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      11.11.2009 04:08

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      I have incredibly oily skin and acne all over my face. I have tried many products and none have worked as well as this. After using it my acne gradually got smaller and my friends complimented me on the flawless look of my skin. I still have a lot of oil but it's no where near as bad as it was before. I find the make-up very easy to apply and blend. Trust me I have tried tons of hypoallergenic, oil-free make up and Neutrogena is by far the best. I was so self conscience of my skin that after every class at school I would go to the bath room and touch it up. Now I only go once a day to wipe off the oil, which apparentely a lot of people don't even notice. I have moderately severe acne and this covers it all up. Thanks Neutrogena!

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      02.02.2009 02:10

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      i love this product! It feels nice on your skin and it doesnt irritate anything. It does a nice job of clearing minor breakouts. I have only been using it for a day and I already like it. You don't need a lot to cover your whole face.

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      13.11.2008 13:29

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      Not good at all !

      This is seemed like a very good oil free make up foundation initially when I bought it. It says that the active ingredients include salisylic acid which helps combat blemishes and break prone skin. But if your skin is a combination one or dry, this foundation is useless for you.

      I had to discontinue the use of this make up after the initial couple of times because my skin looked all caked up even though I had used a very small amount and smeared it even over the entire facial area. I used the ivory shade that was closest to my skin tone, yet I could see that the coverage was not good and the makeup did not look natural. My face looked like it was done up.

      The bottle is quite big and it can last ages with the little amount that you will perhaps use each time. This is a glass bottle which is yet another disadvantage of this liquid foundation.

      I would spend the same amount on a less quantity but a good foundation.

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      22.09.2008 12:09
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      overall gives good coverage and helps to clear skin

      I began using this makeup a while back when they sold it in Boots for around £8.00 however it has now been discontinued there, so the only places I can seem to find it is Superdrug and on the internet. Although Superdrug had it a discounted prices and are getting rid of it soon, and I cannot understand why, as its a really good foundation, for oily, spotty skin.
      The foundation is oil free and doesnt contain any fragrance which can normally irritate skin. What makes this foundation good is the fact that it has salycic acid in it which helps combat spots, so even when wearing this foundation it is helping to combat spots, and reduce redness. The foundation comes in a clear glass botle, and lasts ages as you dont need very much. It is quite runny, but does give good coverage and can be applied in thicker applications over spots and used like a concealer with a cotton bud. Overall a good foundation at combattiing spots and has improved my skin immensely.

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        04.09.2008 18:42
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        Perfert for oily spotty skin

        Neutrogenas skin clearing foundation is a perfect product for someone like me who has always suffered from spots and has oily skin. Ive always felt I had to wear foundation and try and cover them up somewhat but they only end up making my skin worse by clogging my pores and making my skin greasier than ever.

        Neutrogena's foundation is different though, it contains salicylic acid to help clear spots and prevent new outbreaks, so therorecially the more you wear it the better your skin will look. The oil free formula also absorbed excess oil too I presume this is because it contains talc.

        It comes in a 30ml rectangular glass bottle, so no squeezing or cutting in half to get the last bits out. It is very watery to touch and needs a good shake before use to mix the contents properly.

        Although it says it is fragrence free I can detect a slight creamy/milky smell which it very plesant. On the bottle it says the salicylic acid can cause redness on sensitive skins and to stop use if this occurs, I have not had this myself and use it under my eyes and on the eyelids with no problem.

        Ive found an excellent colour match in "classic porcelain", and I only need a small amount to get a good coverage and to even out skin tone and red areas. I need to use concealer on bigger spots as using a second layer doesnt seem to cover them any more. I dont use any powder on top though as my skin is matt enough without it.

        My skin stays shine free for hours using this although I take a pressed powder compact round with me I never need to use it other than on my nose. When I want to remove it I either use clear and clears sensitive deep cleansing lotion or cream wash which both removes it easily. I always feel like my skin looks better after taking it off compared to when I put it on, and ive never get any new spots while wearing it. So I guess I can say, it works! and at time of writing there is a bottle on ebay for 1 pound, bargain!

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        04.12.2005 15:12
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        A very good and effective foundation that also fights spots.

        When I was still getting spots in my 20's, the appearance of Neutrogena's skin clearing facial make-up was like an answer to my prayers. Finally there was a foundation that did two things at once - it evened out the colour of my skin, it covered up minor spots and blemishes and it fought spots while hiding them.

