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Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Power-Cream Wash 6 fl oz (177 ml)

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Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Power-Cream Wash, 6 fl oz
 
4.1

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (17)
  • Soothing (16)
  • Effective (15)
  • Hydrates skin (9)
  • Minimizes pores (3)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (5)
  • Irritates skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Moderate acne (13)
  • Adult acne (11)
  • Teen acne (6)
  • Inflammatory acne (5)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (15), Brand buyer (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

So far so good!

I have only been using this cleanser for about a week, but already I can see AND feel a big difference in my skin. Before I started using this, I used the Murad...Read complete review

I have only been using this cleanser for about a week, but already I can see AND feel a big difference in my skin. Before I started using this, I used the Murad Acne Complex kit which didn't deliver the way I expected it to, especially for the price you pay for it. I didn't find that the Murad worked any better than products you can find in the drug store. When I saw the Neutrogena acne stress line, I thought I have to try it! I'm so glad I did! Even though my skin is prone to break outs, my skin is also very dry. I'm 24, and my acne is caused primarily by the fact that I have PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome) which causes a male hormone overload in my body, which in turn causes me to break out. I have searched high and low to find a product that treated my acne, but didn't dry out my skin. Well, I think I've finally found it. This stuff makes your skin look and feel super clean. I do suggest though that you remove your make-up first with make-up remover wipes so that the cleanser can clean your skin and treat your acne instead of just removing some of your make-up. I hope this review helps those who suffer from PCOS like me!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It's so terrible, I wanna cry.

At first, this was incredible for me. It hydrated my skin, reduced my pimples and toned my skin too. I though: "Great! Everything I need in a cleanser!"Read complete review

At first, this was incredible for me. It hydrated my skin, reduced my pimples and toned my skin too. I though: "Great! Everything I need in a cleanser!"
i COULDN'T HAVE BEEN MORE WRONG!
After a week, I noticed large under-the-skin pimples forming. Everyday, I would feel several (3 or 4) bumps on my face that hurt SO bad and kept getting bigger.
I realized it was the cleanser.
It had to be, because I was still using the same shampoo, conditioner, body wash etc...I had been using for months! This was the only change. And mind you, at the time I was only using a cleanser. No toner, lotion or treatment.
So for me, it didn't work. In fact, it kind of destroyed my skin because ever since then I've been getting lots of pimples.
Dont do it!

Reviewed by 31 customers

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5.0

perfect cleanser

By Pam

from indiana

describe yourself Budget Buyer

Pros

  • Gentle
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • All Skin Types
    • Daily Use
    • Oily Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Power-Cream Wash, 6 fl oz:

    I suffer with adult acne and this is by far the best cleanser that I have found. It cleans deep you can feel it cleaning your pores it leaves your face refreshed without irritating the skin. I love it and will not go back to any other cleansers.

     
    5.0

    I have been buying this product for a year

    By V

    from Miami

    describe yourself Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Gentle
    • Improves Skin Texture

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Power-Cream Wash, 6 fl oz:

      It works great.

       
      5.0

      Love It!

      By Jena

      from WA

      describe yourself Budget Buyer

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Soothing
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Blackheads & Whiteheads
        • Moderate Acne

        Comments about Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Power-Cream Wash, 6 fl oz:

        I put a thin layer all over my face and let it sit like a face mask for about 5 min. Works great and doesn't dry out my skin. I use it every night.

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Positive change in my skin

        By Cali.Mrs

        from Fresno, CA

        describe yourself Brand Buyer

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fights Acne
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne

          Comments about Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Power-Cream Wash, 6 fl oz:

          I bought this product after reading a review on a blog. I have been using it for 6-8 months (on my third tube). While it's not a product I am "in love" with - I definitely notice a significant reduction in acne (especially hormone relate acne). I no longer fight with those once-a-month breakouts. This product is thick and I don't feel rinses clean off my skin. I use it at night only. I dampen my face, apply this product all over, let it sit for a minute, add some Purity Made Simple, and cleanse with my Clarisonic. I use Arcona's cranberry bar to wash in the morning or more Purity Made Simple. I found the combination with this product and PMS (haha) has worked the best for cleansing at night. For now, this is a staple in my skincare routine.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          VERY GOOD

          By anonyoums

          from ohio

          describe yourself Budget Buyer

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Hydrates Skin
          • Soothing
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Inflammatory Acne
            • Moderate Acne
            • Teen Acne

            Comments about Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Power-Cream Wash, 6 fl oz:

            I HAVE BEEN USING THIS FOR 2 MONTHS.I ALSO USE NEUTROGENA OIL-FREE DEEP CREAM CLEANSER.MY FACE IS CLEAR.YAY.FOUND A PRODUCTS I CAN USE ON MY FACE THAT WONT BREAK ME OUT.

