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My spots are still annoying me and every other cleanser I have tried did about zilch. So after finishing off my garnier wash, I looked around on boots for something that might actually WORK. This was in the offers section and as I wasn't sure about neutrogena wave I got this for about £2.60 down from £3.99. I have tried neutrogena before- their 2 in 1 face mask/wash was quite good- so I thought this would be worth a try. You get a large bottle (I think it's 200ml) of green runny liquid promising to clean deep, get rid of excess oil and help get rid of spots with cucumber and tea tree, which I know helps fight spots, and the cucumber meant it smelt quite nice. All you have to do is put some onto cotton wool and wipe your face. So I did just that the same night and waited for it to do its magic. I woke up with a clearer forehead (YAY!) but the skin on my cheeks and near my temples fell weirdly itchy. In the mirror I saw the skin was flaking and really red. My skin has never been dry, always combination or oily never ever dry so my normal moisturiser just didn't calm it down (body shop) but the new neutrogena lotion did (I can't remember the name, the one that goes down 10 layers of your skin) which was quite ironic. That night I just applied the lotion to my forehead, used amie cleansing lotion for the rest of my face and it hadn't irritated my forehead and my skin was just about back to normal. I don't really like this but it WORKS! yes it's a hassle using 2 products every night and the reaction wasn't nice but I will still try other neutrogena products. Because I only need to use it on a small area this bottle will last me ages so it works out really cheap. It cleans, works on spots but didn't strip my forehead of moisture making it more oily. And the fact it doesn't smell like paint stripper as a certain avon cleansing lotion did is a plus.
I've tried a few different skin regimes in an effort to get rid of those nasty spots that I really should have grown out of by now. Neutrogena's products always sounded good on TV, so when I finished my normal toner, I gave this one a go. The bottle is a nice size for a dressing table, with a handy flip lid and a narrow aperture to make sure you don't accidentally take too much, so a bottle would last you a good while if you continued to use it (which I didn't). The product makes a lot of promises, claiming to keep pores clear, and fighting spots, improving your complexion and tightening your pores. It wasn't bad, my skin felt clearer after a few uses, and whilst the number of my spots didn't noticeably diminish, my pores did look smaller and it didn't dry my skin the way other cleansers have in the past, and finally, it left a nice tingling sensation on your face when you used it, which I do enjoy in cleansing products. All of this might be true, but I really hated the smell of the lotion. It smells chemically and not altogether nice, and it really put me off using it, preferring instead to find something else that smelt more natural. So, whilst the product is relatively cheap, it wasn't a good buy for me, because I threw out an almost full bottle of it. Instead I now spend a little bit more on a product which does the same job and smells nice.
As i am a teenager, the inevitable spots keep coming and coming! I can honestly say i have used over 15 different cleansers to even just calm down my skin, i'm not asking for miracles! But again, this cleanser was one of the failing attempts :( I bought this product due to the impressive advert and what neutrogena said it could do, how much of a fool was i! The advert was extremely misleading like all, making me think i'd have perfect skin after one product, yeah right! So anyway, i picked some up from superdrug for around £2.50 which was a decent price really. The packaging was quite bland really, but the bottle was a big enough size with a secure top for application. Again, always a benefit it does come with the basic instructions but some poor 'statements' that this cleanser could do. After at least a month of application, using it as directed i saw no noticeable difference at all but instead a red, blotchy face with if not more spots and impurities. The first time i used it i admit i did feel a little bit of a sting and a strong smell which from my experience usually tells me its working. But the sting wore off after a week or so, with made me feel has this stopped working? I was right, it eventually dried my skin out very bad and i'd saw 'spread' the spots out more after simply spreading the cotton wool ball across my face. The redness of my impurities had not decreased and it did not 'improve complexion' as it said it would! I suppose this is what you get for the price you pay, so i would only reccomend this to those with say a spot a month! Otherwise, you have no chance of getting that desired impurity free skin. Really not one for teenagers, who it was initially aimed at.
Despite being out of my teens, I still suffer from spots and blemishes from time to time, and being a student means that sometimes my skin doesn't always get the TLC that it so rightly deserves. To try and combat this, I looked for a reputable product in store (reasonable price as well) and came out with this. I had tried a face mask lotion and some moisturiser from Neutrogena in the past, and had had good results from them, so bought this cleanser with high expectations. Unfortunately though, I was left quite disappointed. The bottle fits in with the Neutrogena range; there is the bright orange on pale grey, and it does stand out on the shelf. It also states on the front that it 'Deep cleanses, tones & helps prevent blemishes', so there are quite a lot of positive points. However, that is one of the only positive aspects of this product. The directions for use is straightforward- apply to a cotton ball and smooth over face, avoiding delicate eye area. I followed these instructions upon first buying this product and did try it for a while, along with the Neutrogena moisturiser, but nothing ever really happened. While my face was clean, this product wasn't dealing with any of spots or blemishes already there, and despite it's claims that it contains 'spot-fighting ingredients...helps keep pores clear', I felt highly underwhelmed with it. While it hasn't been the worst product I've used, it did nothing to improve my skin, so frankly I would've been in the same position had I not used it! However, it does smell nice ^_^, did live up to its claim of not drying out skin (as I suffer from dry skin), and was easily affordable. It was also very gentle on my skin....a bit too gentle though, to the point that it was ineffective and I didn't feel as though it was actually having any effect on my skin at all. At this moment, it costs £2.99 from Boots online for a 200ml bottle (unfortunately it doesn't seem to be available on the Superdrug website), so it is definitely a cheap cleanser. Sadly though, it didn't live up to the expectations. If you are looking for a good cleanser then unfortunately I'd recommend you look elsewhere. Despite having success with other Neutrogena products, I was left feeling disappointed with this. While it didn't dry out my skin or give me any more spots, it did absolutely nothing to improve my skin.
