The term 'Holy Grail" is not a term I through around loosely. However, I have found my holy grail product to decrease the appearance of post acne scarring and other pesky spots that seem to take forever to go away or linger forever.
I rarely break out (and I knock on wood every time I write that), but when I do it always tends to occur in the same spot - usually in between my cheekbones and the corner on my mouth - these breakouts always leaves me with a cluster of post acne marks that never go away and are tough to conceal.
I purchased Neutrogena's Rapid Tone Repair Moisturizer SPF30 (the day time version) 5 months ago (there is also a nighttime version, without the SPF). It claimed to diminish the appearance of spots and it had added bonuses of vitamin c, retinol and SPF30 - the perfect day time moisturizer in a nutshell.
In all honesty, I had little hope that this would do wonders for my marks - but for $20, I purchased in anyway.
I am pleased to report that after a month of use, my acne marks were barley noticeable. My skin tone is now more even. I have been skipping concealer around my problem areas completely for the past month and a half - 2 months. I can't really report to much about what the retinol is doing for my skin, but it is a nice added ingredient.
Onto the product itself - the packaging is nice and sturdy in the moisturizer's glass pump container. It's travel friendly as you can twist the pump shut.
The texture is light which is somewhat of a con (for me). I do have drier skin and it does take some more product to feel my skin is adequately moisturized. This would be great for oily skin because it sinks in really nicely and doesn't leave and oily appearance. The texture also makes this product ideal to wear under makeup. The high dose of SPF also surprisingly does not leave a white cast over your face either. Below is the product almost completely rubbed in. You can see somewhat of a white shade, but once you completely let the product soak it, that disappears.
The scent is nice, a little citrusy but nothing too strong.
Overall, I do deem this my holy grail spot correcting product! My spots have diminished significantly. I love that I don't need to use a separate product with SPF in it during the daytime, and it's a 'comfortable' moisturizer to wear without it feeling heavy at all. I am definitely going to repurchase this moisturizer in the future.
Have you tried the Neutrogena Rapid Tone Repair Moisturizer?