11.05.2010
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Deep Clean Gentle Scrub Oil Free
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125 ml for $10.99
Last Updated:11.05.2010
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

This cleansing scrub contains salicylic acid, but it’s of little benefit for clogged pores when used in a rinse-off product. This still has value as a facial scrub for those with normal to oily skin but, as with any scrub, use caution if acne is present. Acne cannot be scrubbed away and you never want to use a scrub over raised, red acne lesions. For additional details on plastic microbeads in cosmetics, see the More Info section below.

More Info:

Plastic Microbeads in Cosmetics: This product contains polyethylene beads, which is an ingredient that has come under controversy in the recent past. In December of 2013, research published in the peer-reviewed journal, Marine Pollution Bulletin demonstrated that although polyurethane beads are non-toxic to humans, they are not filtered during sewage treatment and are accumulating in waterways. This means the beads have the potential to negatively affect marine wildlife who mistakenly consume them (Marine Pollution Bulletin, 2013).

Additional research published in December of 2013 demonstrated that polyurethane beads have the potential to absorb pollutants while in waterways. This research was conducted to establish the potential of absorption, however, and was not conducted using samples from actual waterways (Cell, 2013).

Beautypedia does not take an ideological stance in reviewing skincare products; rather, our reviews are based upon each product's potential harm or benefit to skin contingent upon what independent peer-reviewed scientific research has demonstrated. On issues like polyethylene beads in cosmetics or animal testing, we present the facts without judgment so that you may make your own decision whether or not this product is right for you.

Claims

Neutrogena Deep Clean Gentle Scrub contains Beta Hydroxy that cleans deep into pores.

Ingredients

Water, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Polyethylene, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycol Distearate, Stearic Acid, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Salicylic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Cetyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Linoleamidopropyl Pg-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Disodium Edta, Sodium Hydroxide, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Agar, Mica, Iron Oxide, Red 30 Lake, Parfum

Brand Overview

Neutrogena At-A-Glance:

Strengths: Inexpensive; some superior water-soluble cleansers; good topical scrubs; effective AHA and BHA products; several retinol options, all in stable packaging; vast selection of sunscreens, most of which offer excellent UVA protection; good variety of self-tanning products; several fragrance-free options; most Healthy Skin products are state-of-the-art; almost all of the foundations with sunscreen provide sufficient UVA protection; the Moistureshine Gloss.

Weaknesses: An overabundance of overlapping anti-aging products that is perennially confusing for consumers; Bar soap; most of the toners are irritating or boring; a handful of bland moisturizers and eye creams; some sunscreens lack sufficient UVA protection or contain too much alcohol or problematic preservatives; most of the Deep Clean products are terrible; no effective skin-lightening products; jar packaging; mostly disappointing concealers and eyeshadows; most of the lip balms with sunscreen provide inadequate UVA protection; mostly poor mascaras.

Neutrogena is one of few brands that have an equally large presence in both the U.S. and in Canada. Unfortunately, many of the formulas and product names that Neutrogena uses are not interchangeable between the two countries, a fact that has been brought to our attention by our astute Canadian readers (who make up about 10% of our Beautypedia readership). In an effort to clear up a lot of the confusion surrounding Neutrogena Canada products, The Cosmetics Cop Team has done research in Canadian drugstores to determine the ingredients and product names as they appear on Neutrogena's Canadian packaging.

Please note that if a product does not appear on this list, it means that, to the best of our knowledge, that product has the same name and formula in the U.S. as it does in Canada. You'll find the reviews for such products under the main Neutrogena brand. That overlap means Canadian readers may find they have to switch between both Neutrogena and Neutrogena Canada to locate the product review they're seeking, and we apologize for any inconvenience.

In some cases the differences between the U.S. and Canadian version of a Neutrogena product is only an ingredient or two, and in other cases the entire formula is different. Despite The Cosmetics Cop Team best efforts, there are no doubt products that have been overlooked on this list. As much as we would like it to be comprehensive, we are restricted by what is on store shelves at the time we conduct our research. If you have any additional information about Neutrogena Canada products, we encourage you to contact us using the link at the bottom of the product's review page.

For more information about Neutrogena Canada, please reference our complete Neutrogena Brand Summary or visit www.neutrogena.ca.

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07.24.2014
Very Good And Gentle

Excellent feeling scrub. I use this in the shower before I shave (roughly 3x week) or if I have flakey skin. I know fragrance is bad skincare, but this is probably the best gentle scrub I could find and the fragrance is subtle and non-irritating for me. Neutrogena also offers the Pore Refining Exfoliator: while both products are good I can barely feel the scrub particles in that one. I will definitely continue to use this cleanser/scrub hybrid and stock up when its on sale locally.

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