Neutrogena • Oil-Free Acne Wash redness soothing cream cleanser • Cleansers
|Would buy this product again.||51%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This burned my skin like no tomorrow. For a "redness reducing" product this is really the farthest thing from it. It's more like "redness inducing". Perhaps a typo on Neutrogena's part.
The minute I lathered this up on my face, it began to burn my skin. When I rinsed it off my skin was still burning and super red. When I bought it, I was in a rush, and missed the menthol listed almost near the end, which has always really made my skin react badly. Likely a tiny amount, yet so effective at irritating my skin. It's my fault for missing it but I do wish they would exclude highly irritating ingredients for something aimed at soothing skin. I found this left my skin very tight feeling, "pulled" like when you tie your hair up in a super tight ponytail, and overly dry when used day and night, or even once daily. The scent, as others have mentioned, is very strong and does linger on skin, hands, and whichever sink you used this in. I also noticed because of how thick it was, it seemed to leave a slight film on my skin even when used with a wash cloth, but really the burning sensation was the most off-putting thing and I can deal with a slight film if there were no other strong negatives.
I really think this could have been an awesome product with the glycolic acid and salicylic acid - but they had to ruin it with (for me anyways) menthol which my slightly sensitive skin just can't handle. If they would reformulate it to actually be soothing I'd consider repurchasing. . .but we all know that won't happen.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Green
This cleanser smells horrid!!!!!! It did nothing other than burn my face. No thank you.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
LOVE the smell & feel!
Definitely washes all the makeup & oil gunk up and out of my pores, but even more than that, the moisture it provides feels totally therapeutic to hormonal, stressed-out skin.
I haven't done a definitive test to see if it relieves any of my chin & forehead redness, (like I said, caused by hormones!) because I'll be honest. After I use this cleanser, my skin feels so cleared and healthy that I feel safe to put on a little foundation without being scared of a nasty-mean period zit.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Oh my god. This stuff reeks. And I mean STINKS. It reminds me of the girls' bathroom in highschool, circa 1993. aka: Body Shop Dewberry. Ewwww- unless of course you were really into Dewberry.... It stuck to everything. My towel, my face cloth, my hair, my pyjamas, and it lingered on my face ALL DAY. It didn't smell a quarter as strong when I gave it a sniff in the store. So I suppose if you're sensitive to fragrance STOP RIGHT HERE.
In terms of functionality, I tried valiantly to use it for a full week in hopes of clearing out a stubborn breakout I had. Days one and two, actually saw a difference. Everything did look a little less red and irritated, and some bumps had definitely gone down in size. It felt nice to use, the menthol tingliness wasn't overpowering and made my face feel fresh. Fresh but STINKY. Day three, the creaminess of the cleanser started to catch up with me. Though the regular ol' breakout had definitely gone down noticeably, I had other problems popping up. One, my forehead was breaking out big time- and my forehead NEVER breaks out. Two, cystic jawline monsters! Owie. Three, milia around my eyes! No thank-you.
I feel like if I could tolerate that awful smell OR if there was an unscented version, it might work okay as a once a week/stubborn breakout treatment, as it did help with redness and pimpliness at first. Unfortunately that stank is not going to permit me to test this theory.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Ok, so this is my third tube of this and I'm almost finished with it. I've used this for about 8 months.
It doesn't really seem to get rid of redness though I don't have much just around my nose and the sides of my mouth, its very similar to the Acne Stress Control cream cleanser, smells similar, works similar.
I would not buy this again because it doesn't even do as it claims, hasn't combatted acne nor reduce redness. Doesn't take off makeup well either. But I will say it didn't anger my skin either so I guess this is a so-so cleanser.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've used this facial wash for about a month now and I honestly don't like it. My face is fairly oily and sensitive, and this wash broke me out a whole lot! I've never really had cystic acne before, but thanks to this, hello cystic acne! I thought maybe my skin was going through purging, but it's been about a little over a month, and my skin is still broken out. i keep waking up to new pimples on my face, and I thought continuous using of this may eventually calm my skin down and reduce break outs. However, I have found the opposite. I also heard that certain skin types should stay away from neutrogena products. Overall, not impressed with this product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is perfect so fulfilling and decreased the redness on my face tremendously I highly highly highly recommend this product and it smells terrific 4.0'best redness soothing face wash I have ever used and this maintains my acne which I don't have a lot of.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Medium, Cool Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have been using this cleanser for the past 2 years and I've gone through 2 bottles already. I absolutely loved this product because it actually did help soothe redness on my face and believe me, my face is super red and sensitive.
It doesn't help with oil control but that's fine because that is not what the product claims to do. I didn't see visible results for healing my acne but since it reduced some of the redness, it wasn't that bad and it doesn't foam well either. One bottle would last me about 1 year so that's pretty good considering the price is low as well.
But I did noticed that while one my second bottle, I didn't see any results. I guess my skin got used to it or the formula wears off overtime
And I said I wouldn't buy it again because of the above reason.
Cleanse fairly well
One bottle would last about 1 year
Smell is okay
Doesn't really help with acne
Doesn't help with oil-control
Results wear off overtime
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is a very strong acidic cleanser. However for those who have extremely rough skin like me, using this on the face and body whenever we need to makes it work wonderful. It has Salycilic acid and Glycolic acid, therefore it works great for less. But, use sparingly, and if you are sensetive, use very sparingly.
Great for body too!
This is exactly what MY skin needs. It helps me reduce the use of my CURE Natural Aqua Gel exfoliator which is $40 a bottle, so this is great. Im surprized an american product works so well. (I rarely use american products because the FDA regulations cause us to fall ten years behind asia and europe.) But Im glad I was risky and tried this!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I've always had a red/pink skin tone and I was hoping this would calm it down. It didn't one bit! It smells like plastic, the smell is over powering. I like the pump, but sometimes it sticks. My face does feel smoother but between the smell, the pump sometimes not working, and no noticeable results I don't recommend it to anyone.