Rated 3.57 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review After many years, I have returned...
I used this product in middle school and some of high school. Well, it has been almost a decade of thinking I needed to 'grow up' into a more sophisticated cleanser. Boy howdy, was I wrong! I've tried everything from fancy cream-to-oil cleansers, tissue-off cleansers, frou frou mousse foaming cleansers, you name it, and I've probably tried it. Nothing wrong with that, except I was burning a hole in my pocket and not seeing any improvement. Heck, some even made my skin worst. Desperate, I went back to what I knew worked in the past. I have your typical combination non-behaving skin. Oily T-zone, dry everywhere else, and prone to the occasional breakout especially when stressed. This cleanser leaves your face clean feeling, but not tight. A comfortable clean. It removes all oil, dirt, grime, and any worries that might of accompanied you during the day! It does dry your face out (the salicylic acid), so you need to moisturize afterwards! I find that most people who complain about this product do not moisturize after. It has cleared up my face, balanced it, and it has never looked better. Highly recommended for those who are prone to breakouts or have oily/combo skin. Stay away if you're dry. You're just asking for trouble.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not Happy
I bought this product on a Saturday, and stopped using it the following Thursday. I have very oily acne prone skin. So I saw some of the reviews on this product and I couldn't decide whether it was good to more than it was bad to other people who purchased this product. So I decided to try it for myself. When I say the first day I was so pleased my skin felt nice and relieved. Day 2 my skin was extremely dry so I started using a face moisturizer. I figured since I was using the moisturizer that it would it would sub in for the product leave my skin so dry. At the end of day 5 my skin dry even when I put on the moisturizer it wasn't providing good results anymore. My skin was so dry it seemed to have been peeling, and it still has been peeling. It's been one day since I stopped using this product and my skin is gaining its shine and starting to look healthy again, rather than nasty and dried out. I'm not saying that may happen to other people because not many people may have skin like I do, but for the people who do have very oily acne prone skin I would say stay away from this product.
Reviewed by 350 customers Worst face wash ever
Cay from FL
This is the worst face wash ever. It made my skin burn, itch and I had to see a doctor because of my allergic reaction to this. Do not use!!!!! You have been warned!!!!
Worst product ever
Kiley from Pennsylvania
I have oily skin and am prone to acne and blackheads and my skin is naturally red . I used this product because I had a few pimples on my cheek and I wanted to try something new. I would say I used it maybe 3-4 time my skin is super dry and my face looks like I have a rash because it's now covered in acne and it stings and burns.Its broke out so bad I don't even want to be seen in public.
Buggie from Ur moms house
I recommend this product if you have dry to normal skin DONT USE if you have oily skin it was produce a lot of extra oil on your face but if you already have dry skin it works wonders!
ariel from waukesha, wisconsin
yes, this product does dry out your face. but personally i think it's just apart of the ingredients that make this product oil free. but i would recommend after washing your face with this, apply moisturizer. what works best for me is the cerave brand moisturizer.
Molly from Florida
It's a really nice face cleanser. The only downside is it doesn't do as it claims. I still get plenty of blemishes and still get blackheads.
Horrible!! Please research before purchasing!
Dest from San Antonio, Tx
I have never had a bad reaction to face wash. This face wash made me breakout. My face has been itching for the past three days after one use. The day after using I woke up with my eyes and face swollen.
Its awesome! please read
Ally from Orange County
after searching for the perfect cleanser, i came across this acne wash. i decided to give it a try, despite of the bad reviews it had (bcus every skin is different) i went ahead and tried it and after the 3rd day i was very pleased! my breakouts and acne were disappearing. I would highly recommend this product to family & friends. its 10/10 in my opinion !
I would buy this product again
LL from TN
This really does a great job on your face and neck cleaning off dirt and makeup. I like how you don't feel dry after washing with it. Keeps breakouts down and that is especially helpful during the summer months when your pores can get clogged easy.
it's unbelievable how much I love this stuff!
Emma from PA
I've been using this product for about 2 months now, my skin has been in a constant battle for a long time, I stared using this not thinking it would work, after about 2-3 days I was already seeing results!! I now use this every single day/night and cannot imagine using any other product to clean my breakouts! Totally recommend this 1,000%!!
Worst face wash I have ever used.
