12 May 2013

Product Review: Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser + Giveaway

Having always struggled with a skin that easily breaks out, the use of a good cleanser can make all the difference in keeping breakout at bay. Here are my thoughts on the Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser…..and keep reading as you too have a chance to win some of the products from the Neutrogena Neutrals Range..

What They Say:
This face wash contains natural salicylic acid found in willowbark to penetrate deep into pores to detoxify and help remove dirt, oil and makeup, while rinsing clean without pore-clogging residue. Suitable for acne prone skin.

RRP: $14.99 (177ml) – Available from Priceline, Pharmacies, Department Stores, and Supermarkets.

What I Say:
I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised when I learned that a ‘main-stream’ drugstore company, such as Neutrogena were launching their Naturals skincare range – that is right, the new Neutrogena Naturals Range has been developed with an average of 95% natural ingredients – and in fact, the lip balm has been made using 100% natural ingredient, and without using sulfates, parabens, dyes, and phthalates. How good is that!!

If you’ve missed my reviews, I have recently reviewed the Fresh Cleansing + Makeup Remover, the Purifying Pore Scrub and the Lip Balm from the Neutrogena Neutrals range.
The Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser is made from 90% naturally derived ingredients, which includes coconut oil, guan bean and willowbark, which is known to contain a natural salicylic acid that penetrates deep into pores to detoxify and help remove dirt, oil and makeup.  

The Purifying Facial Cleanser comes in a square frosted plastic bottle, with an easy to use pump. In line with the natural philosophy of the range, the bottle is also made from 50% post-consumer recycled materials.

On the back of the bottle all ingredients are clearly listed, along with their source. The non-natural ingredients (making the remaining 10% of the ingredients) are also listed, with a note that these are ‘essential to blend the product together and maintain effectiveness.” Unfortunately fragrance is also on this list, and as I have mentioned in previous reviews, that surely is not an ‘essential’ ingredient, so I do find it a shame that it is not also fragrance free!

The actual cleanser is clear, slightly green tinted gel consistency. It has a lovely fresh fruity-apple scent, which I really love, also in spite of it actually being quite strong. But once the cleanser has been rinsed off the face, this scent completely disappears again.

The cleanser is quite concentrated and just one pump is more than sufficient to get to froth up sufficiently to massage over my face. In spite of not actually being called a makeup remover, it does remove my long wearing makeup without any trouble (although I do keep it away from my eyes, and use a specific eye makeup remover there instead), along with any other surface oils. The cleanser rinses off easily, leaving my skin feel soft and refreshed and clean deep down every single pore, yet without my skin being stripped for moisture.  

After having used the cleanser for a few weeks, I have noticed that my combination skin seems to be less greasy (in particularly in the t-zone area) and it generally also seems be breaking out less.

All in all this is a great cleanser, which I believe is perfectly suited for those with combination or oily skin types prone to breakouts. I could imagine that the cleanser may be too drying for those with dry or normal skin types. And at $14.99 for a large bottle, it comes at a great price too!
*This product was kindly provided for consideration, and it has been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

Do you like the sound of the Neutrogena Neutrals range….well, you now have the chance to win some of the products from the range… Click here for full details and to enter..

What do you think of the Neutrogena Neutrals range of products? What is your favourite budget cleanser? And are you concerned with chemical nasties, including parabens in your beauty products?


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