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Brand: Neutrogena / Type: Cleanser / What it does: Smoothes, Cleanses,

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      16.06.2013 12:25
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      Very gimicky

      I recently saw these on offer in Home Bargains, and having wanted to try them for a long time, I took the plunge. I have oily skin which is prone to breakouts, and I'm always looking for the miracle products to leave my skin clear and oil free.

      The contents are a small pink, vibrating machine, a battery and 14 pads in the starter pack. I found the machine triicky to open, but once I had the battery in, you just press the switch to turn it on and off. The pads stick to the head of the machine, as it has a rough texture, and you just peel them off afterwards.

      It promises to leave skin smoother and softer after one use, but I'm not convinced. I did notice what I thought looked like a few specks of dirt on the pad, but I'm not sure it was any cleaner than when I use a face wipe. And as for the deep clean, I found that my normal exfoliator left my skin a lot softer and smoother than this. The shape of the machine also made getting into the awkward places like the side of my nose impossible.

      Thankfully, I only spent £2 on this, as if I had paid full price, I'd have been very disappointed. It's a gimick, and I found that my skin wasn't any better after use. The starter kit comes with 14 pads, and I've used about 5 of them, and not sure I'll actually use the rest. My usual skincare routine suits my skin a lot better and feels a lot cleaner. This promises so much, but doesn't quite deliver.

      On Ciao under the same username.

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      17.12.2011 18:05
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      Neutrogena Wave - Washes away bad skin

      *The products claims*

      Revolutionary NEW power cleanser that will transform your cleansing routine: an intense deep clean for a refreshing feeling and remarkably softer skin. Clinically proven to provide exceptional cleansing in 3 ways:
      * Tingly, cool foam penetrates deep into the pores to efficiently remove dirt, oil and make up
      * Gentle vibrating motion stimulates skin's surface - feel the massaging action open pores to enable the lather to get deep into pores.
      * Softly textured pads sweep away dead skin cells - skin is immediately softer and smoother and just use.

      *Directions & my suggestions*

      1. Attach the disposable pad to the attachment head. - These are so simple to add, the machine end feels like a Velcro type texture and because the pads are made of fibre they simple stuck to the pads making them secure. No fiddly attachments here.
      2. Hold the power cleanser under running water to activate cleansing pad. -I found adding only a tiny little bit of water onto the pad worked better as this stopped the cleanser running down your face when you reached your forehead area.
      3. Turn on by pressing power button and gently massage over face. Avoid delicate eye area. - Again I found that moving the Neutrogena Wave in circular motions around the face worked best giving better results overall.

      *Packaging*

      The wave comes in a cardboard pink and white box with a viewing window on the front. It clearly shows 'wave' written at the top with Neutrogena at the bottom.

      *Contents*

      The wave comes complete with 14 pads, 1 AA battery, the power cleanser and the attachment head.

      *My opinion*

      I am currently going through the menopause which has caused my skin and I too fall out. Recently it seems to think it's attached to a teenager when in fact in am in my late 20's. My once glowing, healthy looking skin has changed into an oily, dry, scabby mess and my cheeks have become sensitive and dry, my chin also is very dry and feels hard, I have tiny visible pores and black heads and my forehead is visibly oily with a persistent boil. As you can imagine I am desperate for a way to get back my pre-menopause skin and tried many big brands and supermarket own brands, I have tried aromatherapy and supplements to no avail.

      I heard about the Neutrogena wave on a blog and thought I should at least give it a go as it was only £2.49 brand new on Ebay. I have seen this go for a variety of prices across the internet from £9.99 up to £24.99. I was willing to try anything to improve my skin situation. I actually purchased mine brand new from Ebay for £2.49 I'm unsure of the exact price elsewhere but I have seen them vary from £9.99 up to £24.99

      Once it arrived I decided to give it a go, it was still morning and I hadn't yet got ready so opened the box, quickly scanned the instructions, attached the cleansing pad to the hand help gadget, run it quickly under the cold tap and switched it on. Straight away I noticed how soft the pads where and I was starting to think how the heck is this going to clean my skin? I was used to large grainy exfoliator so this was new.
      Then after a few seconds it started to foam slightly which grew more steadily the more I moved it around.
      I was also wondering how this was any different from washing your face and here's what I found:

      1. The vibrations are not 'waves' as suggested but slightly buzz. When your cleansing your face you will wonder 'what the heck is this going to do' as it feels more like the hand section buzzes more than the facial end. BUT once you have finished cleansing your face still feels like it is buzzing and it's at this point that you can feel your skin soften and improve. Maybe due to the extra blood going to your face?