        For years I would stock up on this product every time I went to the US. Then it suddenly appeared on the UK market and I was more than thrilled. That is, until I tried it on my skin. Don't get me wrong, this product is still excellent in many ways, but it does not seem to have quite the same effect as the same product sold in the US markets. I am no make-up or chemistry specialist, but could it simply be that the ingredients are not 100% the same here as they are in the US? If anyone knows the answer to this, I would be happy to hear from you.


        ***The product***

        Neutrogena's SkinClearing oil-free make-up comes in a see-through stand-up rectangular bottle and contains 1 fl oz (30 ml) of product. The silver screw is very easy to open. Be careful, though, when unscrewing the bottle: There is no protective cover on the opening of it. In fact, you are greeted by a rather wide opening. This makes it very difficult to remove only little amounts of product from the bottle.

        The individual colour of each see-through bottle will differ depending on the shade you have bought. There are 12 different natural-looking shades of colours, ranging from very light to quite dark. The lovely shades are:

        - Classic Porcelain
        - Blushing Ivory
        - Softest Gold
        - Natural Buff
        - Buff Blush
        - Rose Cream
        - Warm Beige
        - Golden Bisque
        - Copper Sand
        - Toasted Honey
        - Spiced Almond

        According to the Neutrogena website, the product is meant to clear blemishes and prevent future outbreaks. It also is supposed to contain oil-absorbing powders to control shine. It is meant to clear pores and minimise their appearance. In addition, it apparently contains a multi-vitamin complex that helps your skin maintain its healthy look.

        Little of this information actually appears on the bottle. The bottle merely states that the product is supposed to help ypur skin look clearer every time you wear it. It does also mention that this is an oil-free, oil-absorbing formula that helps control shine. And it is supposed to provide you clear and natural looking coverage.

        The product contains Salicylic Acid, which is a substance widely used in American medication against spots.

        In addition, the product is dermatologist tested and fragrance free.


        ***Price and availabilty***

        I have not seen this product in many places. My local Boots used to carry it, but now have discontinued it. I have not seen it in any other Boots. I bought my bottle at Superdrug for £7.99 a while back. When I checked Superdrug today, it was selling for £5 and was on clearance sale, so I am not entirely sure if that means that this product will be removed from the market entirely.

        In any event, if you want the product, I recommend you act fast before it does disappear!!


        ***Use and application***

        Before applying the make-up, you need to shake the bottle firmly, otherwise the consistency of the product is simply too watery. Make sure that you cleanse your skin thoroughly before application. This does not necessarily have to be with another Neutrogena product, other cleansing products will work as well.

        The bottle states that you should apply a thin layer only. I usually apply a thin layer over most of my skin and then follow up with a bit more on areas where I have spots.

        Some people I know have experienced dryness and irritation with this product, so if this does occur, you should reduce usage to every other day. If that does not help, you should probably talk to your doctor and discontinue use.


        ***My experience***

        I have tried two shades of this foundation: Blushing Ivory and Natural Buff. I have to admit that even though I am rather pale, the Blushing Ivory was too pale to cover up any blemishes on my skin. So over time I became very loyal to the Natural Buff version. If you look at it in the store you may think it is rather dark looking, but you have to bear in mind that these colours to appear very different on your skin as opposed to when looking at them in the bottle.

        When I first used the product in this country, I was rather disappointed. Even though I shook the bottle as directed, when I applied the product to my face, I found that the consistency was still very thin and watery. In fact, I found that I needed to apply quite a bit more of product than I used to in order to cover up the spots.

        I did find that it would cover up blemishes and most minor spots very well, even to the point of disappearance. However, lately I have had some pretty bad outbreaks that this product simply cannot deal with. As a result I have found myself applying pressed powder after applying the foundation.

        The product itself dries quite quickly when you apply it to your skin and certainly does not leave any shine or stickiness. In fact, if you apply it too often, you will find that it may dry our your skin both in your face and on the hand you have used to apply this product. This is probably due to the salicyclic acid.

        When you use the product on its own on minor outbreaks, it does seem to cover up for a substantial amount of time, ie. 6 to 8 hours. When you use the product on big spots which verge on acne, however, the coverage duration is a lot less. I often find that after 3 hours I already feel the need to re-apply the make-up to the infected areas.

        A bottle of this make-up lasts me about 4-6 months.


        ***Other tips***

        As I stated before, the opening of the bottle is rather wide. Be careful when turning it upside down to get some of the product on your fingertips. Occassionally I found that it would splash on my clothing. That is a stain that cannot easily be rubbed out with a wet cloth, so you will have to change and throw your clothes in the washing machine.

