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Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control, Power-Clear Scrub 4.2 fl oz (125 ml)

 
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Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control, Power-Clear Scrub, 4.2 fl oz
 
3.7

(based on 62 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (24)
  • Effective (19)
  • Soothing (14)
  • Minimizes pores (12)
  • Hydrates skin (9)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (6)
  • Dries out skin (5)
  • Irritates skin (5)

Best Uses

  • Moderate acne (17)
  • Adult acne (14)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (9)
  • Inflammatory acne (6)
  • Teen acne (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (19), Budget shopper (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

awesome!

I've had bad breakouts ever since I started going through puberty so for about 6 years. I've tried everything you can think of- from proactive to almost every thing in a drugstore. nothing...Read complete review

I've had bad breakouts ever since I started going through puberty so for about 6 years. I've tried everything you can think of- from proactive to almost every thing in a drugstore. nothing worked, or it would stop working after a couple weeks.

this is the best by far. i usually have very sensitive skin so stay away from scrubs but this leaves me with fabulous skin.

I still have small breakouts but they aren't as red and don't last as long

this is the best product and i would recommend it to anyone

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Doesn't clean. Like washing with lotion.

I have used many cleansers over the years, and this one sadly disappoints. Even thought this is a "scrub" with beads, it never took all of my makeup off at...Read complete review

I have used many cleansers over the years, and this one sadly disappoints. Even thought this is a "scrub" with beads, it never took all of my makeup off at night, and by makeup, I mean foundation and concealer. I always had to take the rest of my makeup off by washing my face again with another cleanser (clean&clear, which ALWAYS works) or with toner. I don't think I've ever had this problem with any other cleanser before, so I felt like I HAD to write a review about it. Otherwise, the smell is nice, and the cleanser feels nice. It lightly moisturizes, and I think I will only use it in the mornings, when my face is basically clean already. It's kinda like washing your face with lotion... with a few scrubbing beads thrown in. Obviously, since it didn't even clean my face, it didn't make any noticeable difference acne-wise. Won't buy again, and wouldn't recommend to anyone that is actually trying to clean their face, rather than just moisturize or soothe.

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2.0

Effective, not environmentally friendly

By Ian

from New York, NY

describe yourself Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Good Value

Cons

  • Plastic Microbeads

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin
  • Daily Use
  • Men
  • Oily Skin
  • Women

Comments about Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control, Power-Clear Scrub, 4.2 fl oz:

I have used this product for several years to combat oily and acne-prone skin. In terms of the product's effectiveness, I don't have major complaints. I used it as part of my daily shower routine. It feels fresh and invigorating and helps control oiliness for several hours. It does lead to dryness and irritation initially so should be used in combination with a facial moisturizer, in my case an oil-free one.
My reason for the two star review and discontinued use stems from one ingredient I never even considered all these years: the polyethylene used for the exfoliating microbeads. I have researched the negative environmental impact caused by these non-biodegradable plastic beads and see no reason why I should continue using this or similar microbead products in lieu of other natural exfoliators that also contain salycilic acid. I am now exploring my options. Neutrogena is a fine and respected brand, I look forward to the day when it finds an environmentally-responsible solution to this issue.

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  • 10 Minutes
 
5.0

Great Product

By KonaKat

from Washington

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Smells Great
  • Speedy acne relief

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin

    Comments about Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control, Power-Clear Scrub, 4.2 fl oz:

    I use it for isolated acne and clogged pores. I can stop a pimple at the early stage or clean-up one quickly

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    LOVE IT!!!!

