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Neutrogena Pore Refining Exfoliating Cleanser- 6.7 Fl. Oz
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on 10/11/2016 12:39:00 AM
More reviews by Binney
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I can't decide if I love this product or hate it. When I saw it on the shelf at Target I was really drawn to it because it's a chemical exfoliant wash, something I'd been looking into. This product is marketed as a pore refining cleanser, and as far as that goes, I can say it has done probably nothing for my pores. In fact, I think it actually has been the cause of my recent breakouts. However, I'm really addicted to the way it makes my skin feel; after I use it, my skin feels really dry and clean, so I top with a light moisturizer and my skin feels awesome. If you struggle with acne, definitely use this with an acne cream or toner as well. For some reason I just really enjoy this cleanser and probably will continue to try and make it work for me. On a side note, do NOT use this to remove any eye makeup, this burns your eyes like no other product in the world. 2/5 because I like how well it cleans... but it doesn't deliver on "pore refining" and may contribute to a pimple or two.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 5/7/2016 4:29:00 AM
More reviews by Maple26
Skin: Normal, Medium Brown, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine
Recently my skin had been really rough, pores all over my face and pimples re-appearing on my cheeks and chin. I had been cleansing and moisturising my skin like usual but I think the winter weather got to my skin. My sister had this cleanser in her bathroom and I used it and my skin is transformed. After 4 days of use my skin feels really clean, soft/smooth and no break outs. It is still a little rough around my nose but the pores are so much less visible. Just don't get it in your eyes cos it stings!!
on 8/2/2015 10:58:00 PM
More reviews by blondilou
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Gave me cystic acne. Stay far far away from this. And the smell is horrible.
on 7/20/2015 2:33:00 AM
More reviews by PALEGRE3N
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Fine
I'm surprised at the low ratings this has on here, especially considering it's listed as a best rated product on Beautypedia. It has a creamy texture as you apply it but it lathers up and has a similar feel to the fresh foaming cleanser in the blue bottle. This is probably more suitable for drier skins though. Although the majority of Alpha & beta hydroxy acids are rinsed away, you definitely get the feeling of a nice deep clean with this which is probably mostly due to the tiny polyethelene pieces it contains. In conclusion I think this is one of the best drugstore cleansers out there given it caters for most skin types AND offers gentle, yet deep clean.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 4/23/2015 1:14:00 AM
More reviews by mayamoto
Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
This is what caused me to get cystic acne-- and I'm still dealing w acne scars after using this product! Stay away!
on 3/29/2015 9:06:00 PM
More reviews by McKaelaM
Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
UPDATE: I stopped using this when the store was out randomly.. within 2 days all of my acne was clearing and i stopped getting new breakouts! I switched to Purpose which is a lot more gentle on my skin!I'm honestly surprised that this cleanser got bad reviews. This is the only cleanser that i continuously buy again and again. it makes my face feel soft and i can definitely tell that i am getting a deep clean. Will continue to purchase.
on 3/1/2015 9:20:00 AM
More reviews by BeautyChic
Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse
Gave my face a glow and smoother feel. However my pores are still the same. I got compliments on my skin after using it. Made my face look better after a few weeks but not much after that. I will keep using it since it works better than other cleansers.This cleanser works almost the same as olay regenerist cream cleanserPros: Almost fragrance free smell Does not dry out skin Smooths and brigthensCons. No change in pore size
on 1/19/2015 9:07:00 PM
More reviews by loreenaguilarx
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
This product does not refine my pores, there is no difference visibly which I can see even when it's close up on my face. It dries my face out and I feel like it only cleans the surface of my skin. My skin gets irritated by this product, and I have acne prone skin with huge pores. I do not recommend this product. I would say you're better off buying another type of cleanser.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 12/7/2014 1:42:00 PM
More reviews by fluffik1nz
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
I struggle with acne scarring, sebaceous filaments on my nose, and blackheads around my mouth. I saw this product and figured I'd give it a go. I read that AHA and BHA in cleansers don't work as well as when in a moisturizer, but thought it was a relatively safe way to give the products a go. patch tests were fine, but when I actually incorporated the product into my routine, I had problems. My skin started breaking out, and my face smelled like burning plastic. The beads caused a lot of irritation as well.
If you have sensitive skin like me, I'd stay away!
on 11/22/2014 10:44:00 AM
More reviews by apowerfulbeat
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
Let's answer the big question first: no, this doesn't shrink the size of your pores, and really, I don't know how much AHA and BHA can do for you if you're washing it off, so the claims of this product are just a gimmick.The beads of this scrub are big and waxy, so they are pretty gentle on your skin, and I did use this every night. The best thing about it was that didn't break me out. I didn't use it to remove makeup, so I don't know how effective it is in doing that but it does sting your eyes so I recommend using a separate makeup remover. Although I would repurchase, I don't think this cleanser is anything special.
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