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Being admittedly lazy with skincare, I've finally found a product that I'm happy enough with to use twice a day (for now!) and seems to really suit my skin. I first tried this as a sample that came free with a magazine. It was a generous amount and, as only a little is needed, I was able to try it out for about a week. I was convinced, and picked it up at Boots, paying £3.79 for 150ml.
Although I can't even remember the last time I got a spot, my skin's dryness means it can sometimes look flaky and feel dull. I always strive for peachy skin, but most facial scrubs are too harsh and irritate me.
This scrub is different in that, apart from having scrubby beads, it's also a foaming cleanser. The cleanser feels soft on my skin and distributes both the product and the beads all over my face using on a small amount. I find it easy to rinse off and my skin really does feel invigorated after use, as promised.
Scent-wise, it is neutral and pleasant, and cannot be detected on the skin after rinsing. This would suit males or females. The packaging is simple and easy to use.
A small negative is that if you do use too much product, it feels (at least on my sensitive skin) a little bit uncomfortable due to the amount of beads. Although they are quite soft, not at all like some scrubs I've used with salt or other (more natural) particles, less is definitely more. They don't dissolve into the skin, so they can be moved around somewhat before rinsing anyway.
Although this is recommended for all skin types, I would imagine it is more suited to dry skin than really oily, problem skin. While I feel refreshed afterwards, it doesn't feel as deep-cleansing as other products I've used that don't even have that specific claim. It has, however, helped loads with my flaky skin and, in conjunction with a good moisturiser, has helped keep it more smooth and even. I'm well on my way to peachy!
At £3.79 for an all-in-one type product (besides moisturiser obviously), it's quite affordable, especially as I expect the tube to last ages, probably longer than I can be bothered to keep up the routine! For doing exactly what I wanted without emptying my wallet, this product gets a big thumbs up from me.
Having recently read a review about how wonderful this product is, I decided to give it a try. At £4.07 (Tesco, April 2010), it isn't the cheapest cleansing scrub available, but is certainly far more affordable than my usual Jan Marini facial cleanser, for which I had been forking out £26 every few months! The time had come to have a serious look at my spending habits, to cut costs and save pennies, and here was a definite area with a great deal of room for improvement.
The product comes in a 150 ml squeezy tube, which stands upright on its flip-top lid. It has a gooey, gel-like consistency, light blue in colour, and contains a lot of white gritty bits and larger dark blue beads. I would personally prefer it if they had left out the larger beads, as I find them slightly pointless and rather annoying. They're quite messy as they don't rinse away as readily as the rest of the gel, and I keep finding these little blue beads stuck to the basin, bath, and even inside my ears and nostrils! I find that the grit that the gel contains is more than adequate for gentle exfoliation, and, considering the size of the actual dollop you use each time, the blue beads are too few and far between to have any real impact. I suppose they just help the product look more interesting.
The product has quite a pleasant smell to it, perhaps a little strong whilst in use, but nice and refreshing once it has been rinsed off.
I've had a quick look at other reviews, and a number of them claim that this product is a little too harsh for dry skin, and probably best suited to oily skin. I have an oily skin type, which is probably the main reason I tend to buy this type of product. However, the usual general advice for oily skin is not to over cleanse or scrub your skin too much, as this actually strips the skin of its natural oils, causing it to over-produce, thereby exacerbating the problem. I have unfortunately found this to be the case with this product, and have had to limit my usage to 2-3 times a week. I've found that it does work very well, as long as I don't use it too regularly.
It leaves my skin tingly and cold, a bit like those mint and tea tree shower gels. This is probably due to the menthol included in the ingredients, and it acts to leave your face feeling as though a new layer of skin has been gently revealed and exposed to a cool summer breeze. It claims to cleanse deep into pores, and leave skin fresh and invigorated, and it definitely does live up to those claims. It has not once left my skin red or irritated, and it hasn't left my skin feeling tight or dry.
Overall, I would highly recommend this scrub, not as a daily cleanser, but as a special energising treat for your skin when it is feeling clogged or tired, or in need of extra thorough cleansing.
