Boost Your Skin’s Vitals for Optimal Skin Health



If it’s vital for your skin, we make it our science.

Your solutions for gentle cleansing, lasting hydration, UV protection, or skin balancing.

What are Skin’s Vitals?

Our skin has two vital functions that can be measured and maintained for optimal skin health:

Skin's dynamic barrier is the protective outermost layer – it is skin’s first line of defense and ceaselessly adapts to the internal and external environment. Skin’s cellular activity is the internal, interconnected biology of how your skin works at its most profound state.

Skin’s Vital Functions

Skin’s Dynamic Barrier

Skin’s dynamic barrier protects against UV rays, retains moisture in dry air, is the first line of defense against dirt, oil, and makeup, and helps balance oil production that can retain moisture and balance skin.

Skin’s Cellular Activity

Skin’s cellular activity generates new skin cells when cleansing removes the old, responds to skin inflammation that may cause acne, and can be strengthened with SPF against premature skin aging and dark spots.

How Skin Aggressors Impact Your Skin

  • Sun exposure:
    Spending extended periods of time in the sun can cause sun damage and early signs of skin aging. Be sure to use a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher and reapply it regularly throughout the day.
  • Dry air:
    Dry air can strip skin’s dynamic barrier of its natural oils, leading to dehydration, dryness, and flaking. Make sure to use a moisturizer to keep skin’s dynamic barrier hydrated.
  • Dust and dirt:
    Dust and dirt can clog pores, leading to breakouts and irritation. Make sure to cleanse your skin regularly to remove makeup and sweat.
  • Stress and lack of sleep:
    Stress and lack of sleep can have a negative impact on skin, leading to breakouts, redness, and premature skin aging. Make sure to get plenty of rest, practice relaxation techniques, and incorporate stress-reducing activities to help maintain healthy looking skin.

Skin University

At Neutrogena®, the science of skin care starts with formulations. We combine safe, clinically backed ingredients to design products that feel great and deliver results. We’re sharing our ingredient glossary to give you all the facts, empowering you to make informed decisions for your skin health. If it’s vital to your skin, we make it our science.


Analyze Your Skin

The right skincare products can provide extra layers of protection against external aggressors to help keep your skin looking and feeling healthy. That’s where Neutrogena Skin360® comes in! Our free assessment analyzes your skin and gives you personalized skin care recommendations.