Creamy non-lathering cleanser that removes most makeup, but is perfumey and leaves mica sparkles on your face. Oh, you look bright all right. But it is from the glitter! I know the difference between sparkles on the face as opposed to in the product. And so did people who looked at me. This product sucks.
I intensely dislike this cleanser. I know, a bit harsh to hate a cleanser. But, OMG, it stinks like chemical citrus used in laundry detergent. This golden colored cleanser with shimmer in it, does nothing for my skin. It feels like it leaves a residue on my skin. Absolutely no brightening effect at all. Threw it out.
I got this in a Target beauty bag. I liked the smell and the fact that the cleanser was shimmery (it didn't leave any shimmer on my face, but it just made me happy to look at).
I used it with my clarisonic mia. This was unbelievably drying. I had to use at least twice as much moisturizer as normal because my face was so tight I didn't think I could move it. I have yet to find a neutrogena cleanser that isn't very drying. I won't use this again and hope I don't experience any of the breakouts the other reviewers described from trying it once.
If you have dry skin, don't go near this.
Wow, I love this cleanser! It is oil-free, which I need/want bc I'm in my late 30s; I rarely experience breakouts now, compared to my 20s; while I don't want benzoyl peroxide or salicyclic acid in a cleanser, I prefer oil-free + antioxidant or vitamins in it. In 2 washes, I noticed a dramatic positive difference in my complexion; the tone's more even, clearer, and "visibly bright" -- I can do without the fragrance, it's a little strong but wears off quickly. This cleanser is non-drying but doesn't leave a greasy feeling (residue). I hope Neutrogena keeps this product!
I received a sample of this cleanser in my Target Beauty Bag. I liked it right away. It really seems to brighten and smooth out my face. It hasn't dried it out at all, nor has it caused any breakouts. I use it once a day, in the morning. I don't need much, probably not even a full pump.
I've already purchased the regular size bottle. One thing I don't like about the packaging is you're suppose to shake before use, yet it's in a pump bottle. I'm not crazy about the scent, but it doesn't linger.
I received this product in a target beauty bag, and overall, I'm not impressed with it. It didn't make my face feel clean and it didn't do very well at removing the rest of my makeup. I also don't like the fact that it doesn't lather (it doesn't claim to be foaming though). The smell is kind of fruity/fresh, so that was nice. I didn't notice any difference in my skin brightness after using this product.
I have never been one to receive compliments on my skin, however, after using this product for a week my best friend whom I hadn't seen all summer commented on how radiant my skin looked. My sister asked me a week later if I was pregnant because I looked like I was "glowing." While the pregnant comment made me rush to the gym a.s.a.p. I knew that it was because of this face wash. I am also guilty of wearing heavy eye makeup and I don't even need a makeup remover prior to washing my face with this. This is a must have product for me!
I'll buy it again. I have used Clinique's Clinical Spot Corrector serum for a couple of years with moderate success-nothing to rave about. My spots are nearly gone, but it took two years at 50 bucks an ounce. That adds up! This stuff is at most 7 bucks a bottle (and a bottle that never leaks on me), and two days after I started using it my boyfriend (who notices nothing, like most guys) told me my face was bright and glowy. If that's not proof idk what is. I took one lippy off bc of the smell. It's grown on me, but I'll admit that the first time I used it I thought the perfume amount was ridiculous, and I appreciate a good smelling product, I really do. I also took the lippy off bc it did dry my skin a bit at first and I had a small dry patch for a day. tak into consideration though that my skin is oil-less. Oily skinned folks should have no issue with that. Overall, this is better than the Estee Lauder cleanser I had in my bag. No longer- it's in the trash. This is a 50 dollar cleanser in my opinion, and I'll gladly buy it again! I think this is a score for Neutrogena.
I have very acne prone skin and this doesn't cause problems for me at all. The product I was using was Topic Resurfix Ultra Gentle Cleanser. I stopped using that and started using the Neutrogena cleanser and noticed my skin improved - more glow, smoother, softer. I believe the occurrence of breakouts is lessened with the Neutrogena also. I use a baby washcloth to rub the cleanser in and exfoliate. In the morning I follow it up with just a LRP SPF15 moisturizer and at night I use Avene Triacneal (glycolic/retinol). The Avene is powerful so it's really all I need for a treatment item and the rest of what I use is very mild.
Perhaps the people experiencing breakouts are experiencing purging? I find this to be an awesome cleanser and the price is right too... I'd pay more for a decent cleanser but I don't have to this time!
I bought this, thinking it would give me a glowy complexion, but instead… It made me break out. And I never break out! It did work but I don't recommend you use it everyday. I used it twice a week. Until I realized how badly I was breaking out. Then I just stopped using it