Shampoo -Neutrogena - Anti-Residue Shampoo

on 10/17/2017 4:20:00 PM


This has been one of the top selling shampoos since the '80s. It's a very simple shampoo compared to most formulas, but it's simplicity makes it suitable for all hair types. This is marketed as a clarifying shampoo, which really just means that it removes dirt, oil, and product residue without leaving any conditioning ingredients behind on the hair shaft. It isn't any more "stripping" compared to other shampoos. All shampoos do a thorough job of cleaning the hair. The only difference between this and a conditioning shampoo is that it doesn't leave silicones or copolymers behind on the hair that can eventually build up over time. As such, this is a great shampoo to alternate with a conditioning shampoo.
Personally, I prefer to use a non conditioning, clear shampoo like Neutrogena Anti Residue every time I wash my hair. It doesn't buildup or leave my hair feeling sticky and full of residue, and it leaves my hair full of body. I can also forgo washing my hair for a longer period of time. My hair generally looks, feels, and behaves better with a non conditioning shampoo followed by a well formulated conditioner.
Contrary to what many may claim, sulfates are not bad for the hair and scalp. They are very effective cleansing agents that provide an effective, foaming lather in a shampoo. In my opinion, it is best to avoid sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) because it is extremely irritating to the scalp, and drying to the hair. It is actually the basis of comparison when determining the potential for irritation of other surfactants. The sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) that this shampoo contains is effective yet gentle on the hair and scalp. This shampoo also contains cocamidopropyl betaine which is a foam enhancer that reduces the potential for irritation from other surfactants within a shampoo formula.
Sulfates do not affect hair color, or any other chemical hair process for that matter. The number one cause of fading color is water. Wetting the hair with water and applying a shampoo with any kind of surfactant will cause fading (as does sun exposure). I highlight and color my hair, and I have used many different shampoos with and without sulfates. Sulfates in a shampoo do not cause my color to fade any more or less, nor do they affect the tone of my color. I do try to keep washing to a minimum by using dry shampoo in between, which has significantly diminished any potential for fading color.
The one thing I dislike about this formula is the scent. I agree with reviewers that compare it to Old Spice. That being said, it does not linger after rinsing. I cannot detect it after my hair is dry either.
Some reviewers say that this shampoo doesn't foam until you apply it again immediately afterwards. However, this is not necessary. The more product residue, dirt and oil that is present on your hair, the less lather will occur. Your hair is clean, it's just that the lather was prevented by the presence of buildup. The second wash foams much more because it can lather without obstruction. Using a shampoo that doesn't build up every time you wash will prevent this from happening, although it makes no difference in the cleanliness of your hair and scalp.
The price and efficacy can't be beat. I always have this in my shower. It's a reliable formula that I can fall back on if I decide to try a different shampoo.

Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Rapid Tone Repair Night Moisturizer

on 10/17/2017 12:17:00 AM


Decent price
Effective packaging - protects against degradation of ingredients
Easily found and available

Heavily scented
Caused breakouts for me

I have never had issues with retinol or vitamin C, used them often with no irritation. This product didn't cause irritation or redness but I had some bad breakouts (whiteheads and cysts).
It's a light lotion but does seem to be greasy and doesn't totally absorb into my skin.
I want this to work, and it's highly rated so I'm going to continue trying it but only ever other night. Not impressed right now but I'll update soon.

Cleansers -Neutrogena - Hypoallergenic Cleansing Bar

on 10/16/2017 12:45:00 AM

This has been my basic cleanser for face and body for many many years.
It never irrittes my sensitive skin, removes all traces of makeup and other debris, has no fragrance and is really, really cheap.
I actually prefer this in a tube which I can buy in SE Asia when I am there and usually stock up. Only the bar is available in Australia in the gentle formula. If you live in OZ and have sensitive skin don't fall for any of their liquid cleansers as they are too harsh.
The bar is the bomb.

Cleansers -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Boosters Facial Cleanser

on 10/15/2017 4:26:00 PM


This is the cleanser I've been waiting for! I've tried pretty much everything in the drugstore and they either dried my skin completely, irritated my skin, or caused me to break out. I have combination skin and I made the mistake of over drying my skin out, not realizing that the more dry my skin is, the more oil it produces and the more acne I get. This cleanser cleanses without stripping my skin! I don't even need mosturizer after. The smell is great. The price is great. My face has a healthy glow after using It really foams up, I only have to use about half a pump to clean my face, so it lasts me a long time. I don't know what I'd do if they stopped making this cleanser.

Toners -Neutrogena - Acne Stress Control Triple-Action Toner

on 10/15/2017 4:33:00 AM


This is my HG toner. Whenever I stop using it, my skin gets very unhappy and I start to see little bumps and clogged pores. Nothing else compares, this toner is the best! It REALLY deep-cleanses the skin. Neutrogena's Acne Stress Control Triple-Action Toner contains 2% salicylic acid and does an excellent job of keeping my pores clear. It's pretty strong, but there's no stinging. For reference I have skin that is combo-oily, clog-prone, and not particularly sensitive.

I love how this leaves my skin refreshed and super-clean. There's been a huge improvement in my skin's overall clarity since I started using. I am on my 2nd bottle and I plan to buy this again and again. Very impressive overall.

