I found this cleanser at the supermarket and decided to give it a go as it said that helps prevent breakouts and is soothing to skin. I found that it really dried out my skin even though I was using a moisturizer with it and that it didn't really prevent break outs. It was nice for cleaning my face as it lathered well and smelt okay but ended up disappointing me.
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Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash
A highly effective cleanser for acne-prone skin. It penetrates deep into pores to help prevent future breakouts by removing dirt, oil and pimple-causing bacteria.It also contains aloe and chamomile extracts to help soothe and condition skin,leaving it deeply cleansed without over-drying or irritation.
Not suitable for dry or sensitive skin.
Pack Size 177ml
Availability Supermarkets, selected Pharmacies, The Warehouse, Farmers
I really liked this cleanser, I found it pretty effective with my oily, acne-prone skin. The cleanser comes in an easy-to-use pump bottle, which is great for controlling how much product you use so you don't over-do it. It has a typical 'cleanser' smell, not overly unpleasant or nice. The gel lathers easily so you can work it in, and leaves your skin feeling clean and fresh. I found this worked well at keeping oil at bay, in saying that I wouldn't recommend this to anyone who has dry or sensitive skin at all because this effect may be too drying for you.
Tips: Help combat the drying effect by using this once a day, and another cleanser the other time. Make sure you moisturise afterwards!
I'm prone to hormonal acne flare-ups, so I'm always looking for a good cleanser. I washed with Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash for about a month and found that while my skin stayed relatively clear, it also became drier. The wash also did not prevent the cystic kind of acne caused by hormonal fluctuations. I'm back to using milder cleansers, along with a Vitamin A derivative (Retin-A).
Tips: This may work for you if your skin tends towards the oily side.
I have been using this product for a few years now and when I have tried other products I am usually disappointed and keep coming back to this one. I find it gentle and effective, not overly drying yet gives a good deep clean without abrasiveness. The scent isn't overly appealing but it isn't offensive either. I have used this in the shower on my back and chest when pregnant as I had a few hormonal spot emerge and it works a treat.
Tips: If you find this product dries your skin too much try foaming it in your hands before applying and after you have rinsed off splash your face again with cold water to ensure all traces are removed. Or you can try just using it once a week for a good deep clean with no hassles
I have oily skin and this was a good formula and consistency. It keeps the acne at bay and it didn't dry out my skin. It has a nice scent and it lasts about half a year.
Tips: To remove stubborn make up (long lasting) I suggest washing face twice. Using a toner afterwards helps with the tightening feeling of the face before putting on a moisturiser.
I quite liked this product for the most part, it kept the worst of my acne at bay most of the time, but could be a little harsh at times. Every now and then it would make my skin feel all burny and sensitive and eventually I stopped using it.
I used to use this when I was a teenager and had a real problem with oily skin, this helped significantly but the neutrogena brand can be a little expensive, not that I have compared it to any other brand this is just from my poor person point of view. I dont use it anymore and probably wont use it again but mainly because I no longer have the problems it helps. If you need a cleanser, try it
I used this cleanser when I had quite bad skin - to be fair it did really clear up my skin quite fast.
The only downside was that it made my skin SO dry - my skin was constantly flaking off - even when I moisturised all throughout the day.
It did not look or feel nice at all!
After using this on my face it leaves the whole thing tight and uncomfortable. Extremely drying, that's about all it does. Contains salicylic acid, but considering you don't leave this on your face, it's not exactly very effective. I wouldn't use this again whatsoever.
Tips: Might be helpful for those with extremely oily skin?
I used this product in my twenties, when I suffered from horrible acne outbreaks. This face wash was good at cleansing but left my skin super dry and stripped of it's natural moisture which wasn't very helpful in what it claims to do.