Rated 3.14 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review This product works better than any face wash I've
My skin was always bouncing between being too oily or too dry. I tried so many different face washes and moisturizers but my skin either remained the same or got worse. Eventually, someone told me about this oil-free wash. I tried it, and after only a few days, I saw a HUGE improvement. I would recommend this product to anyone who breaks out daily.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not pleased!
I've never had a problem with acne before, rarely even had a pimple until this summer. 20 years old and all of a sudden developed acne. Worst thing ever! I never even wanna leave my house and I hate all the make up I have to pile on every day. Anyway my moms always trusted neutrogena so have I, so I found this product did some research and apparently it was really good. Well not for me. I've used it for months now and it makes my skin horribly dry even tho I moisturize like crazy and has not helped with my acne AT ALL maybe even makes it worse. Not a good product for my skin what so ever I'm sadden over this it's just too bad! Not happy!!!!!
Reviewed by 1307 customers I would not buy this product
TC from Lake forest
Got recommended to use this by an Ulta certified skin care employee. The outcome my face dried up so much and areas are irritating. I applied sunscreen and lotion while using. Did not help.
GREAT FACE WASH
LOKI from Pennsylvania
YOU CAN NEVER GO WRONG WITH ANYTHING NEUTROGENA MAKES!
I love it!
anonymous from Kill devil hills, nc
First time I used this I couldn't get over the texture of it and the way it made my face feel. Clean, smooth, fresh, and not greasy.
Amazing!! My daughters skin is glowing!
anonymous from Virginia
Amazing product! My daughter has had acne for years. We have tried many products. Within a week of starting this newest product, her break out completely stopped! Her skin is now healing. I am so thankful to have finally found something that works.
DON'T OVER WORK THIS PRODUCT
kay5 from nj
my son and I have been using this for years but only once a day and at night follow by the neutrogena acne toner apply vitamin c serum and cerve moisturizer!! in the day I cleanse with CERVE FACE WASH ONLY AND CERVE MOISTURIZER OIL FREE! WHEN STARTING USE ONCE A DAY EVERY OTHER DAY!!! NOT DRYING WHEN DONE TO FIT YOU AND NOT WHAT THEY SUGGEST!!
Face Burned after use
Amanda30 from undisclosed
I got it thinking it wouldn't be too harsh on my skin but sadly I was mistaken. After two uses my skin was very irritated and hurt. It seemed to bother the skin around my lips the most. I was really hoping this would work for me but it is what it is lesson learned.
This product is the worst!!!
Isagarcia from Miami, Fl
I used it for 3 days and my skin is numb, i have a rash and it's so itchy. Also is pealing off and it burns. Stay away from it!!!
Very dry do not recommend got worse after a week
Adrian from Oklahoma
I started using this for two weeks now SKIN IS VERY DRY and made my acne A LOT worse i don't recommend this for people like me who have very severe acne maybe more of a mild acne but no
Help fight oily skin
Olivia from Texas
I absolutely love this face wash! I have been using this product for over 3 years. I use to have oily skin, but this oil-free acne wash have definitely helped with that!
It's very good for my skin
anonymous from San Francisco, CA
I Love it!! and it was delivered really fast I want to thank my daughter for recommending it.
Bad reaction on my face like an allergy like!
MsMarie from Bahamas
I bought this product last weekend and only used for 2 days and my skin reacted so bad! My face is so itchy and full red rashes all over my face! It burned my upper cheeks skin and my lower eyelid skin. I am.suffering now with so much irritation and itchiness since last night! Just for 2 days that i have use this product and this is what happen already!
Irritate my skin so bad!
MsMarie from Bahamas
I bought this product and used it for 2 days only! It shows a bad reaction on my face. My face gets so itchy and shown tiny red bump all over like an allergy. And it burn the upper skin on my cheeks and the lower eyelid so bad. This is the first time that ever happen to me. Now im suffering from so much itch on my face and some burning sensation all over my face.
