Skincare - Face -Neutrogena -Light Therapy Acne Mask

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Didn't notice any difference in my skin. Waste of money.


Skincare - Face -Neutrogena -Light Therapy Acne Mask

on 2/6/2018 8:08:00 AM

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This product is SERIOUSLY not for you if you have light sensitive eyes or any sort of light sensitivity.

I've been having some (pretty unusual for me) breakouts recently, and this product sounded really worth a shot for a few reasons. First, since being really dry my skin is hard to treat when it breaks out as most chemical acne treatments are all about drying out the skin and removing my non-existent oiliness, so something non chemical sounded like a good idea. Second I had heard good things about this product. And third, I generally like Neutrogena.

I was expecting the light coming from this mask to feel warm and relaxing, like Neutrogena's description and other people said, maybe like sunbathing. Instead it is SO blinding bright I literally shrieked and ripped it off the first time I turned it on. The instructions tell you to "sit back and relax" with it for 10 minutes - around 10 seconds was as long as I could stand.

I do have extremely light sensitive eyes, so I cannot properly review this light mask for it's intended purpose, only warn others who have the same problem. I have heard very good things about this product, so it only seems fair that I give it a neutral score of 3.

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Crème -Neutrogena -Healthy Skin Compact Makeup SPF 55 Helioplex

on 1/31/2018 3:54:00 PM

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I don't understand the bad reviews?! This is not for oily skin, however. I generally like cream to powder foundations; I like the ease of use & medium coverage. This has high spf too. Win

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Cleansers -Neutrogena -Oil-Free Acne Wash

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I went through 2 bottles of this before writing a review. In my experience it’s okay at reducing acne but was also over drying in my case, even with the oily combination acne prone skin that I have.


Cleansers -Neutrogena -Neutrogena Deep Clean Cleanser Cream

on 1/29/2018 5:54:00 PM

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For those of you horrified by the formula change this cleanser has undergone in the past year, I wanted to make a suggestion for a comparable replacement.
It's the Clean & Clear Cream Cleanser Sensitive. It has a very similar ingredient list, and has a fairly similar creamy feel that adequately cleansed yet didn't irritate at all.
Hope this helps someone. That is, until Johnson & Johnson decides to ruin this one too.

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Cleansers -Neutrogena -Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser

on 1/29/2018 1:21:00 PM

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I think this is the same product I use but in Finland the name is Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Facial Wash. The product is deep cleansing and tends to dry out my skin but that's what moisturisers are for. Anyways, this product in the only thing I've found that gets rid of my blackheads (in combination with Olivia Klein's Hydra Lotion which is a very light and lovely moisturizer). Smells awesome!

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Cleansers -Neutrogena -Hydro Boost Hydrating Cleansing Gel

on 1/28/2018 12:06:00 PM

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My skin did not like this. It actually broke me out & besides, it doesn't even remove makeup.

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Foundations -Neutrogena -Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint

on 1/26/2018 5:19:00 PM

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So I have rosacea on my face more blood red cheeks than anything else, I also have combination skin my T zone is oily but the rest of my face is dry. I bought this from Walmart trying different foundations that could cover my cheeks and this one I wouldn't call a FULL COVERAGE foundation but its pretty good I do like this one and would rebuy! But it doesn't cover up my rosacea that well but it does do better than most!

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Scrubs -Neutrogena -Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Pore Scrub

on 1/26/2018 12:29:00 PM

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I use this daily for my super-sensitive skin. Once I started using Retin-A I figured I needed a scrub. I tried this and keep using it because it scrubs gently and doesn't irritate my skin. It is a bit drying for me, so I mix it with my Neutrogena U;tra Gentle Hydrating Cream cleanser. The combo keep me moist and exfoliated.

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Cleansers -Neutrogena -Clear Pore Cleanser Mask

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I didn't even like this product at first...it literally took me 3 years to finally embrace it and learn to love it; now, it's my HG morning cleanser and HG "after the gym" cleanser. I've been using it for about 4 years now, in total. Initially, I disliked it for 2 reasons: One, this product is THICK. It isn't difficult to work with on your face, it's just kind of a pain to rinse off. I'm paranoid about benzoyl peroxide (BPO) bleaching my clothes, sheets, towels, etc., so a cleanser that is tough to rinse off makes me a little paranoid. Fortunately, I've never actually had a problem with this cleanser bleaching any fabrics. Even though it takes some work to get it off, it does rinse very clean, which I think is the reason it hasn't bleached anything. Two, I just found this cleanser so...boring. Basic. Utilitarian. Not anything fun or enjoyable to use. I really only started using it because my dermatologist told me to use a BPO cleanser with 2.5% - 5% benzoyl peroxide, and this was the only product I could find (at the time) with the right %. And, TBH, I wasn't convinced that it was really going to "do anything" for my acne...I mean, it's an old OTC ingredient in a run-of-the-mill drugstore product, so how good was it going to be?