Boots had an offer on Neutrogena's Invigorating scrub, and I thought I would give it a go, I do have a regular brand I use, but my skin has been particularly bad recently, so I'd thought it would be a good thing to give it a go, especially after hearing such good things from other people about Neutrogena.
Neutrogena claims the Invigorating Scrub cleans deep into the pores and apparently leaves skin glowing and refreshed, because of the energising micro beads. And this is pretty much what I want for my skin, so I'm hoping loads that this actually works!
The first thing I noticed, and was a little disheartened by was the little beads in the scrub, as I always connected the beads with scrubs I used as a teenager, which always dried out my skin and were too rough for my skin, so worry was setting in for my skin. But skincare has become much better and more caring for skin, and I don't want to cause any panic with anyone connected with the beads in scrubs!
Applying the face scrub was easy, I squeezed around a 10p sized blob and massaged it into my face using my fingers, I massaged my face for roughly 3mintues until my face was soapy with the scrub. But people with more delicate skin wouldn't massage the skin that much, as it may hurt or damage skin, but it mainly depends on the individual. After applying the daily scrub to my face, my face actually felt immediately felt refreshed, it felt really different to anything I've ever used before, personally I thought it felt like chewing a minty gum for the first time, it felt really nice. And the feeling even stayed after I washed the face scrub off, which was really nice!
The results during the day were actually amazing! My skin fell extremely refreshed but also hydrated, which is not what I expected. But also it might sound silly, but my skin felt clean, my pores felt cleansed and my skin felt soft and looked really radiant, I was very impressed. But also waking up this morning, my skin looked much more clear and almost glowing, which I've put down to the scrub and even my outbreak is becoming more controlled thanks to the Neutrogena Invigorating Scrub!
I would defiantly recommend Neutrogena's Invigorating face Scrub to any woman, as it helped my skin feel very refreshed and cleansed, but also immediately made my skin feel much better and refreshed, like mints. Also my skin was glowing and much more radiant throughout the day, which are great results. A must have for skin!
Neutrogena's Invigorating face Scrub is available at most Supermarkets, Superdrug and Boots and is priced roughly at £3.99, but Neutrogena often have offers on their products.
The first time I bought this it was half price in Boots. All the other brands were more expensive so it seemed quite logical. Usually after I've finished off a bottle of face wash I very rarely go out and buy the same one again. More surprisingly the second time I bought this Neutrogena product it wasn't even on offer. So what was so good about this item that made me go back for more?
From the picture you can see that it comes in a medium sized plastic tube with a flip top cap. The fact that it is has a transparent section makes it handy so you can see when you are running down. The actual plastic is quite soft so it is easy to get the face wash out, you don't need to apply too much pressure and the material means it is easy to control. Not making any mess. Most of the wash is available to use as the way you stand it up the gel sinks to the bottom where the lid is.
Cloudy blue in colour it also contains microbeads in a navy shade. When you first squeeze it out of the tube it has quite a gel like texture but when combined with water it makes it into more of a liquid substance. Which is then easier to massage into your skin. As you'd expect from this gentle exfoliate it is going to have a gritty feel but this isn't a harsh sense.
Although it includes 'foaming' in its title I think this is a bit of an overstatement. A soapy white cream like substance does form and when you rinse it off small bubbles do appear, just not as much as you'd think it would from the product name. The microbeads are there to remove dead skin cells, oil and traces of make up which I think it does really well. After using I always come away feeling a lot more refreshed, awake and looking a lot more healthy. An invigorating clean is exactly what you get.
The scent is a difficult one, I'd almost say slightly minty. Unlike a lot of face washes it doesn't smell too perfumed and it does fade after a while anyway.
For a 150ml tube, using twice a day the wash lasts a lot longer than I'd expected. You don't need to use too much at a time and you can see noticeable differences from other makes. It costs £3.99 from Boots which is more than I'd usually spend on a washing product but I really think it's worth it. A healthy glow with softer, smoother skin to show for it.
I received a sachet of this face scrub in a magazine recently, but as a firm follower of Lush's Angels on Bare Skin (see review), I gave the sachet to my friend.
