeling of refreshing my skin in the morning and getting my makeup off in the evening. The Neutrogena® Soothing Clear Turmeric Mousse Cleanser removes dirt, oil, and makeup very easily.

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    Neutrogena Soothing Clear Campaign (34 of 41)

    Neutrogena® Soothing Clear Turmeric Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer

    I wish I could tell my teenage self to moisturize every day! At 30, moisturizing has become my favorite step in my skincare routine. The moisturizer has a smooth, jelly-like consistency and is completely oil-free. It goes on very easily and absorbs into my skin quickly. I like this Neutrogena®moisturizer because it doesn’t leave any residue or result in an oily look. I am able to wear this moisturizer without any makeup throughout the day. It’s light and breathable. My makeup also goes on great over this moisturizer, making it perfect for everyday use.

    Neutrogena® Soothing Clear Turmeric Clear Mist

    I live for a great facial mist! If you don’t have this step in your skincare routine, it’s time to change things up. Neutrogena®’s ultra-fine mist is sulfate-free, oil-free, and non-comedogenic. It also won’t clog your pores or leave behind a sticky residue. You can use this product before or after the moisturizer. I love to use this mist right before putting on my makeup for the day, and I like to carry it with me, in case I want to refresh on the go. The hydrating mist is calming and refreshing, making it a must-have in my beauty routine.

    Neutrogena Soothing Clear Campaign (33 of 41)

    Shop Online with Walmart

    With many states still following stay-at-home orders, shopping online at Walmart made restocking my skincare cabinet simple. The website has a bevy of Neutrogena products, including every item in the Soothing Clear Turmeric line. I found checkout to be a breeze, and it made me feel safe having the ability to shop from home. Skincare is my pick-me-up, so keeping my routine at home has been important to me during this time.

    Neutrogena Soothing Clear Campaign
    Review: Fighting Inflammation With Neutrogena Soothing Clear

     If you have a favorite Neutrogena product, I’d love to hear yours in the comments section!

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