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Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Facial Cleanser, Pink Grapefruit 6 fl oz (177 ml)

 
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Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Facial Cleanser, Pink Grapefruit, 6 fl oz
 
3.4

(based on 55 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (14)

62%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (23)
  • Smells great (20)
  • Effective (18)
  • Leaves clean feel (15)
  • Minimizes pores (9)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (23)
  • Irritates skin (15)
  • Doesn't work (7)

Best Uses

  • Moderate acne (15)
  • Adult acne (10)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (10)
  • Daily use (9)
  • Teen acne (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (28), Budget shopper (19)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best OTC cleanser for my VERY oily face

Another great Neutrogena product that gets the same results as expensive brands, and I've tried many of them but always keep going back to Neutrogena products. This cleanser smells EXACTLY like grapefruit, which...Read complete review

Another great Neutrogena product that gets the same results as expensive brands, and I've tried many of them but always keep going back to Neutrogena products. This cleanser smells EXACTLY like grapefruit, which I don't mind at all and find refreshing. It's the only cleanser that works well to control blackheads and whiteheads on my VERY oily adult face. Left my skin VERY smooth and clean feeling but not stripped or flaky even after multiple uses. I use it with my Clarisonic for best results, and follow with Neutrogena Clear Pore Toner afterward. For my VERY oily skin, it works well to minimize my large, sebum-filled pores without dryness or irritation. A homerun in my continuous quest to keep my oily face at bay, even in my adult years.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Chemical burns?!

This product was reccomended to me by a friend because I have sensitive combination skin.

Physically, I cannot stand to use this product after THREE days. That's it. The first...Read complete review

This product was reccomended to me by a friend because I have sensitive combination skin.

Physically, I cannot stand to use this product after THREE days. That's it. The first day I thought maybe my face was just dry so I gave it another shot. Today? I have huge red splotches all over my face that burn. They don't itch, they BURN. It looks like I washed my face with lye. It feels like I used a gasoline/ lava rock scrub.

I have put about a gallon of fragrance free, extra sensitive skin lotion on my face, aloe vera sun burn cream, cold wash cloths and ice and have made two trips to the bathroom at work to put cold wet paper towel on my face just to relieve the burning feeling for a few seconds.
It's a real peach when you have to interact with the public all day long, too.

Mind you, I am not allergic to any ingredient in the ingredient list.

I do NOT reccomend this product to anyone. I wouldn't reccomend this to my worst enemy for a butt wash let alone a face wash.

The smell and pretty pink color disguise it's harshness. It is pure evil in a little pump bottle.

Reviewed by 55 customers

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5.0

Wonderful Cleanser for Back and Chest

By Cactusgrrl

from Los Angeles

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Pros

  • Controls Back Acne Gently
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Smells Great

Cons

  • Extremely Harsh On Face

Best Uses

  • Acne-Prone Skin
  • Back And Chest Cleanser

Comments about Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Facial Cleanser, Pink Grapefruit, 6 fl oz:

First of all, I think this is an extremely harsh facial cleanser. I would never recommend it to be used for that, but it works wonders as a back and chest cleanser. I use it with my Clarisonic body brush every morning and my back and chest are perfectly clear. I have sensitive acne prone skin, and I'm prone to blackheads and acne on my chest and back. With these two products, I have really nice flawless skin on my chest and back.

 
5.0

clean & fresh

By HKL

from Cincinnati, OH

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Pros

  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Not Greasy
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Combination Skin
    • Daily Use

    Comments about Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Facial Cleanser, Pink Grapefruit, 6 fl oz:

    significant reduction of breakouts without leaving skin overly dry.

     
    1.0

    Allergic Reaction and bad smell

    By Michelle

    from Riverside, Ca

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Bad Smell
      • Dries Out Skin
      • Irritates Skin

      Best Uses

        Comments about Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Facial Cleanser, Pink Grapefruit, 6 fl oz:

        I'm not allergic to anything nor have I ever had an allergic reaction to anything until I bought this product. I used it in the shower and by night time I had a itchy rash from top to bottom. It started by my ear then to my neck, arms, hands, legs and feet!! Not thinking that a face wash could cause this much damage, I continued use of this product and then when it moved into my eye area causes more acne and swelling of my eye, I immediately stopped use, NOT WORTH IT!! It dries out your skin in the most uncomfortable way and has the worst smell.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Unpleasant odor

        By Kim

        from Philadelphia, PA

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        Pros

        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

        • Bad Smell

        Best Uses

          Comments about Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Facial Cleanser, Pink Grapefruit, 6 fl oz:

          I am really surprised at the number of people who say this smells really great --- the first thing that hit me was the unpleasant fragrance. I have used other grapefruit scented washes (my body wash is grapefruit), with a nice pleasing citrus smell, but this is really off and I hate to say it, reminds me of strong body odor. I did read a few others that described it as a cat pee or rotting grapefruit smell -- to me it smells like I am sticking my face into a sweaty armpit (sorry for that visual but it's pretty bad). I usually wouldn't hesitate to buy Neutrogena, but would not buy this again because of the smell. Given that other people seem to love the odor, maybe it's just negative for certain people. Does not irritate my face like others have said though.

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          my favorite cleanser...smells wonderful.