The packet was clear which allowed me to see the transpareny bubbly liquid filled with tiny blue balls, and it looked so exciting and inviting, but as I am nice, I gave it away anyway!
I was extremely jealous of my friend when she had used the wash and described the experience as amazing, but then I got a grip of myself and remembered we were talking about face wash, and what could be possibly amazing about it (or more amazing than angels on bare skin)? The description on the sachet had hit the nail on the head apparently, and the after effects of the wash made your skin feel the same as your teeth do after using a really strong mouthwash.
"Deep Clean Invigorating Foaming Scrub, deep cleans and leaves skin feeling energised and amazingly refreshed and exhilarated. "
Since then I have not been able to get the product out of my mind, I want to, I need to, try this.
Then I get a text from my sister (this is very rare!) "omg em I got free facewash in a mag and its amazing" I instantly knew which one it must be, for many reasons;
a- She text me...and it was longer than one word...to talk about FACEWASH!
b- She described something as AMAZING (and bothered to type it out in a text!)
c- I got another text 20 minutes later to say she had just got back from Tesco to buy some!
I stayed at my Nans house with my sister last night, I sneaked a use of her facewash...I was excited to wake up this morning to use it again (how sad!)..and all I can say is... WOW this thing is good!
Using the wash was a strange experience, at first the scrub balls were quite hard on my skin but they gradually started to melt away and turn into a foam and then the cooling sensation kicked in. This really felt like the product was giving my skin a thorough and deep clean which left my skin tingling with the fresh and cool feeling (exactly like your teeth after mouthwash). Another bonus is that I found it removed my left over mascara really well too. After only trying the was twice (evening and morning) I felt like I could already see a difference in my skin, which had suffered after a bank holiday weekend filled with late nights and drinking.
You can pick up a bottle for around £3.50-£4 which is pretty good in my opinion, however I can't seem to tear myself away from Lush so I don't think I will be buying this myself, I will just remember to 'forget' my own face wash every time that I go to visit my sister!
I was reading Glamour magazine in the bath earlier today (as you do!) and inside was a sample of Neutrogena Deep Clean Invigorating Face Scrub. It looked pretty nice, and the advert sold it to me as a deep, pore cleaning scrub that cleans everything off your face.
After struggling to get the sample packet open (no one keeps scissors in my bathroom!) I squeezed the contents out into my hand, which was a nice thick clear face wash, with lovely blue scrubby bits (techincal term!).
As soon as I started to rub this on my face, the face scrub foamed up nicely, not too much that I looked like a sheep was on my face, but not too little it made no difference. The scrubbing felt nice, like it was properly cleansing my skin and removing dead skin cells, but it did not feel like I was ripping my skin off my face.
The scrub then rinsed really easily, leaving no sticky residue or anything else behind on my face. It even left a nice, fresh smell which I can still smell lingering on my face now.
My skin feels really nice, no tightness or dryness and it feels really smooth in most places on my face. My skin looks clean, which is always good to see after cleaning it lol.
I have a very dry nose, which can build up flaky skin quite quickly, but with the right scrubs I can control this no problem. Unfortunatley, this scrub didn't quite stand up to the test of my nose, although it did do a pretty good job, just not quite perfect!
I recommend this for those with skin that doesn't build up too bad with flakes and dryness, as it is a good product.
I got a 5ml sample of this from a magazine - you know, the sachets that are stuck to the pages with the entertaining stretchy glue (just me? OK) and thought I would give it a try, despite having recently sworn off all cleansers other than my beloved Dr Hauschka Cleansing Cream forever. Clearly, I am a sucker for a freebie.
The scrub is a thick clear, colourless foaming gel which cleanses the skin of dirt, oil and make-up, and contains small blue microbeads to exfoliate by removing dead skin cells. So far, so seen-it-all-before. I squeezed as much as I could out of the sachet and set to work. First impressions were that it was nicely textured; the microbeads are quite large and not particularly numerous, so it didn't have the gritty feeling of some scrubs. The foaming action was more like shaving foam than soap, so it had quite a luxurious feel to it. After about five seconds, though, I started to realise what the blurb on the back of the sachet had been on about.
