Full Review & Alternatives: Neutrogena Men’s Age Fighter Face Moisturizer

Age Fighter by Neutrogena Men is the first anti-wrinkle cream for men with a sun protection factor that we found. As you know, the sun is one of the first causes of premature aging, and by blocking the rays this sun damage can be prevented.

The cream is advertised as a moisturizer, so I really don’t think it will do much of reducing the wrinkles or lines that are already there.

Although it is also mentioned that it is formulated with retinol (a pure form of vitamin A) a powerful anti-wrinkle ingredient.

We will analyze your INCI to see if it has all the ingredients (and in their correct proportions) to be able to fulfill everything that it promises.

And if you found it interesting, then I recommend that you read this one with an  Analysis of the Best Anti-Wrinkle and Anti-Aging Creams for Men .

Neutrogena Men’s Age Fighter Face Moisturizer Review

  • Avobenzone 1.5%: Also called Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane. Oil soluble sunscreen agent. Classified as a “chemical” sunscreen because it works by absorbing UV rays over a broad wavelength, and then converting them to less harmful infrared radiation (heat). It is marketed as a “broad spectrum” sunscreen because it protects the skin against the full range of UVA rays from the sun. It is one of the few chemical sunscreen agents with full UV protection, and for this reason, it is mostly used in sunscreen products. It is also used in cosmetic products to protect other ingredients from deterioration in the sun. Avobenzone tends to break down in the presence of light over time, diminishing its sun protection capabilities. For this reason, it is usually accompanied by light stabilizing ingredients such as octocrylene. Avobenzone appears to be non-toxic and non-irritating to the skin. However, if it is in conjunction with light stabilizers, there is an increased risk of skin irritation and a low level of toxicity. Both the FDA and the European Union Cosmetics Directive have evaluated the safety of this ingredient and approved its safe use in concentrations of up to 3% and 5% respectively.
  • Octisalate 5% : Organic compound used as an ingredient in sunscreens and cosmetics to absorb the full range of UVB rays from the sun. It is a colorless liquid with an oily consistency that often emits a slightly floral fragrance. It is an ester formed by the condensation of a salicylic acid with 2-ethylhexanol. The salicylate component absorbs ultraviolet light and protects the skin from the harmful effects of exposure to sunlight. The ethylhexanol portion serves as a fatty alcohol, adding emollient and oil-like (water resistant) properties. The FDA has approved the use of Octisalate in sunscreens with a concentration of up to 5%.
  • Octocrylene 3% : Octocrylene is an organic compound and an ester formed by the condensation of a diphenylcyanoacrylate with 2-ethylhexanol (a fatty alcohol, which adds emollient and oil-like properties). It is used primarily as an active ingredient in sunscreens due to its ability to absorb UVB and short-wave UVA (ultraviolet) rays and protect the skin from direct DNA damage. Octocrylene can penetrate the skin and act as a photosensitizer, resulting in increased free radical production. However, any toxicity problems resulted from the high concentrations not found in topical sunscreens and other skin care products.
  • Oxybenzone 4%: Oxybenzone works primarily as a photostabilizer and sunscreen. It is a “chemical” sunscreen. When used alone, oxybenzone absorbs UVB rays and short UVA rays, but is a relatively weak chemical absorber of UV rays. It also helps preserve the integrity of other cosmetic ingredients, preventing their deterioration by the sun. For this reason, oxybenzone is used in conjunction with other sunscreen agents. It has been shown to penetrate the skin and cause photosensitivity. As a photocarcinogen, it has shown an increase in the production of harmful free radicals and an ability to attack DNA cells. Some studies have shown that it behaves similarly to the hormone estrogen, suggesting that it can cause breast cancer.It has also been linked to contact eczema and allergies. Additionally, there are many concerns regarding the percutaneous absorption of Oxybenzone in the human body. In one study, individuals applied a 4% oxybenzone sunscreen and submitted urine samples 5 days after topical application. All of the subjects’ urine secretions were found to contain oxybenzone, suggesting the body’s ability to store the substance. The FDA has approved the use of oxybenzone as a safe ingredient, but only in concentrations up to 6%. Sweden has banned the use of this ingredient. The ban in Hawaii will go into effect in 2021. individuals applied a 4% oxybenzone sunscreen and presented urine samples 5 days after topical application.All of the subjects’ urine secretions were found to contain