Neutrogena Clear Pore Oil-Eliminating Astringent

3.6

138 reviews

65% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

Active Ingredient: Salicylic Acid (2%). Inactive Ingredients: Alcohol Denat. (45%), Water, Witch Hazel (Hamamelis Virginiana) Extract, Butylene Glycol, Glycereth-7, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Matricaria (Chamomilla Recutita) Flower Extract, Methyl Gluceth-20, Benzophenone-4, Blue 1, Propylene Glycol, Fragrance.


on 6/30/2015 4:08:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

This product is way too strong for me. However, it's possible that I got a manufacturer mistake. My sister had used the product before, and when she tried mine, said that it was ridiculously strong.

Though it did a great job of cutting the oil and making my face feel clean, it stung on any open wounds on my face. I'm pretty certain it made my acne worse, too.

Also, I accidentally spilled some of it on top of my dresser and didn't realize it until a while later. It had soften the paint everywhere it touched, and had actually eaten through two layers of paint in some places.



on 6/9/2015 12:48:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I really wanted to like this product. I never really broke out much as a teen, but after starting nursing school my face broke out a lot in my T-zone, particularly around my brows and forehead. Recently i purchased this toner to try and help clear up my skin. I loved that it had salicylic acid in it and hoped that it would help dry out my pimples and help them heal faster.

Wrong. First of all, the alcohol content in this toner is so high, it really stings to use. But I told myself my skin would probably just get used to it. And it did after a few weeks! It didn't hurt as much, but I could still never get near my eyes or cheeks. And at first it even seemed like the toner was helping clear up my skin. My pimples were getting smaller. But then, a BUNCH (like 8) sprouted up. Okay which brings me to another point. If you have any open cuts or freshly squeezed pimples, daily use of this toner REALLY slows down healing time of the site. It gets super flakey and discolored... and just never heals because the alcohol is so damaging for the skin. I kept using this toner maybe.... for a good solid month in case the newly sprouting acne was from the purging effect. But my skin hates it. It's so drying and makes my skin feel so old and flakey and pimply yuck. Nope.


on 4/5/2015 3:45:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Olive, Cool

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I really like this toner. I have oily skin that often breaks out if I let up on oil control. It'd be perfect if it had tea tree oil.


on 4/5/2015 3:16:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Nope just nope


on 1/13/2015 11:32:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

Love this product! I always use it after washing my face and still see some dirt after using this. Really made me feel like I thoroughly cleaned my face. Didn't stop my face from breaking out yet, but will go back to this product.


on 12/7/2014 2:13:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I've been breaking out on my cheeks for the past year or so, the night I picked this up I was developing 2 new zits and I put this stuff on twice before I went to bed. I woke up the next day and the huge red spots never got any worse. They're going away and I haven't developed any new acne but it's only been about 4 days. The first day after I used this my face itched like crazy all day but ever since the first day, I haven't had any issues with itching.


on 10/18/2014 3:39:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I picked this up after I noticed Wal-Mart stopped carrying the Biore Complexion Clearing Blemish Treating Astringent I had used for a very long time. I was kind of hesitant on trying this because I had heard it didn't work very well.
The first time I used this after cleaning my face, I noticed it did leave my skin dry, but on the other hand it cleaned my pores perfectly! I was very impressed when after a week of noticing my pores becoming smaller and my skin becoming clearer. The breakouts I would get would only last a day or two. I do like this a lot and just picked up my second bottle of this.
Another thing I would like to add is that this is only $4.97, which the Biore was almost $7!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


on 5/26/2014 10:56:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I love this astringent it's definitely an HG product for me and helps control my acne.


on 2/23/2014 7:30:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I like this toner but the smell is so incredibly strong of alcohol every time I take a whiff I gag. I breathe through my mouth when using it. I love it though so I manage :-) after this bottle I'm gonna look for another neutrogena toner that has witch hazel also but maybe less alcohol than 45%...


on 2/20/2014 10:41:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Good product. But you have to stay consistent ! Will repurchase only because i feel like it did help as a spot treatment. Especially when you pick on pimples and need to dry one out just take a cotton ball or qtip and apply some with this stuff. Definitely helps wih that


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