This product is for oily skin
Em from 5
I have very very oily skin on my forehead. It completely dried out my skin all over my Face. On my forehead it took away all the oils and usually when I wash my face my forehead feels very dry and then within the next five minutes I will look like I just worked out ( basically it became really oily again) so I washed my face with this and it kept my forehead very dry. However for the rest of my face it dried it out completely there was no moisture in there at all it felt like I had gotten sun burned or something. Sooo my conclusion is this product is amazing for OILY skin but I do not recommend it for people with other types of skin
One of my favorites
Hanna from Pennsylvania
I have really oily and acne prone skin. I feel like this product keeps my acne at bay and helps dry out my face to keep it less oily throughout the day. I've repurchased several times
gave me a rash
lyla from north carolina
I bought this 3 days ago and after 2 days my face was terribly dry, and by the third morning I woke up and my face especially around my mouth felt like sand paper, I have never had a problem with other neutrogena face washes. Later that day I got a rash from it around my eyes, I think I had an allergic reaction to this stuff, which I guess could be my fault.
hi from ur mom
so stripping to my skin and caused more breakouts
Karenmarie from Camarillo
I use this product everyday
It's great on your skin. And it won't dry it out
Broke my skin
horrible from undisclosed
Do not buy this if you have sensitive skin. It caused redness, dryness and broke the skin around my eyes after the first 2 washes.
I probably would buy this again
Addy from Ashburn VA
I've seen better products
JessRose from Lima, OH
I purchased this for my daughter prior to starting school since it says dermatologist recommend. Since having to wear a mask at work all day I decided to use it. My face is in so pain. It is dry red and seems to have a chemical burn. It has been 3 days with no relief. I am hoping it will heal soon. My husband also is having extreme dryness as well.
DO NOT USE
Mirah123 from Minneapolis, MN
I bought this product over the weekend and noticed that my skin around my nose and mouth area developed tiny little bumps. This product also caused my skin to have a burning sensation and break out even more. My skin is so sore and sensitive to touch. I thought this would work bc I have oily and sensitive skin- and just recently developed acne. But this is the worst product I've ever bought in my life. No offense, my skin feels like it's on fire. However, I love the oil free sensitive skin lotion.
My face HURTS
JessRose from Lima, OH
I purchased this thinking it was going to be a great, but after three uses my skins red, dry, and painful. I feel like I have a chemical burn on my skin it's been 3 days I'm hoping that it gets better soon.
Emm from New York New York
Horrible! Used it for 3 days my skin won't stop itching. I have red patches everywhere and I've broken out even worse than it was when i got it. My skin won't stop itching!!! HORRIBLE
Currently in immense pain
Jasmine0314 from North Carolina
I'm extremely terrified that I have scarring from burns around my month and nose. I've been in pain for the last 3 days from this acne wash while using the turmeric oil free moisturizer from this brand as well. It's hard to eat and smile, I'm so upset.
My honest review after 6 months of use
justsaying from California
I am a novice to the skincare world, but I became interested in having an actual skincare routine about 6 months ago. The reason that this product is a 2 is that it doesn't do what is advertised, which was help with acne. If it was just supposed to be a cleanser to get rid of sunscreen, minimal makeup, or wash a face in general, I would use it in a double-cleansing routine. In this case, it would be a 4 for me but, that is not the case.
To start out, I was looking at inexpensive products because duh. I am a college student and was trying to save some money while still trying to keep my skin clear. On the aspect of cost, this product is it. I have been using this product for about six months now and I can safely say it does a good job at cleaning the skin and making it feel fresh after a good wash. I do remember when initially using it, my skin was dry after washing. This was easily fixed with a good moisturizer. (I was using the Cetaphil face moisturizer) This dryness goes away if you are consistent but it does have 2% salicylic acid so I would say some initial dryness is normal. I am currently finishing my bottle and will not purchase again because I am looking for something to actually clear up my acne or prevent it. I recently began to get minimal acne around my jawline closer to the chin and although I don't think it was this product (probably just hormones/stress) I know this product is not working for my skin because it stays the same. I would say that if you have very very minimal acne, as the occasional pimple or two, that this product is great for you but if it is higher up on the scale of acne it probably won't clear up the skin. If you still feel compelled to try it because you are also trying out the product, I would say go for it because the price is great. Again, it is a good face wash in general but not for what it advertises.
- The pump of the bottle is great and although it is not a foaming face wash, it does feel nice of the skin (needs water to feel smooth)
- The size of the bottle is also good for the price
- This product has a more natural smell but after washing and rinsing, it goes away. I don't think it smells bad but if you don't like the more natural smelling product and prefer fragranced cleansers, then maybe this product is not ideal. (I think the smell is fine and minimal but maybe people who are extremely sensitive to any smells and also prefer absolutely no smell won't like this product)