Perhaps the words 'refreshed', 'invigorated' and 'cooling' should have been a warning of what was about to happen, but it's been a long day and I was possibly not really paying attention. The closest I can come to describing it is that it felt like I was cleaning my face with a menthol and eucalyptus throat sweet while simultaneously holding a tub of Vicks under my eyes. Not that it was unpleasant, but it was a bit of a surprise. The cooling effect intensified the longer I used it and I had to rinse it off quite quickly because my eyes were starting to sting slightly. It rinsed off well, leaving no residue, and my skin felt clean, pleasantly tingly and refreshed. And cold.
Sadly, it didn't last. My skin tends more towards dry than oily, and I think this scrub is just too harsh for it. Within only a couple of minutes, my skin began to feel tight and dry, and when I looked in the mirror I got a bit of a shock; I do have fine lines around my eyes (I'm thirty-six, after all), but generally they are not very noticeable. After using the scrub, though, every one of them looked as if it were doing a Grand Canyon impression. I've applied double my usual amount of moisturiser and they have disappeared again, but it was a very unwelcome reminder that the big four-oh is not that far away! (And call me shallow, but that's not what I look for in a face scrub.)
A tube contains 150ml and costs £3.49, although I see it is on offer at Superdrug for £1.99. I used about 2.5ml (is it just me or can no-one else ever get much out of those sachets? Just me again? OK), so a tube should last about two months if you use it once a day, which is pretty good. I don't wear make-up so I can't comment on its suitability as a make-up remover, except to say that it can't be used around the eyes, so you would still need to use an eye make-up remover.
I shouldn't think I will be using it again, but that's just because it's not right for my skin. Overall, I think it's a very good product and ten years ago I'd probably have had a tube on standby for Friday morning mustn't-look-hungover emergencies, but I think it's more suitable for oily skins. Oh well. Back to the old standby it is, then.
I bought this product on impulse as a 100ml bottle was offer in Superdrug for £1.99 rather than it's normal price of £3.49. I like the look of the packaging, which is a plastic clear bottle as I could see the product, and see that it had little beads in to exfoliate the skin.
The Deep Clean range of products are designed to 'energise' your skin, remove dirt and make-up and penetrate deep into your pores to leave your skin looking and feeling fresh, smooth and healthy.
Although it is a gel formula it lathers into foam very quickly and effortlessly. It feels very easy to use and the clear tube allows you to see when you are running low. It contains microbeads to exfoliate your skin. they are gentle and didn't leave my skin sofre or irritated in any way. The microbeads gently remove dead skin cells as well as dirt, excess oil and make-up. It also contains menthol to leave you feeling fresh and energised.
Overall the product was well priced, easy to use and di leave my skin feeling thoroughly cleaned and refreshed. The microbeads felt gentle on my skin and did exfoliate very well. It had a nice refreshing oceanic scent. I liked how the product is dermalogically tested but I thought they could use a lot more natural ingrdients eg Sea Salt is one of natures best exfoliators. I don't even know what the microbeads were made from. I generally got the feeling that most of the ingredients were unnatural and worried about their effect on my skin.
=) i do love my Neutrogena Scrubs!
Originally i use the Neutrogena Visibly Clear Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub, but lately after my last visit to Superdrug I've had to betray the daily scrub and move to this DEEP CLEAN microbead scrub i chose to give this NEW Neutrogena Deep Clean Invigorating Foaming Scrub a try and haven't i made the best decision-its great!
If you like your classical Daily Scrubs you'd love this product even more. for sure -i know i do and i will definitely buy it again, it satisfied my skin and my bfs skin, not only us but my flat mates too, It just suits all skin types.
In my opinion its a combination of the daily scrub and the st.Ives exfoliator, but the essence inside isn't as strong as the St.Ives exfoliator (of course its not as strong, the st ives exfoliator is like sand and this one is microbeads- round little tiny beads)both the scrubs are invigorating and concentrating!
I love the two combinations and it is and it has been something i cant live without!I always have late nights and eat alot of fry ups but these too combinations has controlled me spots so amazingly well!I love trying new products from top ranges that my mum uses such as La prairie, Creme de le mer to Dermalogica, Estée Lauder..And believe me I am no cheap skate when it comes to cleaning products but I swear by Neutrogena and St.Ives because they are so concentrated and does what it says, even these big names cleansers and scrubs cant compared!
