What is even in this stuff? It stinks. The FUMES coming off it burns your eyes! Tried it 3 times thinking it will be better. Now its in the bin. Total waste of money. Disgusting stuff. Should be ZERO stars.
November 23rd 2019 Update: Horrible!
Stinks like menthol or something on your face and the fumes coming off my face stung my eyes! What is even in this stuff? Persevered a couple of times then chucked it in the bin. Total waste of money.
Waste of money
This shouldn't even be sold as a scrub. It's just rubbish. It isn't a scrub. Horrible texture too. Worst scrub I've ever used. Used it once and threw it away. Shame on you Neutrogena.
Changed formula caused allergic reaction
My teenage daughter has been using this for the past two years. Recently Neutrogena changed their product "New and Improved". However the first time my daughter used the new product it caused an allergic reaction. My daughter stopped using it 4 days ago but her face is still covered in red and itchy hives.
Don't put this on your face without spot testing first.
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Great for oily skin
this cleanser is just fine, I sometimes use this after removing my makeup using another makeup remover and it helps me clean my face thoroughly. The issue I find is there is a little tightening and there are dry patches all over my face after a few minutes of rinsing it off.
Purchased in June 2019 for A$5.50.
DO NOT USE!
I cannot believe the results i got from this. My skin is not even sensitive and i got rashes all on my face, my face is stinging and burning and its been 2 days later. my skin is now peeling and extremely DRY and TIGHT. I regret using this product so bad. Do not use it you will regret it. RESULTS ARE HORRIBLE.
remedy: so I've looked for a remedy for rashes and dry burning face from using this product. but nothing came up so heres a couple if your in the same situation:
Coconut oil/ Olive Oil - mix those together and put a think layer all ...on your face Green tea- boil a cup of green tea and wait for it to cool and then put on your face, as well as tea bag. Aloe Vera Gel - put on the affected areas Cucumber - put cucumber slices on face. MOISTURISER - moisturiser is #1 you need to do this other wise your skin won't get better. vaseline - for dry areas.
Not bad however a bit drying
This is not a bad cleanser considering it has fragrance in it. It feels as though it cleanses very well as it strips everything from the surface of your facial skin, including the natural moisture hence feels a bit drying after using it. So I'd caution anyone who is prone to suffer from dehydration on your face as long term use can further burden your skins immune system.
I used the product for a month before I stopped using it a started looking for a gentle and more hydrating alternative.
One of the best
I have combination skin and this face wash works best for me. Good and soft on my skin, deeply clears my skin pores. My T zone remains oil free for more than 3 hours after using this product. I also had some dark patches on my face but they get lighter now. So it is a must have for me.
I decided to try this one out a year ago and I really love it. I have oily skin and I found that most facial cleansers in the market including those from expensive brands do little to accommodate my skin condition. With this one, like the name suggests, my face feels clean and tight, not a trace of oil left freshly after using it which is exactly how I like. Will not live without it. Always have a spare one in the cupboard!
Cheap. Great value. Does what it says it does.
None. Although, I think this product does not suit sensitive and dry skin.
I liked it so much I bought it again, and only this time I find myself using it less because I don't want to fork out for its price again too soon. I could easily go back to J&J clean and clear as they offer trial packs on special
It does what it's intention is. It cleans your face.
expensive, smells a little funny
I used to use this product a lot before I moved on to using Clinique. It is readily available at chemists and does not do too bad a job, but I have found that if you do have sensitive skin it can leave your skin a little bit irritated. It is not as mild as some other products but does do the job it says it will.
Competitively priced,easy to find, is oil free. Readily available. Does the job it says it will.
Not as suited to those with very sensitive skin as can be a little bit harsh I have found.
My sister got me onto this product, she's been using it for the last 4-5 years and has lovely clear skin. I've used it on & off and found it does clean deeply, and dries up break-outs but can be a little too drying sometimes. 4 out of 5 stars.
