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I bought this for me and my boyfriend to use when he was having some skin troubles. I had used it in the past quite regularly, on rotation with a few other face washes from different brands.
** Neutrogena **
Neutrogena is a popular skin care brand which they suggest is recommended by dermatologists (I haven't asked any so I wouldn't know). They have a range of products intended to suit a wide range of skincare needs.
** The face wash **
The face wash is blue-ish in colour with the exfoliating beads. It smells sort of medicated but it isn't a smell that lingers for too long. The tube suggests that it cleanses deep into pores and helps clear spots (apparently it should leave your skin visibly clearer from day 1).
You only need a small blob on your hand to rub into your skin as it spreads quite well over your face. It gently exfoliates without being too harsh. My skin is quite oily and not usually sensitive and this doesn't affect my skin. I can't be sure that it would be suitable for people with sensitive skin.
After my shower my skin feels really soft (as does my boyfriends). Both our skin is looking good and clear. His skin troubles have cleared (along with the use of the rapid treatment gel) and my skin continues to be spot free (doesn't happen all the time).
** Price and Availability **
We bought this for £3.50 from Tesco though it is available from many other health and beauty stores at around the same price. Considering how little you need of the wash to cover your skin and the effectiveness of it I would say this is a good price. I'm not sure I would pay much more but that is just me.
** Overall **
I would recommend this face wash. It appears to be effective in clearing troublesome spots and keeping your face clear and fresh looking. Not only that it is left nice and soft. I'm not sure I would say my skin was visibly clearer from day one but it has made a dramatic effect.
I bought this face wash from Tesco a few weeks ago for around £2.20 on offer. I always go for whichever face wash is on offer, and always pay around this price. I had never used this face wash before, but I am happy with it, and would even pay full price for it, which was around £3.50.
This face wash has lasted nearly 3 weeks so far, with two of us using it every day, so the price is brilliant for how long it lasts. The tube it comes in is 150ml, and is half orange, half silver, not very eye catching really on the shelf, but a nice looking face wash out in my bathroom. It looks more expensive than it is.
The product it self in the tube, comes out easily, you lift the lid and squeeze the bottle slightly and it comes out easily. It doesn't come out too fast, you can easily squeeze the exact amount out into the palm of your hand. You need about the size of a two pence piece to clean your whole face. This is like a gel that comes out, but it is not sticky, it is a nice consistency, which is actually clear in colour, but it has these microbeads in it which are blue. There are hundreds of these in it, they are not put in there sparsely, the gel comes out looking pretty blue as there are so many beads.
At first as there are so many beads in the face wash I was worried that this was going to feel rough on my skin, but when I applied it, you can't feel the beads much at all. It doesn't feel exactly smooth when you rub it onto your skin, you can definitely feel the beads exfoliating your skin, but does not feel harsh at all. It doesn't foam or lather up too well, as I usually try and lather face wash up on my hands first, but this doesn't really lather much so I just apply it straight to my face now. It is easy to wash off, even the beads, they wash off easily.
My skin feels really soft and smooth after using this, although my face is slightly red when I dry it. I do have sensitive skin and although I can't feel this face wash affecting my skin, it does go red, so it could do with being a bit more gentle. This is one of the most gentle ex foliating washes I have used though, most irritate sensitive skin a lot more than this one, and feel much rougher. This one is gentle enough to use every day as a face wash and an exfoliator.
I don't really suffer from bad skin too much but a bad face wash can bring out spots sometimes, this face wash has not made my skin bad at all, it remains clear. It does a great job at removing make up and leaves you feeling clean and refreshed. It smells nice and fresh too and I would definitely buy again and recommend to others!
My skin is not [yet, touch wood] spot prone, but when I get spots I usually get a cluster, which looks horrible. I tried different products, until I got this [plus the gel] and after two days using the product morning and night, they spots have cleared. Definite recommendation.
I like my skin to look fresh and glowing and the only way to do that is to drink plenty of water, don't smoke and use a nice exfoliating wash to scrub away the dead skin cells.
***About the Product***
This exfoliating wash comes in a plastic tube 150ml and its pretty eye catching as one of the colours is orange and it grabbed my attention when I was looking on the shelf at Asda! It has a flat lid so you can stand it up.
The contents squeeze out and the consistency is quite runny with what they call "micro beads" they feel a bit like sand but in a nicer form! The colour of the liquid is clear and the beads are so tiny but they are blue
The scent is really hard to describe its very clinical, fresh and quite a pleasant smell but not girly so is suitable for both male and female.
