Neutrogena • Rapid Clear Acne Defense Face Lotion • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||73%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I absolutly love this stuff. I use it both morning and night. It doesnt leave your skin feeling greasy. I wasn't very pleased with the smell at first but I got used to it. I've been using this for almost a month and my skin is almost completely clear! I highly recommend this product.
Age: Unknown Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Grey
This is a two for the price of one review.
I began using this product, along with the Neutrogena Oil-Free 60-sec. Mask Scrub during a tropical vacation that was hell on my oily, sensitive skin. Between the two of them, they cleared me up with no irritation.
I liked both products so much that I gave a half-tube/jar of each to my very best friend, who has suffered from severe acne for years. She had tried everything, from the very expensive to witch doctor cures, lol. After using both of these products for a week, her skin had begun to improve. After a month, her skin is so clear that she no longer needs foundation.
I would highly recommend using both these products to anyone who suffers from severe acne, after seeing what a difference they have made in my VBF's skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Black
This review is for Rapid Clear Acne Defense lotion with 2% Salicylic Acid. This is my HG! I am on my 4th tube. The packaging is pretty nice, I like the orange and silver, and it stands up by itself. Also, the squeeze tube is hygienic. It doesn't break me out, and while I don't think it kills pimples, it does help prevent them. Also is very light and non-oily.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
this is for the lotion in the old (orange) packaging. i decided to try this out based on reviews here, and used it for about 2 months. it's a bit expensive, but i liked how it wasn't drying at all and it was cosmetically nice (felt nice on skin and had a pretty scent). however, this did very little to actually help my acne. i had lots of hormonal cysts, whiteheads, and clogged pores. the product did not seem to affect any of them. in addition, i also suspect that some breakouts were caused by this product (maybe from the silicone?). glad this works for other people, but i would not buy this again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Dark, Cool Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
this is one of the best productst i have used for my acne. i love it. however a while back they changed their packaging and they also changed the product to some degree and it doesnt work as well as the original one that came out in 2004-but i will still continue buying it becomes it lessens my breakouts,works well as a moisturizer, helps my make up to go on smooth, and keeps my oily skin matte through out the day. it is very hard to find for some reason-i called neutrogena and it has not been discontinued so im not sure why a lot of stores dont carry it anymore but you can order it from the neutrogena website or check your local wal-mart.
update- i discontinued this. just doesnt work as well as the original one that came out in 2004. i started getting zits in unusual places like on my nose and between my eyes.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This review is for Rapid Clear Acne Defense lotion with 2% Salicylic Acid. Let me just say... it works! It unclogged my pores!! I use this once a day on my clogged area (t-zone) in the morning before moisturizer or sunscreen. Just give it a few weeks to work. I've been using it for 3+ months now. I've tried Paula's Choice BHA products, but this neutrogena lotion works much better for me!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I really didn't expect much from this stuff. I had been using Acne Free from Costco and Proactiv before that. But my skin was like an oil slick within hours of washing. It was embarrassing to have oily, acne prone skin at 30, especially when I had clear, mostly dry skin earlier in my life. I stopped using the Acne Free and just washing with Dove for Sensitive Skin and then applying this lotion. My skin is no longer greasy, and I don't have any breakouts! I've been using this for two weeks with great success. I'm very happy with it. My face has flaked a bit, but it's a small price to pay for smaller pores and no breakouts. This is way cheaper than Acne free. It's also a time saver because it's less steps and no annoying bleacking from the benzoyl peroxide, so this is definitely great!
**Edit, it stopped working for me. I felt like after a few weeks that my skin started breaking out again and oily skin returned.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Neutrogena has always been one of my favorite brands, but this product is truly a winner. I have somewhat breakout-pone skin with lots of redness in my cheeks. I recently got fed up with all the products I'd been using and decided to stick to this nice, gentle lotion. The 2% BHA is just enough to keep my pores clear and my skin calm. BHA is also an anti-inflammatory, so I'm using it in hopes of staving off the redness. It seems to be working! I've been using it twice a day (morning and night) for about 3-4 weeks and it's improved the quality and look of my skin immensely. I had used the product previously with good results, but using it twice a day has really kicked things up a notch. The persistent breakouts on my cheekbones have cleared up and the ruddiness has been toned down quite a bit. This really is my HG!
For reference, the rest of my routine:
-Morning: Pond's cleansing cloth or rinse with water, apply Rapid Clear, wait a few minutes, apply either Laura Mercier Oil-Free TM (SPF 20) or Everyday Minerals matte
-Evening: pre-cleanse with jojoba oil, then rinse off with Cetaphil for Normal/Oily skin. Let dry for a few minutes (while brushing my teeth), then apply Rapid Clear. If I'm still awake a half hour later, I'll slap on some CeRaVe lotion. Otherwise, the Rapid Clear is moisturizing enough for overnight.
EDIT: My routine has changed quite a bit since that review. When Neutrogena introduced the Acne Stress Control line, I tried the moisturizing treatment and really loved it. However, now that the weather is a bit more dry, I use the stress control at night and the rapid clear in the AM. They work well together :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
This lotion is too heavy and began breaking me out pretty bad after only a few uses.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I had a nasty breakout at the beginning of December. This does not work miracles in 8 hours. However, it makes my skin softer and hurt less in 8 hours.
Slowly, but surely, about 6 weeks later, my skin has really cleared up. Now, 3 months later, I think my skin looks better than it ever has-- nearly perfect. Plus, I use this twice a day and it keeps my skin from getting dry and flaky.
I highly recommend this and I will continue to use this. Just stick with it to see the results.