Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash

2.8

945 reviews

43% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

Active: Salicylic Acid (2%), Other: Water, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Propylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, C12-15 Alkyl Lactate, PEG-80 Sorbitan Laurate, Disodium EDTA, Benzalkonium Chloride , Yellow 5, Red 40, Fragrance 07/2013


on 2/17/2009 4:35:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I've been using this product thinking it would help my acne but it made it WORSE!

The cleanser stripped my skin of oil....then my skin produced more oil and I'd keep breaking out horribly!

I have since stopped using and my skin has cleared

Not recommended, it is ance wash in the respect that it GIVES you acne! This foaming cleanser is way too harsh



on 2/14/2009 1:10:00 AM

Age: Unknown

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

i should say upfront i have never used this on my face. i broke out horribly, under my chin, yrs ago, during a really stressful time. this soap with no other treatment, cleared it right up. cut to a few mos ago and i noticed breakouts on my upper back, places where, even with a towel, my skin had likely come in contact with various equipment at the gym. i had a few on my upper arms, just past where my towel extended to. i was really frantic to find something to clear it up and remembered this soap. it literally seemed to work in days. i have a medical condition that causes dry skin, and my skin is also very sensitive. a scented lotion i have used, and loved, for yrs, suddenly gives me hives. but i have zero problems with it. i made sure to use it after i was done shampooing and conditioning as some hair care products may also cause breakouts, so i washed all that off my back, arms, with this. it does what it says and a little goes a long way.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

HATE it...the smell is offensive, it breaks me out, and i don't like the minimal amount of foam it generates. i just feel like it should either foam enough to please those who like a foaming cleanser or not foam at all. honestly, i just hate this stuff and wouldn't even use it to clean my feet.


on 2/11/2009 9:59:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

When I had bad cystic acne and light acne around my mouth this is the ONLY thing that cleared it up. Very unfortunately though, I had to stop using it because it made the skin around my mouth and nose so dry it started to crack...Ouch! I gave it to my mom to use whom has oily skin, but no acne and she loves it too! Overall if you have stubborn moderate to severe acne please give this a try. Yes it smells bad and it may dry your skin out after the 5th use,(maybe it won't dry you out at all!) but it worked amazingly for me!


on 2/7/2009 4:32:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

i loveeeeeeeeeeee this cleanser. it really cleans my skin without leaving it feeling stripped or dry. the only thing i dislike is the packaging but that's only sometimes when i need to take it somewhere and i have no way of closing the pump. other than that, i love it!


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I've been using this for about 10 years and i love it and my derm recommended it for mild acne it works wonders. Haven't found anything better and i love the fresh smell and i have acne free skin.


on 1/30/2009 10:13:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

i wouldn't say this product is very bad. i have combination skin and its also very sensitive. so if i use the wrong product than uh oh for me but this product worked for me. i breakout a lot but mostly rashes. i have a oily t-zone and it helped get rid of it. my face feel a little tight but refreshed after using it. it was a little dry for my cheeks though since its the dry area of my face. a little moisturizer would fix it.


on 1/27/2009 4:54:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Let me start with saying, I normally love Neutrogena products. However, this one... not so much. I am definately not a fan of the cheap-soap smell. But more importantly this did nothing for my acne. My acne only got worse after using this and the product dried my face out. Overall, not a great product and would not buy this again.


on 1/25/2009 1:39:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Smells like crap. Too light of a cleanser. Makes my face feel clean I suppose, but does NOTHING for my acne. It made me break out even more. =( Also, it made my skin oilier.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

It does help with my acne,so I guess it does what it claims to do, but I really hated the smell. It smells like the cheap soap in the bathrooms at rest areas.
Also, I didn't feel very clean, it felt like it left a film on my face, but that could be because I normally use stronger cleansers, this in comparison was very gentle.


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