Saturday, March 7, 2015

Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Pore Scrub Review


[NOTE: THIS REVIEW WAS DONE ON 09/08/14]

Good day to everyone.

I hope you are all having a pleasant weekend and continue to do so.

Today I will be doing my first skincare product review.

I'm always looking for that great facial scrub that won't be too abrasive, too liquid, or too smooth and during my time in Trinidad I decided to try out Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Pore Scrub from their new all natural line (new to me at the time). I have combination to oily skin.



I purchased the pore scrub on May 22nd 2014 and I continually used it on and off till it finished around the 25th of July of the same year. I used it day and night with and without other products. The consistency is similar to that of a cleanser but the small exfoliating beads can be felt. It has a slight earthy and fresh scent that isn't overwhelming. The ingredient list is short (which is always a plus) and each ingredient is defined so customers know exactly what is going on their faces. The ingredient list is printed nicely on the back of the product.


If the image is too small here's the ingredient list:


INGREDIENTSOURCE
WaterPurified Water
GlycerinVegetable
Cocamidopropyl BetaineCoconut Derived
Hydrogenated Castor OilCastor Oil
Cocamidopropyl HydroxysultaineCoconut/Palm Kernel Derived
Xanthan GumFermented Plant Matter
Salix Alba (Willow) Bark ExtractWhite Willow Bark
Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium ChlorideGuar Bean Derived
Hydrogenated Jojoba OilJojoba Oil
Glycol DistearateVegetable Derived
Sodium Benzoate                                      *
Fragrance                                                  *
*The remaining ingredients are essential to blend the product together and maintain effectiveness [on the back of package] 


During the first couple of uses I used quite a bit of product which I reduced due to my skin going from feeling slightly tingly to really irritated. I'm not sure if it was my fault (from the way I was applying it) or the product itself. The irritation disappeared slowly after I reduced the amount I used. Throughout my time using the product I came to the conclusion that I would not be repurchasing it in the future. It did clear my pores of excess oil (but didn't really control it) and grime from the day but i was really hoping it would have helped reduce my acne more.

This is not the products fault. It might have worked for me if I had tried the products that were group with it but I didn't have the need for them. Also my diet wasn't the best during that time. In the end it did some of what it claimed to do. My displeasure is due to my expectations not being met. If you are looking for a gentle cleanser that is also natural (says its 94% naturally derived) then I suggest giving the Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Pore Scrub a try. It's cheap and is available online and in most beauty/skincare stores. However, if you want something for oil/acne control I suggest you keep looking.

Overall, I give it a 3/5.


[DISCLAIMER: This product was purchased with my own finances. Everything  said is my own honest opinion of the product.]