I have been compensated by Neutrogena to host this party. However, all the opinions and photos are my own.
Right before traveling with my guys, my son and I hosted a Neutrogena teen event at our house for their acne lines, which my son loves and uses quite often. But before I tell you about the products I must tell you that organizing events with teens is not easy. By the time kids are 14 years old or so, and the commute is longer than a walk, moms lose that eagerness to drive/chaperone them to yet another social gathering. You know, the one you had when they were toddlers and you couldn’t wait to see how cute they will look at Joey’s little birthday party. Moms at this stage either have younger ones with complicated sports schedules (along with their teens) or are simply in need of some relax time and do not want to be stuck in traffic on a Friday night. I totally get it. With that said, I did a bit of coordinating with the teens themselves and am happy to report we had a full house of boys and girls. And that’s a big deal because kids are so weird with each other at this age. I was really happy with the turn-out …
For the first 15 minutes, the kids were a bit shy until I brought out the food and products. Thank goodness I was able to break the ice along with my dear friend Monique, who helped in talking about skincare to the kids. The girls really wanted to know how they could keep their skin and clear.
The girls tried the products and loved the Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit line, especially the pre-moistened wipes. I mean, who doesn’t love the grapefruit line? The scent alone gets major points, especially for being an acne treatment. In fact, I had one of the girls over again for a makeup tutorial and we loved using the Oil Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub to prep her face. I told the girls that they needed to take good care of their skin, as it is about to embark on some major changes. A few of the girls were already concerned about acne that seemed to be surfacing. I explained that before they started covering up acne with makeup, they needed to make sure they take good care of their skin by cleansing at least twice a day and applying sun screen. The Grapefruit Line features products that powerfully treat and help prevent breakouts and blackheads while delivering a refreshing blast of 100% naturally derived grapefruit extract and vitamin C. It doesn’t get any better than that. The scent is delicious, which takes the “chore” out of skin care. And we all know how teens feel about chores!
As the girls tried their products, more boys arrive. My fellow foodie friend Nicole stopped by with her little guy and my awesome friend and DIY-er Denise brought her three sons. My son had not met two of the boys prior to the event, but they hit it off immediately as you can tell. When your moms are creative types, you have a lot in common with another. Laughter quickly ensued and the real eating and chatting began. I introduced them to the Rapid Clear Line, which has an extensive portfolio of products that are all designed to treat acne and breakouts fast.
My son liked the “fast” part. He only panics once he has a total break out, then he wants them gone right away. All of them. That’s my cue to remind him to wash his skin every day, drink lots of water (lay off the chicken wings!) and use the Fight and Fade Gel before bed.
The kids had a great time. So much so, the boys stayed the night! I placed all the Neutrogena products they needed on the sink for morning, and went to sleep feeling great that I get to work with such awesome brands and that my son has a great group of friends. Thanks Neutrogena!