Neutrogena Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Pore Scrub

4.1

40 reviews

75% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

Purified Water, Vegetable Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Coconut Derived), Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine (Cocunut/Palm Kernel Derived), Xanthan Gum (Fermented Plant Matter), Salix Alba (Willow Bark) Extract (White Willow Bark), Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (Guar Bean Derived), Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil (Jojoba Oil), Glycol Distearate (Vegetable Derived), Sodium Benzoate (*), Fragrance (*)


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool

Hair: Other, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I have normal skin, and never had skin problems. In fact, until the last few months, I didn't even need to wash my face with anything else than whatever shower soap I was using.

But I recently started having little bumps on my forehead, and so I decided to use specialized products. This exfoliator caught my attention because of how natural it claimed to be. I hesitated a long time between this and Burts Bee's facial cleanser. I chose this because it was cheaper.

The product comes out a bit too fast when squeezing the bottle, but overall the packaging is fine. It feels great when rubbing it on my skin, too. The downside : I must hurry and cleanse it off as soon as I can, otherwise I'll have red patches all over my face. It also makes my skin feel dry if I don't use a moisturizer after. I guess I'm allergic to one of the ingredients.

I gave it to my mother. I'll update to tell wether or not it worked for her.



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Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Green

This is a good basic face scrub,it makes skin so soft and has a nice clean smell.I like that it's a natural product,and that it's hypoallergenic as well as won't clog pores. Says it's good for all skin types and gentle enough for everyday use. It's a fine scrub so it's very gentle, for reference I have normal skin and I really like this. It seems like it'd work on sensitive or acne prone skin as well. It could have a moisturizing effect too since it contains glycerin.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

A couple of weeks ago I realized that I hadn't exfoliated my face in, oh, at least a year. No wonder it looked so bad. I went looking for an exfoliant and got this because I had been too over-zealous in scrubbing my face with a textured body scrub mitt-thing and actually removed a patch of skin off my nose in trying to get rid of the blackheads. The first time I used this it may have brightened my skin a little, or that could just have been from my firstexfoliationinayear.... I could tell it wasn't going to be a strong enough scrub for me and sure enough it dried out my skin, pores and blackheads have remained the same since I've been using it. It is rather liquid-y so a lot more product than you actually need oozes out of the tube when you squeeze it. The beads are small, for a gentle effect, thus I never feel like it's accomplishing anything, except drying out my skin. I'll be looking for a new exfoliant, separate from a face cleanser (which I've already been doing, using cetaphil face wash). I think I'm also discovering that All Neutrogena products seem to not be for me.... They all seem ineffective, over-hyped and over-priced.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Medium Brown, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

To be completely candid i use to wash my face with regular soap sometimes even dish soap :( ignoring the stinging and redness afterwards. Then i learned about cleansers and this was on sale for about $3 so i tried it and i love it!! its very gentle It cleans without stripping away everything and it smells soothing. I only use it to wash off my makeup otherwise i use plain water to wash my face but i have noticed a difference in my skin since i started using it so im a satisfied customer.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Medium Brown, Warm

Hair: Black, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I really like this cleanser, I usually use to wash my face when I wore foundation during the day, I feel it cleans a lot better than other cleansers, I always have this in my bathroom


Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Black

It's very gentle on my dry sensitive skin and smells lovely! It works well as an alternative to harsher drugstore exfoliaters that often make my skin even more dry and aren't as naturally made as this scrub.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I don't find this product to be amazing but I think it's a nice, gentle scrub. I haven't seen a huge improvement in my skin, but I think it keeps my skin healthy.

On the product:
"- 94% Naturally Derived
- Supports Clean Water
- This product was not tested on animals
- Renewable Energy
- Post Consumer Recycled Plastic."

The previous scrubs I've used I've had reactions to but this one I had no allergic reaction which I think is a good sign. A downside is that it has perfume in it (not natural perfume). I know this is a big issue for people with sensitive skin, however it didn't seem to hurt mine.

Neutrogena states it "gently scrubs away impurities and dull, dead skin cells that can build up in pores to improve complexion for fresh, clear skin. Suitable for even acne prone
skin. Gentle enough for daily use. Won’t clog pores." I didn't have any experience with it clogging my pores, from what I can tell. I have average sized pores, only usually visible thru make up, if at all.

I did find it to make my face feel a little tight, but other product do this too however this did stop. Just make sure you rinse your face afterwards.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I love the smell of this scrub the most! I'm not used to fragrances as I've been using Clinique's 7 day scrub. I must say I was pleasantly surprised to find this gem in my local drugstore. My skin is left feeling clean and soft.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I've only used this product twice so far, and I love it. I've had horrible acne since I got on birth control a few months ago, and this is the first product to provide any relief for it. Products with salicylic acid make my face itch, and products with benzoyl peroxide make my face appear sunburned. I thought i was doomed to an acne-ridden face until I started reading more about willow bark. It's a much more gentle product!

Trying to find the right product line was the next step. I tried the Burt's Bees exfoliant with willow bark in the past, and as soft as I applied it, that even felt like it was scratching my face open! This product, on the other hand, is gentle, but effective. It's not for every day use- it can be drying. I plan to pick up the face wash today and slowly transition to this line.

The other thing: even though it's only been a week and my skin still has a long way to go, today was the first day my acne was light enough to skip foundation. That was a great feeling!!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I love this scrub so much. I use it once a week, sometimes twice, in place of my normal cleanser, and I swear it makes my face so smooth! No dryness, nothing but beautiful glowing skin. What more could you ask for? The granules are very fine and not harsh at all, but still effective at removing dead skin. The smell of every product in the Naturals line is to die for. This will be the best scrub you ever buy, and your face will thank you!


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