      2. As a user of exfoliator which is quite rough on the face and can strip the skin of its natural oils therefore making more oils resulting in oily skin (I know I know I should have stopped using it) The Neutrogena Wave's pads are rough enough to slough away dead skin but soft enough to make sure that you're not fully stripping the skin of goodness.

      3. Those little pads do really work. They cleanse your skin; exfoliate away dead skin cells and clear blackheads. I haven't ever come across a product that shows visible results after 1-2 uses and has improved my blackheads.

      4. I have been using the Neutrogena wave on my whole face including my jaw bones, cheek bones and neck area and have noticed that my face looks more defined and younger, not sure if this is to do with the extra blood going to those areas but this was definitely a positive that isn't listed on the packaging.

      5. It's quick! Fully cleaning the whole skin in a matter of minutes with make-up ready skin. It saves time so you can grab a cup of coffee in the mornings

      *Conclusion*

      Overall I would recommend this for others to try. I know there are a lot of bad reviews out there saying that this causes blackheads and pimples but I know that I haven't had these experiences and my skin was bad before. I was left wondering if those who have a bad review are cleansing there skin after using the Neutrogena wave with water. If they aren't then the bubbles and soap (or whatever comes out of those pads) will cause spots and pimples just like any facial wash or cleanser would if left on the skin. This is most definitely a gadget that I will continue to use and has been the best £2.49 beauty gadget that I have ever purchased.

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        19.07.2011 17:41
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        My new skin care fave, but it's that benefical for all!

        I brought this a few months ago, after seeing the adverts on TV, and thought "wow that looks good!" and I was really interested in looking for products, which made my skin look brighter, as I was suffering from quite dull and grey like skin, and wanted something to give my skin a boost and help combat skin problems. I was also interested in whether vibrations would really effect how well it combated problems and improve skin.

        The packaging of the product was very appealing to myself, it was sold in a cardboard box, which is coloured with a pink banner (love pink!), with white and black parts, which looks simple and can be appealing for customers, as it really stands out from the rest of the products on the shelf. The actual product can be seen from the box, and it is white, which a oval of pink in the centre. It's shape is sort of a triangle, and basically looks like a blob! Although when holding the product, it is very much shaped to fit comfortably in hands. The top of the wave, is a circle of rough material, which has little squares on, which enables the face pad to sit securely on the wave. The pads that come with the product are round and white, and it feels like a cotton pad but has some of the soap/face wash already in the pad.

        Using the Wave was actually very easy, which I was surprised about as I thought I'd be fiddling around for ages, but all I had to do was put the batteries in, which was abit tricky, as I couldn't get the back off, but that was it, and it was ready to use. To use it, you put the cotton pad on, and then run it under the warm tap, just so that the pad is damp, but not soaking as it will take quite a while for the pad to release the face wash. Then just turn on the wave, which then makes the wave vibrate very quickly, which was a slight shock when I first used it, as I thought it would be a light gentle vibrate, but really it was quite a fast, loud vibrate. To use, just move the wave around your face, in circular movements, which helps circulation and removes dead skin.

        After using the wave for the first time, I got a lot of comments about how good and bright my skin looks, which was a massive positive! I did notice a slight difference in how my skin looked, it looked refreshed and brighter, which is because of the removal of all the dead skin, and that was just after my first use! After using it for the first time, I thought I'd try using it everyday, and for me I didn't really work, I'm not sure why, maybe my skin just didn't like it, but others might find it completely useful to use it everyday. I personally found that using it every few days, felt better for my skin, but also made it feel like a little treat to use. The effects lasted throughout my use of the wave, and now my skin always looks much brighter and replenished, almost like I've got new skin! Even when I stopped using the product, when I began again, my skin again quickly became much nicer, and using the wave the day before a night out, really add to my confidence and even means I don't need to wear make up when out!

