One thing you should know before buying this: It has a VERY strong scent. It makes my eyes water, it is so strong. Others may like the smell, but in any case, smell before you buy. My son has teenage acne, and this dried out his skin (made it flakey) but didn't reduce break-outs. Not recommended.
I bought this the on Saturday (its now thursday) because I had two small pimples on my chin. I know have the original two and my whole chin is covered in spots, this product made my skin so much worse and the only posotive thing I can say about it is the smell.
Its overpriced considering how rubbish it is. As a model my skin needs to be in good condition and now I have to explain to 2 photographers and MUAs this weekend how my skin got so bad. Nice one, nutregena.
I started using this product about 5 days ago. I thought it actually might help my acne since I have this HUGE zit on my nose atm (it was only starting to develop the day i bought it) and this stuff only made it worse. as well as it dried out my skin right after i used it . After a few more days with using it, my pimple started getting bigger,there was more itchiness on my skin that developed really flaky and dried skin . (AND THIS NEVER HAPPENED TO ME BEFORE) . and i just stopped using this today since..
This is too risky for me to use. Just no.
this stuff doesn't work at all. and when tipped sideways it leaks all over the place.
This product has a slightly different name in the UK, but its the same stuff.
I've had years of acne, and to make matters worse I'm currently pregnant with awful hormonal spots, so I thought I'd give this a try after seeing the ad.
Good points: the smell is nice, it doesn't smell astringent or harsh. It also takes off my makeup very easily and at first it left my skin nice and even in tone.
Bad points: And here's where it all goes hideously wrong! After a week or two of use, I noticed that I was getting horrid patches on my face- clusters of white heads surrounded by red and big dry peely bits. Stupidly I carried on using it, and it got worse and worse. This week I ditched the stuff and have gone back to Simple. I still have scaly, peely, red patches round my nose and chin, with tons of little whiteheads too. Yuck. I'm trying to repair the damage with Sudocrem but it ain't pretty. To be honest, I look awful.
Will never be using this crap again.
No doubt about it, this stuff cleaned my skin veer well, but it left my skin so dry it would always peel!
For those who have sensitive or dry skin, this is not for you.
But it smells nice!
I think that the best thing about this product is that it smells great! As far as the actual cleanser's ability to help eliminate my acne, i am actually not quite sure because i was using a really great acne serum along with this. Although WHILE using this product my skin was the best it has ever been again not knowing how big of a part this cleanser itself did to my skin. This did not make me brake out which is good although it sometimes made my skin very dry. I used a moisturizer afterwards so it didn't really matter. Its just a basic cleanser that i think HELPS with your acne but will without a doubt not get rid of it whatsoever i think that it will probably just help you maintain your skin at the state that it is, not better not worse, or maybe a little better. The packaging really irritated me because when i take a shower a cleanse my face and water kept on getting in so my cleanser was much more watered down the the original rather than it being gel it was more like thick water... if that makes sense :P.
This product worked great for a little while...but only in very specific weather conditions. During the winter, when (where I live anyway) it's extremely damp, this stuff made my skin perfect. But during the summer, it dried it out so bad that it became extremely red around my nose and mouth and caused little bumps to appear all over that area. Because of this, unfortunately will not repurchase!
I bought this cleanser a couple days ago because I ran out of my St. Ives Naturally Clear Blemish Fighting Cleanser and couldn't find it anywhere. I picked this cleanser because it is 2% salicylic acid just like my St. Ives which I found to work well for me. I have only used this a couple times but I'll give my first impression. The packaging is cute and simple as Neutrogena's always is and I am a big fan of how convienient and sanitary pump tops are. The smell...oh the smell. Smell is a big deal for me. If it is going to have a smell it had better smell damn amazing and this product, in my opinion, smells AWFUL. It makes my throat sore and my nose burn and it is just horrible. So that's just a little warning for anyone who may be mislead into thinking that the scent is going to be light and fruity and delicious because it is definitely anything but. As for the cleanser itself, I haven't used it enough to judge it fairly yet. I do know that it hasn't caused me to break out so far but it hasn't made my skin look any better either. I don't have bad acne anymore due to the addition of birth control pills but I do suffer from the occasional pimple or breakout during that time of the month, when I forget to was my face, wear a lot of makeup, etc. I have oilier skin around my nose and a little on my chin and normal to dry skin on the rest of my face. The only thing I notice is that it may be causing me to overproduce some oil around my nose which is not my favourite. I will use this until I decide what to buy next. Not a HORRIBLE product for me but there is definitely better out there and I think the horrendous smell is enough to make me find a different product to use.
EDIT - I didn't think it would happen but I got used to the smell of this cleanser. I used it until the bottle was almost empty - it kept my face clear and the overproduction of oil I was experiencing in the beginning stopped. One thing I have noticed is that it irritated my eyes even when I didn't get any in them. I have noticed this about a couple of Neutrogena's cleansers. It may be a little harsh though. In the winter you may find that you either need a better moisturizer or a gentler cleanser. This is probably a good product for someone with very oily skin.
I bought this cleanser when I ran out of my Clean and Clear shine burst cleanser. I also stopped using my AMAZING Clearasil overnight serum because I couldnt find it at the store. When i started using it I liked it the first few washes but now i am just using it because I have to. I hate how long it takes to get off my face and it stays on the facecloth that I use so I have to use a seperate one every time. It smells good which is a plus but that the only plus. Immediatly after using it I saw that I didn't "break out" but I did have quite a few little zits all over my face which definatly does not look good. Especially since I almost never have any zits. I also find it dries out my face and makes it feel tight. I am going to go out and buy a better facial cleanser and get my overnight serum which works waaay better. I was really dissapointed in this product :(