(*Disclaimer: These products were sent to me, however all opinions are 100% genuine & my own.)
Hey beauties! I'm back with another beauty post. June is almost here, which means prom season and summer is pretty much here, too! So, it's only natural that we want to look our best for those prom photos and while we're out and about. (P.S. I'm way past my prom time, but these products I'm introducing to you will sure help you out if this is your prom year or even just in general!)
First off, I want to point out that there are no beauty products that can just magically make acne disappear. There are many lifestyle factors that contribute to having clear skin, which we'll save for another post. That being said, beauty products can still play a part in helping to reduce the appearance of acne.
Let me just cut to the chase, you already know I'm going to talk about Neutrogena's products today. To me, Neutrogena is a pretty good drugstore brand overall. I've been using some of their products here and there throughout the past probably 10 years or so, so it only made sense for me to finally talk about them here.
Recently, I got a chance to try out a couple of products from their Oil-Free Pink Grapefruit Line. This line is specifically made for acne prone skin. Since I tend to break out around that time of the month, I've added the 2 products below to my skincare routine.
Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes
($8.99 - $10.99 CAD / 25 pre-moistened wipes)
Cleansing wipes are such great products for those who are always on the go or for those who are just a tad bit lazy. I'm guilty of that from time to time. Anyways, these wipes are meant to wipe away pore-clogging dirt and oil in 1 simple step without leaving any greasy residue on your skin and there's no need to rinse.
I'm not sure if Neutrogena has made any changes to their formula for this product recently or by chance my skin is actually ok with this product. But, I've done some research and there are so many negative comments on this product. Honestly, I got a bit confused because I personally didn't feel the irritation and burning sensation that most people said they felt when using the wipes - and I got sensitive skin myself. There is one thing that I noticed in many of the negative comments that I want to bring up. Some people mentioned that the wipes irritated their eyes as well. However, the package actually does say to avoid the immediate eye area. I can't stress enough on how important it is to always read the back of packages before using any new beauty products - especially if you've sensitive skin.
From my experience, these wipes are actually ok. They do a good enough job for if you're in a rush and they really don't leave any greasy residue on the skin. However, I personally do still recommend you to rinse your face after using the wipes to get a better cleanse (just my personal preference). There is one thing that I didn't like about these wipes and that is the strong alcohol smell. These wipes do have a grapefruit scent to it, however the alcohol scent is just as strong. Otherwise, I think these wipes are not so bad!
Oil-Free Acne Moisturizer
($8.99 - $10.99 CAD / 118mL)
Choosing a good moisturizer that's suitable for your skin type is very important. It definitely contributes to whether your skin has more or less acne. If you have sensitive skin like me or are prone to acne, it's important to get moisturizers that's oil-free - I've learned that the hard way.
Neutrogena's Oil-Free Acne Moisturizer is light weighted and helps clear breakouts. It also has salicylic acid acne treatment. I personally really like this product. It does feel light on the skin, doesn't clog my pores and doesn't make my skin feel greasy, which is perfect for the summer and for your prom night. And did I mention that the grapefruit scent in this moisturizer is heavenly?! If I had to nitpick, the only negative thing I can say about this product is that it probably won't be moisturizing enough for me during the winter. However, I probably would still apply this product along with my winter moisturizer to keep my acne at bay.
After adding these 2 products in my skincare routine, I've noticed a slight reduction in my acne situation. I like both the products overall, however I'd only highly recommend the Oil-Free Acne Moisturizer. Don't get me wrong - yes I personally do like the moisturizer more than the wipes, however I do still enjoy using those wipes. I think the Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes are still worth a try, but that's only based on my experience. Due to the amount of negative comments I saw, I'd recommend you guys to do a little more research on the wipes before deciding whether you want to purchase them or not.
Shop My Other Neutrogena Acne Product Picks
(all Neutrogena products are available at your local drugstore)
If you're interested in other skincare products for acne from Neutrogena, I'd recommend you to check out some of the following products as well. I've personally tried them and thought they were effective.