Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Review: Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Facewash

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Facial Wash // RRP £4.94 at Boots for 200ml

...And breathe! Can we just appreciate how long the name of this product is?? I picked this face wash up a while ago in a haul I did in Boots as I had run out of face wash and was looking for something I hadn't tried before which would be gentle yet effective. This caught my eye as it is pink (obviously!), has grapefruit in it which I also love and was by Neutrogena, a brand I have no previous experience with. It claims to 'help eliminate spots and blackheads' for 'clean, fresh and healthy looking skin' by using 'Microclear technology' - whatever that is!

I've been using this for around a month now in the mornings to cleanse my skin before toning, moisturising and applying make up and as you can see from the pictures, I still have loads left so should last me a long time. The gel formula is lovely at giving me a clean feeling without striping my skin and does make me feel fresh and more awake. I also enjoy the fragrance, although it is a very sweet version of pink grapefruit, it is a really nice scent for the morning. The packaging gets a thumbs up from me too - it is clear so you can see how much product is left and the pump dispenses enough product hygienically and easily. You can also twist the pump head to lock it, making it great for travel.

Although I knew I wouldn't look in the mirror after using this and look like Neutrogena's ambassador Hayden Panettiere (I wish), the product still didn't live up to it's claims for me. It hasn't helped towards any blemishes I've had or made a real difference in any way to my skin, which is real shame after all it's other plus points. I know the scrub is quite popular so I may give that a go, but after I've finished using this I don't think I would repurchase it. I have enjoyed using this face wash, it is just a shame it didn't work for me. I have some other face washes on my ever expanding wishlist, so I'll be sure to update this when I've moved onto the next one.

Have you tried this product or any of Neutrogena's Pink Grapefruit Range? xxx

p.s. It was really difficult to get a good picture of this as the bottle and liquid are transparent!


  1. I tried the scrub because I found it offer but was quite disappointed by it. I don't usually get spots but after using that for about a week I got a few spots that really wouldn't budge. In the end I got fed up a purchased another cleanser and my spots have now cleared and by skins is fine! Definitely not one to repurchase!

    Kelsey xx

    1. That's really interesting because I've noticed my skin going a bit crazy recently so the face wash may well be the reason for it. I'll give it a break and see what happens xx


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