        If you only have a couple of spots, it may well be worth just taking out a bit of the foundation with a cotton bud. Then you can apply it directly to the spots instead of applying it on the whole face. It also avoids any mess on your clothes.


        ***The verdict***

        As long as this product is on the UK market, I will be loyal to it. It is certainly the best foundation I have ever used in my life. However, I cannot recommend this product as the miracle cure to acne and spots. It certainly is not. It will help out those of you who have minor spots here and there. It won't help those of you who suffer from major breakouts.

        I think the biggest disappointment to me is that this used to be the answer to my skin problems when I used the American product. I had really clear skin, all of the time. Yet, since I have been using the UK product, I am suffering from spots not experienced before. The bottle looks exactly the same, so why is there a difference in effect?

        I intend to get in touch with the manufacturers to see if there are local variations which might account for the varied effects I have experienced. I will update you on my findings as and when I get them.


        ***Further info***

        www.neutrogena.com

        If you look at the products on this website, you will actually be able to view all the different shades. Just bear in mind that they look a lot different on your skin!

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          25.06.2003 04:24
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          I have been using Neutrogena's Skin Clearing make-up for 3 years now. Like the majority of the population I suffer with the occassional spot. Ha! Who am I trying to kid? I suffer with the inconstant occasional spot! And when Neutrogena bought out their skin clearing range I changed my home of residence into a MECCA that served the gods in their laboratories. Because for how many years had the blemish free, 'never-had-a-spot-in-my-life' clinicians and GP's been telling us NOT to plaster our face in make-up because 'it will only make it worse' Well sod 'worse' a lorry full of choccies and £1000 would not get me to school with a purple face that some-what resembled a geographic, birds-eye view of the Penines. Now there is an excuse, not to mention a solution that we can trowel all over our face knowing that it contains that vital ingredient - SALICYLIC ACID that fights those little blighters and also helps keep others at bay. It comes in 6 different shades to blend in with all skin tones and the great thing about the shades is that they range from pinky to yellow hues. Many foundations only cater for the pink skin tones and if you are like me and have a warmer yellow hue to your complexion, then they can leave you looking washed out and you can also visably see where the make-up has been applied! The foundation states that it is non-oily but it does have quite a greasy feel on your face, although don't let that put you off as it seems to sink in after a few seconds but keeps your face looking supple - nothing worse than a cakey, dry looking face! If you feel that you need something a little more mattifying, Neutrogena also make a pressed powder, which is usually essential at some point as spot prone skin has a habit of getting greasy quickly. This foundation has quite a light coverage so as to let your pores breathe but Neutrogena also make a blemish treatment cover stick t
          o cover-up the ones that are not made un-noticible by the foundation. I would say that this is a perfect foundation for young skins. So all you mums out there that are having you heart torn out seeing your young daughter upset by her skin, go out and get her a bottle of Neutrogena's Skin Clearing oil free make-up. It is safe enough for sensitive skin, it is a light foundation and helps clear up breakouts, but I must stress it is not a substitute for regular cleansing, just an added control method. I haven't been able to find Neutrogena's range in Boots, but Superdrug is a good place to go and also large Tesco stores. It retails at £9.99 which may sound pricey to some, but think how much it is helping you, can you put a price on blemish free skin?!!

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          11.03.2003 08:33
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          I used to have problems with small breakouts on my forehead, and it seemed as if wearing foundation made them worse. Okay, I know all of you who have acne must know, you have to wear foundation to cover it up, but in turn, the foundation cause more acne!!! What a vicious cycle!!! Anyway, like anyone wanting to get rid of acne would do, I went to the store and tried to find a foundation that would not cause acne or make the pimples I already had worse. I had seen the advertisements on TV for this Nutrogena Skin Clearing foundation. You've seen it, all the beautiful girls who "wear the brand" advertising the makeup. Well, I guess Jennifer Love Hewitt must have some different skin than I do, because the Nutrogena Skin Clearing Makeup did not work for me!!! What do you have to do, mix it with lotion? The foundation began drying while I was blending it to my face which, when finished, made very uneven tones on my face. Finally, I learned to blend quicker!!! After I mastered the "skill" of applying it, I noticed that it made my face look extremely dry. Not to mention, the foudation was thicker in some places than in others. Now this was not the cause of me not applying and blending properly, because I am a real stickler about how my foundation looks. I like my face to look like I am not wearing any foundation at all. To sum it up for you, the foundation is good for getting rid of acne because I dries the heck out of them, but if you want a nice foundation that compliments your face and blends "effortlessly," then you will want to try something else. I guess most people just don't have Jennifer Love Hewitt's skin!!!