Tester from Washington
I have tried a lot of face washes. But recently due to stress I have had some acne so I decided to give this a try. I used it three times, and by the third time my face started to feel weird, not the same anymore but my acne was gone so that was nice but when I had woke up the morning it was so dry, so flaky. It hurt so bad to even move my face or touch it. And it's been a week of using over night moisturizers and face oils and hydration sheet masks and still my face is flaky. It doesn't hurt as bad but still very dry which makes it impossible to do makeup.
yisel from Seattle
I used this product for two days and it broke me out in a bunch of tiny pimples all over my face. It looks like it burned my face. It is way too harsh and drying. I would not recommend at all.
works very well
sarah from Colorado
I have combination/oily skin and have been struggling with acne breakouts recently so I started using this. I no longer have any cystic acne anymore but I do still have acne so it has helped the problem but not as much as I was hoping. It has done a much better job than past face washes I was using though and it doesn't completely dry out my skin like others. After I use it my skin feels better and somewhat softer.
Awesome Product. Great Results
Karenmarie from Camarillo
I use this product everyday... it really works and for me it doesn't dry my skin
not a doctor from USA
Ok so I use this face wash as a spot treatment and it works so so so well! It's very drying so I wouldn't recommend using it to wash your entire face. I've found that using this as a spot treatment wash and then using a wash with 1% salicylic acid or even less keeps my acne under control. Hope this helps!
Great for acne
Joyce from California
I have sensitive and oily skin and this helped my acne lessen in a few weeks! I believe a lot of acne washes work wonders, but it always needs help from other type of products too like serums and face masks, but other than that, this wash did help lessen the growth of my acne and I would recommend this for people to try out. I'm going continuing to buy this product
Its okay (whiteheads)
Sam from Virginia
When i first bought it i started actually seeing results, after my first week. My skin was clearing up and i was honestly surprised. Over about 2 weeks i started getting white heads which is very very uncommon for me. They would show up on my forhead and chin. Overall the rpoduct is good, espcially because i have really oily skin, but it cuases alot of whiteheads.
Give it time
autumn from St. Louis
I have oily/combination and acne prone skin. When I first used this, it did give me some dry patches but I literally can't go without it now. Every night I remove my eye makeup, use this to remove the rest of my makeup and then use another Neutrogena cream cleaner. I only use this wash at night. When I ran out for a few days, I started breaking out again. If you just give it a few weeks your skin gets used to it and does great.
Nugget from Ukiah, ca
This cleared my skin love it had black heads and white heads other breakouts clear them up after a few days of use
Raven from Fayetteville, AR
I started using this product think it would be great for my oily acne prone skin due to the 2% salicylic acid in it. I only used it at night and used a more hydrating cleanser in the morning to prevent my skin from getting too stripped, but that did not work at all. After a week of use my skin became extremely dry in my t-zone (super weird since that's where I'm most oily) and no moisturizer I had would help it. I have used many products containing 2% salicylic acid so I'm thinking that is not what was so drying. Overall, I doubt this would be good for any skin type, even extremely oily. It is way too stripping. I gave three stars because it has kept my acne under control. I wish I could keep using it because of that, but my skin got way too flaky.
smoothed my skin
Kayla from Fairfield, CA
Before using this product, I had around 15-20 very deep, almost cystic-like pimples on my cheek, and inflamed pimples in the center of my face. Now, they're all flattened and any more recent pimples I've gotten heal within a few days. Plus my face feels super smooth, and I've only used this product for around two weeks. The only downside is that this does make your skin dry, so I found it best to only use once a day w/ moisturizer.
Only for oily skin
Hi from FL
If combined skin don't try your more toward dry skin. I do skincare only at night and stop doing nothing in the morning. I notice I don't get clog much from whitehead. I also tried lactic serum which help acne. Vitamin c, lactic, and glycolic those wll treat acne prone.
Love it but Drying
cassidy from Michigan
I have very oily/ combination skin.So at first I absolutely love this cleanser after 1 wash I already noticed that my skin was less oily and my pores were already reduced. After 3 days though my skin has become very dry, that is because the Salicylic Acid in it. I definitely would recommend it, just use it every couple of days, or get a Salicylic Acid serum.
Keep it stocked
Booboolicious from Bakersfield, ca
My go to!
Skin Care Lover from VA
This stuff feels so good on my skin and it really helped with my breakouts. I've never been so confident. I have VERY oily skin and this took out all the oil I didn't need. If you have overly oily skin I recommend this 10/10
Rachele from Michigan
BUYER BEWARE! This is the absolute WORST facial cleansing product I've ever used. I'm 34, never had acne or break outs until recently along my chin line. Decided to change up my skin care routine to tackle these little pains on my chin. Bad choice in choosing this product. Day one, all was fine. Day two of use and it has sucked every ounce of moisture my face has ever had, literally ever- out. Gone. Overnight my skin is so shriveled and painful I went from 34 with decently good skin to 84 with what looks to be a horrendous sun burn. It's sickening. After researching this there are MANY women with the same outcome.