Neutrogena has been my go-to face wash brand for years after spending forever trying to find one that worked. Before trying these, I was using the Neutrogena Deep Clean Cream Cleanser (say that 5x fast)– until I found their Naturals brand which caught my eye instantly! Due to my extremely dry skin choosing cream cleanser was a must, and the purifying facial cleanser also intrigued me… in the name of blogging I decided to pick up both!
Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser ($10 CAD)
This face cleanser is a non-acne fighting one, although I did find it worked extremely well on my somewhat acne prone skin; the formula uses willowbark which is a natural form of salicylic acid and helps to keep acne at bay if you do have very oily skin. The product claims to be 90% naturally derived ingredients, not tested on animals and supports clean water/ renewable energy; big claims for a face wash.
I have to admit that I did love the face wash, although because my skin can become so dry in the winter it did cause a lot of dry patches. At first I found the smell kind of funky, but over the course of a month I got used to it. I will definitely be reaching for this again once the weather begins to warm up because it did a great job and I love that many of the ingredients are natural. I can see myself repurchasing this for use in the warm weather. Not sure about how travel friendly it is though.
Neutrogena Naturals Acne Cream Cleanser ($10 CAD)
After testing out the previous face cleanser I switched to this one in hopes that it might work better on my very dry skin. The active ingredient to fight acne is wintergreen which, like the willowbark has natural salicyclic acid. This cleanser has a higher percentage of naturally derived ingredients (93%) nor is it tested on animals and also supports clean water/ renewable energy.
I love the smell and feel of this product after cleansing my skin- it’s not overly perfumed and it leaves a nice tingly feeling (which you may not like) the downside is while using it I have noticed that my skin is breaking out a lot more than usual, and my dry patches are still quite prominent even with regular moisturizer use.
I can’t specifically blame the cleanser for my breakouts because I’ve also been trying a lot of new face products which may or may not be reacting badly with my skin. I will definitely be using this until it’s empty but I have yet to decide about repurchasing; I like that the bottle makes it super easy for travel.
Have you tried any of the Neutrogena Naturals Products?