        I would highly recommend the Neutrogena Wave Power Cleanser, as I felt it gave my skin a new lease of life, my skin looked much brighter and refreshed, which was so beneficial to the way I looked, but also meant I had less spot breakouts after using and my skin looked more even, without all my usual blemishes. I felt it was really effective improving all skin conditions, an even if skin looks amazing, it can be used to keep skin looking bright, healthy and have a deep cleansed look.

        Neutrogena wave power cleanser is available at both Boots and Superdrug, some larger pharmacists and supermarkets, and costs between £12-14 and comers with 14 cotton pads. I brought mine for £10 in a sale in ASDA, well worth the price in my opinion.

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          07.02.2011 21:14
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          Overall, it is a very good, gentle product for your daily routine but only cleans on the surface

          I have a fairly sensitive skin, and I find Neutrogena products very sensitive for my skin type. I wanted to try the wave when it came out, as I like to try on new things, and being Neutrogena, it couldn't be bad!

          It was a bit pricey (a tenner if I remember well), but once you have the power cleanser/vibrator, you only need to buy the pads for refill, so I thought that was fair enough.
          It's got 2 different cleaning modes: the gentle daily one, and the intensive cleaning mode (simply vibrating a bit more strongly than the gentle one).
          The power cleanser is waterproof, so it is perfect to use in the shower.

          HOW TO USE
          Very simply, take a pad and wet it, rub it between your fingers to make it foam and place on the attachment head. Then, click on the on/off button and apply on your face with circular motions. Rinse thoroughly.


          On the first day I felt a difference to my skin. it was really soft to the touch, looked and felt clean, and my skin wasn't dry at all (if the product is too abrasive, I can feel it straight away with my sensitive skin). I used both cleaning modes but found that there was not much difference to be honest.

          The only critical I would have about this product is that it doesn't give your skin a deep clean. I would say that this product only cleans on the surface, but is still effective. If you have blackheads or clogged-up pores, you'll probably need another product with microbeads to deeply clean your skin.
          This is why I tend to use an exfoliating gel with microbeads before bed, and the Neutrogena wave in the morning to help keep blackheads at bay.

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          27.09.2010 10:40
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          great

          * Wave to your face *

          I bought this because I got a amazon voucher and I had heard good things about this before so I thought i'd give it ago! This is a battery powered cleanser and it comes with little cotton pads with cleaner in them and you switch on the button and let the wave 'work it's magic '

          * Price ?*
          I think the wave cost £12.99 and it comes with 10 pads but to buy pad refils it's kinda expensive so I haven't re purchased any it currently sits in my bathroom drawer unused.

          * What doe it do?*
          Well it's basically a cleanser and you turn it on and rub it around your face so it grabs all the dirt and make up. I personally can't be bothered using this I'd rather use my every day fash wash with a face cloth it's just easier but I do like the way the wave makes your skin feel after it's very soft. I wouldn't use this every day but maybe a few times a month to give your face a good clean.

          * Recommend?*
          not really , I mean it leaves your face soft but i think it's just a gimmick to be honest , this can be found tesco , asda , boots and superdrug.

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          14.09.2010 01:04
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          EXCELLENT

          I just purchased the Neutrogena Wave Power Cleanser. It has been out in the shops for a good while now. It cost £12.99 when it first came out and i thought it was too much for me to pay for it. I bought mine from B&M's for £2.99. I was very happy at this price. You can also buy it from boots, superdrug and supermarkets.

          I bought this beauty gadget because i have dry skin on my face. The packaging was very good and girly and had a clear window so you could see what you were buying.

          The wave is very easy to use, it even had the battery provided in the box. The wave is small and lightweight. Very comfortable to hold and grip as it has a pink rubber grip meterial on either side. On the pink grip pannel one of the sides pops off so you can insert the battery. The wave has a circular flat area, this is where you can insert the exfoliating pads also provided with it and you get 14 of them. Has a on button and you also press it to turn it off.

          Once you set up the wave and are ready to use it, you simply run warm water onto the exfoliating pad and turn it on. It then starts to vibrate and is quite powerful. You use this in circular movements on your face and neck. It lathers up well and gives a deep clean and a good exfoliation. Its gentle to the skin and can be used everyday but i feel i use it every other day.

          I was very impressed with it and so glad i bought it at a good price. It is a great easy to use product and leaves you refreshed and with smooth, clean and fresh skin.