             
            3.0

            Best Yet

            By Breanna

            from Seattle, WA

            describe yourself Budget Buyer

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Hydrates Skin
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

            • Irritates Skin

            Best Uses

            • Moderate Acne
            • Severe Acne
            • Speeds up pimple relief
            • Teen Acne

            Comments about Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Power-Cream Wash, 6 fl oz:

            I've been using this product for almost three weeks and since then I've had about 7 bad pimples. This comming from me, a person who had severe acne on my forehead and serious breakouts during period time. I also use the scrub, toner, and gel stress control. It has worked better than anything else I have tried so far but it still hasnt gotten rid of the little bumps on my face which continues to frustrate me but maybe after a bit more use those too will go away.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            After a month . . .

            By Pleased

            from Los Angeles, CA

            describe yourself Brand Buyer

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Hydrates Skin
            • Minimizes Pores
            • Soothing
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adult Acne
              • Blackheads & Whiteheads
              • Moderate Acne
              • Severe Acne

              Comments about Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Power-Cream Wash, 6 fl oz:

              skin looks good! I am 37 and fighting acne and combination skin that returned after getting off of the pill. I am African American and was in search of skin care products that could fight acne and hyperpigmentation. The first week that I used the acne stress cream, toner, and the rapid clear fight and fade gel, my face felt good, but I didn't see much of an improvement. The second week brought on about 5-6 new pimples and that worried me to the point where I considered stopping using the products, but I liked the toner so much that I continued. For week three, my skin calmed down and my pores got smaller. This is week four, and the scars are fading fast and my skin feels smooth as if I've exfoliated. What's won me over about these products is that this is my period week, and my skin has really calmed down and I see no new pimples in sight. I would highly recommend these products, especially the toner, which for me, does something to my skin as far as moisturizing it to the extent that I don't need to use a moisturizer afterwards. (I live in Los Angeles near the beach, and it's warm now, so I expect the moisturizer situation to change in the fall/winter.) I stopped using my prescription of Retin-A after the first week, and it remains in my medicine cabinet. I have also stopped using DDF's matte moisturizer, which, now that I look back, was probably clogging my pores. It's definitely worth trying these products by Neutrogena before dropping $$$ on the more expensive skin care lines.

              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Give it a try

              By Beauty

              from New York

              describe yourself Brand Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Hydrates Skin
              • Soothing
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adult Acne
                • Blackheads & Whiteheads
                • Inflammatory Acne
                • Moderate Acne
                • Severe Acne

                Comments about Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Power-Cream Wash, 6 fl oz:

                So, theres alot of people saying this doesnt remove makeup. Now if you read the bottle, nowhere does it say that it does remove makeup. If you trying to clear your acne, why wouldnt you remove your makeup before using an acne treatment cleanser? I remove my makeup first, & then I use this product with my clarisonic mia. I have hormonal, cystic acne & my skin actually looks great since I started using this. I think its worth a try. It smells great, its soothing, & my skin feels so soft after using it. I did have a cluster of large pimples when I started & this did dry them out, but it dried them out to heal them. If your looking to clear your acne & you wear makeup, remove the makeup first & then use this. YOU WILL NOT BE DISSAPOINTED.

                 
                3.0

                Not bad, not great

                By Ellenphant

                from Illinois

                describe yourself Budget Buyer

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Minimizes Pores
                • Soothing

                Cons

                • Ineffective

                Best Uses

                • Teen Acne

                Comments about Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Power-Cream Wash, 6 fl oz:

                I purchased this product after being once again very frustrated with even the new Proactiv system. It definitely works better than proactiv but I still have little bumps. Mind you, I don't have "acne" just occasionally some hormonal pimples. I think what bothered me the most about this is the feeling of washing my face with lotion, greasy. I much perfer the foaming wash of Stress Control, works better!

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Love Neutrogena products, but NOT this

                By kdcperez07

                from East Peoria, IL

                describe yourself Budget Buyer

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Ineffective

                Best Uses

                • Adult Acne

                Comments about Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Power-Cream Wash, 6 fl oz:

                I love Neutrogena products, they're all I use on my skin. I have a problem with adult acne and combo skin. First, this will not wash makeup off the face. I have to use astringent afterwards to get my skin clean, which I find pointless since I expect a cleanser to clean the skin. Second, my acne got worse and took forever to go away when I used this cleanser. I have switched to the cleanser/mask from Neutrogena and I can see a HUGE improvement. I will not buy this again.

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