          By desert rose

          from Phoenix, AZ

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          Pros

          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Not Greasy
          • Smells Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Daily Use

            Comments about Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Facial Cleanser, Pink Grapefruit, 6 fl oz:

            The two most important things I require in a facial cleanser are:
            1. It must leave a clean feeling to the face.
            2. It must not smell badly.
            This cleanser delivers both at a fair price. The smell is wonderful...fresh and clean. I use this product every evening in the shower and occasionally in the morning as well. I have pretty much normal skin, no acne. I find that it cleans well and leaves no film. It does not dry my skin or irritate it at all, and I am over 50. I did try the cream version, but it did not leave as clean a feeling. I do not wear much make-up, if any at all, so I cannot say how well it will remove it, but it does do well with removing dirt. I don't put regular moisturizer or treatments on my skin and this cleanser leaves my skin clean and fresh looking. I have tried many products, both expensive and cheap, and this one is my favorite. It is not the least expensive, but definitely a bargain.

            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Clears ALL ACNE!!!!!!!!!!!

            By cookie.1234.roma

            from Downingtown, PA

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            Pros

            • Clears skin
            • Gentle
            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Not Greasy
            • NOT OILY
            • Smells Great

            Cons

            • Dries Out Skin

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • Blackheads
            • Combination Skin
            • Daily Use
            • Oily Skin
            • Whiteheads

            Comments about Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Facial Cleanser, Pink Grapefruit, 6 fl oz:

            I use this every day with neutrogenas deep clean invigorating scrub, it works within 1 week, and my forehead+nose had almost no whiteheads or blackheads. this is the best facial wash EVER, unless you have dry skin, sensitive skin or an allergy to grapefruit. if you use this twice a day use a moisterizer, and if you have oily skin you dont need to use a moisterizer

            Service and delivery comments:

            arrived within 1 week

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Allergic Reaction

            By Blondie

            from Chicago, IL

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            Pros

            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Smells Great

            Cons

            • Dries Out Skin
            • Irritates Skin

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin

            Comments about Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Facial Cleanser, Pink Grapefruit, 6 fl oz:

            After 4 days of using this product I had to stop due to the grapefruit/fragrance causing an allergic reaction in my skin. I first noticed a rash behind my ear lobes. I assume some product got back there that was not washed off properly. That was a very bumpy, red, itchy rash. But now the rest of my face has a rough texture all over, there is peeling around my nose and I have the telltale tiny rash bumps in spots. I've had an allergic reaction like this only once before. It was many years ago with a similarly strong citrus smelling lotion (can't remember the name and couldn't figure out what caused it back then). So beware of this product if you have sensitive skin! (I have fair skin with occasional photosensitivity, but otherwise don't have other allergies.) If you still try this product I recommend testing it first on a patch of skin OTHER than your face! What stinks is that this cleanser really seems to help clear up acne and smells wonderful. After my skin returns to "normal" I am going to try the original Oil Free Acne Wash again(haven't used it in years because I'm not a fan of the smell) in hopes of better results. :\

            (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            it burns!

            By Cin

            from SF, CA

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            Pros

            • Smells Great

            Cons

            • Burns Skin
            • Dries Out Skin
            • Irritates Skin

            Best Uses

              Comments about Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Facial Cleanser, Pink Grapefruit, 6 fl oz:

              i thought i'd give this a try because i just ran out of my st. ive green tea cleanser. i started to notice right away that my skin felt SUPER dry after using it once. Several days later, my skin started to form little FLAKES! I can't even wear any makeup because of the tiny flakes on my face that makes it look cakey. My skin is so sensitive now after using this cleanser for a few days that it even hurts to wash with Cetaphil. :( Totally sucks because the scent is just heavenly! Definitely returning this product ASAP! People with sensitive and dry skin SHOULD NOT use this!

              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              My go-to cleanser- but not perfect.

              By LK

              from Chicago

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              Pros

              • Gentle
              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Leaves Clean Feel
              • Smells Great

              Cons

              • Dries Out Skin

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Facial Cleanser, Pink Grapefruit, 6 fl oz:

              I often try to switch cleansers, but always find myself coming back to this one. It's not perfect, but it is a fairly solid product. I have very sensitive skin and this does not irritate it, though it dries it out like crazy.

              The smell is nice, though I wouldn't say it is really a natural grapefruit smell, but it is better than the medicated scent many acne cleansers have. It removes my makeup well (I only use a separate makeup removal product for eyeliner/mascara).

              Until I find something that works better for me at a reasonable price, I'll keep buying this (and making sure I have plenty of moisturizer in my medicine cabinet).

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Face wash :)

              By Liilii

              from WA

              describe yourself Budget Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Facial Cleanser, Pink Grapefruit, 6 fl oz:

                Hmm I'm almost 100% positive these poor people experiencing severe burning skin is an allergy to grapefruit.. Have you ever googled a fruit/food allergy?
                I am allergic to almost every raw fruit and veggie, but this doesn't effect me though.

                But anyway, I love this product, it leaves my skin not oily at all and it smells so amazing!
                It does make it feel a tiny bit dry, but nothing a small dab of cetaphil lotion won't fix.
                I love this product and definitely will buy more once I use up the bottle.

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