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Pore Refining Cleanser

Neutrogena

Pore Refining Cleanser

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6.7 oz Item 5023093

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Pore Refining Exfoliating Cleanser lets you visibly reduce the appearance of pores just by washing your face. This dermatologist-tested formula with Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids and Microbeads delivers visible results. First, it sweeps away dead surface skin and refines rough, uneven patches. Then, it penetrates deep into pores so they appear smaller and less visible. Skin is instantly smoother and more even, with less visible pores.

Alpha and beta hydroxy formula. With gentle microbeads. Visibly reduces the appearance of pores. Refines skin.
Wet your face and hands with lukewarm water. Squeeze cleanser into your hands and apply to skin. Massage 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.

Precautions: Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, flush thoroughly with water.
Water, Decyl Polyglucose, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycol Distearate, Sodium Laureth-13 Carboxylate, Cocamide Mea, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Polyethylene, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Polyquaternium-11, Linoleamidopropyl Pg Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Sodium Pca, PEG-150 Pantaerythrityl Tetrastearate, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Fragrance.

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NeutrogenaPore Refining Cleanser
 
4.3

(based on 150 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (117)
  • Improves skin texture (103)
  • Not greasy (82)
  • Gentle (73)
  • Balances skin (69)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (16)
  • Irritates skin (15)
  • Bad smell (9)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (8)
  • Doesn't work (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (72)
  • Combination skin (70)
  • All skin types (40)
  • Acne-prone skin (34)
  • Oily skin (31)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (76), Brand buyer (54)

Reviewed by 150 customers

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1.0

NO NO NO

By Harley7

from North Carolina

About Me Budget Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin
    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

      Comments about Neutrogena Pore Refining Cleanser:

      This is by far the worst product I've ever used. It ruined my skin. I only used it 3 times and it dried my skin out so bad my whole face looked like sandpaper and burned. I couldn't wear makeup for a week and it hurt to move my face. Save your skin do not buy this it will destroy your skin.

       
      5.0

      Impressed

      By Elle

      from Chattanooga, Tennessee

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Minimizes pores
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Combination Skin
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Neutrogena Pore Refining Cleanser:

        I was looking to change face care routine and products because what I was using wasn't working for me anymore. Tried this, with the toner and moisturizer, on a whim. I've been using it for about 3-4 weeks now, and I have noticed a tremendous change in my skin, for the better!! I have oily skin, more so as humidity and temperatures rise. I was definitely impressed by this product, and I plan to continue using it for the foreseeable future!

         
        1.0

        I wouldn't buy this product again

        By Laura

        from Mesa

        Pros

        • Smells Great

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin
        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

          Comments about Neutrogena Pore Refining Cleanser:

          I have combo skin and tried this for the first time and I'm on the second day and I had a very bad reaction to it, face is red as a tomato and burning.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Don't overuse

          By Bea

          from Sacramento

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Leaves Clean Feel

          Cons

          • Dries Out Skin
          • Irritates Skin

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • Oily Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Neutrogena Pore Refining Cleanser:

          I purchased this because my normal Neutrogena face wash is no longer available. I bought it specially for the glycolic in it because that's what works for me. Was fine using it twice a day for an entire week then my skin dried out. I got a burning and itchy rash on my neck and jawline because the micro beads were too harsh for my sensitive skin. Had to lay off the wash for a week before my skin balanced back to normal. But I will continue to use this product because I love the cleanliness and feel of it. It kept my skin clear and felt so refreshing. However I will only use it 1-2 times a week! My boyfriend also experienced dryness and he washes once a day. We will both be cutting back.

           
          2.0

          My face is peeling and burning and red :,)

          By Dani

          from Vacaville

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Not Greasy
          • Smells Great

          Cons

          • Dries Out Skin
          • Irritates Skin

          Best Uses

            Comments about Neutrogena Pore Refining Cleanser:

            I was so excited to use it. Literally 5 uses later, my ENTIRE face is dry. A day later, now it's peeling and red and burns when I use lotion. My entire face. Around my eyes, my EYELIDS!! If you want to use this, you better soak your face in moisturizer after. I'll probably limit my use to a few times a week and buy face lotion to prevent an entire layer of skin from peeling off my face again :,)

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Dried out irritated skin!

            By Rian O

            from Columbus, GA

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

            • Dries Out Skin
            • Irritates Skin

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Neutrogena Pore Refining Cleanser:

            I do not have sensitive skin by any means. However, I just bought the pore refining cleanser and used it once a day for 3 days in a row and my chin, lips, and lower cheek areas were severely irritated and severely dry and felt like they were sunburnt by the middle of the third day. I immediately stopped use to let my skin heal. It has been 2 days since I stopped using the cleanser and my skin is still dried out and it feels and looks like I got a chemical peel treatment.

            I would definitely advise against daily use of this cleanser. It does work to minimize pores but I dont think this cleanser is needed daily. More like once a week, if that.

            Note: This product does advise that you use sunscreen with spf after using the cleanser, which I did. The product also advises you to stop or limit use of cleanser if you experience dryness or irritation.

             
            5.0

            I love it!

            By Jean

            from Nj

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Gentle
            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • Combination Skin
              • Daily Use
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Neutrogena Pore Refining Cleanser:

              It's very much a wonderful product! But ever since I started using it I noticed my eyebrows (that are usually black) are getting lighter (pretty much blonde)at the ends. Could this cause your eyebrows to get lighter? Has anyone else had this happen to them?

               
              1.0

              New Formula irritates my skin!

              By CK

              from Chicago

              Pros

                Cons

                • Irritates Skin

                Best Uses

                • Combination Skin

                Comments about Neutrogena Pore Refining Cleanser:

                I'm done buying this. The old formula was great! the new one caused irritation around the bottom of my nose. stuck with whole bottle of this junk!

                 
                4.0

                I would buy this again

                By KP

                from SanFrancisco

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Improves Skin Texture
                • Leaves Clean Feel
                • Not Greasy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types

                  Comments about Neutrogena Pore Refining Cleanser:

                  Have used 4yrs.At 60 yrs old my pores look great!

                   
                  5.0

                  Cleared up my skin

                  By Eva

                  from Sydney, Australia

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Balances Skin
                  • Improves Skin Texture
                  • Leaves Clean Feel
                  • Not Greasy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Acne-Prone Skin
                    • Combination Skin
                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Neutrogena Pore Refining Cleanser:

                    I've been using it for a week. Cleared up some stubborn breakouts that didn't want to go away within days. I use it daily and I don't find It drying. I've got skin which is quite dry and prone to breakdowns deep under the skin. I don't usually love neutrogena products but this one seems to be better than lots of other stuff I've tried. The smell isn't fantastic but I don't mind it. Highly recommended.

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