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            11.01.2003 01:15
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            PRODUCT Neutrogena Skin Clearing Oil Free foundation is excellent for anyone with sensitive skin or for anyone that wants clean skin. If you have sensitive skin or come out against rashes, spots or allergies when you use make-up. Then this Neutrogena product is here to help you. It comes in a 300ml bottle and application is simple. The only thing is it?s a glass bottle and the other day I accidentally dropped mine so that was £10 down the pan! However, the results are very good. Use if for a week or so and you will soon be able to tell the difference. Your skin will be clearer and if you do come out in a rash when you wear make-up, that will no longer be a problem. Although, this product is oil free it won?t leave your skin dry. Your skin is left smooth and fresh rather than dry. The foundation will blend onto your skin colour and it actually looks really good. PACKAGING AND PRICE It comes in simple packaging and costs £10. It?s available from Boots, Superdrugs and other good make-up shops. I got this product for my Mum for Christmas. She Really liked the results and was particularly pleased with the finish. Use it with other products and you will look really good. SUITABILITY For anyone with problem skin. OVERALL This is a very good foundation to have. In winter I often come out with skin problems and this product allows me to wear foundation without adding to my woes.

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              22.12.2002 00:35
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              Wow! I have to say that I am definateley impressed with Neutrogena Skin Clearing Oil Free Make Up . Firstly it doesn't clog my pores, irritate my skin or cause blemishes like many other make-ups. Secondly it actually DOES WORK! I have used this product for 1 month everyday and used a 5% benzoyl peroxide cream from my doctor during the night and together, they have really helped my skin and cleared up almost all my acne!( and i've been using the peroxide cream for about 6 months now without major results, that is until i started to use Neutrogena Skin Clearing Oil Free Make Up). Thirdly it is really natural as it says. I have a medium skin tone( dark hair and eyes, skin tans well) and use the true beige shade which is very good for my skin colour-the coverage is good enough to cover blemishes and is very natural looking-it looks flawless and like i am not wearing makeup even in daylight-this is very very good for me! The only thing is, if i do not moisturise before using the product it can sometimes make my skin look quite dry and flaky, but as i usually moisturise before using it, this is not normally a problem. Overall i definately have to recommend this product. It is worth the money and personally i think the packaging is very classy and not difficult to get the makeup out of.

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                14.04.2002 03:14

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                At the moment I use the neutrogena skin clearing makeup every day. I have found this a very good product indeed. It is light and oil-free. It goes on very easily, and best of all I can get it in my own skin tone. Most other foundations are a shade too dark, even the lightest they have, and I feel a little self-conscious when wearing them. Which of course is counter-productive, since you're meant to be wearing foundation to cover up uneven skin tone, not causing a problem with it! The foundation comes in a squarish glass bottle and ingredients include chamomile and aloe vera extracts. The front of the bottle boasts "with salicylic acid"... (I assume this is from the Aloe plant extract which contains this acid). It is an aspirin-like compound which boasts anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Both of which would be good for spot prone skins. Sometimes I put a dab of moisturiser on my face before I apply the foundation, just to give it a more natural appearance on drier parts of my face. This means I have to use concealer on my red spots though. The foundation may be light in consistency, but it isn't that great at covering red areas, spots or filling in pores etc. The lotion has a soft silky feel, and at least it doesn't ADD to the greasiness of my skin, but it doesn't SOAK up the oil either I'm afraid. After an hour or too the shininess starts to return. I wish for a foundation that trains my pores to stop producing as much oil in the first place! It lasts through the day quite well really. Except around my chin, where I need to rub it in a little bit where it's creased, seperated, or whatever the foundation does :) You know, it looks a bit patchy, and not natural anymore. A good base, but a bit pricey = 30ml is £7.99... gulp...

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                21.06.2001 20:14
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                I have been in a vicious circle for years. You see, you put foundation on to cover your spots, but the foundation actually gives you spots. What was a girl to do. I tried everything, Clinique, Estee Lauder, Boots own, etc etc, and although, sometimes they seemed quite good, some of them were really expensive. (and believe me, I get through a lot of foundation, hence my nickname in work, Polishedpoo!) I have since discovered, Neutrogena's range of products, and spent £30.00 on the foundation, cover stick, and compact powder. Wonderful stuff. You can buy the non oily variety, which suits me fine. It treats the skin, whilst covering it up. It has been an absolute godsend, and I can't recommend it highly enough. You should quite easily be able to match your own skintone, and the products last for ages, even using them twice daily. (Government health warning: Foundation can seriously damage your appearance. take care when rubbing in, you are otherwise in danger of looking like you've been tangoed.) Seriously though, if you have got bad skin, this one is really worth trying. The Colonel. (yes I am a girl)