For a while now I've been using my trusty Clinique Anti Blemish clarifying lotion as a toner after cleansing, however I have a rule of buying this only when Clinique have one of their 'get a gift free' promotions on, to try and make up for the added expense! Recently though I ran out, and as there was no free gift offer I looked for a cheaper alternative to last me a while. I'd never tried any products from the Neutrogena Visibly Clear range before, but there was a promotion on this range at the time and this lotion sounded just like the thing I was looking for! Unfortunately at the age of 23 I still suffer from spots and blemishes, and whilst I can have good days, every now and then I seem to breakout more than usual, and it will always be on my chin! Since using the Clinique product I mentioned before though I noticed a huge difference in my skin, so I was hoping this product from Neutrogena would keep up the good work. The packaging makes this sound very promising. It's basically just a cheap looking transparent bottle with a sticker on it, but the flip top lid is handy and the small hole in the lid allows for you to gently tip out what you need onto cotton wool without the risk of pouring half the bottle out! The sticker on the front claims this is a triple action lotion; the lotion deeply cleanses to remove dirt and oil, it tones and tightens your pores, and thirdly it helps prevent blemishes as it contains a spot-fighting ingredient. This third part was what made me interested, and I hoped it would live up to its claims. I've been using this daily; I do try to use it morning and night after cleansing and before moisturising. It's dead simple to apply; I just use a cotton wool pad and gently wipe and smooth over my face. After doing so I can visibly see dirt (yuck!) on the cotton wool so I know its done job number one on its list, remove dirt and oil. I suppose the first disappointing thing for me with this lotion was after using it I didn't notice any tingling or slight stinging sensation on my face. This might sound strange, but I always associate a good toner with at least a slight tingling sensation usually caused by spot fighting ingredients, however with this lotion I just felt as if I had a mildly damp face. This brings me onto my second point, it isn't easily absorbed, and I find myself waiting longer for my face to dry so I can apply my moisturiser than I usually am. Once it has dried my face doesn't feel particularly different, thankfully it doesn't dry out my skin and strip it of essential oils as some products I have tried in the past have (Clearasil comes to mind...) so that's an added bonus, especially as the ingredients states it contains alcohol which I'm never keen on in facial products. After using nearly the whole bottle of this one, I am pleased to notice it has lasted quite a while, considering there's only 200ml in the bottle. It completely fails on its promise of helping to prevent blemishes. Since switching to this lotion from my usual trusted lotion, I've noticed more blemishes than usual and often big angry spots on my chin! In fact over time since using this it's become steadily worse and my skin has never been this bad in a long time. Considering this promises to prevent blemishes I would expect it to help in that area but it feels like it doesn't even attempt to fight off spots in the slightest. It's this reason alone I will never buy this product again. Advantages: * It does visibly remove dirt and grime from your face; you notice this on the cotton wool. * The 200ml bottle has lasted me a while despite daily use. Disadvantages: * Has NOT prevent blemishes or spots at all, it doesn't even appear to have tried to fight them off! * Takes a while to be absorbed into your skin, and doesn't leave me a reassuring tingling sensation that other good toners do. This 200ml bottle costs £2.99, but there will often be offers on this range. This is quite cheap (considering I usually pay around £15 for my Clinique toner) but it's not worth the money at all. If I wanted a cheap toner that simply removed dirt I would buy one, but this doesn't fight spots or blemishes at all, and completely fails on its 'triple action' name.
I've used this Neutrogena product for quite some time now and unlike others it has somehow improved my skin 10 fold from being dry and still feeling. The fact that it's called Triple Action Lotion is an obvious name as on the bottle it states that it can -deep cleanse-gently removing trapped dirt and oil -tone & lighten pores without drying skin -help to prevent blemishes. Generally a lot of skin care products claim that they can do this too, yet with Neutrogena, as they haven given it as a name surely makes people more likely to buy it. This will set you back for just under £3 from Boots. Naturally prices will vary from shop to shop but considering this is a Neurtrogena product it's quite good value. The bottle contains 200ml of this clear liquid lotion and doesn't contain any colourants. It does actually smell quite nice, a sweet scent but not overpowering. The thing I like about this is that unlike other lotions which just reak of enough chemicals to take the enamel of your teeth (culprits being clean & clear) it isn't too strong. When you put it on around the eye area it doesn't make your eyes water because of a high alcochol content. To use you just apply to cotton wool and smooth over your face. It says on the back of the bottle that you may experience a slight tingling feeling which is normal. This clearly depends on your skin type as I didn't get this. I find that it may make your face have a slightly sticky feeling, but if you just leave it for a bit it'll go back to normal again. It does come out of the bottle very quickly so you do have to be careful how much you use otherwise it won't take too long for it to run down. I like this lotion simply because it doesn't appear to have any gimmicks about it. A nice product for a reasonable price which seems to do what it says on the bottle. Just what you need, even if it's just for taking your make up off.
Formulated with soft microbeads to exfoliate dead skin cells and cleanse deep into pores, helping to prevent blemishes without over-drying your skin /