Compounding my boredom was the fact that BPO itself is somewhat irritating (though not harmfully or excessively so, for most people), and at the time, I was using Aczone, which was making my face super inflamed. Inflamed face + BPO + product I hate = I didn't love this cleanser, ya feel me? I asked my derm if there was anything else I could use instead of BPO, to which he (and another derm in the office, at a later appointment), said: No, not really. BPO works in a very specific way that cannot be replicated by non-BPO cleansers. It works very well for certain types of acne, and is particularly good for body acne and acne that is related to sweating/working out. Thus, I soldiered on. I eventually tried some other brands of BPO cleanser, but none were as thick as Neutrogena...which, to my surprise, I ended up not liking! Thinner BPO cleansers would just slide around my skin, but they never really seemed to "stick" or feel like they were *cleansing* my skin. If any water even MISTED onto them in the shower, as I was letting the product "sit" on my arms or shoulders, boom - the thinner BPO cleansers were completely gone. Plus, I never felt like the Oxy brand or Acne Free BPO cleansers I tried were really penetrating my pores, and just weren't doing the work that BPO is meant to do. So, back to Neutrogena I went...for years...

Fast forward to my present-day feelings: I actually love this cleanser now. IT REALLY WORKS, YA'LL! I buy backups of it to keep in my beauty product stash; I even have a tube of it in my boyfriend's house (which is really saying something - I only store my "HG/permanent collection" products there). I do still find this cleanser a bit drying/irritating at times, but that is one of the cold, hard facts of using BPO in any form or product. With proper moisturization, it's a total non-issue, and I feel that the blandness of this cleanser actually minimizes the irritation ("fancier" products = more irritating ingredients that would compound the irritation of the BPO itself). I'm trying to use up some PanOxyl I had laying around, and wow...I don't even really care for the PanOxyl compared to Neutrogena, although PanOxyl is more of a thick formulation like this one. PanOxyl may be thick, but it just doesn't stay put like Neutrogena. No, I don't use this cleanser as a mask, but I DO try to allow it to sit on my skin for at least 1 minute, especially when I'm applying it to thicker skin in the shower (for example, my arms and back). Neutrogena stays put on my face, arms, shoulders, neck, chest, back...wherever I need to apply it, until I'm ready to rinse it off.

Fun fact: BPO is effective with as little as 15 seconds of contact time on your skin. Most cleansers don't do much of anything to combat acne (above and beyond what basic cleansing will do), simply because their ingredients need a longer contact time than would be possible while washing your face. BPO is unique in that regard; in cleanser-form, it is still very effective. Another fun fact: BPO reduces the colonization of staph bacteria on your face! This fact alone is what really motivated me to keep using BPO, and this cleanser in particular. Think of all the ways that staph bacteria can colonize your face - you touch your face with your hands, which almost always carry some type of staph; you touch your phone and then touch your face; you put your phone UP TO your face; you touch equipment at the gym (one of the early sources of MRSA infections), shopping carts, etc., then touch your phone or face...staph bacteria are everywhere, and they are actually a very common culprit in acne breakouts (not all bacterial breakouts are due to P. acnes, I'm afraid). BPO doesn't just kill staph - it also makes it harder for the bacteria to live and grow on your skin in the future. And, because of the manner in which BPO works to reduce the acnegenic bacteria on your face...no bacteria can become resistant to it.