          You can easily buy refill pads for it and for different skin types,

          I give this 5 dooyou stars.

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          27.07.2010 14:03
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          I won't be buying anymore refills!

          I bought one of these when they first came out, as I am quite lazy when it comes to exfoliating so I thought that having one of these where I just have to shove a pad on it would be much better for me!

          I bought it in boots on some sort of offer where it cost me just £8.50 instead of the normal RRP of £12.99, though I think you can no pick them up for considerably cheaper price compared to when they come out.
          They are also avliable in Superdrug and some supermarkets.
          It comes complete with a pack of cleansing pads, though you can also buy refills, where they are different types, depending on your skin type or whether you'd prefer exfoliating ones or plain ones.

          To use the wave you simply pop the pad onto the wave and then wet it before simply pressing the button. The wave vibrates ever so gently so half the time you don't even notice it is doing anything, which is a little disappointing. It works up a lather, thought not that much, but after a while you do feel thois working into your skin.

          Though I would say that it doesn't give a deep clean and only does clean the top surface of the skin. After using it my skin does feel softer and smoother, though nothing dramatically different, even after continuous use there is no dramatic difference.
          I do not feel that it has any effect on blackheads / pores or spots and has not cleaned up any blemishes on my face, whilst it has left my sking smoother and softer I do not feel it has enough power to give a good clean.

          I also found that I quickly got bored of this product and thought it was a bit of a gimmick. I found it much easier and quicker to simply squeeze a bit of exfoliator on your hands rather than geting out the wave, opening a pack of exfoliating pads, putting them on, putting it under running water, etc.

          Overall this item, I feel is a waste of my money and I would rather buy a normal exfoliating face wash.

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            24.07.2010 12:37
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            A cleansing product to be used alongside somethin gelse

            Well let me start by saying I was very excited about giving this wonderous product ago. Although I am 26 I am still prone to nasty spot break outs and thought this maybe the answer to my dreams. I was stopped in my tracks when I found it was £12.99 in superdrug now I wanted it but not that bad! Then the other day I found it in my local home bargains shop for £1.99 hurray finally I get to try this magical 'power-cleanser and deep clean cleansing' for myself.

            The neutrogena wave neutrogena wave promises to 'deeply remove dirt, oil and make-up' as well as leaving you with 'softer skin after 1 use' brilliant just what I need.

            What came in the box?

            In the box I found a battery duracell aa, a small hand held machine pink and white with a power symbol on ok so battery in and lets see what happens, power on and it vibrates lol so this must be the 'wave' part. It has a rough circle on the top interesting so lets see what else is in here. Two white packets open one of them and here are the pads 7 small circles ok so what now?
            On the back of the packet you will find the instructions you simply attach the circle to the rough bit of the vibrating thing sorry 'power cleanser' (when its not turned on), hold it under the tap turn on the power and away you go avoiding your eyes - you will know about it if it gets in them trust me.

            So now for the magic I have been waiting for it says on the box that I should be expecting the -

            'tingly, cool foam penetrates deep into pores efficiently remove dirt, oil and make up' - erm well I feel the cool foam not so much the tingly part though and I would not say its the best at removing make-up either unless you are expected to use more than one pad that is so I would recommend removing make up before hand.

            'Gentle vibrating motion stimulates skin's surface - feel the massaging action open pores to the enable the lather to get deep into pores' ok so I am feeling the vibration quite a relaxing sensation definatley not feeling the opening of my pores, though I am not sure what this is suppost to feel like lol.

            Finally I should be feeling the

            'softly textured pads sweep away dead skin sells - skin is immediately softer after just one use' yep the pads are soft not sure they are sweeping my skin cells away and my skin does feel softer after use even though I have bits of the soft white foam on my face that I now need wash off.

            Next day I wake up skin feels smooth look in the mirror and oh no all that opening and penetration of my pores has caused a great big break out of spots, especially on my cheeks where I don't normally suffer and around my jaw, not really the miracle transformation I was hoping for.

            Now I know the breakout could be linked to a number of things but my money is on this as it was a new product for my skin and the breakout was in an area I don't ususally suffer with.

            So overall although it felt nice at the time it's not for me and I am so pleased I only paid £1.99 to find that out the wave replacement pads are £4.99 in boots for 30 which is a little steep as there is no way you will be able to use just one. If you do use this as part of your daily skin routine it will have to be alongside something else.