---although i love my Estée Lauder make up removers which i recommend too =)
So this product...... leaves your skin feeling refreshed. Taking off all the dead skin cells, dry skin cells, black cells, white heads!
obviously like all products its not a magical product you will need to use it atleast a week to see affect but it would give you immediate refreshment and brightness! It gives me the feeling of having exfoliated but not in the bad way-which is feeling nude/lost of layer, its in a good way of feeling refreshed and energetic!The scrub gives you this tingly feeling where you feel like youI've been layer over a pile of fresh mint? Its just well refreshing and RECOMMENDED if you haven't tried this product serious run and get one NOW!
Bad points would have to be ---I WOULD NOT recommend you to wash your face at all in HOT water and defiantly not when you using this scrub too the fact that you feel like a new layer has been revealed and you feel a little bit new, the hot water would just harm your skin making it all red and damaged as newborn skins are sensitive ..
Please always remember to wash your in hot water so pores are open
Then use cold water to rinse! rinsing face with cold water would close all your pores-u don't want dirt to get trapped once you have cleansed. If you cant stand cold water then just warm water and remember to use a toner!
i guess this isn't exactly a bad point as all products has this problems but i think its because its so refreshing it can add to a emotional damage, of feeling torn apart!
This is defiantly a affordable product at the price of: £3.49 at Superdrug!£4.99 at Boots!well recommended!
I am a 34 year old woman with a zit explosion. Quite how or why its happened is beyond me. One minute I had great skin. The next I have a cold and the sort of acne a teenager would be devastated by. If that's not bad enough I also have an explosion of blackheads and whiteheads and the innocuous angry looking bumps that are destined to become huge putrid oozing pustules in several days time.
Theres nothing in my daily arsenal capable of coping with a wide spread attack on my face and so I found myself perusing the shelves of Boots in the hopes of finding a miracle cure or at least something that won't result in me wearing a paper bag over my head for the foreseeable future. Theres a vast array of products available but very few one hit wonders. I start my day at 5 am so the idea of individual nose and chin pore strips, a broad spectrum face pack and daily scrubbing, cleansing, toning, and moisturising followed by an anti spot balm sounds both expensive and time consuming.
Tempted by a half price offer I plumped for Neutrogena's Deep Clean Invigorating scrub at £1.98 for a 150ml squeezy tube. It claims to cleanse deep into pores simultaneously exfoliating and dissolving dirt and oil.
I've been on the receiving end of facial scrubs before. The result is akin to spreading a mix of slimy sand across your face and washing gently in the hopes that the scouring action is marginally less horrific than it feels only to wash the gloop off your face, and then look in the mirror to be confronted with a red patchy face with clumps of loose skin. Its not pretty and its not something I'd risk doing before work just on the off chance I have to do lots of emergency repairs so as not to scare unsuspecting colleagues.
Neutrogena uses microbeads. Its still very slightly gritty but the lumps are tiny and bright blue. I'd almost go as far as to say its rather therapeutic to use. Its remarkably soft, pleasant to apply and very soothing with a hint of eucalyptus or perhaps mint. Being smooth and creamy its all too easy to get carried away. Instead of forcing the grit along your skin in the manner of coarsely gritted products this glides along the surface and so when you idiotically apply the amount of force you think you're going to need you find that you've inadvertently deposited some in your eye. This is not a good move as it stings rather a lot.
The tube is made of a soft plastic. A gentle squeeze deposits a small amount in your hand with the remainder sucked back into the tube leaving no mess. The lid flips on and off so theres no chance of dropping that in the shoer. The tube then stands on its lid so that every last drop drains to the hole through which you squeeze out the scrub making it instantly available right up unti the end of the tube without any faffing about trying to get the dregs out.