I have been using this product now about 2 months, and it is coming to and end and I am finding it hard to get all the contents out, which always frustrates me as your paying for effectively what you cant get out easy so no doubt I will have to snip the top off!
***How to use***
I don't use this every day but on the packaging they advise you use it the morning and the evening, I guess if your skin is in really bad shape this is a benefit but I tend to use mine every other day.
First I wet my face and squeeze a good dollop out, enough to cover my face and neck and I really give it a good rub for a few minutes, let it sit for a further minute more and then rinse off.
It's found to be better to rinse your face with cold water as it closes the pores, I do this sometimes and it always makes me feel a lot fresher.
***What it does***
After using this just once you do notice a difference, my skin felt fresh and even, and I felt better and more awake!
On the back of the packaging it says that this unique formula is patented so there is not going to be another product on the market the same as this, although I am sure you will find similar
The idea of using this is it keeps spots away by removing trapped dirt, oil and makeup and does not over dry the skin
This definitely does work, I am not a spotty person and never have been but I do have the occasional break out, normally on my chin. I used this religiously just before I got married as I was terrified id come out in spots, as they always tend to appear when you have something really big or important to do.
My advice is to use this daily no matter what your skin type, splash with cold water afterwards and your skin will feel a lot cleaner, fresher and you will notice that your black heads if you have any will be gone, as I had a few on my nose and have not had any since using this!
Also I find that its good to put on a moisturiser after washing your face anyway, this is a little drying but it's not too bad for the job it does.
This tends to Retail at about £3-4 and is widely available in supermarkets and have seen this in Boots too!
As i am obsessed with face products, and have constant spots, i decided to take a look and see if i could find anything which helped my blemishes clear up. However, while browsing through superdrug i found this face wash, and after just two days, my skin started to clear up and my face looked much more toned and healthy.The packaging of the item comes in a orange/grey squeeze tube and has a flip lid on the bottom. The liquid comes out extremely easily out of the bottle and you are able to put any preferable amount onto your hands, however a prefer about a 50 pence piece size.Thank the lord for neutrogena! :D
I recently wrote quite a damning review of a Neutrogena Rapid Clear Spot Gel. At around the time I purchased that product, I also bought some Neutrogena Visibly Clear Gentle Exfoliating Wash, which has fared much better and so has the great honour of receiving two stars more than its friend.
~~~What it promises~~~
The exfoliating wash promises to 'clean deep down', leaving skin 'feeling soft and smooth' and looking 'clear and healthy every day'. The wash contains 'natural plant extracts' to condition skin, plus soft microbeads to 'exfoliate dead skin cells and cleanse deep into pores, helping to prevent blemishes without over-drying your skin'. The wash is supposed to be gentle enough for everyday use.
The wash comes in a squeezy tube with a plastic, flip-top lid at the bottom, on which is stands. This allows all of the product to gather at the bottom by the lid and so it is easier to get it out than bottles with the lid at the top. Once you open the flip lid you will find a small hole through which the product gets squeezed.
The packaging has the usual Neutrogena colours of orange and grey on it. This makes it look quite unisexual which men and boys may approve of, but it is certainly not very pretty or luxurious so I am not really a fan. I also don't like the fact that it is opaque and so you cannot see how much you have left or when you are running out.
The instructions on the packaging tell me to massage the wash onto my wet face, avoiding the eye area, and then rinse it off with water. This is quite easy to do.
The wash is like a thin gel which is a light blue colour with some small darker blue flecks in it. These are the microbeads. The wash is very soft, even with the exfoliators, and it is very easy to spread over your face and massage in. It is not rough at all and so I wouldn't think it would irritate anyone's skin, even if you suffer from very dry or sensitive skin. When massaged over your face it lathers up a little, and becomes white and slightly frothy.
The wash is easy to rinse away and I never find that any of it gets stuck in my eyebrows or at my hairline like some exfoliating washes do. The whole process is very quick and simple.
After using this face wash my skin always feels very soft and smooth. Despite the fact that the face wash is very gentle and doesn't feel like it is doing much, I usually find that it has actually exfoliated well and any dry or crumbly skin has gone away. It doesn't dry my skin out either or make it feel tight, though I do always moisturise afterwards as I do with after any face wash.