            Sadly a product I won't be recommending.

            You may also find my reviews on other sites under the same name.

            Thanks for taking the time to read.

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            13.07.2010 00:48
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            Good to try but not sure I will use it forever

            I purchased this item after seeing all the advertising for this product- I am always drawn in by promises of beautiful, younger looking skin alongside pictures of fresh faced models!

            Basically this is a handheld battery device (battery comes in box) that you attach a cleansing pad to, this sticks together in a similar fashion to velcro to secure it. You then start the handheld device, directing the cleansing pad to your face and then move it in a circular motion. The vibrating action of the handheld device is designed to promote deep cleansing of the skin.

            I quite like this product, after a week of use (once a day as the refill pads are expensive) I definitely has smoother, brighter looking skin which is commented on by my boyfriend.

            I feel there a few disadvantages to the product- firstly as I have mentioned the refill cleansing pads are quite expensive, something along the lines of £3.50-£4 for a pack of 30, a months supply. Initially you get 14 cleansing pads with the handheld device. I found that it takes a while for the cleansing pad to lather although on a positive note it had a very pleasant fragrance.

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            28.04.2010 20:31
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            Gimmicky but effective for basic cleansing.

            *I am tallulahbang off Ciao, but this is only on Dooyoo (unless someone nicks it. In which case I'll hunt you down and give you a Chinese burn).*


            In many ways, I'm a cosmetic company's dream: I'm utterly gullible, I rarely stick to one brand, and I have no routine whatsoever for looking after my skin (beyond, y'know, showering. I'm not properly dirty or anything). Every so often, I go through phases where I'm utterly convinced that the years of benign neglect I've inflicted on my face will leave me resembling something akin to what you'd get if you genetically spliced Donatella Versace with a leather handbag. At these times I tend to I panic buy whatever new potion or device that's designed to rejuvenate or reinvigorate my skin. And so it was with the Neutrogena Wave.


            Before we start, let me mention that I'm not stupid: I KNOW all their claims are utter twaddle. I know that, no matter how sincere Jane Fonda looks, Oil of Ulay (because I'm old enough to know that's what it is. None of this Olay nonsense for me, thank you very much) will not reverse whatever damage my skin has undergone. For, as anyone with any sense knows; your skin reflects 4 things:

            Age - if you're 30, like me, you're never going to look 16 again. You might shave a few years off, but that's as good as it gets.
            Diet - if you eat well and drink plenty of water, your skin will look better. Exist solely on a whisky and chocolate diet and your skin will lose its lustre in short order.
            Genetics - if your mother and your grandmother have good skin and few wrinkles chances are you will strike lucky.
            Environment - if you spend all your time outdoors or under hot sun and don't wear sunscreen, you'll start to look a bit weather-beaten. Similarly, if you smoke or spend a lot of time with smokers you can expect to look a bit grey and wrinkly before your time.


            So, whilst I knew that no product would give me miraculously new skin, I did think I could probably get something that would deal effectively with the occasional dry patches I get on my forehead without my having to resort to sandpapering my face. I'm fortunate in that genetics is on my side - the women in my family have clear skin and few wrinkles - but I did spend ten years as a smoker which has no doubt taken its toll so if the product could give a temporary brightening effect that would be an added bonus.


            All of that, then, should go some way to explaining why I bought something which is, essentially, a vibrator with a cleansing pad stuck on the top.


            Neutrogena don't describe it *exactly* in those terms, mind, but you might as well call a spade a spade. As far as Neutrogena are concerned it's a 'revolutionary NEW power cleanser that will transform your cleansing routine: an intense deep clean for a refreshing feeling and remarkably softer skin.' With that advertising spiel ringing in your ears, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the damn thing was willing your skin clean through battery powered artificial intelligence, but the truth is remarkably humdrum.


            In simple terms, it's a little, rounded, oblong shape that fits comfortably into your hand. It's tapered so that it can be gripped easily and one end is a circular shape and rough in texture. This is where the cleansing pad fits on. At the opposite end is the on/off switch. The unit is powered by an AA battery, of which one comes supplied.