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                14.05.2001 18:54
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                I don't know how many of you have seen the advert for this product, but they really do make it sound like a gift from the gods! My skin-type is one that can't really be given a name. It is always shiny, but not really greasy-feeling. I often have outbreaks, usually one or two large, angry-looking puss-filled specimens, and a couple of baby craters just starting. However, I also have dry patches - but not in any usual place, they just happen. I guess that comes from using the pill and living in London. Anyway, this product claims to clear up spots whilst covering over them, and any large pores you may have. Sorry girls! If you have skin like mine, it just won't work. The liquid itself is like a "cheap" foundation - you know, when you look at it on the back of your hand in the shop, and it's gone all clay-like. Once home, I tried it on my face, and oh-my-god! It looked like a combination of talk and double cream, almost separating like curdled milk on my face. Immediately, all across my forehead and cheeks, large dry, scaly patches appeared, and even exfoliating didn't get rid of them after immediate removal of the foundation! The foundation itself was not sufficient enough to even vaguely hide small, red spots, of visible pores. I understand that there is a concealer available in the same line, but I am loathe to try it after me experience! To give it a fair go, I did use the product for more than a week (in the safety of my own home), experimenting with initial exfoliation before application, then loads of priming moisturiser, but it really doesn't work. Sorry. Try it if you want, it may suit your skin, but this was my experience.

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                  12.05.2001 07:21
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                  When I seen the advertisement for Neutrogeena make up that fights the spots and clears skin.I thought yeah right (!) like that could ever happen so I gave it the benifit of the doubt and tried it out, it was quite pricey but what make up now'a days are not. But it was completely WORTH IT!!!! After a week of using this clean n clear make up my skin felt more fresh(which others usually make your skin feel dry etc.)well anywa this was fantastic not only did it feel much more fresh by the first week but by the second my spots were starting to clear up. I couldn't believe it! Well now I'm as gorgeous as ever! Thanks to Neutrogeena's make up.So girls listen up and hear what I'm sayin'!!! Buy this fab make up and say goodbye to your spots!I strongly advise it.Not only does it clear spots now with my new face I'm more confident than ever.

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                    Unfortunatly for me I'm one of those poor people with yucky spotty oily skin :( BUT when I saw this neutrogena skin clearing make up I thought my prayers had been answered!! Could it be true? A make up that covers up your spotty bits and works on clearing them too? There are 3 product available: liquid foundation, pressed powder ansd concealer. I tried the liquid foundation and the powder. When I tried the liquid foundation I found it does cover pretty well considering how light it feels on my skin. Its not oily so you don't get that nasty shiny greasy look some foundations give you. And it feels lovely and soft on my skin, and doesn't dry it out. It applys best with a sponge, it gets in a bit of a runny mess other wise!! And you only need a little bit at a time. This works best on my skin when I'm having a less spotty day! If however I'm having a bad day ( always when there's a party or some other event when I want to look nice! HUMPF!) I find I need to use the powder as well. This gives a slightly heavier coverage and a more matte finish. Again it's non oily and non drying. You get a little sponge so its easy to apply. If, like me, you get the occasional really red spot you need a concealer too, to cover it. I didn't try the neutrogena one, but if its as good as the rest I'd say NO ONE would belive you had a spot under there! once i get some more cash I'll buy it so I can give my opinion a bit better! (read my opinions!! earn me some money! its gfor your own good otherwise you may never know the truth of how good this product may or may not be!! HA HA HA!) Both products give a natural finish, which I think is unusual fo a foundation designed for greasy skin. It lasts really really well I barly need to touch it up at all during the day! Its quite expensive, £7.99 for liquid (and its only a tiny little bottle) £8.99 for powd
                    er. But if you really want to hide those evil little spots I think its worth it!! In fact when I bought mine there was a 3 for 2 offer, and 200 extra boots points! As for the clearing part I have not yet really noticed much difference. But it does say it happens gradually. So I'll let you know when im zit free! overall I say expensive, but effective!

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                    Flawless finish blemish treatment foundation / This dermatologist-developed formula clears up blemishes and prevents future breakouts / The lightweight, oil-free formula provides clean, fresh and natural-looking coverage / It also contains oil-absorbing powders that help control shine / It helps clear and minimize the appearance of pores / The multi-vitamin complex helps maintain skin's healthy look /