Did you know that how much the average American woman spends on cosmetics? Don’t answer just yet, the answer might surprise you.
On average we spend quite the amount of money on makeup and various types of cosmetics. A study from Skin Store estimated the average American woman spends around $300,000 during her lifetime on makeup.
That’s approximately $4615.39 annually if a woman would spend that much in a year from the age of 16 to 80. Given the average life span of an American woman is 81.4.
Why bring all these forward?
Because it’s normal to spend on beauty products. However, a good percentage of this could be a waste; either because you don’t like a product or you just don’t need it.
So, it’s very essential you do adequate research before buying a product. Fortunately, there are a lot of brands out there with similar products that make price comparison a joy.
In the united states alone, there are quite some popular brands in the market some of which are Estee Lauder, Loreal, Clinique, Schwarzkopf, LVMH, Wella, Garnier, New Avon, Ultra Beauty just to name a few.
A few of these brands have already been covered in this site.
In this article, we are going to go over one of the most popular brands, Clinique, and compare it to Mary Kay.
Clinique vs Neutrogena: Which Brand is More Effective?
Let’s look at some of the moisturizers from both Mary Kay and Clinique. Here, I’ll be reviewing the price, pros, and cons so you can easily see which one might be suitable for you.
Let’s review the Clinique moisturizer first:
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizer
The Dramatically Different Lotion, on the other hand, is designed for combination oily, dry, or dry combination skin.
It’s developed by a dermatologist and can be used as a facial moisturizer that then smoothens and softens the face.
One thing that might set it apart is that it easily absorbs into the skin. You don’t have to wait a lot of time before it absorbs into your skin.
Like many other moisturizers, the Clinique Moisturizer helps in retaining water in your tissues and keeping them moist.
Thanks to the Hyaluronic acid in it, the Clinique Lotion can reduce dry skin as well as eliminate fine lines and wrinkles on the face.
Also, the Dramatically Different Lotion contains cucumber fruit extract, which helps to retain and balance your skin’s moisture levels.
It can also improve the resiliency of the skin, thanks to the barley extract. Fortunately, it’s easy to use and doesn’t take a lot of time to apply, even if you’re using it twice a day.
Neutrogena Oil-Free Daily Facial Moisturizer
Neutrogena has a lot of facial moisturizers and the Oil-Free Daily Facial Moisturizer is one of them. Aside from being a cheap cream, it’s backed by hundreds of reviews.
The cream is non-greasy, oil-free, and non-comedogenic. Moreover, it is furnished with SPF 15 sunscreen for protection from the sun’s rays and glycerin for hydrating the skin.
The cream comes in a 4 fluid oz bottle and can be used on dry and other skin types. Moreover, it’s bisexual so it’s not meant for just women.
Men can use it too.
While a lot of people love and praise it, you should be careful when buying so as not to buy fake. As I normally state, always buy from reputable sources.
Amazon is a good one or you can buy directly from the manufacturer. This way, you don’t end up buying the dupes out there which a lot of people are complaining from.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Gel-Cream
Anti-aging is a strong point of the Neutrogena brand. The healthy skin line is great for when you first start noticing fine lines and wrinkles it has day and night cream with retinol.
If you just need more moisture they have a hydro-boost collection that will keep your skin from over-drying and keep it plump.
The Hydro Boost comes in a 1.7 oz jar, which is a little small for the price. However, it has some goodness in it that might make it worth it.
The cream is formulated with Hyaluronic Acid, which is a hydrating gel that can hydrate and moisturize the skin. Fortunately, the cream dermatologist-recommended and is long-lasting.
The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel comes with fragrance, which is a great thing for those who love the fragrance to remain after application.
However, if you’re sensitive and get irritated to scent/fragrance from this product, you can overlook this.
It’s important to note that one of these cannot be outrightly recommended over the other because of the diverse results people get from using both.
When you’re buying, it’s important to consider your skin type first, your budget, and then make a buying decision based on that.
Clinique Repairwear Uplifting Firming Cream
The Clinique Repairwear Firming Cream is made right in London, UK. Although it may be expensive, it can give you a smooth, wrinkle-free face without annoying side effects.
If you have dry or very dry skin, then this cream is suitable for you. In fact, it’s designed for men and women’s use.
If you’re looking to improve your face elasticity and firmness, then this can help you. It can smooth out the fine lines on the face so you can look better.
You can use it as an oversight or independently. It also provides the well-known SPF 15 protection. Although it might not make you look younger, it can make your face flow and spotless.
Final Words on Clinique vs Neutrogena
As you can see, if you’re looking for creams, serums, moisturizers, and other skincare products, you’ll find them with both brands.
They also have anti-aging products you can try, but that’ll be covered in another article.
I hope you are able to get one product from either of these brands for your facial conditions and skin care problems.
If you have a specific product in mind but don’t know if you should get it, you can ask in the comment. I can help you research the product and give you specific advice.