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Neutrogena® Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub

Neutrogena® Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub

BY NEUTROGENA #71 in Facial Moisturizers

4.1 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars52%
  • 4 Stars28%
  • 3 Stars12%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Star3%
4.20 / 5 based on 9,124 Reviews

Product Description

Our acne face scrub powerfully clears blemishes and blackheads with maximum strength Salicylic Acid acne-fighting medicine plus an uplifting blast of grapefruit.

With naturally derived grapefruit extract plus vitamin C, this oil-free scrub features gentle exfoliators that smooth away roughness without over-drying or irritating acne-prone skin.

  • Oil-free
  • MicroClear® Technology
  • Salicylic Acid Acne treatment
  • Does not contain plastic microbeads

HOW TO USE:

  • Cleanse twice a day.
  • Wet face. Apply to hands, add water and work into a lather.
  • Massage face gently.
  • Rinse thoroughly.

INGREDIENTS:

Active ingredient: Salicylic Acid 2% (Acne Treatment).

Inactive ingredients:

Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Acrylates Copolymer, Cellulose, Polysorbate 20, Fragrance, Sodium Hydroxide, Ascorbyl Palmitate, C12-15 Alkyl Lactate, Benzalkonium Chloride, Disodium Edta, Polyquaternium-7, Cocamidopropyl Pg-dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Sodium Benzotriazolyl Butylphenol Sulfonate, Propylene Glycol, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Carrageenan, Agar, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Red 30, Red 40, Violet 2.

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Neutrogena® Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub
Neutrogena® Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub
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REVIEWS
PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
  • "Light weight and super hydrating . It does not sit on the skin. And it's not greasy " in 39 reviews
  • "This is a decent face lotion for those with sensitive acne prone skin. It's light in texture and smell, but hydrates adequately. I would purchase again in a pinch. " in 31 reviews
  • "Love love love! I have normal to dry skin and after I am done washing my face I use this stuff and it gives me some life back in to my face" in 31 reviews
Daria K.
246 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Terrible. The only good thing about it is how good it smells and the cute pink color, BUT that's not what the product was made for, so one star. I'm not sure WHO this would work for. My skin is tough and not delicate/super sensitive. Every face wash I've ever tried has done an amazing job, or has not left my face irritated at the very least. 
I purchased this last year when I was away at school. The first day I tried it, it burned my face like no other and left it extremely red. I thought my face was just getting used to it. I tried it a second, third, and fourth and final day, and gave up. I had an extremely painful rash all over my face. I skipped classes and wouldn't show my face. It burned when I tried to put some light foundation on to reduce redness. Only thing that didn't hurt was cold water. It took TWO WEEKS for my face to get back to how it was. It was the biggest waste of money and I was extremely disappointed, considering all of the other Neutrogena products I've tried were phenomenal.
Danielle A.
Playa Del Rey, CA
198 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
After discovering my previous moisturizer was no longer doing its job and was making my face feel oily, I decided to try this product after having a few people recommend it. I also had started using the oil-free acne face wash from Neutrogena, so I figured this would compliment it nicely. 

I feel that this has been a pretty good addition to my skin care routine and have noticed a good reaction from my skin. I love the scent of this and really love that this is a thin, light-weight moisturizer. This may not be a "pro" for some, but my face easily feels overwhelmed and oily with heavy creams, so this product is well-suited for my skin type. This also clears up any small break-outs I have pretty quickly.

