I'm surprised this product has so many bad reviews. I've been using it for about a year now and I love this stuff! It gets my skin clean without drying it out and I rarely break out anymore. I have sensitive skin and this doesn't seem to aggravate it at all. The only thing that I don't like about it is that it has an added fragrance.
I really wish I had been smart and asked/read around about this product. It clogged my pores like crazy. Not good for someone who already has really dry skin. I got these really weird bumps and they were really difficult to cover. I really expected more :(
In the grand scheme of things, I have pretty decent skin, but I do suffer from some spot stress acne and redness. I've also really hated my skins texture since moving to Arizona. It's so dry here and riding my bike/walking/running has really taken a toll on my skin because of the air pollution and lack of any moisture whatsoever.
I've tried pretty much every drugstore and even some mid-range facial cleansers and out of every single one, this one has had the best effect on my skin. It definitely clarifies my skin and removes all of my makeup/impurities but my skin doesn't have that uncomfortable tight dry feeling afterwards. I've been using this cleanser for about a month and a a half and I've seen incredible improvement in my skin's texture, pigmentation and complexion. I've paired it with other products, but I really really enjoy this cleanser.
Every morning and evening, I take one pump, dab a bit on my forehead, nose, cheeks and chin and I gently massage it with the little scrubby that came with the Loreal Go 360 clean cleansers. I know a lot of it has to do with the ingredients, but I really appreciate the fact that Neutrogena is trying to create natural skincare products without a ton of crap in them. Makes me feel less inclined to resort to sketchy asian brands from overseas.
For a few months now, I've had this strange eczema-like dry patch on my face. This is something that has never happened to me before, and I assumed it was something associated with stress, aging, and a change in weather. But no matter what I did (using heavy creams, decreasing the amount of times I wash my face, etc.), it wouldn't go away. It didn't even look like it was attempting to get better. So, the other day, out of curiosity, I checked out the reviews here for this cleanser. I could kick myself for not doing that months ago! All the warnings about allergic reactions really hit a chord with me. I used the cleanser one last time that evening, just to see, and that slight "tingling" sensation I had always associated with the product "working" I realized finally that it was actually just some burning I felt due to my sensitive skin. I immediately stopped using this cleanser and switched to a standby supply of Cetaphil. I didn't change anything else in my routine, but within a day, I already noticed a difference.
I was looking for a cheaper alternative to my favorite Boscia products and came across this product at my local Target. I was hoping this would be a perfect dupe to Boscia's Purifying Cleansing Gel. I'm upset that I wasn't able to figure out that I was wrong until just now. Those of you with sensitive skin, please think twice before spending your money on this line of Neutrogena products.
The worst face wash that I ever used. Just like others have said it gave me an extreme allergic reaction. About a week of using it I developed horrible breakouts all over. I am half way through the bottle but can longer continue to use it. My face has never been this bad. Not only do I have clusters of tiny bumps that look like a rash, but it gave me dry flaky skin underneath my eyes. I was lured in by the "natural ingredients" and a coupon. I am so upset, and hoping my face gets back to normal asap.
Back in college (more than a decade ago), I loved J&J Purpose cleanser for my sensitive, oily, acne-prone skin, and this Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser reminds me a lot of Purpose, but with more natural ingredients. My skin is much less oily than it was in college, though it is still sensitive and acne prone. This cleanser does clean well (and removes my makeup), but I find it too drying for my mid-30s skin. I'm finishing my bottle by using it as a body wash.
Ingredients: Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Decyl Glucoside, Vegetable Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, White Willow Bark Extract, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance. continued >>
This does nothing for my acne at all but it removes makeup better than all my other cleansers . Not worth a repurchase
I have had allot of luck with this product.
I have very sensitive, comedone-prone skin. Every skin product I tried seemed to make matters worse, even those that promised to be non-comedogenic. My skin was either too dry or too oily. Always erupting, red, irritated and scared. I got mild chemical burns a couple of times. Even Purpose cleanser caused problems.
I did more research on product ingredients and finally was able to find this product. I was hesitant: I can't go within a foot of other neutrogena products without getting major zits and natural doesn't always equal harmless.
At first it was drying and since I have major trouble with moisturizers (seriously even oil-free, non-comedogenic, won't-hurt-a-fly moisturizers) it took a little looking to find some organic aloe vera (Aubrey Organics) to balance it out.
I use the cleanser morning and evening, followed with aloe vera in the morning. Otherwise I try really hard not to touch my face. I try to avoid makeup (almay clear complexion concealer) unless its absolutely necessary.
I have gone from never wanting to go out in public and being jealous of everyone else's skin to feeling perfectly presentable. My skin is not perfect. I have one or two small zits and quite a bit of scarring. There are still some comedone issues around my nose, but I figure skin products (especially in my price range) can't fix all genetic/hormonal gifts. Even with those flaws, I look so much better than I did. I'm so excited to see my scars fade and have healthy, normal skin!
I was very excited to try this product as it apparently contains more natural ingredients. This neutrogena facewash caused an extreme allergic reaction and I broke out into hives all over my face. I saw some other users wrote that it made their skin itchy as well. Horrible stuff!
Love this cleanser, use it with my clarisonic and it is *exactly* right for me. Not happy the pump gets finicky if my tween, who also uses it messes with it. But I have rebought 3x. Very acne prone skin, if that matters.