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How to Get Younger Looking Skin in Seven Days


Thank you to Neutrogena for sponsoring this conversation.

Now that I’m firmly entrenched in my thirties, anti-aging skincare has become a big priority of mine. I’ve been pretty diligent about moisturizing and staying out of the sun the past decade or so, but, nevertheless, some fine lines and age spots have started to appear, especially around my eyes. Now, those lines don’t bother me a ton because they were mostly brought on by smiling. It’s a nice reminder to know I’ve been happy so many times in my life, but that doesn’t I wouldn’t mind seeing them fade a bit…and I definitely don’t want them to get a whole lot deeper. Haha! So, when Neutrogena asked me to participate in their 7-Day Retinol Road Test, I was elated! Are you ready to hear about how to get younger looking skin?

My mission was to incorporate Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair line into my skincare routine and see where the week takes me…Their clinically proven claim of noticeable improvements of fine lines and overall skin tone in just one week definitely intrigued me, but I was worried that results in such a short amount of time would surely mean I would have to add a ton of extra steps to my routine. Nope. There were only three steps in the morning and three steps at night. Just eye cream, serum and moisturizer…Easy peasy!

I decided to go makeup free when it came to documenting this process, so you could really see my skin. That’s how much I love you. Haha! Now I have sensitive skin, so I did experience a bit of minor redness and irritation, but it was so worth the end result. And I’m happy to report that I had no breakouts which anyone who has super sensitive skin knows is major. Over the course of the week, I really noticed improvement in my skin’s texture and tone. It’s noticeably brighter and much softer now.


So, let me give you a breakdown on the Rapid Wrinke Repair products…They contain Retinol SA which helps smooth wrinkles and diminish the appearance of age spots. Glucose Complex which boosts Retinol SA to quickly diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and Hyaluronic Acid which moisturizes, replenishes and rejuvenates the look of skin.

1. Rapid Wrinkle Repair Eye Cream: Pros: Lightweight and fast absorbing . Noticeable smoother texture around the eyes. Cons: If you prefer a thick cream, you might be put off by the think consistency, but I’ve found it to be just as effective as thicker creams that I’ve used.

2. Rapid Wrinkle Repair Serum: Pros: My skin feels instantly smoother after I put this on. In the past, if I was going to skip a step, it was serum. I really think this step made all the difference with my results, so I will be skipping serum no longer! Cons: None.

3. Rapid Wrinkle Repair Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30: Pros: The super cream formula feels very hydrating and I love that this Florida girl loves the SPF 30. Cons: The scent is a bit stronger than the eye cream and serum, but it’s not off putting. So, it’s not exactly a con, just something to be aware of.

4. Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night Moisturizer: Pros: The Retinol has already helped fade one of my stubborn age spots and the hubs commented that my skin was glowing. Definitely a pro that a dude noticed. Haha! Cons: A similar strong(ish) scent to the SPF moisturizer.


Here I am on my final day. I’m wearing no makeup save for a bit of gloss, eyeshadow, mascara and concealer on those dark circles of mine. Think, fair skin means they can fade, but never quite go away, so concealer is a lifesaver…But I’m PSYCHED that my skin looks great without my usual tinted moisturizer or BB cream! So, are you read to take your our seven day test drive? I would love to hear about it if you do!

And the fun’s not over…Neutrogena has generously offered to give one lucky BonBon reader a year’s supply of Rapid Wrinkle Repair Eye Cream! Enter to win below!

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  • Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    I have been using different Neutrogena products for years. I love their stuff.

    December 23, 2014 at 6:37 pm Reply
  • Debbie Denny

    I have discoloration. This looks great,.

    December 23, 2014 at 6:41 pm Reply
  • Michele

    I have super sensitive skin also and am always afraid to try anything new. So when you said you have sensitive skin—and Neutragena has been around for ages which says something (good)–maybe I will try it.

    December 23, 2014 at 7:07 pm Reply
  • Mama to 5 BLessings

    Love this brand, it’s never greasy and always makes my skin feel good. You have great skin!

