So about 3 weeks ago or so, I started breaking out really bad again and I was desperate to find something that would help reduce the break outs I already had and also prevent new ones from emerging. I did a little research, and I hit the jackpot with the
Neutrogena Acne Stress Control Power-Clear Scrub
Price: $6-8, available at drugstores, Target, Walmart, and some grocery stores.
Packaging: White and clear squeeze tube with Orange Lettering. You get 4.2 oz. worth of product, which is the same size as most, if not all, Neutrogena scrubs.
The consistency is thick and creamy and is a light minty color. It has very tiny beads that help exfoliate just a little bit, but to be honest, I wouldn’t consider this an exfoliator. It’s more of a cream cleanser with a few beads for a little bit of texture.
|As you can see it has very small amounts of beads.
And it looks kind of like a cream
Best for: Any skin type that is acne prone. I particularly have Normal to dry, acne-prone skin.
How it worked: When I first purchased this product, I thought it was a scrub/exfoliator, after all, it is named Power-Clear Scrub. But when I actually tried it, I realized that it really isn’t an exfoliator because it doesn’t do much exfoliating; it just massages very lightly and gently. It made my face tingle while I massaged it into my face and after I washed it off, my face felt minty fresh. I believe this is part of the process, even though I don’t believe it says anything about this on the actual packaging. My face felt nice and clean, but not tight nor dry once I rinsed it off. It doesn’t foam, which I personally like, and it feels very moisturizing in a way. This product has cleared up most of my breakouts and I’ve noticed that I’m not breaking out anymore. It contains 2% Salicylic Acid which is what treats and prevents breakouts, but sometimes Salicyclic acid can be drying, although in this particular product, I can honestly say, it’s NOT. 🙂
Overall: 5 out of 5
-Creamy texture that doesn’t foam a lot
-Doesn’t dry out my already dry face
-Treats my current acne and prevents new acne
-The beads are so small that it’s not harsh at all
-Doesn’t make my face feel tight after washing
-Tingles, which makes me feel like it’s getting into my pores and doing its job
-Some people may not like that its called a scrub, but doesn’t do much scrubbingI bought mine at Target a few weeks ago and had a dollar off coupon .
Once you get to the website,
On the left hand side- Click Beauty
Then click Page 2 and choose the one that says $1 off Neutrogena Facial Care item
Then just click print selected coupons and TA DA! You have a $1 off this product at Target.
So instead of paying $6.99
You’ll pay $5.99 + tax 🙂
Hope you found this review helpful. If you have breakouts and you think they could be because of stress or maybe they’re not because of stress and you just think this might work for you, try it. It’s not very expensive, it’s not harsh on the skin, and it could really help your skin out. I honestly can’t guarantee it, because different things work for different people, but it’s definitely worth a try. =>