Well, it looks like a pretty unpopular product here. I personally love this cleanser. Based on my experience, it smells good and cleans thoroughly. I guess these points are enough for you to make decisions?
When I first started to use this product it felt good and gentle. I used it along with my Clean & Clear Persa Gel 10, as a zit cream, and Jojoba Oil, as a moisturizer, at night. In a couple days I noticed my blemishes were going away. After a week I only had 1 left and it dissapeared quickly after. I was so excited and happy thinking that I had found the best cleanser ever! Then I ran out of my Jojoba Oil and discovered that the place I was getting it at had stopped selling it. At the time I just thought "no biggey" I just started to use my Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion instead of Jojoba Oil. After awhile my face started to get really dry and I started to break out. :( Either this cleanser is too harsh and is stripping my skin raw or my moisturizer isn't moisturizing enough. I personally think it's the cleanser. I'm stuck with this cleanser until I recieve all the oils I need to start the Oil Cleansing Method. If you have dry, acne-prone skin this cleanser is not for you!
I was excited to try neutrogena naturals as my face has been breaking out a lot, what could be better than "natural" right?! I used to be a big fan of neutrogena until now. This line is not so naturtal as they claim, there is actually a lawsuit against neutrogena for false advertisement for even claiming these products are natural...
Anyway when i started using these products it felt nice & soft but after 4 days of use my face began to get really irratated my face was red & bumpy like a rash & that is not including my acne lol. My skin is pretty sensitive the reaction this product gave me was most likley due to the fragrance that is in all the ingredients in this line. Fragrance for one is not a natural ingredient. I used the face cleanser, moisturizer, and the pore scrub, this was just my experience with the line, everyones reaction to products are different. :)
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Absolutely the best makeup remover I've ever tried. I know, I was surprised as well. I've been mildly impressed with Neutrogena in the past but nothing to keep me coming back for more. I have fair and super-sensitive skin, and slight rosacea (without the enlarged pores and seriously broken blood vessels - just mild redness). I have to be very careful which cleansers I use. Anything exfoliating is going to be disastrous.
This removed every trace of facial makeup on my skin and didn't irritate it one bit (the toner I use after normally picks up traces of makeup, and after this it didn't). My skin did not feel too tight after use, just comfortable. It does have a very thick consistency, and I have to really rinse it off or else I feel like I might still have it on my face, but it removes makeup very well and leaves my skin feeling cool and calm. I use this as strictly a makeup remover - for a cleanser, I use Neutrogena's Acne Stress Control gel cleanser. The two together are magnificent - unless I'm extremely stressed, I don't get breakouts. At all.
*Cleansing - removes all traces of dirt and makeup
*Economical - price is right, and packaging is convenient (I HATE flip tops)
*Consistency - really thick, takes a good bit of rinsing to get it all off
I was really disappointed in this product, considering it's Neutrogena which is one of my favorite skincare brands. It has a very thick, undesirable consistency. It doesn't take off makeup and it doesn't rinse clean. Definitely will not repurchase.
So far liking this very much, but I think it will be more of my fall/winter cleanser. Its very gentle and does not leave my face red or tight. I have combination skin that gets very oily in the t-zone during the summer plus have mild roseacea that shows mostly in hot weather or very drying products. I do not wear a lot of foundation anymore so this cleans pretty well with no noticeable residue or itchiness. Will update later if I notice breakouts, but so far its been a week and my skin is very smooth.
Every month when I get my period I break out slightly. So this month for some reason I decided to try and prevent the two or three small zits I get from my period. I picked this up and honestly it made my skin feel nice and smooth after the first use. With two or three days it exacerbated my small zits. I ended up with zits all over my forehead and a large seemingly cystic zit on my cheek. I switched back to my usual cleanser (Purpose) and my skin is clearing back up. I don't seem to be allergic to any ingredients listed on the back so I have no idea what happened. If you read a few other reviews this happened to a some other ladies ... so if you venture to try this product out I suggest not doing so before a major event.
I have never had much luck with any salicylic products and stuck to benzoyl products instead for my mild acne, but the fact that there were very few unrecognizable crazy chemicals on the list of ingredients in this one kind of sucked me in, because I think some of chemicals mixed into the regular washes I have tried have been real pore cloggers.
While the Neutrogena cleanser hasn't TOTALLY cleared up my acne over the 3 months I've used it, it has improved somewhat and I don't get as oily between washings when I use it on a regular basis. Also my skin feels very fresh after being washed, and it seems calmer than after benzoyl cleansers.
Definitely agree with someone who said you can't take the bottle anywhere. I put it in a baggie when I went on a cruise, and even though I sealed the baggie airtight, the stuff STILL managed to sneak out of it and into my suitcase.
To the people experiencing redness and reaction, I would say this: are you leaving the cleanser on and massaging it into your skin for longer than 20 seconds? DON'T.
I apply enough of the cleanser to cover my face, then immediately rinse it off with a washcloth or my hands. If I even take the time to brush my teeth for a minute after applying the cleanser, it definitely turns my face red and my skin burns and tingles. I don't think it was meant to sit on skin for ANY length of time. If I just swipe it on and rinse it off, it seems to be much more effective and much less irritating! I will continue to use it because of how calm it makes my skin when used properly.
Yikes! I've never suffered with skin sensitivities but this stuff gave me an immediate, very negative reaction the very first time I used it. As I was cleansing, I noticed a burning sensation and so I rinsed the product off. For the next hour or so, my face was an angry, irritated red. It truly looked like I had a bad base of rosacea! Plus, it felt terribly dried out. Thankfully, I seem to have suffered no long-term ill-effects. Back to CVS it goes! Guess so-called natural doesn't mean gentle.
There are 3 variaties of this cleanser: the soap, purifying cleansing and fresh cleansing+makeup remover. This last one (Fresh Cleansing+Makeup Remover) is the one I am reviewing here. I like it for the money as it does NOT contain any sulphates or parabens as it's more natural in it's ingredients. It contains Peruvian Tara Seed which helps to calm and soften the skin. It lathers well and rinses very quickly with 3 or 4 splashes of water. It can be used to remove eyemakeup and waterproof mascaras and transfer resistant foundations and lipsticks so it's very efficient. You need the smallest amount (half a pump, if that) so a little goes a long way and you will not have to repurchase for a long time. What more can you ask for? It's around 6 bucks in Walmart.