    December 23, 2014 at 7:39 pm Reply
  • Jodi @ Mom's Favorite Stuff

    I love Neutrogena products – they are reasonably priced and work!

    December 23, 2014 at 8:37 pm Reply
  • Kate

    I’m not getting any younger and need all the help I can get. This looks great!

    December 23, 2014 at 8:37 pm Reply
  • Terri Ingraham | Sugar Free Glow

    You’re blessed with beautiful skin! I haven’t tried Neutragena face creams before. I like that they have products for sensitive skin–I’ll have to look at it more closely. Thanks for sharing!

    December 23, 2014 at 8:45 pm Reply
  • Glamamom

    You look so gorgeous! Proof is in the puddin!

    December 23, 2014 at 8:46 pm Reply
  • becca

    neutrogena rocks. my son uses their face wash and it’s amazing.

    December 23, 2014 at 9:00 pm Reply
  • Danielle Smith

    I have always loved Neutrogena! Their products are dynamite! And you look amazing.

    December 23, 2014 at 9:09 pm Reply
  • Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma)

    I need this so bad. Thanks for sharing and thanks for this amazing giveaway. Can’t wait to younger looking skin!

    December 23, 2014 at 9:42 pm Reply
  • Heather

    I didn’t know that nutragena made a retinal product. I want to try this, especially to fade a few spots.

    December 23, 2014 at 9:50 pm Reply
  • Liz Mays

    Wow this looks like an awesome skincare project. I definitely want to look younger.

    December 23, 2014 at 10:56 pm Reply
  • Janeane Davis

    I have beautiful skin and want to keep it that way. As we get older, it is important to take better care of your skin and it is harder to do.

    December 24, 2014 at 9:32 am Reply
  • Becca Wilson

    Love Neutrogena products! Thanks so much for sharing how I can make my skin look and feel better in just a weeks time.

    December 24, 2014 at 10:24 am Reply
  • Debi @ Life Currents

    Thanks for the giveaway. I love their products!

    December 24, 2014 at 2:14 pm Reply
  • Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas

    7 days is pretty quick! I could definitely use a little help with my skin.

    December 24, 2014 at 2:31 pm Reply
  • Michelle F.

    I love Neutrogena products especially their facial cleansers. I will have to try these as I am in my 30s too and noticing new wrinkles everyday.

    December 24, 2014 at 3:39 pm Reply
  • Laura Royal

    I would like it for the fine line around my eyes.

    December 24, 2014 at 3:45 pm Reply
  • Tonya C

    Great review. Your skin looks amazing. Glad to hear it works on lightening age spots.

    December 24, 2014 at 4:23 pm Reply
  • kathy f

    I want rapid results so I can age gracefully. I have used the Neutrogena products before and loved them.

    December 24, 2014 at 5:05 pm Reply
  • lisa

    Your skin looks so beautiful! I will definitely have to look into some of these products

    December 24, 2014 at 6:56 pm Reply
  • sherri crawford

    because im starting to really show my age!

    December 24, 2014 at 7:41 pm Reply
  • Connie

    I’ve noticed some discoloration on my skin and I would like to fade it like you did 🙂

    December 24, 2014 at 8:45 pm Reply
  • Allyson Tice

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    December 25, 2014 at 1:15 am Reply

    I want rapid results because with too many anti aging products they take so long that you HOPE they are effective and preventing signs of aging over time, but you can’t be sure. With rapid results you can feel confident it IS working and you aren’t wasting your money or time. I just turned 47 and like anyone else I want to prevent the signs of aging and look as youthful for my age as I can.

    December 25, 2014 at 7:15 pm Reply
  • JanetGoingCrazy

    I’ve noticed in this past year that my skin is looking more aged. I think I’ll try Neutrogena because it’s always been a brand I can trust.

