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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Teen Talk - Neutrogena Facial Washes

Neutrogena Facial Washes

Today I am handing over the morning post slot to my younger sister, to talk about Neutrogena face washes - something most of us have used at some point or other. Now that I am in my twenties it has been a while since I last reached for an old school face wash but my sister is here to remind me and you why they aren't so bad after all...

Foaming cleansers often get a bad rap within the beauty world as some contain cleansing agents similar to that of a dish soap, resulting in the skin becoming stripped of its natural oils, dryness, irritation and blemishes. As much as I'd love to use gel cleansers and oils, the majority simply don't sit well on my skin and more often than not result in breakouts. After much trial and error I have learned that my skin is at its best when I use a Neutrogena Facial Wash - they are gentle, affordable, help to remove not only my make-up but also removes the day's dirt, sebum and pollution. No the ingredients aren't the most sophisticated (or clearly marked) but I have yet to find a cleanser of this type that works as well for me. As far as foaming cleansers go these barely produce suds and as a result are gentle. I am a regular user of all three variations; as someone with overly oily skin I find all three agree with my skin type but I would avoid if you are prone to dry or dehydrated skin. Then again that tends to be the advice true of all foaming cleansers. As a quick side note I do not use these to remove eye make-up at all.

Neutrogena Facial Washes

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pore & Shine Daily Wash (£4.49 via Boots) has been formulated to help unclog pores, cleanse and mattify the skin. Sadly I can't say that my pores look all that clearer but I've yet to find that one wonder product that does just that. However it more than lives up the skin mattifying claim all the while without drying out the skin or leaving it feeling tight or uncomfortable. If you struggle with oil control and don't want to cake your face in powder or primer for that matter, I do recommend giving Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pore & Shine Daily Wash a go - at under just £5 you can't beat it. This is the face wash I tend to use in balmier conditions such as the summer and whenever I am in more exotic locations other than Glasgow.I really hope Neutrogena expand this line and create a matching moisturiser it would be highly appreciated by all oily skin sufferers.

Neutrogena Facial Washes

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Wash (£4.89 via Superdrug) this particular face wash is intended for blemish prone skin types, personally I wouldn't recommend it for sensitised or acne prone skin types due to the strong fragrance. Much like the above facial wash it gently cleanses the skin effectively without being overly drying. Typically speaking this is my daily, go to facial wash as although I don't feel it does much in clearing blemishes, (very few if any cleansers do in my opinion) it does a stellar job of removing even the heaviest of make-up with next to no effort. 

Neutrogena Facial Washes

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Facial Wash (£4.49 via Superdrug) as I mentioned above other than listing the likes of Grapefruit extract etc Neutrogena aren't all that clear with why they have selected certain ingredients - Neutrogena Visibly Clear Facial Wash is the exception. This contains 2% salicylic acid which can help to refine the complexion's texture. It gently removes any trapped dirt, make-up and/or toxins trapped within the pores, leaving your skin feeling softer and looking clearer from the first use. Such ingredient can and will target any existing blemishes, encouraging them to heal a little quicker than the would naturally. It goes without saying that this is my choice when my skin is acting up and I have more blemishes than usual. I find that within a few days of use my skin is well on the way to recovery and it allows me to skip targeted blemish products which I often find to be irritating. 

Neutrogena as a brand and/or facial washes may not be of interest but hopefully you have enjoyed a different perspective on things. Look out for Teen Corner returning next week and do let us know below if you have any feature requests, teen or not.


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16 comments:

  1. I have used Pink Grapefruit face wash (recommended by my dermatologist) quite a few time whenever I developed acne. I personally really liked it and it helped control breakouts.


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  2. Back in the day I used to use the Pink Grapefruit range purely because I love the smell, but it was SO not right for my skin type! Sadly it's not to be, but it does smell delicious and I'm sure they must work to have received such a cult status xx

    Charlotte / Colours & Carousels

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  3. Visibly Clear Facial Wash sounds amazing. I'm looking for a cleanser that could really help with my skin since it's been acting up lately. Will try this one later :)

    Navellina

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  4. I always turn to the pink grapefruit cleanser when I get a breakout, and I'm twenty two. It always clears my skin up in a matter of days!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  5. I love the grapefruit one, however I do find it dries my skin out tonnes. Bean's Beauty Blog

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  6. I'm in my 30s now so I don't use these facial washes, but love Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Hydrating Cleanser. However,I do use the Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Body Wash for after working out because it's so refreshing and I love the scent!

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  7. I use the the grapefruit one. I also find it dries out my face but the grapefruit face cream helps with that! I love them both. Such an amazing smell!

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  8. I really didn't like the pink grapefruit one. But the green pore and shine i used in my routine for ages ! I thought it was great. Until i used the clinque and dirty works cleanser and found both of these to have much better results for my pores/blackheads, i have alot so when i could tell the difference i was thrilled.

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  9. I stay away from foaming cleansers because I have dry, sensitive skin - but these were staples when I was a teenager! If you don't love any of them then you can always use a body wash.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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  10. This is such a helpful post for me! Teenage skin can be so difficult to deal with sometimes!xx

    www.monochromeroses.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. I've used the Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit one in the past. The smell was nice, and it foamed up nicely. Left my skin smooth, and did help with little breakouts x

    Jasmine || blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. I've been using the pink grapefruit one for a while now and I do like it but I might give the original a go and see if its any better!

    www.lifebylouise.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. I do find that using a cleanser in the morning is too harsh on my skin - I'm using biore at the moment it really strips the skin even if it does make it really clean! I think I might try these for a softer approach! xx

    Karan//StudentBeautyHack

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  14. I've heard so many great things about Neutrogena, think it's time for me to try it out!

    www.angerawrs.co.uk

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  15. Aaaaaah Neutrogena, the staple of my youth! My essentials of the '00s, right up there with N*Sync, denim skirts, belly button rings, and coloured braids. I can smell the teen spirit from here! And believe it or not, I'm approaching 30 but I'd still pick 'Pore & Shine' over some fancy face wash made from...gold leaf, angel tears, whale vomit, whatever. x

    Jasiminne | Posh, Broke, & Bored

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  16. Where can you get these from?! My skin has been so bad recently, I may have to try these out....

    -Charlotte xo
    http://allthingsmakeupbeautyandlife.blogspot.co.uk/

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