Neutrogena deep clean facial cleanser – Review
Navarathri Celebrations are keeping me very busy. Yesterday I went to an expo which featured dolls made by women self help groups. The dolls were so tempting that I shelled out what I had in my pocket and got two adorable dolls. One is of Baby Krishna getting punished by his mum and one is of Hyagreevar, a horse headed God who was Goddess Saraswathi’s Guru. I wanted to buy some more but refrained myself.
Now moving on, today’s post is going to be about a face wash which I have been using for a while. It’s the Deep Clean Facial Cleanser from Neutrogena.
In the beginning of 2012, I faced a lot of breakouts and was using a medicated soap. As my skin has returned to normalcy now, I wanted to slowly stop using the medicated soap prescribed by my derma as its quite drying and switch over to a gentle face cleanser. I tried various cleansers ranging from amway to cetaphil. Some of them, in spite of not triggering any breakouts and being good to my skin, failed to impress me. They were good but at some point of time or the other, I did not feel convinced. I continued to use the medicated soap.
I got this face wash or cleanser as they call it when I purchased the Neutrogena moisturizer. Initially I used it only at nights for washing my face and gradually started substituting it to my medicated soap. My skin loves this cleanser and is behaving very well. This cleanser is so mild to irritate or dry out my skin but is still effective enough to make me get that squeaky clean feel.
The cleanser looks mild golden yellow in the bottle and comes as a transparent liquid in hand. It’s quite runny and foams mildly. It rinses off completely and leaves a squeaky clean feel to the skin. I don’t like its fragrance though not over powering. Its smells like a medicated detergent (:P) .
I got the 50ml bottle which was priced at Rs. 95/-, as I was not sure about how it will react on my skin. The bottle is transparent and comes with a sturdy flip cap and is travel friendly.
Ingredients (from their website):
Water, Sodium C14 16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium C12 15 Pareth 15 Sulfonate, Salicylic Acid, Linoleamidopropyl PG Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Disodium EDTA, Propylene Glycol, FD&C Yellow 5, FD&C Red 40, Fragrance.
What Neutrogena Claims (from their website):
For Normal to Oily skin.
Deep Clean Facial Cleanser works two ways to improve the look and feel of skin.
First, this dermatologist-tested formula cleanses deep down into pores–dissolving dirt, oil and makeup. Then, it removes dead surface skin that can dry, roughen and dull your complexion. It rinses clean, without leaving any pore-clogging residue. Skin looks fresher and healthier, feels smoother and softer.
Non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores).
Directions for Use:
Wet your face and hands with lukewarm water. Pump cleanser into your hands and work into lather. Massage lather onto skin with a gentle, circular motion, avoiding contact with the delicate eye area. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry with a soft towel. If you experience dryness or irritation, use less frequently.
Now summing up its pros and cons:
- Does not irritate/dry out my skin.
- Gives that squeaky clean feel.
- Effectively removes excess oil and dirt.
- Travel friendly.
- Transparent bottle is very useful in finding out the quantity left.
- Pocket Friendly.
- Does not lather much. So if you are used to super foamy face washes like me, you will end up wasting more product than what’s actually required.
- Though not over powering, I don’t like the smell.
Definitely a hit for me and I will repurchase & recommend.
See you all in another post.
BTW… The dolls i got today..