Review: Neutrogena Visibly Clear Challenge Pink Grape Fruit Skin

Generally I have a lot of time for Neutrogena products and believe it's one of the best high street brands for skincare. Neutrogena Foaming Cleanser (in the baby blue bottle) is a product I always repurchase when I'm across the pond and I bought their Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Facial Wash earlier this year with pleasing results after reading about it here.

I was recently approached to try the new Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Cream Wash and was initially rather tentative with my response. I'm not really a fan of cream cleansers, for a number of reasons. Based on my previous experiences, they've either left my skin feeling half cleansed, have left a film of product on my face or literally dissolve upon contact with water before I've even had a chance to work it into my face.

Fans of the facial wash will be pleased know it has the same invigorating, citrusy scent which is found in gel version. It smells really fresh and kicks you a much needed kick at the start and end of the day. I've been using this for the past fortnight and have managed to get along with it much better than I thought I would. 

I've defintely found this to be creamier and more moisturing than other cream cleansers I've attempted to use (and have ditched) in the past. It has a pearlescent sheen to it, and after dampening my face slightly its rich formula remains, as I massage it over my face. It's non-drying, doesn't leave my skin feeling stripped but does take me slightly longer to rinse off than when I'm using a gel cleanser. I also spend longer actually working it around my self, to ensure that my foundation and blush is fully removed.`

A heads up - don't wash your face expecting this to get rid of mascara, it won't. You'll need to use a separate eye make up remover to take the bulk of make up off your eyes. I forgot one night and ended up with ridiculous panda eyes as a result.

Mascara mishap aside, I think I'll come back to this once the weather turns colder, to use as an evening cleanser perhaps. I think I'll find it soothing on my skin after it's been battered by the wind and freezing elements to and from work. If you suffer from very dry skin, I think this will suit you. I've been paying particular attention to my jawline and chin which have been quite senstive over the past couple of weeks and my skin is improving, so I think I'll continue to use this (combined with my Clarisonic - yes, I've started to use it again after abandoning it for weeks) until my break out has completely gone.

Overall, it smells nice, feels very creamy, won't remove your mascara but doesn't dry your skin out.

Do any of you use Neutrogena products? If so, what are your faves?
Where can I buy it? Boots, Superdrug - the usual places!
How much is it? £4.49

*PR sample

6 beauty lovers have sumthin to say:

Computergirl said...

I like Neutrogena products too. Like you say, affordable but work quite well for the price. I use some with my Clarisonic to help them cleanse deeply. Hope you are well xx

Minca said...

I think I might get this, because I have a more dry/combination skin.

I bought the gel cleanser version about a month ago and I really don't like it at all, (Think it's made my skin worse!) which is a shame cos I love the smell :(

So buying the cream one seems like having the best of both worlds- Happy days! ^_^


Kat @ Cherries In The Snow Beauty Blog said...

I never use face wash to remove mascara I use a face wipe before so this would be a good product for me.

Trina J Makeup said...

It has been a while since I used Neutrogena, but I'm a sucker for creamy cleansers and citrus. I may have to give this one a try. Thanks for sharing :)

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Imo said...

I agree, this creamy cleanser would work really well in winter x


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