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Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser 12 fl oz (354 ml)

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Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser, 12 fl oz
 
3.9

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (19)
  • Leaves clean feel (18)
  • Not greasy (14)
  • Moisturizing (8)
  • Smells great (8)

Cons

  • Irritates skin (5)
  • Bad smell (3)
  • Dries out skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (14)
  • Sensitive skin (13)
  • Dry skin (8)
  • All skin types (7)
  • Acne-prone skin (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (18), Budget shopper (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Effective cleansing

In my opinion this cleanser is very similar to Cetaphil, only better. It foams alittle during cleansing, leaves a nice clean feeling & I did not experience irritation or dryness. It...Read complete review

In my opinion this cleanser is very similar to Cetaphil, only better. It foams alittle during cleansing, leaves a nice clean feeling & I did not experience irritation or dryness. It did a fantastic job removing make-up too. I've always felt that Cetaphil left a film/residue behind after cleansing - a not so clean feeling. This cleanser rinses cleanly and your face will feel clean & refreshed. It's a great gentle daily cleanser that thoroughly cleans & does not strip the skin. Like it alot & will repurchase.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Okay, but why the fragrance?

I bought this product locally when I was having an outbreak of eczema on my face, along with other Neutrogena eczema products. Although it didn't make the problem worse, I think I would...Read complete review

I bought this product locally when I was having an outbreak of eczema on my face, along with other Neutrogena eczema products. Although it didn't make the problem worse, I think I would have been better off using my old cleanser, Aveeno Ultra-calming Foaming Cleanser which I've used for years with no incident. (It was a new face cream that set off the eczema, which I immediately discontinued.) The other Neutrogena eczema products are what fixed my skin. I found this cleanser thick (but clear) and hard to rinse off. I was especially put off by the fragrance. Like other reviewers, I do not understand why they would pare down the ingredients to make a healthier product for sensitive skin, then turn around and add fragrance? I will use up this product, alternating with my Aveeno cleanser, but will not buy this again.

Reviewed by 30 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love this!

By 4tucson

from Tucson

describe yourself Brand Buyer

See all my reviews

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser, 12 fl oz:

      I love this. Nice price for the size. It doesn't dry my skin out, it takes off all my makeup and cleans everything off.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not what I expected

      By Cait

      from Berkeley, CA

      Pros

      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

      • Bad Smell
      • Irritates Skin

      Best Uses

        Comments about Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser, 12 fl oz:

        I bought the product because I have sensitive skin, and I was looking for a good gentle cleanser. However, when I first smelled the cleanser, it was much more perfumed that I would have wanted. After using the product my face was red and irritated, and just felt burned. That doesn't usually happen to me. I think this stuff is much too strong to be called "gentle".

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        i wash my face every night now!

        By SquirrelG1rL

        from Central Florida

        describe yourself Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Gentle
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Removes Makeup
        • Rinses Beautifully

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Combination Skin
          • Daily Use
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser, 12 fl oz:

          I chose it b/c the price was great and b/c of the name. I mean, I used Neutrogena 25 yrs ago in high school and just didn't think I would like the Cetaphil.
          It is easy to pump out and whip into a foam. It glides over my sensitive/combination skin and rinses beautifully. My skin does not feel tight after rinsing, there is no residue and no makeup left behind-except some mascara but that is what eye makeup remover is for. I am only left with clean skin. I will say I read the reviews after I bought it and I was a little apprehensive. I saw where others complained about the smell of this product and I almost took it back! I am highly sensitive to scents and I have to say it may not be a scent I would want to spray around my house but to me it isn't offensive and goes away once my face is rinsed. Since I started using this product I have had no irritation, my skin looks brighter and I know it is clean. I may write a follow up when the bottle is about empty. For now though, I am pleased with what looks to be my finally finding a facial cleanser I want to use every night.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Boo!

          By Cranky Pants

          from Des Moines, Iowa

          describe yourself Budget Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Bad Smell
            • Irritates Skin

            Best Uses

              Comments about Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser, 12 fl oz:

              Seriously Neutrogena? You market this to people with sensitive skin but then add cheap smelling fragrance? My skin definitely doesn't react well to any kind of harsh fragrance on my skin. I bought into the ads Neutrogena is putting out comparing it to Cetaphil (which is genuinely fragrance free), so definitely my fault - I should have looked more closely. But still, you would think if you're going to market it for sensitive skin - you may want to look into what generally irritates sensitive skin.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Effective cleansing

              By lucy5

              from Pa

              describe yourself Budget Buyer

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Gentle
              • Leaves Clean Feel
              • Moisturizing
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Dry Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser, 12 fl oz:

                In my opinion this cleanser is very similar to Cetaphil, only better. It foams alittle during cleansing, leaves a nice clean feeling & I did not experience irritation or dryness. It did a fantastic job removing make-up too. I've always felt that Cetaphil left a film/residue behind after cleansing - a not so clean feeling. This cleanser rinses cleanly and your face will feel clean & refreshed. It's a great gentle daily cleanser that thoroughly cleans & does not strip the skin. Like it alot & will repurchase.

