Before we know it, it will be time to stock up on school supplies, outfit our children with a new wardrobe and prepare for the busy back to school season. And while pencils, notebooks and fall clothes are on every mom’s shopping list, they certainly aren’t the only back-to-school essentials! I remember when I was a teenager, HEALTHY ESSENTIALS™ for my medicine cabinet, such as a good face wash and moisturizer, were always a must to help me prepare for that first day of classes. After all, nobody wants to start the school year with acne!
Now, at 33, acne is still something that I battle every month, and after years of experience trying different products, I know firsthand that the more heavily medicated acne-fighting products will often make a breakout even worse by aggravating skin. So when I got the chance to review the new NEUTROGENA® NATURALS™ line as part of the Chatelaine Tasters & Testers program, I had to give it a try. These products are over 94% naturally sourced, effective even on acne-prone skin and still gentle enough to use every single day!
I tested out the NEUTROGENA® NATURALS™ Purify Facial Cleanser, Purifying Pore Scrub and Multi-Vitamin Nourishing Daily Moisturizer. I decided to use the facial cleanser in the morning and the pore scrub at night, following up with the moisturizer both times. And in just a few days, I was in love. The Purifying Facial Cleanser has a great fruity scent that reminds me off watermelon and foams up nicely on my skin. Yet when I rinse it off, my face still feels nourished instead of tight and dry. The Purifying Pore Scrub has, in my opinion, the perfect texture for an exfoliator. I am big on exfoliating, but finding a product that scrubs skin thoroughly without being too harsh is tricky. The new NEUTROGENA® NATURALS™ scrub does the job perfectly.
In both the morning and the night, after washing my face, I applied the Multi-Vitamin Nourishing Daily Moisturizer. The texture of this lotion is creamy and it absorbs well without being overly heavy. I loved how soft and nourished my skin felt after using it, but I was even happier to notice that it didn’t cause any aggravation to my acne breakouts! It was wonderful to find a product that provides proper skin moisturizing without clogging pores or weighing down my skin.
The new NEUTROGENA® NATURALS™ products are at the top of my list of healthy essentials for back-to-school season now, but they aren’t the only ones I make sure to have in the bathroom cupboard! Since late summer and early autumn occasionally cause my family’s seasonal allergies to flare up, having a box of BENADRYL® LIQUI-GELS® in the house is a must! And for those inevitable headaches during the bustle of back-to-school, I can always count on TYLENOL® Extra Strength EZ Tab for fast and effective pain relief even on the go. There’s nothing worse than trying to get children organized for back-to-school season when dealing with allergies or fighting a migraine, but thanks to these two products, I can sail through the busiest day feeling great!
As far as I’m concerned, medicine cabinet healthy essentials for the new school year will always be just as important of a purchase as school supplies and indoor shoes, and the new NEUTROGENA® NATURALS™ products have earned a spot on my back-to-school shopping list. Whether you have a teenager in the house that needs gentle and effective skincare or you’re an adult still battling acne and want to ensure back-to-school stress doesn’t cause any flare-ups, this line is a perfect choice. Give it a try and nourish your skin naturally this fall!