Since, I was a little girl I had always been influenced by dermatologist advice when I buy a product. I have a dermatologist in my family. By age 13 I started getting acne, she reccomened this product saying, "it is one of the best, and I havent found a product so good". Naturally I ignored her back then but when I got a little older I beacme really self-consciense and saved money to go to a top line dermatologist in New York. When I told him my promblem, instanly he told me to use this product, the orginal. He told me many dermatologist reccomend this and it had helped tons of people to this day. I tried it the next day and within a week it helped my skin and got rid of my acne! Im now 23 and acne-free, this is my HG!. When I saw how many bad reviews, I was really dissapointed, but truthfully anyone I had met got positive feedback from this product. So idn? 10 starss ! =)
I bought this because I couldn't find the body wash that I use to wash my face. It was a big mistake. I washed my face twice with it. Besides having a strange taste when it got near my mouth in the shower, I had an allergic reaction to it. I don't know how that can be since I use the body wash on my face, and have been for a long while now. Anyway, my face is dry with little tiny bumps all over it. They would also itch and burn. And the only other thing I am allergic to is the adhesive that are used on band aids.
I have used this for over 20 years. When I first started, in my teen years, I had an acne problem, was over cleansing with acne fighting cleansers and exacerbating the situation. I started a kinder, gentler cleansing regimen, and my acne cleared up. The point was to keep it clean, but not to strip the natural oils. This works perfectly for that. I don't favor the scent, but I don't dislike it either. I use the fragrance free bar as well.
I really like this simple cleanser. The smell isn't bad, it's actually ok. It lathers well and I've seen a great improvement in my oily skin. I'm producing less oil, and it's summer right now. I do like the rinsability of this bar. Yes, it melts down fast, but that's the price you pay for a cleanser that disolves makeup and rinses off soooo easily. It's incredibly cheap, simple and effective and I prefer it over most cleansers. It's better than Clinique Foaming Facial Cleanser and the liquid mild soap IMO. Would and will purchase again.
Great stuff. I bought the sensitive skin formula after a series of random breakouts and dry patches (my skin is drier than dry) to try and "detox" - and it works way better than the complex system of moisturizers, sunscreens, and foaming/gel cleansers I had before. Sometimes simplicity is best! I feel clean and am blemish-free and smooth as silk. Will definitely repurchase for a long, long time.
Oh, one more thing - why is everyone obsessed with the smell of this stuff? I don't find it bad at all. In fact, I can barely tell it's there. The faint, weird little odor that I can detect is, my friends, the smell of a facial bar without a lot of useless crap in it.
Bought this for nostalgic reasons. I would use this as a body soap, as it did nothing good for my face. Even so, liquid cleansers have come so far, I wonder why anyone would use this; perhaps the pricepoint is the only really good thing about this product. It does disintegrate in the soap dish much more quickly than Pears. Certainly, if you like a soap bar, L'Occitane or Roger and Gallet soaps are much gentler and kinder to my skin. This is a product which had it's place in the 1970's, but technology has left it far behind.
i love this soap. the smell isnt that bad, well what do you expect from a fragrance-free bar anyway?? i like that its a clear bar, it lathers well to a creamy foam and leaves my face squeeky clean!! i've been using it for a few days and i've noticed my pimples are reducing pretty fast!it didnt dry me out either which is a plus. its gentle, cleans well, and cheap! this is the best basic cleanser in such cheap price.
I don't know why this facial bar has been getting such bad reviews! Ok it honks a bit from the Tallow in it but unless you add umpteen fragrances in it then nothing is going to smell great is it?
I was using Dove Extra Sensitive on my face and while it cleansed well and felt creamy and lathered lovely, my face was producing so much oil. I do like bar formulas though and wanted to search for a bar that is specially designed for the face.
Neutrogena are a trusted brand so thought I'd go with this bar. It cleanses well so that my skin is squeaky clean, yet it doesnt feel tight or dry and already my skins oil production has calmed right down! I can put up with the smell for good results!
I don't know why I keep trying Neutrogena products when most of them are absolutely terrible (except for their On The Spot BP lotion and their makeup products). The Neutrogena Facial Cleansing Bar, Original Formula, Fragrance Free is one of the most drying soaps in existence, this product is only appropriate for those who produce straight petroleum from their pores. In addition, I absolutely *dare* anyone to tell me they haven't struggled for at least several minutes getting the wrapper off this bar. Very disappointing.
This lathers nice, is inexpensive, and cleans my face decently but overall it can't compare to foaming and cream cleansers for me. As the smell is horrible, which makes washing my face slightly unpleasant. I wouldn't repurchase but this might work for someone looking for a gentle cleanser.