I have very oily skin and I thought this would help with my acne. Within 3 days my face was so dry it was peeling. I stopped using it so I have no idea if it works with acne.
I really like this product but I can also understand the negative reviews.
I suffered from a really bad bout of cystic acne about a year ago - my jawline was on fire and I was desperate to do anything. I decided to give this cleanser a go in spite of the bad reviews I had read as Neutrogena is a brand I trust and also, very reasonably priced.
Well, it really worked for me. After using the product twice a day everyday for a about a week, the acne cleared and my sensitive/reactive skin got better, not worse...
I still use the product for maintenance purpose or when I start feeling bumps on my face however, I would not recommend to use this cleanser twice a day everyday on a ongoing basis as it is pretty strong. Just use it when you need it and I wouldn't even use a full pump - a small amount goes a long way. Don't forget to moisturise afterwards. I personally love using the Avene thermal water spray after this as it really soothes the skin.
i actually like this product. i use it in the morning becuase the scent definetly wakes me up and cleans my skin without over drying. whenever i use my toner afterwards there isn ta lot of dirt on it. i enjoy this wash and will probably continue to use it for a while
This product broke me out like nothing. The smell it lovely, really refreshing. After using it a few times, I noticed two weird bumps on my cheek and the skin around my eye area got a bit irritated. I stopped using it for maybe a month and a half. Then I picked it up again, because I really wanted to like it. And the exact same thing happened again, same cheek, same weird bumps. Such a shame, I was fairly excited about this product.
I absolutely HATE this wash.
My face is oily and tends tol break out on my forehead, cheecks, chin, and everywhere else. When I used this, it made my skin tight and feel as if there was a filmy layer left behind on my skin. The next day, I found two big bumps on the skin above my upper lip and a few smaller bumps on my forehead. I was so shocked! However, I continued to use it anyway. After about a week of washing my face with this twice a day, my skin had not cleared up one bit. I was breaking out 2x worse than I ever had. DEFINATELY do not reccomend anyone to try this product out. Save your money!
I'm surprised by the other reviews :S I really like this face wash. I use it with my clarisonic and when I wash it off, my skin feels amazing, so smooth and soft (no, it's not just because of the clarisonic, because I've tried quite a few face washes that make my skin feel like sandpaper despite the clarisonic). but of course, I moisturize after. I use the gel one from garnier, which is about the lightest moisturizer I've ever tried. my skin feels light and comfortable, and when I put make up on afterwards, it lasts all day without getting oily (the t zone gets a little shiny but I only need to blot once in the day)
the only thing that annoys me is that it doesn't lather enough... I've tried others that lather better but I always go back to this one because I feel like this washes off more completely and easily than the other ones..
I don't have very oily skin, but I do notice that my skin has not dried up like most of the comments say that they have. I would like to buy another face wash to see if it really is as bad as they say. Once i finish my bottle
I am a teen dealing with moderate acne and my mom decided that I should try this i have oily skin so I thought what can go wrong
I used this product for 2 days and found my skin to be really dry that i had to moisturize quite often and on the 3rd day I found my face to be flaky and very dry. I don't recommend this product and I will not be buying it again
I used to have pretty bad acne. this only made it worse, wayyyy too harsh, and is awful. If your suffering from mild-sevre acne I do NOT recommend this crap! Go for a water based gentle, non fragrance cleanser.
I signed up just to write a review on how terrible this product is. I thought I'd try it out and save myself the hassle from importing my usual face wash. Biggest mistake I ever made. This is the first time ANY face wash has ever done more damage than good on my skin. When I first put it on my skin, it felt like acid was eating away at it, so I immediately washed it off. When I woke up the next morning, my skin was extremely rough and felt itchy and irritable. When I took a good look in the mirror, parts of my skin were dry and flaky. It's been three days since I used it, and my skin has still not recovered. It still stings a little when I run water over it and when I put any sort of cream on.
This is particularly annoying seeing as I had smooth, supple skin to begin with (minus the parts with break-outs, of course). My skin feels like it's been run over with sand paper.
This has thrown me off Neutrogena for good. I wouldn't even recommend this product to people I dislike because of the damage it does.