Highly Recommended!! A+++

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Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Water Gel

on 10/14/2017 3:01:00 AM


I had really high hopes for this moisturiser after reading it was suitable for acne prone skin and wouldn't clog pores. However this broke me out almost immediately on the same day as I wore it. Although it feels nice initially on the skin, it doesn't combine with foundation amazingly and I also got some pilling where I must have put too much gel on...
Fragrance doesn't bother me and neither does packaging if the product is good!
Not worth the price tag if you have acne prone/sensitive skin in my opinion.

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Primer/ Corrector -Neutrogena - Shine Control Primer

on 10/13/2017 8:48:00 AM


*Controls oil in my t-zone = yes

*Reasonably priced = yes

*Convenient packaging = yes

*Easily accessible at lots of stores = yes

*Will I re-purchase = sadly no. I can't get over the grainy texture and I don't have the time to pat it in, wait for it to set and then brush grains off my face.

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Cleansers -Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Hydrating Cleansing Gel

on 10/13/2017 6:34:00 AM


This product comes with so many claims
But nothing could be farther from the truth!
I was really excited to try it since it contains Hyaluronic acid & and its soap & Paraben-free.
Not only it doesn't hydrating, it left my skin feeling very dry and "tight", more than a high PH cleansers on the market. I've tried Many cleansers and this is one of the worst. 😐

Foundations -Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint

on 10/12/2017 3:10:00 AM


I like this enough to give it 4 lippies but that doesn't mean it's perfect. You have to blend it into the skin quickly or it will set. I'd only recommend this foundation to those with normal to dry skin. It's also only light coverage. So if you have oily skin or significant imperfections (i.e. acne) to hide, move along.

Now what I like about this is it's hydrating. Despite setting quickly it glides onto the skin like butter if you work fast enough. I'm oily, but sometimes mix it into my go-to super matte formulas when my skin is dried out from over chemical exfoliating. What sets it aside from a lot of foundations is it actually looks like dewy skin and doesn't have that make up-y texture. It also tends to blur textural issues like fine lines or acne scars. (Again, it's only light coverage.)

The shade selection isn't great but that tends to be a theme with drugstore lines.

I'd repurchase.

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Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Oil-Free Moisturiser

on 10/11/2017 7:20:00 PM


After two days, broke me out.🙁

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Sunscreen -Neutrogena - Sheer Zinc Face Dry Touch SPF 50

on 10/11/2017 1:53:00 PM


The version of this product that I have does not say "Dry Touch" anywhere. I purchased mine at Walmart in Canada.

This product is really thick and leaves a definite white cast. It sticks to dry patches on the face as well. I do not recommend.

Cleansers -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser


What's up with Neutrogena's Grapefruit line of skin care?! Just like their grapefruit moisturizer, this cleanser made my skin feel liek it was burning and angry. I'm so upset that this product is still available! It needs to be discontinued ASAP. I've found so many complaints about this cleanser and the grapefruit moisturizer as well, and they have both been around for years despite the reactions. SHAME on Neutrogena for continuing to carry toxic products.

Treatments (Face) -Neutrogena - Rapid Clear 2-in-1 Fight & Fade Gel


A few years back during my freshman year of college I made some poor choices in my diet and drank way too much at parties. My acne came back all over my face with a vengeance. It was even worse than high school - it looked more similar to middle school/puberty acne! This stuff has been amazing in clearing my skin!! You feel a tiny burn from the acid, especially if you dare to have popped any blemishes, but it's just doing its work. It's been a lifesaver, especially this one time I got a huge pimple on my nose winter break and had only 8 days until I was going back to school. This stuff helped it clear in a week! Luckily my skin has cleared up since, so I don't use it nearly as much. I do get mild hormonal acne once a month, so I use it on a few spots now and then. 4 years since buying this, I can't believe that there's still plenty of product in the tube. You'd assume it would be used up fast due to its pint size tube, but theres still a lot of gel left! I still get the same "sting" and it's just as strong as day 1. Good value seeing how a little goes such a long way.

Treatments (Face) -Neutrogena - Rapid Clear Daily Leave-On Mask

on 10/7/2017 1:16:00 PM

I bought this a few week ago on clearance at Walgreens. I was so excited that this would work because my skin only reacts to benzoyl peroxide. Unfortunately this does nothing more than bring my pimples to "a head". After which I'm faced with the dreaded decision of "popping" them which can easily result in scaring. On the plus side this product has brought about a glow to my skin. Overall I am glad I got this for less than $5. But will not re-purchase.

Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Rapid Tone Repair Night Moisturizer

on 10/6/2017 5:37:00 AM


This is a lightweight lotion with retinol and Vitamin C to combat wrinkles and improve discoloration. I found that this was too strong for my face, causing irritation and flaking, so now I only use this on my neck, chest and back where I had acne scarring I’d like to fade. There’s no irritation on those areas. It’s already helped fade marks on my chest and the back ones are slowly diffusing. I also feel like the skin on my neck and chest is a little firmer, too. Because of the price (about $20 if I find it on sale), it is very competitive to other brands. RoC is only a little more expensive, but it’s heavily perfumed; and brands like Dr. Brandt (which I love and use on my face) and SkinCeuticals’ retinols run from $64 and up. I will keep buying this for my neck, chest, and back.

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