With regards to spots, this hasn't made mine go away completely and I still get quite a few, especially around my chin. However on the occasions that I have stopped using this for a few days, I think the level of spots has increased, so perhaps it is doing some good. I wouldn't say that this is a miracle worker that will instantly get rid of all your acne though.
In conclusion, this makes my skin feel in good condition, but it hasn't eliminated all my blemishes. I think I will try other exfoliating washes to see if they can do more for my spots, but if I don't find a better one then I will be happy enough to return to this.
~~~Price and Availability~~~
This face wash costs £3.39 for 150 ml, which is about average for a face wash, and can be bought at most supermarkets, or Boots. There are various other products in the Visibly Clear range, including a Blackhead Scrub, a 2 in 1 Face Wash and Mask, and a Stress Control Scrub.
I have oily acne prone skin which drove me mad when I was a teenager. Two hours after washing my face, you could fry an egg on it and I had dreadful acne. Then my mum got me a big blue tub of Noxema from the US - it smelled medicinal and the packaging was quite dire but it helped my skin so much I used it constantly for the next 8 years.
Then I moved to the UK and the weather helped clear my skin up considerably. Now it's still prone to the occasional blemish but it's much better. Thos old acne scars however are still there so I decided to try this exfoliating wash and see if it made any difference. The fact that it is made by Neutrogena who made my beloved Noxema made it even more appealing.
At my local Asda, this is £3.22 for a 150ml tube. This lasts me ages so it's great value for money.
It comes in a grey and orange tube with a snap shut lid. The packaging is visually quite boring but I like that I can stand it on the lid so that even when it's almost empty, the gel is near the nozzle and I don't have to squeeze the tube trying to get it out.
It says on the tube that this gentle exfoliating wash 'cleans deep down-leaving skin soft and smooth, and is also dermatologist tested''. It's a clear-to-white gel with blue microbeads.
I have used this product for about a year now. I usually use it in the evening before bed as I think I need a stronger cleanser after going through the day. My morning face wash is with a milder cleanser but I have to say this product is gentle enough to be used daily or more often depending on your skin. It gives a good lather and is easy to wash off as well. The microbeads exfoliate gently and despite having sensitive skin, they don't hurt like regular scrubs do. But they certainly do the job because my face feels squeaky clean once I'm done. I do feel a little dried out after washing with this but the feeling goes in a few minutes and if it's bothering me I just use a mild moisturiser. I have had very little trouble with blemishes after I have started using this product and the acne scars are gradually disappearing.
I think this is a great product and I would recommend it to anyone who needs a slightly strong cleanser. It's suitable for sensitive skin as well.
I am always on the look out for a good face wash; I really like ones that dont dry out the skin but clean deep down, as I am prone to those dreaded blackheads. I have tried another Neutrogena one and found that really good, so I hear you ask, If it was that good why didnt you stick with it? Well theres always that feeling of maybe there is something better, and if I didnt try lots of different ones then I wouldnt have anything to write about and I would lose my 10p for writing my review!
Anyway back to the product I acquired this from my sister, she had bought it on buy one get one free or BOGOF as some people call it, personally sometimes I wish she would but thats another story! Sorry back to the review, as she had got one free I borrowed that one, well when I say borrowed I took the free one and didnt see the point of offering her the money, as it was free!!
Don't worry you can skip this bit I won't be offended!
Neutrogena was founded in California in the 1930's by a man called Emanuel Stolaroff (why is it always men?), To begin with it was a small cosmetics company called Natone, He mainly supplied the beauty salons of the film industry. In the 1940's his products hit the mainstream retail market, But things really changed in the 1950's when he heard a Dr. Edmond Fromont had patented a soap that rinsed quickly and left no residue. The importance of this was that a very short time after using the skin returned to it's normal PH level in fact around the same time as if you had washed your hands with plain water. So Stolaroff imported the soap to California and it became their trademark clear soap. In 1962 the company name was changed to Neutrogena and they became more involved in the skincare market, also consulting with dermatologists and branching out into healthcare. The hair care range came out in the 80's and in 1994 Johnson& Johnson acquired the company. Not bad from a bar of soap!
This comes in the usual plastic flip top packaging, with the plastic lid that usually gets messy and a bit clogged. It has the Neutrogena logo and states it is the visibly clear gentle exfoliating wash; the packaging itself is orange at the top with a blue strip in the middle and grey at the bottom. It also states it is dermatologist tested and is the 150ml size.
