Neutrogena’s “Razor Defense” line, especially their “Daily Scrub,” has been a favorite “drug store” brand of mine for a long time. So when they changed the line-up a bit I was a little concerned. I’ve used the updated Face Scrub and the new Face Lotion enough to form some impressions.
Updated Neutrogena “Razor Defense” Face Scrub
The original Razor Defense Daily Face Scrub was similar to other “scrubby” products in that there was a “sandy” consistancy that would exfoliate the skin while cleansing it. But it differed from other scrubs in that there was much less (and finer) “grit” in the product, allowing it to be used more often. Since it was first introduced some other less gritty products have appeared as well, including products from Pacific Shaving, Dermalogica, and Bee Bald.
The new Neutrogena Men Razor Defense Face Scrub does not say “daily” anymore but it still contains that more modest amount grit, though the size of the grit may be ever-so-slightly larger (at least it feels that way to me). But I’m pleased to say that the new version performs just as well as the old version for me. It gently exfoliates in a modest manner while cleaning well and not drying out my skin at all. It remains on my short list of products I like to prep with.
Ingredients: Water, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Glycol Distearate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Linoleamidopropyl PG Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Polyethylene, Tocopheryl Acetate, Soybean (Glycine Soja) Seed Extract, Menthyl Lactate, Microcrystalline Wax, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Xanthan Gum, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide, Fragrance
Neutrogena Triple Protect Face Lotion With Sunscreen
The Face Lotion is a new product for me to try. It has some nice properties to it (like Witch Hazel and Aloe Vera) and the added benefit of having SPF 20 sunscreen protection. It is not heavy or greasy on the skin, absorbs pretty quickly, and seems to moisturize well. The SPF level is probably too low to rely on if you’re going to be outside all day but it should be adequate for lower levels of exposure.
Ingredients: Water, C12 15 Alkyl Benzoate, PEG 7 Olivate, C13 14 Isoparaffin, Glycerin, Isononyl Isononanoate, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pantothenic Acid, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Retinyl Palmitate, Allantoin, Panthenol, Soybean Seed Extract (glycine soja), Witch Hazel Distillate (hamamelis virginiana), Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Extract, Propylene Glycol, Chitosan Lactate, Laureth 7, Menthyl Lactate, Isobutylparaben, Isopropylparaben, Butylparaben, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Farnesol, Bisabolol, Disodium EDTA, Polymethylmethacrylate, Polyacrylamide, Fragrance