    By me

    from houston, Tx

    describe yourself Budget Buyer

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Gentle
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Not Greasy
    • Smells Great

    Cons

    • Doesn't Remove Makeup

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control, Power-Clear Scrub, 4.2 fl oz:

    I love this scrub. I don't like spending lots of money on my skin, (and it isn't that expensive) but this is definetly something to get. I use it 2-3 times a week, depending on if I am having breakouts or not. I use it on the shower while I wash my hair, so it really gets time to sink in. It is an awesome exfoliator. (the reason I only use it a few times a week)It is really creamy and has very small little beads, so you don't get the sandpaper effect. This product has lasted me quite awhile and it has a terrific smell. It doesn't smell so minty, that it is overwhelming, but just right. BUY IT!!!

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    i am happy

    By jpreactor

    from miami,fl

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    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control, Power-Clear Scrub, 4.2 fl oz:

        in body

         
        4.0

        love this product

        By tori

        from Mississippi

        describe yourself Budget Buyer

        Pros

        • Gets rid of redness
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Smells Great

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin
        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control, Power-Clear Scrub, 4.2 fl oz:

        this product has made my skin really soft and has reduced the redness. it didnt really get rid of my acne but it deffinetly got rid of my giant whiteheads pimples i usually got around my mouth, and when i did break out the pimples would go away alot faster. its a little too rough to use everyday but it still is very affective and i am going to keep buying it.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best product I've ever used for acne.

        By sandy

        from Kentucky

        describe yourself Brand Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control, Power-Clear Scrub, 4.2 fl oz:

              I'm 20 years old, and I have had breakouts since around age 10. I've tried it all; Pro Activ, Murad,etc. I picked this up one day in desperation because I had huge painful zits all over my face (which honestly wasn't unusual) and I could not be more pleased and surprised with the results. It cleared up all my large zits in just a couple of days, and it feels so nice, and cooling. For people who say it doesn't work, try using a different product to wash off your makeup first, THEN use this. It WORKS! I PROMISE.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              i am happy

              By jpreactor

              from miami,fl

              describe yourself Budget Buyer

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Balances Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types

                Comments about Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control, Power-Clear Scrub, 4.2 fl oz:

                thanks

                 
                1.0

                Creamy cleanser

                By karhill54

                from TX, USA

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                Pros

                • Improves Skin Texture
                • Moisturizing

                Cons

                • Clogs pores
                • Greasy
                • Ineffective

                Best Uses

                • Dry Skin

                Comments about Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control, Power-Clear Scrub, 4.2 fl oz:

                This cleanser is a lotion-based cleanser with scrubbing beads. I used it 3 times and it took several weeks for my acne-prone skin to recover from the mass breakouts and blackheads caused by this product. Definitely not for people with acne-prone skin, regardless of what it is called. Neutrogena has half a dozen much better options for oily, acne-prone skin. Could be good for someone with very dry skin who wants a gentle scrub.

                 
                4.0

                Love it!

                By devilicious

                from Greensboro, NC

                describe yourself Budget Buyer

                Pros

                • Improves Skin Texture
                • Not too rough
                • Smells Great

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Combination Skin
                  • Oily Skin

                  Comments about Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control, Power-Clear Scrub, 4.2 fl oz:

                  I love this stuff. I tried buying a generic version of it at one of the big drugstore chains, but the generic was too slippery feeling?. I love the cucumber smell that's a little bit minty, it's so relaxing! I like that the exfoliators aren't super grainy and harsh, like many other scrubs. I used this a few times a week, but a few months ago I ran out and haven't had the time to repurchase and my breakouts have come back.

                   
                  5.0

                  LOVE LOVE LOVE it

                  By Lori

                  from Fresno Ca

                  describe yourself Brand Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Hydrates Skin
                  • Minimizes Pores
                  • Works Effectively

                  Cons

                  • Can't use it daily

                  Best Uses

                  • Adult Acne
                  • Teen Acne

                  Comments about Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control, Power-Clear Scrub, 4.2 fl oz:

                  My son is 15 with bad acne around his chin and forhead after using this for 3 weeks his skin is almost all clear and his pores are smaller I use it 2 to 3 times a week to keep breakouts under control we got the one without the scrub to use on a daily basis and love it too!

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