Helps keep skin looking clear and healthy every day:
For healthy skin: Gentle wash with natural plant extracts conditions skin as you cleanse, to leave it feeling soft and smooth.
For clear skin: Soft microbeads exfoliate dead skin cells and cleanse deep into pores, helping to prevent blemishes without over drying your skin.
To start with the usual face washes I have used have all been white in colour and felt quite creamy but this one is very light blue with darker blue micro beads and is more like a gel. The smell is a bit more medicinal than my usual ones, so on to using well I put a nice amount on my hands and then massaged into my face as directed. To be honest the micro beads felt more like grains of sand and do feel a bit scratchy but that could just be me, it lathers up ok but you dont get a thick lather, I usually massage in a circular motion and a bit extra around my nose, the micro beads do make the skin feel tingly and clean and you really do feel like you have washed your face.
Rinsing is easy enough and it doesnt seem to get stuck to the skin so no extra scrubbing to get it off, and the finished result well yes my face does feel clean and I havent had any trouble with blackheads but straight after using my skin felt quite dry and I had to use my moisturiser straight away. I cant say I have found any dry patches on my skin but I didnt like that tight, dry skin feeling.
PRICE & RANGE
Gentle exfoliating wash 150ml £3.83
Oil free moisturiser 50ml £3.75
Triple action lotion 200ml £2.75
2 in 1 wash & mask 150ml £3.79
Deep cleansing wipes £2.99
As for ingredients well it has the usual long names and numbers.
So I really dont think I will buy this one myself, as I really dont like the dry tight feeling it leaves after using. I would have a bit more disappointed if I had actually paid for this product but seeing as I got it for free and annoyed my sister in the process it wasnt all bad!
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Being the "proud owner!" of two teenage boys, iy is my dubious pleasure to be in charge of finding products to keep them there testesterone driven spots at bay. What a task that is! It's hard enough when faced with the dazzling array on offer to find something for myself without that added little extra...something "not too girly". That's right, I have to find something which will keep teenage spots at bay, leave the boys with clean faces, and not obviously belong to them. Somehow there seems to be a ban on obvious zit remedies...who wants to admit they are fighting "the plague?"
So, about a week ago, i wandered miserably along the aisles in Boots when I spotted this little beauty. Neutrogena...good, I had used the products myself and had always been pleased with them, so would it pass the test?
Was it "girly"? No...point scored
Was it obviously for spots? No
A winner, so once purchased, i took it home, and left it nonchalently in the bathroom for use.
WHAT IT PROMISES
It claims to cleanse deep down and to leave the skin soft and smooth, as well as exfoliating the skin to prevent blemishes (that dreaded word) without over drying
WHAT IS IT LIKE?
It's in an orange squeezy tube with a flip lid.
The product is slightly astringent smelling but only very slightly. Enough to make you think "clean" but not enough to make you think "Eek...medicine cabinet"
Squeeze the product out and it's a clear lotion with little blue bits which are obviously the microbeads.
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
Massage onto your wet face and rinse with water.
Simple as that!
Lots of them which I don't understand or know what they are but
here they are...Aqua, Propylene Glycol, SodiumLaureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Polyethylene Disodium Lauroamphodiacetate, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Sodium Carbomer, Sodium Chloride, Lauryl Methyl Gluceth-10 Hydroxtpropyldimonium Chloride, Salicylic Acid, Hamamelis Virginiana, Alcohol Denat, Lactic Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Sodium Benzoate, Parfum, CI 42090- (FPT2003)
As was rightly pointed out to me, these are useful to know in case of allergies!
I have been using this myself and can vouch for the fact that it is a really non abrasive cleanser. I have often found that exfoliating washes dry out my face completely. This is very gentle and doesn't leave you with a red, sore looking face. It's easy to use and does in fact leave your face feeling soft, smooth and very clean. I have also had a go using it after cleansing my face (strange I know) and as a cleanser, and find that it really does cleanse deep down...no need to clean your face first as with some products!
The boys? Well, they are still using it and haven't complained so it looks like it's a hit in that department
Costs change all of the time but I bought mine from Boots for £2.99 but I think it's usually £3.99 for 150ml.
WHO IS IT MADE BY
Johnson and Johnson
This gentle wash contains natural plant extracts to condition the skin as you cleanse, leaving it feeling soft and smooth / Soft microbeads exfoliate dead skin cells and cleanse deep into pores, helping to prevent blemishes without over-drying your skin /