            When you buy one (mine cost around a tenner, but they can now be found on Amazon for 6 quid or so) it will come with a small pack of the cleansing pads that it's designed to be used with. These can be bought separately for £4-£5 for 30. The pads have a small amount of cleansing solution on them which foams slightly as you're using it. It smells very pleasant and has never aggravated my skin, but then I'm not prone to allergies or sensitivities.


            To use, you dampen one of the cleansing pads, put it on the roughly textured circular part at the top and turn the unit on. It will gently buzz and vibrate as you guide the cleansing pad over your face which, in theory, helps to ensure that more dirt and dead skin are removed. The buzzing is quite loud, though, so naturally suspicious neighbours/roommates are likely to assume you've locked yourself in the bathroom for a session of solo fun.


            *The Good*

            - It feels quite nice on your skin when used.
            - The cleansing pads are soft and gentle enough for most skins and they smell lovely.
            - My skin did look brighter after use, but that could be just the vibrator effect making my skin tingle (actress, bishop, etc).
            - The battery lasts for ages.
            - It doesn't leave any residue on the skin.


            *The Bad*

            - It doesn't remove make up effectively, so you'll need to have cleansed before you use it.
            - The cleansing solution really stings if you accidentally get any into your eyes.
            - Whilst it will remove small patches of dry skin, for anything more sizeable you'd be better off using a facial exfoliator.


            *The Ugly*

            - If you're a bit absent-minded and forget to put the cleansing pad on before you use it, it will leave you with a face like Freddy Krueger.
            - It won't remove wallpaper. God knows why my mother tried, but she is demented.

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              16.04.2010 19:01

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              Gimmicky.I have used the Neutrogena Face Cushions for ages (so have my husband and son on an 'unofficial' basis). Bought a Wave because the Cushions became unavailable and to give it a fair try. 1) It doesn't foam anywhere near as well as the cushions. 2) In pink, it is less than male friendly and 3) it is battery operated plastic gadget, with disposable pads to replace, er, a cardboard box of disposable pads. Neutrogena have lost 2 customers in our house already. My son and husband have started using Aapri facial scrubs instead - and I think I may soon join them

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              A brilliant gadget that can be used daily and also portable enough to bring anywhere!

              After seeing the adverts for about a month, I finally gave in and bought this. I have to be honest and say that it sat in the box for a good few weeks before I even opened it up!

              It wasn't a brand new product that I was really excited about but more of a "it's on offer, I'll give it a try." At first I was using it about once a week, maybe even less. It was coming into winter here and I was using the Neutrogena Pure Glow Cushions and I loved them so I was highly unwilling to change to a brand new product but I have used a lot of Neutrogena stuff in the past and gave it a go.

              As I was using it so little I did recognise the difference right after, my skin was soft and I looked healthy but it had wore off after a nights sleep and a hard days grafting.

              I didn't think to use it everyday until a friend of mine told me, after I had used it that morning, that my skin looked healthy and soft. I looked it up on the website and it told me I could use it daily and it wouldn't be bad for my skin so I started using it to try keep the dryness of winter off my skin (It always happens and every year I have a war with my skin!)

              I have to say that I have never looked back! Although the costs do add up it really works for my skin and for something so important as having a healthy appearance then I do not care how much I need to spend!

              And let me say I am rating this product based on how it worked on my face. As I am reading other reviews a lot of people are saying that they got the same results with just their hands, but for me personally, nothing could of gotten my skin through winter if it wasn't for this product!

              It was just so SIMPLE to use that I did it every morning in the shower, taking the same amount of time as before with my face wash and exfoliating sponge. My skin just felt so nice with that massage type pulse and my skin looked nice even before putting on my moisturiser and make-up! I have such DRY skin that using this type of deep cleansing is the only way that I could get through a day without caked on make-up!

              I could seriously rant about this product all day. Although some people may prefer this just for pampering, I prefer to do it every morning as part of my daily routine to ensure my skin says soft and supple!

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              10.03.2010 02:44
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              ok for pampering, but don't expect miracles

              It's difficult to make up my mind on this product. On the one hand it does leave you skin feeling very clean and somewhat invigorated. On the other, I've been using it about once a week for several months and not noticed any kind of long-term improvement in tone or condition. My skin is generally quite good anyway though, so perhaps I couldn't really expect a sudden miracle of total flawlessness.
              I think it's fine to use the product everyday, and perhaps this would produce more obvious results. However, as it only comes with a pack of about 14 soap pads, the necessity of purchasing expensive refills deters me from more frequent use.