    December 25, 2014 at 7:59 pm Reply
  • DeAnna Keller

    I need this because I’m not getting any younger and, I’ll take all the help I can get! lol

    December 25, 2014 at 9:51 pm Reply
  • Austin Baroudi

    I’d love to win this for my mother!

    December 26, 2014 at 12:04 pm Reply
  • Holly @ Woman Tribune

    I have tried a few different Neutrogena products and am always so impressed with the quality. Your skin is looking great!

    December 26, 2014 at 8:27 pm Reply
  • jenna tomaszewski

    I want rapid results because I don’t have time or money to waste .

    December 26, 2014 at 8:44 pm Reply
  • Nancy Loring

    I want rapid results because I have no patience and everyday that goes by my face just keeps getting older.

    December 26, 2014 at 8:57 pm Reply
  • 1955nurse

    I want Rapid results because I’m going to try to go back to work in January, 2015 & need all the help I can get to look my best for the interviews!!! Ty4 the chance….

    December 26, 2014 at 10:01 pm Reply
  • Maureen

    I am tired of my skin appearing dull since I turned 40. I would love to see rapid results and an improvement.

    December 27, 2014 at 9:46 am Reply
  • Trish

    I want rapid results so I can show off my awesome skin

    December 27, 2014 at 5:40 pm Reply
  • Heather

    I need this for fine lines.

    December 27, 2014 at 9:16 pm Reply
  • Heather

    I subscribed to newsletter.

    December 27, 2014 at 9:18 pm Reply
  • Michelle Levine

    I am always looking for ways to improve my appearance so I would love this!

    December 27, 2014 at 11:45 pm Reply
  • Sunnie

    I would like to have rapid relief for my under eye bags

    December 28, 2014 at 10:56 am Reply
  • Birdiebee

    I have been so busy taking care of everyone else’s needs that I really would love this to get me back to looking a bit younger/better!

    December 28, 2014 at 2:38 pm Reply
  • Trisha

    I am nearing 40 and and frantically trying to prevent those wrinkles.

    December 29, 2014 at 6:10 pm Reply
  • Teresa

    My poor eye’s. They need all the help they can get right now.

    December 29, 2014 at 7:41 pm Reply
  • Laurie Nykaza

    If you could see the bags under my eyes you would know why I need rapid results! Love to try it!

    December 30, 2014 at 5:45 am Reply
  • TallulahJane

    I have a reunion this year and the rapid results would hurry the process. I want to age gracefully.

    December 30, 2014 at 9:42 am Reply
  • TallulahJane

    I subscribed via email.

    December 30, 2014 at 9:45 am Reply
  • Samantha Baker

    I want to start taking care of problems before they get out of control.

    December 30, 2014 at 9:16 pm Reply
  • Leela

    To look a little better.

    December 30, 2014 at 10:39 pm Reply
  • Sherri J

    I need help with wrinkles around my eyes.

    December 30, 2014 at 10:51 pm Reply
  • Jennifer Rogers

    I have sensitive skin and I have found Neutrogena works well for me. I am getting older (50ish) and I need help with lines under the eyes and at the corners of my mouth. I smile alot!

    December 31, 2014 at 8:06 am Reply
  • Joanne S

    For my aging skin

    December 31, 2014 at 8:16 am Reply
  • laurie murley

    i want rapid results becasue my face has so many wrinkles here lately and i need something that will work quick

    December 31, 2014 at 7:25 pm Reply
  • Brandy Davis

    Neutrogena is a product I have trusted for years, but I have yet to try their wrinkle products. Would love to give it a try.

    January 1, 2015 at 8:57 pm Reply
  • Yona Williams

    Because I want to look refreshed and renewed each day without having to wait long for results.

    January 1, 2015 at 10:06 pm Reply
  • Deanne Patterson

    I want rapid results because a woman that looks good feels better about herself and has more confidence. I could use it for my discoloration and tired skin look.

    January 2, 2015 at 12:43 am Reply
  • Stephanie B

    Who doesn’t! Wrinkles be gone!

