I am on my 7th (or so?) bottle of this and my skin happens to love it. In the past, I couldn't find a cleanser that removed makeup efficiently AND kept me from irritating my somewhat sensitive skin. While I am acne prone, I would classify my breakouts as hormonal-related. Up until that time of the month, this keeps my skin happy and clean at the end of each day. It cleanses off my foundation and lathers nicely with a warm washcloth. The only thing I need extra work on is removing my mascara - but that's just how my mascara is.
I use this at night and Oxy 10% BP cleanser in the a.m. and the combo of the two really help keep my skin clear. This cleanser does not make my face feel dry, but I can see where others claim it does for them. As with every cleanser, a moisturizer should always be applied after. For reference, I use the night cream that's also in the Naturals line (love that too!). Though it's nothing organic, per se, I like Neutrogena's efforts in simplifying the ingredients as seen in their Naturals line. I don't feel guilty using this because it doesn't contain sulfates, petrochemicals, etc as listed on the bottle.
On the flip side, for a product which aims to be "natural", they did add fragrance to this. I'd describe it as a green apple scent, but it is not offensive - at least for me. The cleanser is a creamy-liquid consistency with a pearly-white appearance. It doesn't appear they've tried to add any colors or anything of the sort. One may compare it to Philosophy's Purity cleanser - which I've used and it made me break out ridiculously! This is better and more wallet-friendly.
Alas, the packaging. The bottle is something I happen to like quite a lot. The cap locks with a simple twist, so if you're someone on the go and want to pack this, you can be assured this won't open and spill all over your bag. The bottle is simple with straightforward text describing the derivatives of the ingredients as well as what the cleanser was designed to do.
I think it's a great cleanser that should be recognized by more people. After all, repurchasing my 7th bottle should tell you something!
While this did remove makeup, it also seemed to irritate my skin and also possibly be the cause of some breakouts. Plus the smell is gross and even triggered migraines.I gave it many chances and weeks but alas, it was a dud. To the trash it went.
I've used this cleanser for over a year now (and will continue to use it) and it's great for those who wear MINIMAL base/eye makeup who don't want to spend the extra time removing their makeup then actually cleansing their face. It comes out through a pump (yay!) in a creamy white consistency and smells like green apples. It does not irritate the eyes and does a nice job on removing makeup while making my face clean. Packaging is simple and not over embellished. This could work for any skin type because it doesn't dry out or add to much moisture to the skin. My skin is also really sensitive/acne-prone and it has never broken me out or given me a rash like many other products.
Bottom line: If you want an all-in-one makeup removing cleanser and wear light makeup, then this is for you.
I've only used this twice, but it does a good job! It smells lovely. It's a creamy cleanser, it's better and doesn't dry like the gel cleansers. It removes make up better than most cleansers. I don't normally use neutrogena, but this one is good. I'm taking off a lippie because it's pretty expensive for the size it's in. It's about $8-$9 at Walmart. Hopefully it works out as I continue to use it but at this point, keeping it a 4.
Does a great job at removing makeup and leaves my skin feeling soft, not tight or dry.
I am very happy and am in love with this cleanser!!
This is a product that I would highly recommend because it is perfect to use daily, for normal and/or combination skin! It's very gentle and it makes my skin feel like it's being cleansed with ingredients that are friendly and kind to the skin. It is lightly scented, and it smells very pleasant! My skin feels very soft, pure, cleansed, and supple after each use in the morning and at night!
P.S. If your skin type is combination, where you are oily on your nose and/or other areas, you can still use this product, just try to incorporate an oil-absorbing mask that you can once or twice a week on those areas to balance out your skin! :)
Hello everybody!!! I am new here and not English native speaker, but Italian, so forgive my mistakes.
Anyways: OMG this product literally burns my eyes!!! It is ok in the face but if even a little drop of it goes into my eyes it stings like hell and I start watering, what an awful experience! It's like pouring pure soap in your eyes...
In the rest of the face is fine to me, so I will finish the bottle, but will never buy it again!
In the end, looking at the INCI you can see it is not even that natural.
Best makeup remover I have tried! Im on my third bottle of this stuff, it does a great job of removing everything.
But for me, I 'use this as both my makeup remover and a cleanser. I like to double cleanse, because the first wash you use is just getting the makeup off....not treating your skin. I have used this just alone and I feel kind of oily, like I have a film left over my skin. So I like to use this to remove all my makeup, and then I follow with a different cleanser.
Its gentle, has a nice smell, and doesn't break me out, so I like it!
I wear a lot of make up daily so getting it off at the end of the day can be time consuming. I usually use a separate eye make up remover as most cleansers don't even begin to remove my eye make up. The first time I used this product however, I couldn't believe that it had removed every trace of my make up including mascara and my skin felt quite refreshed and not tight or dry.
Like other reviewers, I did find that if the product got into my eyes by mistake it BURNS, so be careful! Also, for a product promoting itself as 'natural' it does have a very fake apple scent, which is a little off putting and not necessary.
However, I do like the pump bottle and I will buy this again as it really does a great job of removing my make up.
Leaves my face feeling nice and smooth, and removes make up effortlessly! Doesnt break me out like other neutrogena products usually do. Dont get it in yours eyes though cos it really stings!!!! I like that the pump has a lock :)