Thursday, 11 July 2013

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pore & Shine Daily Scrub

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In the never ending quest to find the holy grail of face scrubs, I came across Phat Cupcake's post on London Beauty Queen's blog about Neutrogena's Visibly Clear Pore & Shine Daily Scrub. At a very reasonable £4.49, I figured I could afford to test it out as most recently I've been using a mixture of Clinique products and a purse friendly alternative was on the cards for the long term.

Neutrogena has been one of those brands that I've bought on and off since my school years but never stayed truly faithful to. I'm constantly substituting products in and out to shake up my routine and the last product I recall of theirs in rotation was the Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Daily Scrub, which smelt heavenly but didn't buff my skin liked I hoped it would. I associate Neutrogena with Clean & Clear and other brands targeted at the acne-prone teenager looking for a boost in confidence. I've learnt never to judge a book by its cover and, with the claims of mattified skin and tightened pores, its time to flip my opinion on its head!

Starting with a wet face, massage a 20p sized amount onto the skin, really working it into any problems areas. For me this is around my nose, my chin and all along my forehead as these are the areas I get a lot of stubborn dry skin. The scent is unusual when in contact with the skin, the mixture of tangerine and lime smells nicer in the tube which is a real shame. There just isn't that gratification I felt from the Pink Grapefruit version, which I was always afraid I'd end up ingesting as it smelt good enough to eat! I can get past the scent however, when I give the scrub an extra hand with one of my natural sea sponges to rinse off any residue as you can feel a slight tingling sensation which I assume to be the pores closing up.

I find I go a little red after working this in, but nothing that a few minutes of letting it breathe won't resolve. This is probably due to my technique more than the scrub itself, as I get so paranoid that I won't shift those last few dead skin cells that tend to make my makeup look patchy and caked on. As for shine reduction? I have to say that there was a massive improvement in this department. I have odd skin, really dry in places and then slightly oily in my t-zone but normal pretty much everywhere else. I've been using this scrub before my usual toning and moisturising to set me up for a touch of concealer with a light coating of mascara. It's really uplifting to wear less makeup and have my skin care work its magic!

Do you use any Neutrogena products?

30 comments:

  1. When I suffered a period of breakouts and cystic spots last year (the first time in my entire life), I started using Neutrogena products and I found they were amazing at restoring my skin. I can't recommend their products enough.

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    1. Oh wow, that's a big thing to help with cystic acne. I've had about 2 cases of that before and they just don't budge and can be hugely painful! So pleased Neutrogena products helped you with this.

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  2. I've never tried this however I have used Neutrogena in the past. I've picked up the cream cleanser from Good Things, it's all on offer in Boots at the moment and so far, so good :)

    Amy xx
    A Little Boat Sailing

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    1. Let me know further details, I'd be interested to know what your thoughts are.

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  3. I haven't seen this before but I've seen the Pink Grapefruit one. I definitely need to try to find this because I'm looking for a new scrub. :)
    xx

    Celina | The Celution

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    1. I love the Pink Grapefruit one, it seems absolutely gorgeous! This certainly did a good job and ticked all the boxes.

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  4. The grapefruit one is my favourite I love it and smells gorgeous :) x

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    1. It does, perhaps a little too gorgeous!

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  5. Neutrogena is one of those brands that I'll always go back to because even if it won't work, it won't break me out or worsen the state that my skin is already in. I really like the hydro boost line from Neutrogena, it's amazing skincare and ridiculously cheap for how good it is! I don't know if it's an asian line or if it's available worldwide though. xx

    Daphne | Peanut Butter and Chocolate Life | bloglovin

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    1. Exactly, you can always take a risk with their products. I don't think we have the Hydro Boost range over here, I've not seen it. I will keep an eye out when I travel though!

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  6. I have really oily skin, so I must try this asap!

    Zoe
    The Caribbean Flower

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    1. Another product you should give a shot if you haven't already tried it is Origin's Zero Oil. I found when I went through a transition coming off the pill, my skin got oily for a while and this sorted it out amazing. My boyfriend swears by it now!

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  7. cool review!
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    1. I'm following you, you have a lovely blog. :)

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  8. we've tried so many face scrubs and like you said, it is a never ending quest. Thanks for the review, we'll definitely have to try this one out and hopefully put an end to this quest!

    www.mkstyleramblings.blogspot.com.au

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    1. It really is, and I don't think I'll ever be truly satisfied even if it's the most amazing scrub I've ever used. Us Beauty Bloggers are hard to please!

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    1. It's so easy to buff this into the skin and see instant results.

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  10. nice blog http://differentcands.blogspot.kr/

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  11. I've just nominated you for the versatile blogger award and liebster award ♥ Hope you can check it out!

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    1. Thanks Jessica, will try and do the Versatile Blogger Award as I've already done a Liebster Award. Thanks for thinking of me. :)

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  12. I used Neutrogena Fine Fairness before :) Didnt suit my skin! :(
    But now I love their Sheer Touch sunscreen!

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    1. Oh, that sounds lovely, what's it like?

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  13. I love their Pink Grapefruit scrub, I'm addicted to citrus so that's where it wins. I do enjoy the LUSH Ocean Salt I have both these scrubs just handy. Like the honest review, your skin sounds like mine, my cheeks can get quite dry, oily T-zone and normal elsewhere ...sometimes an oily chin when it wants to shine like the moon. xo

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    1. I think we do have the same skin, my cheeks get a little dry and it's most noticeable with concealer when I haven't moisturised properly. Haha, I have the same problem but with my nose! Rudolph, anyone?

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  14. I am looking for a new face wash and scrub so this sounds lovely... I like the packaging! xx

    Gemma | ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. It's lovely and fresh, worth a shot for the price as it's something I use most days when I'm not feeling the 'overpriced' products that I use for special occasions.

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  15. I haven’t tried this yet, but I have heard so many good things about it from bloggers and magazines. Great review, I might have to get it now! :)
    http://www.heroineinheels.com/

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    1. It's definitely worth it when you think that's it's about a fiver, and lasts a while as you don't need to use all too much.

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