Thursday, 20 February 2014

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Scrub and Facial Wash

1. Neutrogena Visibly Clear Daily Scrub - Boots (£4.95)
2. Neutrogena Visibly Clear Facial Wash - Boots (£4.94)
My skin is horrible to care for ... it's dry, it's sensitive, it's everything you don't want your skin to be. It's extremely difficult to find products which aren't drying but at the same time aren't greasy and don't just "sit" on top of your skin. I've only ever had a positive experience with Neutrogena products so I decided to give this a go.

When i was around 15, I was OBSESSED with "eliminating spots" and tried this Clearasil facial wash targeted at people with acne/spots. My bad. After using it twice, my skin was so dry and flaky I had to go to see my GP, where i was prescribed with ointments and moisturisers because i was in so much pain (and my face very much aesthetically unbearable). So if you're like me, I don't recommend it. Since then (and it has been some years since) I have kept my skincare routine to a minimum as I was simply too scared to try anything new.

This has been a major surprise - i love it! I've been using it for 3 weeks now and whilst I can't judge whether it eliminates spots (as i only ever get random breakouts), I can tell you that it doesn't dry my skin and makes it clean and soft. I'm especially impressed with the scrub, it is very gentle with my skin and doesn't cause redness. The facial wash is also pleasant and lathers very nicely, and i can definitely feel that my skin is cleaner after using it. Both the products have an amazing grapefruit scent, that I'm absolutely in love with, it's so refreshing - especially when you're still sleepy in the morning! I will continue using this to see if it makes a bigger difference in my skin in the long run, but so far I'm impressed! And at £5 they won't break the bank either!