    January 2, 2015 at 9:19 pm Reply
  • lissa crane

    As I get older, I am noticing more and more fine, tiny lines around my eyes and I have tried everything to get rid of them! I am a big Neutrogena fan and would love to try this product and see if it can fix my eye wrinkles!

    January 2, 2015 at 9:41 pm Reply
  • Bonnie Y

    I need rapid results because I’m 30 with the dreaded 111 between my eyes!!!!!

    January 3, 2015 at 2:01 pm Reply
  • kelly mcgrew

    i am starting to see wrinkles and laughlines and would like to stop them before they get too deep and defined.

    January 4, 2015 at 5:09 pm Reply
  • Kathlyne

    I want rapid results because, well, who wants to wait? I’m starting to get wrinkles and I want to nip them in the bud!

    January 4, 2015 at 7:55 pm Reply
  • Wendy R.

    Here’s my thing: I started using eye creams in my late 20s. I am now late 40s and have very few wrinkles around my eyes. I wish I would have used more anti aging stuff around my mouth and smile lines because they are starting to show. So, I have been using eye cream (don’t tell!) around my mouth and I’d love some rapid results!

    January 5, 2015 at 3:29 am Reply
  • Debra F

    I want rapid results because I’m not getting any younger but I want to look like I am!!! 🙂

    January 5, 2015 at 6:44 pm Reply
  • Lisa Garner

    I want rapid results because I’m tired of using wrinkle creams and never seeing results.
    I subscribed to your emails.

    January 5, 2015 at 7:49 pm Reply

    I trust the products made by Neutrogena !!!! So I really would like to try this product …. TY

    January 6, 2015 at 12:47 am Reply
  • Gina H.

    I need the moisture & sun protection.

    January 6, 2015 at 4:23 am Reply
  • Amy Orvin

    I want rapid results because I am starting to get crow’s feet and I want to zap them before they become a problem.

    January 6, 2015 at 11:11 am Reply
  • Maryann D.

    I would love to see some improvement in my skin, especially my eye area which has many fine lines. My skin can use some brightening also.

    January 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm Reply
  • Trisha B.

    I subscribed to the newsletter

    January 8, 2015 at 6:28 am Reply
  • Merrie K

    It would be great to try out Neutrogena eye cream and win! Thanks for this great giveaway!

    ~Merrie K.

    January 9, 2015 at 9:52 am Reply
  • Kimberly O

    I turned 40 & my body went downhill – aches, pains, age spots. Rapid results will help!

    January 9, 2015 at 5:49 pm Reply
  • Amy Coose

    Thanks for the chance to try some great products.

    January 9, 2015 at 9:51 pm Reply
  • Tina W

    I don’t really NEED rapid results (although I wouldn’t mind!). What I really want is good, consistent results.

    January 10, 2015 at 3:39 pm Reply
  • christine j

    I have terrible skin! I would love rapid results for the beginning of this new year.

    January 11, 2015 at 3:43 pm Reply
  • shelly peterson

    I like Neutrogena products and could use some help with wrinkles.

    January 12, 2015 at 5:38 pm Reply
  • carlyn oconnell

    i love free

    January 13, 2015 at 7:58 am Reply
  • Diane

    I’m developing fine lines on my forehead to the point where I’ve been thinking about getting a new hair style that includes bangs. It would be so much better if I could keep my current hair style and get rid of the lines!

    January 13, 2015 at 5:47 pm Reply
  • Marilyn Nawara

    I’m in my early 50’s and I’ve started to get fine lines — don’t like it and want to get rid of them.

    January 13, 2015 at 11:53 pm Reply
  • Sharon Howard

    I have spots on my face that I need faded and I would Love to try this product.

    January 16, 2015 at 9:23 pm Reply
  • janina fann

    anything so far.

    January 17, 2015 at 1:50 am Reply
  • Suzanne King

    I want rapid results so I know it is working.