The end result was surprising too. Up close in the mirror it didn't look like I'd been scoured to within an inch of my life, instead my face was a little inflamed around my nose where I'd been particularly aggressive but this calmed down within half an hour. I wasn't left with any loose flakes of skin clinging on for dear life unlike other products either. Prolonged use has seen a rapid decrease in the number of facial eruptions and the current ones seem to have subsided in defeat. My skin definitely looks a lot more healthy and this is something I will be purchasing again as its easy to use in the shower before work making it a very practical choice for my lifestyle.
Invigorating indeed this facial scrub removes all dead skin while you massage with a very small amount of this mix. The tiny beads gently work their way across your delicate facial skin and without damaging the good cells, take away the worn out dead parts revealing a much cleaner, squeakier and glowing skin in minutes.
I have tried the facial foaming washes and scrubs from johnson & johnson but this great tube from Neutrogena has become my recent favourite. I have also gifted it to my friends and sister and they have all liked it tremendously.
I can safely say that this will not irritate even the most sensitive of all skins. But the user has to be careful as to despense a very amount at a time and be extremely getnle while massaging for the beads are there to do the job. This is really an icy cleanser that cools your skin down. You must use a light/heavy moisturiser (depending on your skin type) after exfoliating/cleansing your skin with this product. At about 3.50 pounds this was not expensive.
My favourite face scrub is Avon's Clearskin one, but as it is from Avon it means I have to either order it through a rep or online. My mam is actually an Avon rep and I ordered a new scrub from her, but unfortunately it hadn't arrived by the time my last one ran out, so I had to go into town and buy a new one. I don't know what made me choose Neutrogena's Deep Clean scrub, but I'm glad I did, as it is almost as good as the Avon one I usually favour...
The scrub comes in a tube like the one pictured. It's clear near the bottom, and you can see the blue scrub, so you know when you are about to run out. The tube is quite basic and not really fancy packaging, but it does the job.
This scrub is suitable for all skin type and is dermatologically tested.
When you squeeze the scrub out of the tube, you will notice its unusual appearance. It is a pale blue gel containing lots of bubbles and tiny blue beads, and I actually think it looks really funky.
It has a very strong almost minty smell, and on checking the ingredients list, I can see it contains menthol which is probably what gives it such a sharp smell. In actual fact the Avon scrub I have already mentioned also contains menthol and is so strong it often makes my eyes water, but I'm thankful to say I have never experienced that with this product.
To use the scrub, you simply massage it into wet skin. The back of the tube says that it will create a 'bubbly foam' however, although I suppose there may be a tiny bit of lather, I don't think it would be fair to say it creates a foam.
The scrub contains lots of beads which slough away the dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, to reveal the fresher, younger skin underneath and get rid of any dry skin. I do find that there are quite a lot of beads in here, and it can almost feel a little bit scratchy on the skin. Personally, I like this feeling as it says to me that it is working, however I realise some people will not see this as a good thing.
Once rinsed off, my skin feels soft and smooth and any dryness has gone. My Avon scrub used to sometimes leave my skin looking a little red after use, but this one doesn't so I can use it any time of day, and before nights out without having to worry that my skin will look bright red.
This scrub costs around £3.99 and can be purchased from Boots.
Overall, I am really pleased with this scrub. It leaves my skin feeling very soft and smooth and also, only a little bit is needed with each use, meaning that the 150ml tube will last quite a long time. I will definitely buy this again, as it is much more convenient to get hold of than the Avon one I like and delivers just as good - if not better- results.
So I read on the Neutrogena site that it is good to exfoliate the skin once daily and if your skin is sensitive try to exfoliate every other day. They said that this is a gentle scrub to use on your face. So I purchased this and it felt so good like a rush of icy cool is going into my pores. I use the deep action cream cleanser by clean and clear in the morning and follow with this and a spf moisturizer and can really see and feel a difference in your skin because it is softer and feels really nice like your pores are opening and feeling super clean.
Neutrogena Deep Clean Invigorating Foaming Scrub deep cleans and leaves skin feeling energized and amazingly refreshed and exhilarated / This dermatologist-tested gel scrub lathers into a bubbly foam which dissolves surface dirt, oil and makeup, while energizing microbeads exfoliate to sweep away dead skin cells / Feel a surge of invigoration as the cooling gel rushes down to the pores leaving skin feeling fresh, clean and energized /