Tl;dr: When I go through a lazy phase and don't do my full AM routine (read: I don't use my beloved Neutrogena BPO cleanser), I notice a big difference in the amount and type of pimples that i get on my face. When I stay consistent with my whole skincare routine (of which this cleanser is a big part), I actually have clear skin! Yes, Retin-A gets a lot of credit for keeping my skin nice and clear, but it's not the *only* thing doing the work. Retin-A doesn't really target the superficial, bacterial breakouts that I sometimes get - and that's exactly what this cleanser targets. It's bland, it's boring, but it's my ride-or-die BPO cleanser and it's darn cheap, to boot. Target often has Cartwheel coupons for Neutrogena skincare, too, so double

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Cleansers -Neutrogena -Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser

on 1/25/2018 1:54:00 PM

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I've been using this for a few years now as my skin moves from very oily, (54) with constant breakouts to more combination skin as I age. I love the smell, and no, I don't like fragrance normally, but it is washed off. My dermatologist recommended this for me and it's been a holy grail. I never, ever scrub with it. I use my fingers gently and move it around, following it with a Witch Hazel, alcohol free toner, to get it all off. I blot between with a towel. It has not irritated my skin, but it has helped remove some of my small bumps and has never caused irritation, or burning. I just love this and I know it's not the most popular on the market, but for the money and the recommendation, it's been perfect for me.

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Moisturizers -Neutrogena -Oil Free Moisture - SPF 15

on 1/25/2018 2:24:00 AM

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Its okay. Nothing terrible but really nothing great. I've been using this daily for a while (1 year+) and still not out of it so it is long lasting if you use it just for only your face. The fact it has SPF is a plus but I have oily skin already and when I use this it leaves my skin reallly greasy and even more oilier. So it's not really nice if you're someone who doesn't wear any foundation or makeup etc over the top to cover the greasiness. It can even cause a break out (few bumps) a bit on my face from time to time and it feels more on the heavy side, on your skin. Finally looking for something to replace it – going to try EltaMD UV Daily Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 Moisturising Facial Sunscreen (pricier but great reviews). The price is alright and usually accessible from your local stores but its leaves you so greasy, would probably not buy this again.


Cleansers -Neutrogena -Acne proofing gel clenser

on 1/24/2018 12:17:00 PM

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There are some mixed reviews on this product but mainly good ones so I gave it a shot. I just wish they would make a new version with no sent(it smells sweet but also manly) I feel like more people would end up liking it.
I have been using it twice a day for a week. I have noticed my hyperpigmentation (from old blemishes) fade faster due to the salicylic acid. My current blemish has faded to almost nothing after two days of use. Im even on my monthly and I have noticed new breakouts.
Pros:
Higher salycilic acid at 2% (if you like it)
Pump
Didn't irritate my sensitive skin
Seemed to calm redness for me

Cons:
it's green?? It's not green when you pump it out but it is in the bottle
The sent!!! Stop adding sent to face washes
Not good for dry skin


Cleansers -Neutrogena -Hydro Boost Hydrating Cleansing Gel

on 1/24/2018 10:26:00 AM

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Doesn't take off makeup, and was quite drying.
Other elements were nice - smelled unobjectionable, good slip, good pump bottle - but I just need a more effective cleanser.

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Moisturizers -Neutrogena -Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream - Night

on 1/23/2018 1:22:00 PM

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Sorry to write a negative - but the list of ingredients HAS changed: retinol is now the last ingredient. Virtually none at all, it seems. One amazon reviewer from 2016 reports it has .025 % retinol, also noting that the maker did not want to answer the question, and she found out on her own. And L7997's review here November 2016 notes that retinol is already listed last, whereas before it was much higher on the content list. The maker says the divulging percentage info is against company policy, that the formula has not changed since 2011, and the order of ingredients does not necessarily reflect content percentage. In which case I'm not clear why they changed the content listing. I have no break outs, no irritation from it and I do like the consistency - lighter than many night creams, and the no fragrance. I buy it off amazon. I had noticed the packaging had changed (the neutrogena box it comes in is now smaller.) That's fine - but the apparent formula dumbing down is not. I'd been buying it for a few years and noticed it seemed less effective of late. Could be just aging, but that may not be the all of it, as other reviewers have had the same criticism of the product. I wish I had realized this before ordering another tube of it recently. I will probably use what I have as a hand cream now.

USED TO BE: Ingredients
Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Dimethicone, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Retinol, Panthenol, Disodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polysorbate 20, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, BHT, Carbomer.

IS NOW:
Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Triethanolamine, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Diazolidinyl Urea, Cetearyl Glucoside, Methylparaben, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, BHT, Propylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Polysorbate 20, Retinol

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