Neutrogena Clinical: Facial Lifting Wrinkle Treatment Kits — Anti-Aging Taken to a New Level. Does It Work?

According to the commercials, ads and information on the Neutrogena web-site this is breakthrough technology available at the major mass and drugstore levels.
The short version of what this product does is that the patented ion2complex Technology Neutrogena Clinical presents a breakthrough two-part system containing essential ion-mineral conductors that, when activated by the companion moisturizer, create a positive electric micro-current–promoting healthy collagen levels and resilient, more youthful looking skin. Think of galvanic treatment of promoting the electro micro-current via topical treatments that penetrate to the lower levels of the skin cells and promoting a resurgence of positive ion flow, energy and metabolism in aging or fatigued skin (think about skin that’s been depleted due to illness or exposure). This two-part system is available at select drugstores and mass merchants with a starter kit for day, night and also eye treatment.
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According to Neutrogena Clinical, this is how the product ionpro2 is supposed to function– to help jumpstart the energy in the cells that produce collagen to help firm up skin, give it more vitality and diminish wrinkles.
According to Neutrogena
After 4 Weeks:
88% had decreased appearance of puffiness and dark circles
85% had improved skin resilience in eye area
76% had improved appearance of eyelid folds
70% had visible improvements in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
70% had a more lifted appearance in the eye area
However those are different numbers thatn what I had on the day starter kit. I don’t have any clinical data and Neutrogena doesn’t provide any on the website other than the numbers they have.
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The larger Starter Kit for Face & Eye
Starter System for Face and Eye
This silky moisturizer and rich, gentle eye cream combine with the powerful ion2complex™ serum to activate and reawaken skin cells. After activating, this clinically proven formula starts to minimize the signs of collagen loss on your face, neck, and entire eye area–giving you dramatically softer skin, brighter eyes, and an overall firmer, more youthful look. Designed to work together for increased effectiveness, these treatments are powerful enough to smooth and soften after a single application while being gentle enough for daily use.
•ion2complex serum
SPF 30 activating cream protects•eye activating cream brightens
•gentle enough for daily use
•smoothes and softens after a single use
•lifts and redefines for a youthful look
Activated ion2complex serum begins to restore positive ion flow, reawakening skin cells in
collagen-depleted skin.
Patented ion2complex Technology
Neutrogena Clinical uses a breakthrough two-part system containing essential ion-mineral conductors that, when activated by the companion moisturizer, create a positive electric
micro-current–promoting healthy collagen levels and resilient, more youthful looking skin.
Here are the ingredients that are in the Neutrogena Clinical Facial Lifting Wrinkle Treatment Day Bolded ingredients are the dimethicones and underlined ingredients are key ingredients.
ion2complex™ Serum Ingredients:
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Trisiloxane, Silica, Zinc, Divinyldimethicone/Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Copper Powder. (the last 2 are key ingredients– and they should be first, not at the end)
SPF 30 Activating Cream Active Ingredients:
Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 12%, Octisalate 5%, Octocrylene 5%, Oxybenzone 3%.
Inactive Ingredients:
Water, Butylene Glycol, C12- 15 Alkyl Benzoate, Tetrahydroxypropyl Ethylenediamine, Silica, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Steareth-2, Glyceryl Stearate, Steareth-21, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Cetearyl Glucoside, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Arachidyl Alcohol, PEG-100 Stearate, Disodium EDTA, Polyacrylamide, Behenyl Alcohol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Propylparaben, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-tbutyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Arachidyl Glucoside, Laureth-7, Citric Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Fragrance
Here is what I found on the web from realizebeauty.wordpress.com
The first three ingredients are all related to slicone– why are they there? Cyclopentasiloxane is often mixed with other silicones and has been cited in many patents for trans-dermal drug delivery. In this instance the silicone is often there as a vehicle to keep the drug close to the skin rather than as an ingredient that passes through the skin.


The Neutrogena Clinical Facial Lifting Wrinkle Treatment Night,
Transform skin at night for a firmer, more youthful look with ourcontaining a deeply moisturizing night cream that activates the silky ion2complex™ serum. After activating, this patented formula creates a positive ion flow to improve firmness, resilience, and definition while you sleep–letting you take the next step in reversing the tell-tale signs of aging.
•ion2complex™ serum
•night activating moisturizer
•smoothes and softens after single use
•lifts and redefines for a youthful look
•recommended for nightly use
Ingredients for the NIGHT KIT
ion2 complexTM Gell Serum Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Trisiloxane, Silica, Zinc, Divinyldimethicone/Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Copper Powder.
Night Activating Cream Ingredients: Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Tetrahydroxyproply Ethylenediamine, Dicapryly Carbonate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Glycolic Acid, Disodium EDTA. Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Scerotium Gum, DMDM Hydantoin, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Fragrance.
(the bolded ingredients are the silicones or parabens or questionable in their efficacy; the italicized ingredients are the active ones that really do something positive for your skin)
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The Night Kit
Ingredients for the Eye Kit include
ion2 complexTM Gell Serum Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Trisiloxane, Silica, Zinc, Divinyldimethicone/Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Copper Powder.
Eye Activating Cream Ingredients: Water, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Cetyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Tetrahydroxypropyl Ethylenediamine, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Glycolic Acid, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sclerotium Gum, Saccharomyces, Lysate Extract, Disodium EDTA, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Proplyparaben, Methylparaben, DMDM Hydantoin.
( note the silicones and parabens and questionable ingredients are in bold and are the predominant actives. The italicized ingredients are the true ingredients to effect the skin and note they are at the end of the list)
While I personally would never use this product line again, I can’t say it won’t work for you. However if you have skin that might be prone to breakouts (and mine is not), the heavier silicones would block pores and create a smooth texture but not allow the skin to breathe.
That’s my 2 cents. Personally, having 6-7 pimples on my face isn’t what I call a fun place to be.
For more information, please check out www.neutrogenaclinical.com
Stevie Wilson, LA-Story.com
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