              The device is easy to use (a battery is included), just attach a soap pad, run under some warm water, press the button, and move it over your face for a couple of minutes. I always put a blob of face scrub on the pad for a bit of extra exfoliation, although you might not want to do this if you have sensitive skin. I'm sure my skin does feel cleaner and softer afterwards than if I'd just washed my face normally. That said, I don't really believe it achieves anything that your hands can't, especially when it comes to getting to the awkward areas such as around your nose.

              Overall, I'd say the 'Wave' is an OK product that you might like to use every now and then to make yourself fee pampered, but don't expect any wondrous transformations to your skin.

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                01.02.2010 14:31
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                Not the best product Neutrogena.

                My daughter tends to suffer from pretty bad skin because she's a teenager. It's not severe but she has a fair few spots on her forehead and sides of her face. We've used different creams, tablets and face washes over the years, but nothing has really taken effect. I saw this new face cleanser advertised on the television and thought it might have a good effect on my daughters skin because it sounded like it would clean her skin more vigorously and thoroughly than she could do without it therefore removing dead skin cells and making her skin less oily. I've used Neutreogena products in the past and been pleased and thought this would be the same as well because it's a well known brand and was also advertised by a celeb, Vanessa Hudgens.

                I only paid about £7 for it and got some of the little pads complimentary. It was very easy to put the little pads on and I covered my face with warm water before turning on the cleanser. The vibrations were strong so I was pleased in thinking I would get an invigorating face wash but I was a bit disappointed. I put face scrub on the pads with the little beads in because I don't have sensitive skin at all. I didn't feel that the cleanser did anything that my hand couldn't have done. The vibrations feel quite nice on your face but they don't make the face scrub froth up any better than it would if you rubbed it between your hands and it doesn't really rub your face hard enough to feel refreshed and clean. Also because the cleanser is quite smooth, when your hands are wet, it's a bit slippery and awkward to use. It can get a bit messy if you put the cleanser too close to your hairline as you end up getting face wash in your hair.

                I used it on my face for about 4 minutes or so then rinsed but my skin didn't have the really clean feeling that it would have if I'd used my fingers, because at least with a cloth or your hands, you can really rub into smaller places on your face like the corners of your nose. Overall I wasn't impressed with it.

                My daughter used it and said she felt the same about it. She said it was nice and quite relaxing but like me, her skin isn't particularly sensitive and she said she needed something more thorough. She used it for a few days but didn't see any improvement on her skin either.

                The product is available from chemists like boots and superdrug, main stores like ASDA and you can get it online from amazon and ebay etc.

                Overall, I don't think it's worth the money to do something you can do better yourself. I'd stick with a cloth or using your hands and save your coppers. It is now in the bathroom unused and a waste. I don't recommend it to you unless you have sensitive skin or don't like a thorough scrub.

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                  25.01.2010 01:25
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                  Neutrogena wave - an innovative product

                  I had the opportunity to trial this product late last year and have continued to use it ever since. The Neutrogena Wave is a recently new product on the market competing against others.

                  What is it?

                  The Neutrogena Wave is a battery operated cleansing device for cleaning deep down into pores and clearing away dirty skin cells on the face. It even removes tough dirt and makeup which is a bonus.

                  How does it work?

                  By attaching the cleansing pads (come included or seperate depending on the package you purchase), simply hold under a little water to activate the foaming. Press the button on the device to activate the vibrating motions (2 speeds available depending on how deep a clean you wish). Massage over the face avoiding eye areas.

                  My verdict

                  I used this religiously for 2 weeks varing the strength of the vibration. The first time i used it, i could feel a difference and my face felt fresher and cleaner than it had in a long time. I have continued to use this on a daily basis purchase refills when they are on offer.

                  Where can you buy this?

                  Various stores stock the Neutrogena Wave including Boots, Superdrug and Wilkinsons. Refill packs can also be purchased at these stores which vary in price but if you can get them on offer then all the better.

                  I would highly recommend using this product. I have sensitive and dry skin and it worked well for me.

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              • Product Details

                Kit contains: Power cleanser, attachment head and 14 pads / The vibrating motion provides an intense, deep clean for a refreshing feel and a smoother complexion /