Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Review

by Assistant Editor on March 3, 2014

in Face Products, Grade B+, Reviews, Skincare

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My skin is oily, but tends to get a bit dry in winters. However recently , i suffered from a bout of annoying breakouts (even in winters) and thats the reason I picked up this Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash!

The Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash is a gel based face wash and is quite thick in consistency!  Only a small amount is sufficient for the entire face and neck and yYou don’t require one full pump of the product, only half pump is enough. It lathers very well and gives a squeaky clean feeling after washing without leaving any slippery feeling behind. It removes all the dirt, every single trace of oil and light make up too. I have oily skin but it becomes slightly dry during winters, so my face feels a little dry after washing. And one has to follow up with a  rich moisturizer. So I think it would perform better during the summers.

It contains salicylic acid which helps to fight breakouts. I. I have been using it since the last 2 months and I can say that it only slow down the frequency of their occurrence but doesn’t remove them completely. So it’s only 40-50% effective on the acne in my case. I have seen so many bloggers raving about it but it didn’t perform the way as I’d expected. It has a very mild fragrance.

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Pros:

  • Hygienic packaging.
  • Removes dirt, oil and light makeup too.
  • Has very mild fragrance.
  • Affordable.
  • Slow down the occurrence of new acne.

Cons:

  • Not very effective on acne which is the main concern.
  • Face feels dry after use in winters

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Rating: B+

Price: Rs 425 for 175 ml.

Recommendation: The Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne wash is a gel based face wash which removes all the dirt and every single trace of oil from your face, has a very mild fragrance  and is pleasant to use. However while it may reduce the frequency of breakouts it really does not do all the sort of magic hoopla tricks I had expected it to after reading all the rave reviews on the blogosphere. That being said, this is still a good buy.

Guest Review By Apeksha (Oily/acne prone skin)

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Xuvious March 3, 2014 at 8:54 pm

Yea, it feels a bit drying after use. But it’s an ok face wash. I use this generally in the summers when my face is oily though.
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apeksha March 4, 2014 at 11:47 am

Oh yes, it would be better for summers!

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Arzoo March 3, 2014 at 9:05 pm

I have used it when I was suffering from acne and it worked quite good on my dry skin as well. Nice review.
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apeksha March 4, 2014 at 11:48 am

Thanks!

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Richa March 3, 2014 at 9:14 pm

I used it for quite a while, but didn’t notice any difference.
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apeksha March 4, 2014 at 11:50 am

Oh! Yes it’s an average face wash.

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Tanmayee March 3, 2014 at 9:26 pm

I have used this..it works for some days , then it seems to lose its effectiveness… :) I agree that it dries the skin..
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krithi March 3, 2014 at 9:27 pm

I have used this in the past and I have liked it
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Priyanka Jain March 3, 2014 at 9:29 pm

Agreed.. Its does dry out my skin too.

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Gowthami March 3, 2014 at 10:03 pm
apeksha March 4, 2014 at 11:51 am

Thanks!

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Mayuri March 3, 2014 at 10:24 pm

i have used this but didn’t like it much :( nice review
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apeksha March 4, 2014 at 11:52 am

Thanks!

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Lisha@HwartBowsMakeup March 3, 2014 at 11:10 pm

This sounds great for the summers! Great review sweets!
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Supria March 3, 2014 at 11:11 pm

I can’t stand cleansers that leave skin feeling dry and tight. Looks like this is one of them. Thanks for the review :)
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apeksha March 4, 2014 at 11:45 am

You’re welcome! :)

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Diptidiva1 March 3, 2014 at 11:24 pm

Have you tried the Grapefruit version. I had used it in the past and it was amazing even thru the cold winters of the US.

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apeksha March 4, 2014 at 11:41 am

Nope. Haven’t spotted it here.

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Blushes and Beyond March 4, 2014 at 12:20 am

Have used this one. But didnt like it. I thought it smelled like detergent.
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Swati March 4, 2014 at 1:41 am

I tried the smaller bottle and it made my oily skin feel quite dry and I woke up to a few pimples next day.. never gave it a second chance after that.
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Shivi@COSMOCHICS March 4, 2014 at 9:21 am

Seems nice and would be great for summers!
Nice pics! :)
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apeksha March 4, 2014 at 11:56 am

Thanks! :)

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Manasi March 4, 2014 at 10:29 am
apeksha March 4, 2014 at 11:53 am

Thanks! :)

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Divya teja March 4, 2014 at 10:30 am

Broke me out pretty badly… my skin started to peel off after 5 days of use.. waste of 499 bucks :’(

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apeksha March 4, 2014 at 11:54 am

Oh! Sad it didn’t work in your case!

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laks March 4, 2014 at 10:37 am

I have never tried them. So mixed reactions :O . I think I should give it a try :P
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Clothes and Creativity March 4, 2014 at 11:16 am

I quite like this product and think I’ll repurchase it soon. But for acne, try using the Cetaphil Cleansing lotion. I’ve been using it for about a year and a half now and I think it’s done a fair job reducing acne!
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apeksha March 4, 2014 at 11:43 am

Oh k.Thanks will definitely give cetaphil a try.

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Ramya ursgorgeously March 4, 2014 at 12:33 pm

Neutrogena has been one of my fav brand since years….I totally love their formula! Hope this would have worked much better!
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Anamika March 4, 2014 at 1:28 pm
Shreya March 4, 2014 at 2:54 pm

I recently got this face wash and my oily acne prone skin loves it ! very well reviewed sweetie <3
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Nisha Khan March 4, 2014 at 3:31 pm

My skin rejected this face wash , I tried also :-(
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Aditi March 4, 2014 at 5:23 pm

With Neutrogena, I always feel like I’m in good hands :) this sounds like an average product though, esp for my dry skin.. thanks for reviewing love x
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Meghana March 4, 2014 at 7:01 pm

netrogena has nice products. some work and some don’t. Guess depending on the skin type
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Chris March 4, 2014 at 9:18 pm

Perhaps you can buy this online (I don’t know if it’s sold in India), but I like Desert Essence Tea Tree Oil Face Wash for acne. It’s really, really good.
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rinnee March 4, 2014 at 10:19 pm

i really find nuetrogena to do a good job during summers..in winters it dries me out
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richa singh chhabra March 5, 2014 at 12:25 am

i like neutrogena but this is one is a no… i used it during winters n my skin became too dry n dull !

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Rashmi March 5, 2014 at 6:47 pm

Nice review dear…looks like an average facewash…
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Kyoung11 April 28, 2014 at 5:23 am

I have recently stopped using both Neutrogena and Dermalogica, as I felt like I was spending too much time futzing with those products and they didnt even work that well! My skin actually looks even better now, which has led me to using Citrus Clears Sensitive Wash. My routine is SO simple now – cleanse and moisturize with Citrus Clear (Wash & Moisturizer) each morning, apply my mineral powder makeup, and then cleanse and moisturize with at night! I love how easily my makeup comes off and I am even happier with my skin now than ever before!

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