25 January 2011

Neutrogena Oil-Free Make Up Remover

Over the last couple of months, I've been making a concerted effort to take proper care of my skin, and that includes a thorough cleanse at the end of the day.  I never thought my skin was terribly congested, but it turns out that threatening it with a single face wipe and flopping into bed most nights wasn't doing me any favours, so I turned to the new Neutrogena Oil-Free Make-Up Remover to begin my new cleasning regime with renewed vigour.

I cannot speak highly enough about this product.  I got it from Boots for around £3.50, and didn't have any expectations, having not read anything about it, but I am generally impressed with Neutrogena products so I thought I'd give it a whirl.

It claims to be a face and eye make-up remover, and whilst I don't mind sweeping it over my eyes to pick up any residue left from my Botanics eye make-up remover, I'm not sure it's gentle enough for me to use by itself on my eyes.

The texture is quite thick, and it looks and smells like a typical Neutrogena cream face wash/mask, but that doesn't bother me at all.  I use it with large cotton pads, and usually I need 5 pads to cleanse thoroughly and leave no trace of make-up on.  That's the one thing that bothers me about this method of cleansing actually - the extra expense of cotton wool.  I know it's not expensive but I'm getting through nearly three packs a month, taking into account eye make-up remover and toner, so it's definitely something I'm noticing.

This cleanser is oil-free, and thus perfect for oily skins.  Although the texture is creamy, it's a deep cleanser with antibacterial (read: stripping) qualities, and therefore I think dry skins will not respond to this as well.

I have had a couple of breakouts since I've been using it, but I think that's my skin responding to a proper cleanse everyday and shedding itself of impurities.  I've also noticed that the clogged pores on my nose are becoming unclogged - or at least the pore 'contents' (ew) are coming to the surface and are very easy to get rid of, something I've never had before.

I highly recommend this product if you've got oily or spot-prone skin.  It's truly my favourite ever cleanser, and one I don't mind giving up a few extra minutes of sleep to use.

UK: Buy it here.

US: Buy it here.

What are your favourite cleansers?

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1 comment:

  1. oh it looks perfect!! If only I didn't have dryness on my cheeks haha! :) and I wish it was available here but it isn't... Great review!!