HaulOfFame's review of Neutrogena Purifying Cream Cleanser


22 reviews

45% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $$


Active Ingredients: Salicylic Acid (1%, Acne Medication) Inactive Ingredients: Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Sucrose Cocoate, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Coco-Glucoside, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Cedrus Atlantica Bark Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Methol, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Phylate, Sodium Benzoate, Butylene Glycol, Fragrance


Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Green

I picked this up at Target last week on a whim but was unable to find a review at the time. I was looking for a new cleanser and saw this was brand new to the shelves. I was interested in the Neutrogena Naturals line and saw that they now had one for acne prone skin with 1% Salicylic Acid, so I wanted to try it out. I have used a ton of cleansers in the past (DS & HE) and this is by far the most unpleasant to use. It's pretty fragrant (which doesn't bother me, but worth mentioning) but I find the menthol in this to be extremely powerful even though it's far down on the list of ingredients. I have tough skin and can handle a lot, but the burning sensation from this cleanser is very strong. Even when I finish washing it off my face, I continue to have that warm/cooling sensation for about 1-2 minutes. I've noticed my skin red immediately after use. I will not purchase this again, I wouldn't even recommend it to someone. I'm thinking of trying to return this because I can't even imagine using the entire tube. I know skincare is very YMMV but this irritates my face far more than any at other product I've used (including peels, etc). It's 5 oz and I paid around $7 for it. As far as acne treatment, I'm prone to small random blemishes and I've seen no improvement in my skin in the week that I've used this.

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