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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
 
4.2

(based on 154 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (119)
  • Improves skin texture (104)
  • Not greasy (83)
  • Gentle (74)
  • Balances skin (70)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (17)
  • Irritates skin (16)
  • Bad smell (9)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (8)
  • Doesn't work (5)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (73)
  • Combination skin (70)
  • All skin types (41)
  • Acne-prone skin (35)
  • Oily skin (32)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (79), Brand buyer (54)

Reviewed by 154 customers

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5.0

My morning face wash

By Madame S

from Tallapoosa Georgia

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Gentle
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Not Greasy
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Neutrogena Pore Refining Cleanser:

    I use this EVERY morning. Love the light scrub it gives and the way my face feels afterwards.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Gave me pimples I have never had

    By V

    from New York. New York

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Moisturizing

    Cons

    • Greasy
    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

      Comments about Neutrogena Pore Refining Cleanser:

      I switched from the Grapefruit cleanser which I have been using for over year, just because. I was so confused as to why I was breaking out so much. I rarely break out and I was getting huge pimples on my forehead, cheeks, jawline, nose. When I do breakout (which is usually only before that time of the month because of hormones) it's only on my hairline/eyebrow area and I can usually control them and they never leave scars. It is the opposite with this cleanser. I did my research and found many people complaining about cystic acne and scars with this cleanser. Glad I did my research.

       
      5.0

      Finally found a product that works!

      By TF

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • clears acne
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Daily Use
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Neutrogena Pore Refining Cleanser:

        My skin would not stop breaking out and I didnt know what to do anymore. I tried this wash randomly and I was in awe of how much my skin cleared up! If I get any pimples they are very small. It also helped get rid of my acne scars faster. For those of you complaining about irritated skin....there is something called moisturizer...If you dont use it of course it will dry out your face. My routine is to wash with this cleanser then use the anti stress Neutrogena toner and then put on Tarte Maracuja oil in the morning and only wash and toner at night. Its worked wonders.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        DEFINITELY NOT

        By Suffering

        from Chicago, IL

        Pros

          Cons

          • Dries Out Skin
          • Irritates Skin

          Best Uses

            Comments about Neutrogena Pore Refining Cleanser:

            From reading the comments, it seems like a hit or miss product so I advise you don't take the chance of ruining your beautiful skin! I have oily skin that has never been sensitive... until now.
            The lower half of my face is a red, dry, itchy, burning, flaky mess and my skin is so tight it hurts to smile. After three days of hardcore skincare, I'm only just starting to heal.
            I've never reviewed a product before, but this stuff has the potential to ruin your face so I had to warn you.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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!

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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.

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