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NeutrogenaClear Pore Oil-Controlling Astringent
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Clear Pore Oil-Controlling Astringent

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NeutrogenaClear Pore Oil-Controlling Astringent
 
3.9

(based on 67 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (30)
  • Balances skin (18)
  • Gentle (15)
  • Not greasy (14)
  • Improves skin texture (10)

Cons

  • Irritates skin (10)
  • Dries out skin (9)
  • Bad smell (8)
  • Doesn't work (4)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (23)
  • Daily use (16)
  • Combination skin (15)
  • Acne-prone skin (11)
  • Sensitive skin (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (26), Brand buyer (17), Beauty conscious (8)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (4), Oily (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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1.0

Not Good

By Allie

from Vermont

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Feels clean
  • Removes Excess Dirt

Cons

  • Does Not Reduce Oil
  • Drying
  • Harsh
  • Makes Skin Peel

Best Uses

    Comments about Neutrogena Clear Pore Oil-Controlling Astringent:

    This stuff may seem like it eliminates oil at first (because it is completely drying out your skin), but you will soon find that your oil comes back with a vengeance to compensate for the extreme dryness that this causes. I don't think harsh astringents with alcohol are the way to combat oil. One weird thing that I noticed is that after a week or so of use, the fingers that made contact with the cotton ball soaked in this product started to peel! That's how you know this is wayy too harsh for your face.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    2.0

    Not Ideal for Oily Skin

    By Merc G

    from Sacramento, CA

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Drying
    • Shrinks pores
    • Tingly

    Cons

    • no oil control
    • Parabens

    Best Uses

      Comments about Neutrogena Clear Pore Oil-Controlling Astringent:

      I recently started using this product after having not used a toner for about a year. I was using something alcohol-free previously, but stopped using it because it was a little pricey. While in Ulta, I decided to grab this one. The reviews were good for those with oily skin, so I figured I'd give it a try. It did not work for me. I have a very oily t-zone and break out on my chin sometimes. Well, this toner just emphasized that. I believe it was stripping my skin of it's natural oils, so it started producing sebum in heavier doses, and my t-zone is the oiliest it's ever been. My makeup was sliding off my face even with a primer. And my chin started to get dry & flaky, and making me break out even further. I stopped using this the last two days and my skin is definitely in recovery mode and already feels less oily. Looks like I need something alcohol-free as a toner. Very disappointing.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Nip them in the "bud"

      By Gnuattitude

      from Buffalo, NY

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great For Pores
      • Not Overly Drying
      • Refreshing Astringent
      • Zit Zapper

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • T Zone

        Comments about Neutrogena Clear Pore Oil-Controlling Astringent:

        Following cleanser, before acne cream followed by oil control moisturizer

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Super Clean feeling skin

        By troyer

        from Valencia, CA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Cleans Off Oil And Dirt

        Cons

        • Can be drying

        Best Uses

        • Helps Prevent Blemishes

        Comments about Neutrogena Clear Pore Oil-Controlling Astringent:

        I have used this stuff for years - through horseback riding, ATV riding, snow skiing, water skiing,you name it. It helps keep my face and neck blemish free and prevents black heads.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Love It!

        By Sydney

        from NY

        Comments about Neutrogena Clear Pore Oil-Controlling Astringent:

        I bought this stuff a few months ago and I love it. I have oily skin and it works great for that. it also works really good if you feel your starting to get a pimple and you put it on, drys it up quick. Great stuff you should definitely try it.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Not bad at all!

        By Betty

        from Los Angeles, CA

        Comments about Neutrogena Clear Pore Oil-Controlling Astringent:

        I have incredibly oily skin and it's very acne prone so I decided to get a toner and after debating for a while I decided to go with this one and it worked so well with my skin! My face started clearing up fast and I understand that alcohol can be drying but that's exactly what I needed! It keeps me matte longer than before. I definitely recommend this to people like me who look like disco balls after a couple hours!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Gets dirt off

        By Saketha

        from Augusta ga

        About Me Skin Care Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dirt Begone

        Cons

        • Cleans Great

        Best Uses

        • Any Skin

        Comments about Neutrogena Clear Pore Oil-Controlling Astringent:

        Clean really good

        • Skin Type:
        • Dry
         
        2.0

        Time to switch

        By Stephapede

        from Orlando, FL

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Pros

        • Non-Greasy

        Cons

        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

          Comments about Neutrogena Clear Pore Oil-Controlling Astringent:

          I have been using this toner for almost a year but I have switched to the alcohol-free one. This toner removes makeup wonderfully, but it is just too harsh for my sensitive, acne-prone skin. It left me with a redness I couldn't shake and did nothing to control my oil.

          • Skin Type:
          • Oily

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Not for the Sensitive!

          By Jo

          from Philadelphia, PA

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Pros

          • Non-Greasy

          Cons

          • Bad Smell
          • Irritates Skin

          Best Uses

            Comments about Neutrogena Clear Pore Oil-Controlling Astringent:

            I used this intermittently for awhile, but in the last few weeks, I started using it more consistently at night because it does a great job of getting any excess oil and dirt off the face, which was the main reason I was using it (not so much for acne). However, shortly thereafter, I started breaking out in red, itchy bumps mostly on my cheekbones and the sides of my face and even stretching to my neck, along with dry patches of skin. I stopped using it again a couple days ago, and my skin already looks so much better. It's no longer as red and my skin tone is evening out again. So if you have even mildly sensitive skin, I do NOT recommend this product. I will not be going back to it.

            • Skin Type:
            • Combination
             
            4.0

            Pleasantly Surprised

            By Brenda B

            from Broken Arrow OK

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clean And Fresh Start

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Neutrogena Clear Pore Oil-Controlling Astringent:

              I was so impressed by this product after only a few days I have recommended it to 3 other people to try.

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination

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