Believe the hype. After my former HG cleanser (Neutrogena Visibly Even Foaming Cleanser) became extremely hard to find in stores, I picked this up based on the rave reviews on MUA. At first glance, this seems like any other ordinary anti-acne product from Neutrogena that won't work, but for some reason this scrub works extremely well. The little beads aren't rough at all which is great, yet it still exfoliates well. I've used this consistently for over a year now and my skin has never been softer. I can honestly say that when I don't use this cleanser, I break out more, so I know that this product really is helping to prevent breakouts. This has gotta be the most unlikely of heroes I've ever used in a product, and I can only thank MUA for pointing me to this scrub because I know I wouldn't have bought it otherwise being the Neutrogena anti-acne product skeptic that I am. And it even won that "Allure" award... who would've guessed?
LOVE this product!! I've tried many different brands of scrubs and this is by far the absolute best. I have very oily, sensitive skin and I'm allergic to odd ingredients, but this does not irritate my skin at all. It definitely controls my acne, smells great, makes my skin feel fresh and clean, and give my face a brighter glow! Also, even though it's not a huge characteristic, the scrubber beads don't get stuck in my eyelashes, which I really appreciate since I wear contacts. By far the best part of my morning!
Wow, this scrub truly delivers. It has quickly become my HG cleanser, and I can't see myself using anything else!
Pros: Really works to combat acne and keep skin clear, is not drying, feels great on the skin!
Cons: None that I have found so far!
Overall, I highly recommend this scrub to those struggling with acne, and even to those who are not. It really keeps my skin looking its best!
One of my most tried and true weapons against breakouts!!! This wash is fabulous! I love the fresh scent, I love the gentle scrub, I love clean feeling after!
When I have a breakout or when my skin is starting to look dull, I break this out for maximum results!! It doesn't dry me out, it doesn't agitate my skin and it gets me the results I want!
I wish I'd had this during the years when my acne was at it's worst. Highly recommended!!
It made me break out the next hour. Well, the feel of this scrub is well enough for me to like it, but I don't like bumps and zits all over my face.
It's like any other cleanser-- it does the job, but I didn't think the exfoliating beads did that much for me. it has a decent scent. It didn't make my skin clearer overall; my acne stayed about the same.I wouldn't repurchase, but not because it's a bad cleanser... I just want to see if there are better ones out there.
I like this scrub better than the other Neutrogena scrub I had used for a while. It tingles nice from the salicylic acid, doesn't dry the face and smells/feels i dunno .. fresh.
UPDATE: i'm pretty sure this is the culprit that has clogged up my face again ... shame, cause I like the tingling feeling and the scrubbies are nice and soft, non-abrasive. If you're not prone to clogged pores and can usually tolerate creamy textures, give 'er a try.
Im not a fan of Neutrogena as most product I buy from them never seems to agree with my skin, but having very good experience with the 3in1 hydrating acne treatment from the same line, I just had to try it. Im so glad I did because it gave good result. I don't particularly like the other neutrogena line, but the acne stress control line are amazing. I have somewhat oily acne prone skin and and this product seem to calm my skin and really fights hard against those pesky blemishes, within 2 days, pimples are smaller,dry and flakes off without leaving any dark marks.I love the way this feels on my face, it has a nice mild cucumber melon like scent,and the beads really helps exfoliate without overdrying my skin. I love using this in the shower the most because I like to leave it on my face for 3 minutes and I love the tingly cooling feeling it gives,and when I wash it off, I can really feel my face super clean. I also use this on my back where im starting to develop bumps and it has done miracles there too, makes my skin smooth and clean. I will definitely be buying this product again...my HG scrub..yayyy=)
I don't use this product anymore on my face because I barely break out now but I still do use this on my back 3 times a week in the shower and its still amazing=)
I really do like this scrub. It feels gentle on my face, and the scent is really nice and light. After I wash my face, my skin doesn't feel tight or dry, it just feels soft and clean, something that seems to be impossible for several cleansers to accomplish with my skin. With other scrubs (the Olay one to be specific) I feel like there aren't enough of the little beads in the product to really call it a "scrub," but this one has enough and you can really tell the difference. This keeps my skin clean, gets rid of zits, and I love the smell. No downside for me. Will repurchase
Loved the refreshing cucumber scent and it was nice enough while it lasted. Didn't notice much of a difference in my acne however so wouldn't buy again.