I just stopped using Proactiv (worst thing ever, avoid at all costs) and after a week off that I switched over to this. I realize this is oil free and is harsh, but I figured it would be less harsh than Proactiv.
Usually for a "purge" period I give my skin a week to two weeks to accustom itself with a new product. This made my skin dry on my cheeks, breakout on my forehead and chin, and my blackheads on my nose got WORSE. I was using it with a moisturizer made by neutrogena, so I figured it should work together. Absolutely not. I'm just getting my skin back to normal.
I paid about 13.99 for this, and regret it a lot!
HG facewash!! ohmygoodness...i went over to my friend's house for a sleepover, and her skin looked FLAWLESS and i asked her what she was using and she recomended this product to me. So the next day i ran out to the mall and picked this up. I've heard that the grapefruit one stings (due to the acid in the grapefruit) so i picked this one instead. In one use, my face felt soooooo clean and soft. I woke up the next day and i had quite a few pimples, so i asked my friend why this happened and she said that's what supposed to happen. Any good acne cleanser will break you out a bit because thats how it cleans out the oil, dirt and bacteria in your skin, so i just delt with it. A week later, i have NO breakouts, flawless skin, and even my acne scars have become less visible. LOVE IT! will definitly repurchase for $6.99!
This is the worst face wash I have ever used. I only reached for it for three times before I threw it away. It is so dry that makes my oily-combination skin completely dried out but at the same time did nothing for my blemishes! I like their brand but this particular product just can not get worse.
I must be in the minority of liking this one. First off, when I first started using this, yes, it did make my skin a little dry. However, within a week I had no problems. I continued this, didn't use any moisturizer, just a simple regimen and I adjusted to it on my own. This stuff takes off all my makeup, and really removes all traces of dirt and oil. I can be wearing revlon colorstay, concealer, and thick layers of powder, and once I wash my face with this stuff and towel dry, literally no residue on the towel, it stays as white as it was before I used it. I can't speak for it's ability on controlling oil, but it does get rid of it, and I mean all of it, if you over-lather this or use too much it'll leave your face chapped. I use half a pump, maybe a little over a pea size amount, and it works fine. I don't like the smell, but hey, it does what it says. This, in combination with a simple, steady regimen, cleared up my skin beautifully. Just as a note: I am currently on tetracycline, clindamycin gel, retin-a .1%, and this cleanser.... and suprisingly, irritation doesn't persist. It all takes getting used to, atleast for me.
The downsides. I really can't come up with too many, other than it has the potential to be super drying if you aren't patient with adjusting, or if your skin is just that delicate/sensitive. I have to be careful getting this near my eyes or the skin will chap some, nothing incredibly painful, just annoying when wearing eyeshadow or concealer and seeing the dry skin patches. The smell took me a while to get used to, and I still can't get used to it. It's a horrible, soapy, flowery smell, and not a good flowery smell. But I can deal if it works in my regimen and my skin keeps getting clearer.
Gnah.. rly didn't like this cleanser.. >.<. Please, let me advise you.. if you have sensitive skin; don't buy this product for your own discretion!
I bought this after two of my friends recommended this to me. I didn't rly know what to expect as I have never tried Neutrogena products before.. The first time I used it, I didn't rly think much.. didn't see any improvement. Then the second time my face was all tight and red and irritated.. it even felt raw! Bleh. I don't kno how anybody's skin can tolerate this, it seem to be incredibly strong. *sigh* Oh well, I guess it just didn't work for me. Right after I realized it didn't and I didn't have a chance with it, I threw it in the garbage. Sry Neutrogena! Would not recommend.. continued >>
I bought this product because I've been getting more acne around my face then usual so I tried it out because my friend suggested it. I hate it. Sorry but my skin is NORMAL and it made my skin SO ridiculously dry. I'm at the process of trying to bring it back to its normal regimen. Dry patches all over my cheeks, around my lips, and nose. Also, it did nothing to clear up the acne so I guess you could say it's just an overall disappointment. Will not be buying it again.
I use it ocassionally on my face, and it works fine, but it is strong and doesn't feel like it washes off well so I use it in the shower as a body wash with my body brush instead. And it works well on my body, with only a pimples now and then.
I hate that they do animal testing.
I hate the chemicals.
I hate the plastic.
I love the pump
I love the price
I bought this a couple of weeks ago in place of my usual Clinique Foaming Acne Wash because I didn't feel like driving to the mall or spending $15. It was $7.50 or something at Albertson's (I think) and I bought it because it seemed like a basic replacement for my Clinique for the time being. Here are the pros and cons:
With two washes, it gets all the makeup off!
Made my extremely oily skin dry!
Final thoughts: I'll keep using it until it runs out, but I don't think I'll buy it again.
I bought the product this summer because the humidity seemed to be making me break out like mad. I actually saw a difference within a week of using it: my skin wasn't as oily anymore, my big zits started drying out, and I didn't get any more of them, either. I still get tiny whiteheads, but my skin feels smoother and balanced. It didn't magically make my skin perfect, but it still made it better. Also, the pump-bottle is easy to use and doesn't cause a mess.
My sister read up that this was a good product so we decided to buy it. I personally don't like it at all and find it does nothing for my skin. On the other hand my sister thinks it works. So I guess it really depends on the person.