Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash Review



The product claims to be an alcohol free cleanser that provides deep cleaning without over-drying skin. It penetrates deep to clean pores to help prevent pimples by removing excess oil and surface build up.

For acne prone skin.


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  • Size: 175 ml
  • Price: Rs. 332/-

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  • Salicylic acid: When applied to the skin, salicylic acid works by causing the cells of the epidermis to shed properly. This prevents the pores of the skin from getting clogged up and being infected with bacteria. The acid is also known to break down blackheads and whiteheads as well as other types of acne.
  • Aloe barbadensis leaf extract: Aloevera basically. The awesome aloevera as we all know.
  • Anthemis nobilis flower extract has antibacterial properties .
  • Chamomilla recitita extract heals and promotes skin cell regeneration.

Direction for use: - Gently massage over wet face and neck with fingertips, then rinse.


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I have acne prone, oily skin so I am always on lookout for products which do best to soothe, heal and control acne. This is one of the best face washes I have ever used. The first time I used it, the little clinical and dry smell was very evident, which I kind of like. Then I noticed the clean and dry feeling. My skin glowed. After regular usage, the pimples are in control. I am still having acne now and then but I can definitely feel a decrease. The spots seem to be fading, though slowly. My skin feels free from dirt and impurities after washing.


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I actually don’t have exact words to define how impressed I am from this face wash. For what it’s doing, I don’t mind the price. Little amount is needed as it lathers really well. The nozzle design makes it very handy to use and carry. I like the rectangular, clear bottle with runny orange liquid showing through all the time, the white nozzle etc. Neutrogena is available almost everywhere. The only drawback is that it doesn’t work 100% on acne. I expected it to put a full stop. But still it’s a good product to clean the skin from oil etc, which go on to become pimples. My skin feels clear. I would love to get it again, if only I could control myself from trying a new face wash as its a habit.

You can read the review of popular Neutrogena skin clearing face wash here 


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  1. I am very very glad it worked for u cos having the right skincare products is so difficult and finding one that does is like finding treasure :rotfl:

    This review has come at te right time :dance: :dance: Is this the same Normal to Oily skin deep clean cleanser? if yes, then even more :tap-dance: :tap-dance: i just bought it yday used it last night and my husband said i was looking much brighter hope the trend continues..

    has anyone used the Neutrogena normal to oily facial cleanser?

  2. Hi Gals … I have been using this super duper face wash from years… :dance: i have combo skin .
    this is the only face wash i hav used and have been using still today!! My acne in control. And evrytime i use this FW my face will be super clean and glowing!! More than that it has 2% salicylic in it. It did not dry out my skin . Every time i use my skin felt soft , clean glowing and hydrated! 🙂
    What more i can ask for?!! Big thnx to this Ultimate FW.. But i dont buy it from here, either my hubby or my cousins get it for me from US but i think product contains same ingredients what they sell in India. Last week i saw the same in H&G for 350INR with almost same ingredients.
    Gals try it out i can assure that u wil never regret using it!
    I have found my HG Face wash, i will be purchasing it again and again and again… 🙂
    Love YOU.. Neutrogena… :kissing:

    • awesome shilpa. i”ll try my best to stay on this. i have this habit of getting new face washes all the time. its so tempting to try new ones. but this time i”ll stick to using it atleast a day. thanks :yes:

      • Thnx to you for your great review i wanted to do a review on this from quiet long time but dint get time whatever! Lazy me. :evilgrin: Really i was glad to see this product on Wiseshe.Its good that Many of our friends came to know about this wonderful product. You know its better sticking on to one product specially for face rather than changing quite often( even though its tempting ).. whenver i go to TBS or LUSH i will be so lost in the store tempting to buy new products but again i will make up my mind for this orange FW!!.. Gals huh.. can’t help it!! :dance-leftright:

