Tried Neutrogena’s New Skinstacks Nutrient Gummies
Can a daily dietary supplement give you better skin? Neutrogena thinks so.
The brand long associated with skin creams and soaps designed to remedy everything from teenage acne to fine lines and wrinkles of old age is now selling out.
Skinstacks nutritious gummies, unveiled at CES, are two-bite rainbow layered creations that are 3D printed to order by Nourished, Neutrogena’s partner in the business. They’re packed with vitamins, including A, C, and E, along with other antioxidants and nutrients, which Neutrogena says will improve your skin’s health from the inside out. They’re also sugar-free and vegan, and you can choose from several fruit flavors.
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That said, it’s worth remembering that the claims are just that, although Neutrogena claims to have research to back up its claims. Like the othersthese are not considered drugs or drugs and are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration or other government agencies.
There is a lot ofout there and normally I would be extremely skeptical of a product like this, but the Neutrogena brand carries a certain weight and it made me curious.
Neutrogena bills Skinstacks erasers as “customized” because the type of eraser recommended for a person is partially determined by an analysis of their face, conducted through the company’s mobile website. The scan, which is best done at home when you are not wearing makeup, examines facial features such as pore size, wrinkles and fine lines, then compares your features with a database of thousands of faces.
The scanner grades a person’s face in categories such as “lighter skin”, “wrinkles” and “radiance”. You are also asked about your skin priorities. For example, although some people don’t have acne or wrinkles that show up on scan, they can still worry about these things.
Once this data is compiled, users are left with a recommendation for one of five types of supplements. Options are labeled as “resilient”, “ageless”, “hydrated”, “clear”, and “glossy”. If they wish, people can order a 28-day supply for $50. The erasers are 3D printed to order at Nourished’s UK facility and take approximately seven to 10 days to ship.
I tried the scanner while at CES, but it’s worth mentioning that I was wearing makeup at the time, which could have skewed the results. The scanner, which is integrated into a mobile website and uses your phone’s camera, was easy to use and only took a few minutes. The process is similar to when you set up Face ID on an iPhone.
All of my scores were pretty good, but the scanner noticed some wrinkles – as I’ve reached the middle of my life, I didn’t find this surprising, but it was still a little depressing. As a result, the site recommended I try Ageless Supplements, which include layers of riboflavin and the antioxidant CoQ10.
It’s worth mentioning that all five options are quite similar. Five of their seven layers are identical. It is the last two that differ depending on the particular skin problem.
You can choose from a handful of flavors, including watermelon and tart cherry. The gummies are coated with the flavor after being printed. The gum I tried had a pretty indescribable fruit flavor, but it was still nice. It wasn’t something I would eat as a treat, but as a vitamin to take once a day would be fine.
The idea that they are personalized is a bit fanciful. There are only five options, and I tend to think most people already know what their skin concerns are, but Neutrogena says that’s not always the case. You might as well stock them on drugstore shelves, rather than have people go through the process of scanning and ordering them online, but in a store they might disappear into the sea of nutritional supplements already available. .
Is it worth spending $50 on something that could reduce your wrinkles or make your skin look brighter? Without hard evidence to prove gummies work, I’m not sure the answer is yes. But many other people are already spending a lot more money than that on similar products.
The information in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended to constitute medical or health advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have about a medical condition or health goals.