Neutrogena • Clear Pore Oil-Eliminating Astringent • Toners
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Black
I have been a long-time sufferer of pimples and blackheads ever since I was a teenager. Nothing seemed to really work for me until my friend recommended this astringent to me in high school. All I can truly say is I have been using this for YEARS and it still works for me. It's my holy grail and it'll never change. The salicylic acid is 2%, which can be drying, but as long as you follow up with a moisturizer, you should be okay. I sometimes even use this as a spot treatment throughout the day by dabbing a bit on my clean finger or q-tip and applying it to the pimple. This astringent has been very helpful in keeping my pimples at bay. I can't say it has helped clear my blackheads completely (I still have them), but it has definitely helped keeping them to a minimal.
Skin Info: I have sensitive, acne-prone, combination (dry/oily) skin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
10/25/2013 UPDATE: Unfortunately I'm going to have to bring this 5 star rating down to a 1. After about 2.5 days of using this toner it broke me out something horrendous. I never get huge acne and I developed 4 huge, pus filled acne. That happened this past Monday. It's now Friday and I'm STILL battling the effects of this toner. I returned it and wound up picking up Clean and Clear toner. I have no idea what it was that irritated my skin so horribly, but it also made it crazy dry and I've been using deep moisturizer for 4 days now. This destroyed even MY skin which is so hardy to begin with.
This product is NOT for sensitive skin, or dry skin at all, even if you guys DO have acne.
The product is self explanatory, "clear pore and oil eliminating." If you have extremely congested skin, combination skin, oily skin, or "tough skin" then this product will be for you.
I have the worst kind of skin that is very tough. If I don't physically scrub my face daily, I will get skin build up, tons of hard oil plugs that manifest quite literally over night, blackheads, and acne spots.
This stuff is SERIOUS. It's high alcohol content, and 2% Salicylic Acid.
My mother has oily skin and has used this for years and she has no congestion, no acne, and no blackheads. I decided to give it a shot because nothing else was budging my bumpy skin, and Witch Hazel is too gentle for my face.
It tightened up pores immediately, it smoothed my skin, and the clogs and congestion I had on my face were able to be extracted soon there after, and very easily. It is HARSH though. It burned very badly the first time I used it, subsequent times were not as bad.
Definitely follow up with a gel moisturizer if you have oily/clog prone skin. I haven't had an issue with drying yet, but I'm sure if you overuse it it could become a problem.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Violet
This astringent in conjunction with my clindamycin topical gel is fantastic. It has salicylic acid which is definitely doing a great job at keeping my moderate acne at bay. It's very cooling and refreshing, and if you can get past the smell (think listerine) then I would definitely recommened this toner.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I like this! i only use it once or twice a week to get rid of all the gunk and exfoliate, especially when i'm having a breakout. This clears it right up. It's a little too harsh too use every day tho. Plus, the smell is a little strange. But other than that i love this stuff!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Works great with the clean pore mask! Way better than the clean and clear astringents!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This is the first astringent/toner i've used and I like it a lot:) I'll put this on a cotton ball and run it over my whole face and the cotton ball will turn brown, sometimes yellow because of the dirt and oil on my face, even after washing it with clearasil! however, after i use it, it makes my face really shiny... weird, but my matte foundation usually takes care of shinyness. And I recently started using it on my chest and back and my chest totally cleared up over night! There are still a few bumps but it's not red at all! I cant really say much for my backne cause it's mostly acne scars on my back, but i think this is helping to lighten them:D
I also use it after i've popped a pimple or extracted a blackhead and ooh, it STINGS but it does the job, and i can deal with the sting.
The smell IS really chemically though...
So far i love it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
better then clinique simply the best!!!!!
my face is less oily since i use it my face is shine free all day
i also i use the Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser and works like magic
Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser
Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Okay, HG. I cant really say it's helping my acne yet (I'm still breaking out due to stress) but holy crap, my nose is clear! I would never have break outs on my nose, but I had a forest of black heads and little tiny white heads (clogged pores.) Not even pore strips could do the trick. But now thanks to this, no more black heads or clogged pores! And also on my cheeks (were I get black heads too) I don't have anymore blackheads! Love this stuff.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This stuff has been my holy grail of all acne products! In high school I had really really bad acne, I tried everything i could to try to get rid of it from pills, to prescription creams to every system under the sun. The summer before college I went on a trip down to California, and picked this stuff up at a Nordstrom. I had gotten a really bad sunburn and this stuff was burning my face pretty bad so i stopped for a few weeks. Once i returned to Canada i started using this stuff again and IT IS THE BEST THING IVE EVER USED. within 2 weeks my acne was at the best its ever been, the only imperfections on my face where the scars from my high school acne. Every time i vist my boyfriend in Georgia i make sure to pick up a few bottle of this magical product, I've even given a bottle to my friend and she now is in love with it just as much as i am. It can be a little drying on my chin and cheeks but nothing a little moisturizer cant fix. :D
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I couldn't find my usual Biore toner so I went with this because this had a few similar ingredients as the Biore (salicylic acid and witch hazel). Whoa, big mistake! This stuff dried my skin out like no other, Iím talking Sahara desert dry. I couldíve dealt with the dryness because after I put on my moisturizer the tight dry feeling would mostly go away. However, after about a week of using this two times a day my skin started getting really red and feeling like it had been burnt. This astringent is just far too strong for my skin so I did end up finding and repurchasing my beloved Biore toner and then literally poured this stuff down the drain.