  3. Hi all . Probably my first comment here on Wiseshe. Now this is one product on which I couldn`t resist commenting on, but sadly it is going to be a negative one :no: . This is one product that spelt horror for me. Im from Bangalore which is blessed with great weather with very low humidity. But that hasnt stopped my skin from the occasional acne breakout. I generally dab some talcum powder on it before going to bed and in the morning the size of the pimple is generally considerably reduced. But the main problem i faced was that all pimples leave marks on my face which take a quite a while to go away 😐 So id been on a lookout for a wonder product which could stop these pimples from recurring.I chanced upon a ad on this product in a magazine and was impressed. Thus started my hunt for this seemingly wonder product. I finally found this at an H&G outlet and I couldnt wait to go home and try it out. Try I did and I wish I had an inkling what lay ahead of me. When I got up in the morning , my face felt heavy and I could barely open my eyes. My husband got so worried looking at me that he immediately took me to a good dermatologist. One my way to the doc`s place , I happened to look at my reflection in the rearview mirror and I was horrified …. My face had bloated up like crazy and especially my eyelids had swollen up and had become so heavy that I had a problem opening my eyes… it was taking a lot of effort to speak as well as the skin around my mouth had become all taut and felt as though it would crack if i tried to talk normally … the doctor said that I probably had developed a massive allergic reaction to one of the components of the facewash … I wish I could share the photographs id taken of mine when i was in that sorry situation .. but they are way too scary :shame: it took a good 4-5 days for me to totally recover from this reaction … a few weeks later i tried this face-wash yet again just to be sure that I was allergic to that alone … and yet again my face and eyelids started swelling up in a couple of hours … I immediately popped a couple of anti-allergens to stop the allergic reaction … Now the whole bottle is lying unused on my shelf … I plan to use it to wash my make-up brushes …

    Just wanted to warn all readers about this … this might suit most of u … but for me it was a horrifying experience 🙁 I still cant understand why my reacted this badly to it coz I have been using Neutrogena products … the fine fairness facewash, toner , eye cream etc for quite a few years now. Been using Himalaya Neem facewash for a few months now and Im delighted with it. 🙂 This has been quite a long comment , but I felt it was my responsibility to caution people about this product.

    • i am so sorry that u had to go thru such a bad situation girl..i think u should be really really careful while choosing any products for you.

    • oo. so bad. poor you. you should take take advise of a dermatologist to make sure what ingredient in the face wash was the culprit. so that you can take care in future.

    • ohmy! this must have been so bad..i have allergies so many times and i can imagine wot u must have gone thru…As Ashu said, pls do check out which ingredient spelt trouble for u so that u can avoid it in other face washes as well..

    • oh now i am super scared..i have always tried different products never even once thinking whether i’d be allergic to that extent. I mean i have expected a pimple ot two here and there if something hasnt worked but never imagined that the face wud swell up and the skin wud become taut and all. I think i will discontinue Neutrogena immediately. I have been using for 2 days and no problems so far though.

  4. Thanks all … yeah now im doubly careful while checking out the ingredients list of any skincare product … the himalaya Neem foaming face wash is probably the best bet for acne prone skin like mine ..

  5. Hi gals,
    I was going thru the above comments today ….very nice…Smile
    I dnt hv acne prone skin, but i hv small zits on my nose (in fact many) …was just wondering whether this product works for my issue. if not then which facewash and face cream suits for this?
    Do you gals hv any suggestion for this ?


  6. I am a dermatologist myself who still gets occasional products and I would never recommend Neutrogena. I think the Citrus Clear brand is fantastic. It is a new brand, that has the cutting edge acne technology. I have not ever seen formulas like this in my career and have been recommending Citrus Clear to all my pacients – and we all love the results!

    What most people don’t realize is that the citrus formulas are not drying AND help with inflammatory acne (red painful bumps or pus bumps). There is nothing similar to this product on the market. The closest competitor is Panoxyl which makes (4/5/8/10 % benzoyl peroxide products all of which are too drying).


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