The cleansing agents in this water-soluble formula are mild and this contains anti-irritants capable of reducing redness, but in a cleanser they are rinsed off the skin too quickly to impart that benefit. The same issue applies to this cleanser's active ingredient of 2% salicylic acid; you need to leave this on the skin to get maximum benefit, but leaving a cleanser on skin is too irritating and damaging for any skin type. That's doubly true for this cleanser because it contains menthol, an irritant that isn’t the least bit soothing or anti-redness. What was Neutrogena thinking?
With naturally soothing aloe and chamomile, this scrub powerfully clears away breakouts and blackheads without over-drying and visibly reduces redness caused by acne. This unique formula calms irritation, and with its gentle microbeads smoothes away roughness so skin looks and feels clearer and smoother.
Active: Salicylic Acid (2%), Other: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Benzalkonium Chloride, Blue 1, C12 15 Alkyl Lactate, Cellulose, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetyl Lactate, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract (Matricaria), Cocamidopropyl Pg Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Disodium Edta, Glycerin, Glycolic Acid, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Mannitol, Menthol, Mica, Panthenol, Parfum, Polyethylene, Polysorbate 60, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Ppg 15 Stearyl Ether, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Benzotriazoyl Butylphenol Sulfonate, Sodium Hydroxide, Steareth 21, Water, Xanthan Gum, Yellow 5
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.