The only downfall this product does have is that since it's an acne combatting moisturizer, it actually simultaneously dries the skin out somewhat (counter-intuitive, but it is both hydrating and de-hydrating). I have pretty dry skin and this can be too intense for me sometimes, which causes some redness and irritation. However, I get around this as I also use a sunscreen as part of my daily routine. That seems to address the drying I periodically experience. I'm still searching for the perfect moisturizer, but I really do like this product and will most likely use it again. 
What
11 reviews
Used this for a solid month, it was aight. It definitely did not clear my acne, but it’s a face wash. Love how it smells and it doesn’t irritate or dry out my skin (I have dry/oily combination skin) If you use things with Salicylic acid that have worked for you, this could work amazing. However, my skin tends to react to benzoyl peroxide more than it does to salicylic acid. Honestly I’d use this as an exfoliant or just use it to wash my face to get it clean. Kinda sad that it didn’t do as claimed but not too disappointed for the price tag $$
Kimberly C.
Miami, FL
68 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Ok, let me break it this product down for you. The only good thing about this cleanser is the smell and that it's a great exfoliator. It has small grains that help scrub off the excess dry skin on your face that leaves your skin silky smooth after washing it. BUT it completely dries my skin. I have combination skin and whenever I have used this product I have noticed that it accentuates my dry areas, but BAD. Even after I use a moisturizer (which I do whenever I wash my face) my dry areas remain the same until a few days after using this product. I sucks all the moisture out of my skin. On top of that, the pain you feel if a little bit of the soap gets in your eyes is unreal! I wouldn't wish that pain on anyone. It feels like a piece of grain that is meant to exfoliate your skin gets into your eyelid and is scratching your eyeball from the inside. Nothing but time takes the pain away, no matter how well you clean your eye (it takes around 30 minutes for the pain to subside, at least for me). I love Neutrogena as a brand, but this cleanser just didn't do it for me.
Chantal V.
Rio Rancho , NM
281 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
If I could give this product a 0 star, then I would! This product is AWFUL! It made my face tomato red from irritation. I can't say much about how it does for acne because I couldn't use it more than once without being too scared to ever reach for it again. The only plus about this product is the smell but I would rather have an awful smelling cleanser that is gentle on my skin and actually does something for me than something that smells good and irritates the crap out of my face!
Meghan R.
Unionville, MI
66 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I have pretty moderate/heavy acne that does get pretty inflamed and painful. After searching all over the internet, I found that this product would be very helpful with that problem. I do use it along with the Clean and Clear Benzoyl Peroxide Wash every night, but I use this alone in the morning as well. It smells great as well. They say you should see more results after a few weeks and I’ve been using for about a week and I already love the way its making my skin feel!
jade b.
Reynoldsburg
32 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Literally have the worst acne ever I was prescribed medicine from my doctor that couldnt even clear it up, I tried so many things and then I started using this in my face started clearing up really good then I started using black soap because I heard it was good for at me too. But it broke me out really bad so now I’m back to using just this I really love this face wash and I’m telling you it is definitely worth the money it is affordable but it actually works
Allison R.
4 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is my favorite drugstore face wash!!! I've used it in the shower, I take it on trips... it just never lets me down! The fresh grapefruit scent is revitalizing and the little beads scrub away dead skin. I would consider product to be effective at cleansing your skin without over-stripping it of moisture. However, I do recommend moisturizing directly after use, especially for those with dry skin like me :)
Tara W.
Williamsburg
120 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This product is great for ance BUT it drys your face out so bad! It exfoliates and clears blackheads and acne breakouts. Very nice packaging and smells amazing! I love this product but I just wish it didn’t dry my skin out so bad. I do recommend this product to other with acne but make sure you have a good moisturizer on hand. Neutrogena® Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub
Meri Y.
La jolla, CA
165 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This scrub is pretty great. It’s foaming, which is a must for me, and smells absolutely amazing. Plus it helps clean up most blemishes I have.

The only downside to this product is that the microbeads pink are sometimes a little too course for sensitive skin, and they really cause little scratches now and then. It’s not that bad, but I wish they would find a way to make a gentler product.
Amanda T.
Hvre De Grace, MD
51 reviews
Can you use this for everyday use?
Natalie F.
SIOUX FALLS, SD
55 reviews
Did anyone else get a rash from this product?
Brittney M.
Taylors, SC
390 reviews
Is this a good product? I have been breaking out and I have dry skin. I haven't found anything that helps my pimples.
michelle p.
184 reviews
Does this product help keep oil at bay? does it help keep skin from looking shiny?
Morgan D.
64 reviews
I was wondering if anyone had the great results with this??

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