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Neutrogena Bright Boost™: The Skincare Line for Millennials Made With Powerhouse Neoglucosamine®

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It's a common skincare dilemma: You're over the acne stage and wrinkles aren't yet a concern, but you're starting to notice dark spots, fine lines and dull skin. This new line can help address all of it—thanks to the team of millennial scientists behind it.

ew jobs, new relationships and lots of other new adventures. That’s what life in your late 20s and 30s tends to bring.

Know what else it brings?

Skin changes.

You're likely past the acne stage and not quite in the wrinkles category yet, but perhaps you're starting to notice fine lines, dark spots and skin that's dull and dry.

If this sounds familiar, you have something in common with a team of millennial scientists who noticed the same thing about their own skin—and decided to tag-team to develop a skin brightening line tailored to their specific skin needs that just hit stores across the country: Neutrogena Bright Boost™.

One Powerhouse Ingredient, Three Ways to Use It


Three of the four products in the Bright Boost line contain an ingredient called Neoglucosamine®. It's the building block of skin's natural hyaluronic acid, which attracts and holds moisture, as well as helps smooth the skin.

"It's a powerhouse ingredient," explains Marisa Dufort Marisa Dufort, U.S. Director of Research and Development, Specialty Beauty, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., U.S. Director of Research and Development, Specialty Beauty, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. "Neoglucosamine gently resurfaces the skin by exfoliating to encourage cell turnover and improve the look of dark spots for a more even skin tone.”

From a micro polish designed to smooth out skin texture to an illuminating serum made with humectant glycerin to provide moisture, learn about the four simple steps you can take to achieve brighter skin.

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Step 1: Neutrogena Bright Boost Resurfacing Micro Polish

Carine Hardy Carine Hardy, Senior Scientist, Skin Health, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Holdings France, 29, Senior Scientist, Skin Health, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Holdings France, took the lead on helping create the exfoliating Bright Boost Resurfacing Micro Polish after noticing her own skin was looking a bit dull.

The creamy, foamy polish is formulated to help support surface cell turnover through exfoliation, smooth out your skin's texture, and resurface and brighten the skin. "You can see benefits to your skin from the first application," Hardy says. "And then when you use it regularly, it helps bring out that glowing effect, thanks to the glycolic and mandelic acids the help remove dead skin cells and the polishing particles that work to exfoliate your skin."

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Step 2: Neutrogena Bright Boost Illuminating Serum

Anna Rose Anna Rose, Principal Scientist, R&D Skin Health, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., 32, Principal Scientist, R&D Skin Health, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., worked on creating the Bright Boost Illuminating Serum, which is designed to even out skin tone and texture, while also adding radiance to it.

“Of all the products in the line, the serum has the highest concentration of Neoglucosamine, which is effective but gentle at removing dead skin cells," says Rose, who is based in the U.S. "I like to compare using the serum on your skin to a shiny car that has some dust on it. Once you take a cloth and wipe off that dust, you can see the shine coming through."

After using the micro polish, you massage the serum with your fingertips into your skin until it's absorbed. The product also contains the humectant glycerin, which adds moisture and helps plump the skin, while light reflectors provide an afterglow.

"If you had looked at my bathroom shelf a couple of years ago, you would have seen around 20 different serums," Rose says. "But with this serum, I only need one. It has everything I need for my skin."

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Step 3: Neutrogena Bright Boost Gel Cream

Diyana Sudarsono Diyana Sudarsono, Senior Scientist, Skin Health, Johnson & Johnson Pte. Ltd. (Singapore), 33, Senior Scientist, Skin Health, Johnson & Johnson Pte. Ltd. (Singapore), began noticing that, as she aged—especially after having a child—her skin didn’t regenerate as quickly. “If I have a breakout, for example, after the pimples go away, it takes longer for the look of dark spots to improve," she says. “I needed a product that would help with that, which is what Bright Boost Gel Cream is designed to do.”

Once your skin has fully absorbed the serum, you use gentle, massaging strokes to apply the gel cream, which also contains Neoglucosamine, skin exfoliating alpha hydroxy acids (mandelic acid) and polyhydroxy acids (gluconolactone) that help boost the skin’s natural renewal process. Clinical testing from Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. found that this formulation improved tone, texture and the look of fine lines within a week. It also found that skin brightness improved by 25%—in fact, 93% of subjects showed improvement in brightness.

Sudarsono also notes that she loves the feel of the product: "Since it's a gel, it's lightweight and refreshing."

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Step 4: Neutrogena Bright Boost Moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Anna Trondoli Anna Trondoli, Senior Scientist, Skin Health, Johnson & Johnson, 31, Senior Scientist, Skin Health, Johnson & Johnson do Brasil Industria E Comercio de Produtos Para Saude Ltda., found she especially needed a product to help protect her skin from the strong Brazilian sun—so she helped create the Bright Boost Moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF 30.

"This is the perfect finishing touch to your skincare routine," explains Trondoli, adding that you just rub about one teaspoon of the lightweight lotion into your skin until it dries. In addition to Neoglucosamine, which boosts brightness, the moisturizer also nourishes the skin with powerful antioxidants, vitamins C and E and moringa seed.

“It was designed to be multifunctional—to have everything in one moisturizer, including sun protection," explains Trondoli, "which makes it perfect for my overscheduled millennial life."


Curious to learn more about Bright Boost and the scientists behind it? Watch this video:

Find out more about the four products featured in the line—and where you can buy them.

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