I used the Deep Clean Cream Cleanser and found it to be a very good cleanser, lathered up well so a little goes a long way. Skin feels VERY clean afterwards, good price ($10-15) and available at most supermarkets & chemists. Improves complexion, clears up break-outs and less im-perfections if used regularly.
Big tube, only available in the one big size...so not so good for travelling. Can over-dry the skin if used for too long.
I've tried many face scrubs, as I suffer many pimples. So I have to be careful what I use. At the moment I'm very happy with this one. I'm able to use it everyday without it drying out my skin. It does have a touch of Salicylic Acid in it, so it helps to fight off the dreaded pimples. My skin hasn't stayed this clear in a long long time. I'm now waking up in the morning without those tiny little white pimples. I'm so happy.
No dry skin, No inflamation afterwards, Able to use it everyday, has micro beads that exfoliate
Beads can sometime be a little painful if you scrub too hard
I used the cream version and found is exceptionally drying. I have combination skin and bought it for my boyfriend to use also. He has normal skin and we both found after using the product, that our skin had a really dry/tight outcome. This left me to wonder about how much moisture it stripped away from our skin, rather than gently cleansing. We threw the product out right away.
Creamy consistency, low scent.
Strips skin of moisture. If you have skin in need of hydration, avoid this product.
This is a great simple cleanser for normal to combination skin (really oily skin types should look at the Acne Wash). I've been using it on and off for years and like other reviewers have said, always end up going back to it, because it works! It doesn't promise the world, but for clean, soft skin it delivers!
I use the gel version of this product when my skin is behaving itself. It instantly foams into a rich lather and rinses clean with no residue. It's easy to find and comparatively cheap.
The pump design makes travel difficult (and I don't like the other formulas so have to pump it into canisters if I'm going away). I've had a couple of bottles crack - the plastic isn't very strong.
I have been using this face wash for the last 4 years. I have tried using other products during the 4 years, but I found myself keep going back to this one. It's a great product that works well for my skin. I would recommend to anyone having normal to oily skin.
This clenser does its job, and does it really well. My skin feels really clean after using this clenser, and feels that make-up is thoroughly removed. The gel becomes rich lather easily, and I like that the perfume isn't strong. It's easily & cheaply available too - there is nothing to dislike about this clenser!
It is a good affordable cleanser, that works well, but maybe too well! i found it way too drying for my skin, and i prefer their other cleanser - the 'fresh foaming cleanser'. unless you have particularly oily skin, i wouldn't recommend it.
it works well
i find it quite strong and drying for my skin.
I started using this face wash during my teenage years and I had stuck to it for a few years. I found it really good. I loved the feel of how refreshed my face feels after a wash and how it clean my face was. Really good face wash for removing facial oils and makeup! I high recommend this product.
My face feels REALLY clean after using this neutrogena wash. It contributes to keeping my T zone less oily, which is a really good thing!
There is nothing to dislike about this product.
Questions & Answers
Hi is it good for dry skin?
I would say definable not, I have very dehydrated skin and this product will dry you out even more because it contains salicylic acid - a peeling agent that works by chemically exfoliates skin. And extended use may thin skin layer and end up with drier skin. If you have dry skin I'd recommend to avoid 'salicylic acid' in the ingredients list altogether. Check out this article on salicylic acid.
When I initially purchased this i was under the impression that a 'cream' cleanser is supposed to be more hydrating, and learnt that this is not necessarily the case after using this Neutrogena cream cleanser. All it means is that it comes in a cream form.
Try a gentle glycerin based cleanser to avoid stripping oil from the skin. At the moment, I am using La Roche-Posay Toleriane foaming gel cleanser to remove makeup, and on makeup free days I'm using Cetaphil RestoraDerm skin restoring body wash( which is appropriate for face according to my pharmacist and dermatologist). They are both very gentle and won't dry your skin out.
Neutrogena also has a gentle cleanser that is recommended by my dermatologist which I'm yet to try though.
Also try to buy fragrance free and alcohol free, those two ingredients dries out skin like nothing else!
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