    January 17, 2015 at 9:03 am Reply
  • mn noor

    I would love to try this!

    January 17, 2015 at 11:28 am Reply
  • Fiona N

    I like Neutrogena products and would love to try them for my wrinkle skin!
    Thank You

    January 17, 2015 at 2:58 pm Reply
  • Lisa Kay

    I really need this because My wrinkles are moving in quick!

    January 18, 2015 at 9:02 pm Reply
  • Kristie

    Tried to subscribe via email. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

    January 19, 2015 at 8:39 pm Reply
  • Margot C

    I have started to have these strange less than hydrated areas on my face, not dry exactly. I was wondering if this might help!

    January 20, 2015 at 3:16 am Reply
  • Jesselyn A/Jesstinger

    I just subscribed~ Thank you.

    BTW – You /Your skin looks fabulous!

    January 20, 2015 at 9:56 pm Reply
  • Jesselyn A/Jesstinger

    I want rapid results for all of the obvious reasons that we all share ~ but at this time I feel it is especially URGENT because I have too renew my driver’s license pretty soon ~ And I’ll be stuck with THAT PICTURE, that photo ID for at least EIGHT YEARS! Yikes!

    January 20, 2015 at 10:08 pm Reply
  • Brandy Davis

    I am an email subscriber.

    January 21, 2015 at 9:37 am Reply
  • Lyndsey

    Because I’m not getting any younger over here! 🙂

    January 21, 2015 at 4:40 pm Reply
  • Amanda Baker

    I seriously have the WORSE winter skin!! My face gets so dry and even flaky. I’d love to try some of these Neutrogena products to help me out with it. I’m also starting to get little wrinkle lines that I’d love to nip in the bud. I’ve heard that Neutrogena is great for helping out with that!! Thank you for doing this amazing giveaway!!

    January 21, 2015 at 5:05 pm Reply
  • Taryn T.

    I am nearing 40- and quickly! I have noticed a sudden increase in my wrinkles by my eyes,and between them. I want to stay looking young!

    January 21, 2015 at 6:19 pm Reply
  • Sue

    I’d love rapid results for the fine lines around my eyes. I’m not getting any younger so I’ve been making an extra effort this year to take time on my skin care regimen. These products seem great!

    January 21, 2015 at 11:08 pm Reply
  • Cindy Miner

    I want rapid results because if it doesn’t work fast it goes in the trash.

    January 22, 2015 at 12:36 am Reply
  • Betsy Barnes

    I want rapid results so I can keep my skin looking younger as I grow old gracefully 🙂

    January 22, 2015 at 10:19 am Reply
  • wendy browne

    I use their bar glycerin soap and pore minimizing face wash. I would like to lessen the small lines by my eyes.

    January 22, 2015 at 11:10 am Reply
  • cassandra

    I would like rapid results because i am going job hunting soon and would like a fresher look.

    January 22, 2015 at 9:50 pm Reply
  • ellen casper

    I would like rapid results so my skin can look better/

    January 23, 2015 at 2:56 pm Reply
  • Michelle Tucker

    Since my 40th birthday is nearing quickly, I’d like rapid results, so I can get my skin glowing before that day hits. 🙂

    January 23, 2015 at 8:26 pm Reply
  • Rene Chartier

    I’m patient but it’s always nice to see a steady and gradual improvement.I’m still young but like to be proactive in caring for my face. I like this product line but I also respect the environmental elements as sun,wind/altitude smoking and genetics that contribute to wrinkles so it’s important to recognize and take appropriate measures to eliminate the risk factors that can be avoided.

    January 23, 2015 at 9:01 pm Reply
  • timothy

    I am in the sun working all day and I noticed my eyes are looking a little older than I would like. (my nieces and nephews like to point it out!)

    January 23, 2015 at 10:47 pm Reply
  • Dawn Sterner

    I want rapid results because I don’t have any patience! When I do something I like to see results fast!

    January 23, 2015 at 11:05 pm Reply

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