oxybenzone, suggesting the body’s ability to store the substance. The FDA has approved the use of oxybenzone as a safe ingredient, but only in concentrations up to 6%. Sweden has banned the use of this ingredient. The ban in Hawaii will go into effect in 2021. individuals applied a 4% oxybenzone sunscreen and presented urine samples 5 days after topical application. All of the subjects’ urine secretions were found to contain oxybenzone, suggesting the body’s ability to store the substance. The FDA has approved the use of oxybenzone as a safe ingredient, but only in concentrations up to 6%. Sweden has banned the use of this ingredient.The ban in Hawaii will go into effect in 2021. but only in concentrations of up to 6%. Sweden has banned the use of this ingredient. The ban in Hawaii will go into effect in 2021. but only in concentrations of up to 6%. Sweden has banned the use of this ingredient. The ban in Hawaii will go into effect in 2021.
  • Glycerin : Tested in ClarinsMen’s anti-wrinkle cream .
  • C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate : It is mainly used as an emollient and thickening agent. Many cosmetic products contain this ingredient because it provides a light, silky conditioning after touching the skin and hair. It has also been shown to act as an antimicrobial agent and preservative, particularly in products containing UV absorbers.
  • Cetearyl Alcohol : Tested in Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Contour .
  • Glyceryl Stearate : Analyzed in the Fiori di Cipria men’s anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Cetyl Alcohol : Analyzed in the anti-wrinkle cream Vita Lift 5 from L’Oreal Men Expert .
  • Dimethicone : Tested in Shiseido Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
  • PEG-75 Stearate : Analyzed in Fiori di Cipria’s anti-wrinkle cream for men as PEG-100 stearate.
  • Panthenol : Analyzed in the Fiori di Cipria men’s anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Tocopheryl Acetate : Analyzed in ClarinsMen’s wrinkle cream as Tocopherol Acetate.
  • Phenoxyethanol : Analyzed in ClarinsMen’s anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Caprylyl Glycol : Analyzed in Nezeni Cosmetics anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Carbomer : Analyzed in Nezeni Cosmetics anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Cetearyl Glucoside : Tested in Decléor’s Harmonie Calm Gel contour .
  • Butylene Glycol : Analyzed in ClarinsMen’s anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Methylparaben : Parabens.
  • Ceteth-20 : Solvent and emulsifier. It is prepared by reacting ethylene oxide with cetyl alcohol, and the numerical value of the name corresponds to the average number of moles of ethylene oxide, which influences its consistency.
  • Steareth-20 : Analyzed on Decléor’s Harmonie Calm contour .
  • Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract : Extract from a type of green tea plant. Topical application of green tea leaves or extracts has many benefits for the skin, including anti-aging properties. The polyphenols in green tea possess powerful antioxidant and skin-soothing properties, and they hold great promise for improving the appearance of sun-damaged skin.
  • Propylparaben : Parabens.
  • Chlorphenesin : Analyzed in the anti-wrinkle cream Vita Lift 5 from L’Oreal Men Expert .
  • BHT : Tested in Shiseido Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
  • Disodium EDTA : Analyzed in ClarinsMen’s anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Sodium Hydroxide : Tested in the Fiori di Cipria anti-wrinkle cream for men .
  • Tocopherol : Analyzed in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream as Tocopherol Acetate.
  • Polysorbate 20 : Tested on the Clinique Smart contour .
  • Retinol : Analyzed in Sesderma’s Reti Age contour .

Neutrogena Men’s Age Fighter Face Moisturizer Review Summary

The brand divides the INCI between active and inactive ingredients. Among the assets we find 4 sunscreens with their respective proportions. Of these, Oxybenzone stands out, a controversial sunscreen, which although the FDA has approved it, some countries are banning it.

On the other hand, of the inactive ingredients I can only say: parabens, silicones, and potentially irritating ingredients.

In addition, the retinol that the brand advertises so much is the last ingredient on the list, so little or nothing is going to do us.

Alternative

Buying a good cream, and applying sunscreen afterwards, is more worth buying than buying an all-in-one and doing nothing.

That is why I recommend that you use Nezeni Cosmetics anti-aging , which is a cream that can considerably reduce wrinkles and the signs of aging. From the same brand you also have sunscreen, essential when going out.

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Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.

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