                 
                5.0

                Gentle and removes makeup

                By Amy B.

                from Upstate NY

                describe yourself Brand Buyer

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Doesn't cause breakouts
                • Gentle
                • Leaves Clean Feel
                • Not Greasy
                • Smells Great

                Cons

                • Doesn't lather well

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone Skin
                • All Skin Types
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser, 12 fl oz:

                I received a sample size of this from a friend who works at a dermatology office. I have moderate adult acne and use 3% Differin gel with a 2.5% benzoyl peroxide wash (also Neutrogena) as prescribed by my derm. If I use these products together any more than 3 times a week, my skin is irritated, red, dry, and flaky. So I have to find a gentle cleanser for the really sensitive days. I've tried just about EVERY product there is, and this is the only one that has ever NOT made me break out in the interim between using my acne RX.

                It leaves my skin feeling very clean and not dry or irritated. The scent is a barely noticeable lemony fragrance (I personally like fragranced products, but I understand why some people don't). My only complant is that the bottle says you should lather it in your hands before applying, but I can't make this happen unless I use a large amount (over a quarter-size) and mix with a drop of water; otherwise there's not enough to cover my face.

                The best part, though? It removes my long-wear foundation; the proof is in the makeup-colored water droplets in the sink basin! I've never used a cleanser that removed makeup so well, especially without stripping my skin or irritating it.

                I unfortunately can't speak for how it does as a daily cleanser for more than a few days at a time because of my acne regimen that I'm afraid to quit, but it works great for my needs.

                 
                4.0

                Will buy again!

                By Stugazi

                from Chicago, IL

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Gentle
                • Leaves Clean Feel

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser, 12 fl oz:

                    Removes make-up and leaves skin feeling clean, without any residue.

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent cleanser, highly recommend

                    By penny

                    from delray beach,fl

                    describe yourself Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Leaves Clean Feel
                    • Not Greasy
                    • Works Well Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use

                      Comments about Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser, 12 fl oz:

                      Easy to use, keeps skin clean and isn't greasy. No fragrance

                       
                      1.0

                      Not for dry skin

                      By cjh

                      from champaign, IL

                      describe yourself Brand Buyer

                      See all my reviews

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Dries Out Skin
                        • Dries Out Skin Irritates
                        • Irritates Skin

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser, 12 fl oz:

                          First use stripped - dried and irritated. Did same to my hands. This is not a product for dry or sensitive skin.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          amazing everyday cleanser

                          By Anastasia

                          from outside US

                          describe yourself Brand Buyer

                          See all my reviews

                          Pros

                          • Gentle

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser, 12 fl oz:

                            It is a great everyday product. I bought it because i was searching for a cleanser that would be gentle and not overdrying. I have oily, acne prone sensitive skin. other products tend to be too harsh which only adds to the problems. i dont think it has a smell at all frankly speaking though i dont mind when products do. it is creamy, rinses off nicely. it does not leave the squeaky clean feeling. i actually prefer cleansers which do but this product is great anyway. it works well with clarisonic. I cant judge how well it removes makeup cause i use a cleansing oil before this cleanser.

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                            Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser

                             – Thoroughly remove dirt, excess oil and makeup residue from your skin without disrupting its natural balance with Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser. The dermatologist-developed formula works in a new, skin-friendly way, without leaving the skin dry or clogging the pores. Simply massage onto wet skin, allow the foaming formula to lift off the detritus of the day and rinse off, for clean, soft and great-looking skin.

                            Gentle Enough For Every Day



                            This cleanser is formulated to deliver the best of gentle with the best of clean. Although it is designed for the most delicate sensitive skin - it can be used on complexions suffering from the effects of acne, eczema and rosacea. The patented technology provides a fast, simple, effective means of removing the daily build-up of materials from the skin. The non-stripping formula does not leave a residue. It is free of soap, dye and oils. The pleasant, natural scent comes from a hypoallergenic fragrance that is free of potentially irritating essential oils. The non-comedogenic, non-greasy formulation keeps the skin free of particles deposited from the environment, removes excess oil from the pores and foams away what makeup removers miss.

                            Part of the Neutrogena Family of Cleansers



                            Emanuel Stolaroff had already been supplying beauty salons serving the film industry in California for more than 20 years when he discovered Neutrogena in 1954. It had been developed by the Belgian cosmetic chemist Dr. Edmond Fremont, with a patented formula that was at once both effective and gentle to the skin. It became an instant success when it was introduced into the United States, but it didn’t end there. For more than half a century, Neutrogena - the company changed its name to honor its leading product - has been developing still more effective, even gentler formulas to cleanse skin without disturbing its natural, healthy balance.
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