Neutrogena • Rapid Clear Acne Defense Face Lotion • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||73%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
im finally throwing in the towel on this. ive resurrected it many times but at the end of the day, it just doesnt work for me. i love the idea of an acne treatment/moisturizer combo, but not this one.
my one positive is that this doesnt seem to break me out like many BHA products. unfortunately, i have been unable to use it long enough to determine whether it prevents acne because it dries me out too bad and leaves me shiny and flaky at the end of the day.
i have oily skin by nature, but it becomes easily dehydrated from product usage. this is a very, very light lotion that feels comfortable upon application and works well with sunscreen and foundation. yet slowly, as the hours go by, my face begins to feel tight and flakes begin to emerge. at 5:30 when i get home from work, my makeup looks like it is melting off my face.
if youre looking for simply an acne treatment, this may be a good choice. but for those hoping to also use this as a moisturizer, it probably wont be enough on its own.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I used to use this all the time. It didn't do much for my acne at first, but when I used it long-term, I didn't feel like my skin was so oily. Which, in turn helped improve my acne because of that fact. Which is a big improvement because my skin is VERY oily. My make up practically slides off sometimes. The only thing I hate about this is the amount you get for the price. 1-something ounces for $6-7 is like not that great, but I usually always go back to it.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This stuff is amazing! My skin actually looks like skin now and not a giant red blotch. There really is a noticeable difference in eight hours. I can't even believe that I found something that not only moisturizes my skin, but clears it. It's insanely good!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Eh.. I like the rapid clear gel, but this lotion stuff isn't quite as good. It doesn't really do much as for clearing acne. It didn't make me break out more, but didn't work very fast at clearing existing spots. I will definately use the gel instead.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I actually love this product. Its not like other acne treatments that dry me out it actually makes my face alot smoother and i do have less acne. Ive actuially had this for a while but just started to use it lol =)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love this stuff. (: Sometimes it'll work in 8 hours, sometimes not, but it controls/helps my acne. And, it doesn't make my face oily/shiny, which I love.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This failed to control my acne. I haven't had luck with Neutrogena products for the past couple of years and this was better than some of their other stuff for me, but I still broke out. Plus my forhead got really oily, which is not unusual but some products control it better than others.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I've had clogged pores for a very long time. Since I started using this product though, my skin has really cleared up. I've used it for almost a week and already my skin looks a lot better than it has looked in ages. Definitely reccomend this product!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
absoutely love this! works good for me...definitley will be usin this for awhile!
Age: Unknown Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I was at Target and I actually wanted to buy the Rapid Clear Acne Eliminating Gel for spot treating my occasional acne (I just ran out). At first I thought that this was the replacement but decided to purchase it anyway. My reasoning was that since the Gel didn't break me out, the Rapid line shouldn't either (I have fairly sensitive skin so I don't like to experiment), AND it was HUGE! It was more than double the size of the Gel so if this worked for me, it would be a steal! Anyway, it was only $6.99 US so it wasn't that hard on my wallet.
When I bought the Defense, I was going through a good skin period where my face was very clear with only acne scars slowly fading. I had a one or two small, hidden whiteheads along my hair line, so I dotted the Defense on them. The smell was nice - like cucumbers? - and the consistency was very watery. That worried me a bit since when I spot treat, the stuff I used was always a little thicker. The next day they were gone so I thought I had a great product!
Then I had a small white head on my forehead and one on my left cheek, so again, I spot treated them. At first it seemed like it got rid of them, but then my forehead got a few more little bumps. No big deal, I widened the range of the Defense on my forehead. THEN the spot on my cheek become VERY dry (and I have oily skin!) and a rough,flaky, red patch developed. My forehead broke out into lots of tiny bumps. Now that I've stopped using it, those areas are beginning to clear up. I'm very certain it was because of this product, because the rest of my face is fine. =( Oh well...
The reasons I gave it 3 lippies are because it's a good deal, it smelled nice, and it DID work for a little while. I don't know what was in it that made me react this way, but I know it's not because I'm allergic to the saylic acid. I've read that the reviewers use it as a sort of primer and I think the consistancy would work well as one. It sinks quickly into the skin and leaves a soft finish. If it doesn't break you out, I'd highly recommend you try this. Since it broke me out, I returned it.