Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Neutrogena Deep Clean Cleansing Lotion Product Review


I haven’t tried a Neutrogena product for a long, long time. I still remember that the first time I bought one was during my teens, when acne breakouts are probably the saddest thing to face everyday. My first Neutrogena was the Acne Bar. Some of you probably have never heard of this item before.  It’s a miracle soap bar that really helps in clearing your face from those nasty pimples.

As time passed, I’ve switched to other brands not because Neutrogena wasn’t good but more so because my skincare needs have changed and I looked for products that address those needs such as balanced hydration, aging, etc.


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Neutrogena Skincare products

Recently, I had the chance to try Neutrogena products again. I really got excited to rediscover what Neutrogena has to offer for a woman my age. The first product that I was itching to try was the Deep Clean Cleansing Lotion. The timing was perfect; I just almost finished my Make-Up Cleansing Oil and I was planning to buy a new one.

Is it necessary to use a makeup remover or cleansing oil? If you do wear makeup, even just foundation, it is best to use a makeup cleanser followed by a gentle facial cleanser to ensure that your skin is clear of makeup and impurities. Those with sensitive skin, of course, need products that are specially made for their skin type. Nowadays, hypoallergenic cleansers are easily accessible in every pharmacy or beauty shop.

I believe that a good skincare regimen starts with cleansing. In as much as we take meticulous steps in getting good serums or moisturizers, we should also get really good cleansers to ensure healthy skin. After all, how can our other products be effective when applied on a face that’s not cleansed well?

Neutrogena Deep Clean Cleansing Lotion caught my attention with the words ‘Deep Clean’. Every night, after coming back from work, I spend a good amount of time to make sure that I remove all my makeup. ‘Deeply Cleansed’ is definitely what I want for my face.


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Neutrogena Deep Clean Cleansing Lotion

This cleansing lotion comes in an opaque bottle with pump same as most cleansing oil, lotion or milk products. I just hope that it will someday come in a transparent bottle, as I prefer to see how much is left and re-stock before it finishes. The manufacturing and expiry dates are clearly stamped under the bottle, which is good as it informs users of the life of the product.

Neutrogena Cleansing Lotion with manufacturing & expiry dates


The pump is very easy to use and dispenses a controlled amount of lotion, much better than my previous cleansing oil pump, which is a bit difficult to control. The lotion itself is pristinely white in color and very easy to spread on the face. It has a very light scent that does not cause uneasiness.
Neutrogena Cleansing Lotion


It was very comfortable to use, no discomfort to the eyes at all and, by the way, Neutrogena Deep Cleansing Lotion is ophthalmologist-tested, perfect for contact lens wearers like me. It thoroughly removes my waterproof eyeliner and reveals a squeaky clean skin. I love the fresh, clean feeling! This product is good!

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Before and After cleansing with Neutrogena Deep Clean Cleansing Lotion

Considering that I’m the type who wears several layers of products on my face and eyes every day, Neutrogena Deep Cleansing Lotion does a great job in removing makeup. At a price of RM29.90 versus my previous makeup remover worth RM44.90 of the same 200mL size, Neutrogena is a must-have product for a great cleansing regimen. Highly recommended for makeup lovers!


What the product says:
  • Neutrogena Deep Clean Cleansing Lotion thoroughly cleans and removes all types of makeup, even waterproof mascara and long-lasting lipstick, plus other skin impurities that can accumulate in your pores.
  • Its gentle emollients works at the skin’s surface to effectively sweep away all makeup without irritation, excessive rubbing or any greasy feel
  • In one easy step, both face and eye areas are refreshingly clean and free of pore-clogging residue
  • Soap-free
  • Oil-free
  • Alcohol-free
  • Fragrance-free
  • Dermatologist-tested
  • Ophthalmologist-tested – I think this is a great plus!


How to use:
Apply to face and massage gently. Remove residue using a cotton pad or tissue or rinse off with water. Follow with your regular cleanser.

Where to buy:
Major pharmacies (Watsons, Guardian) at RM29.90 for 200mL – that’s only RM0.15 per mL)


Did you know that…
Neutrogena is an American brand of skin care, hair care and cosmetics, that is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Neutrogena products are distributed in more than 70 countries. Neutrogena was founded in 1930 by Emanuel Stolaroff, and was originally a cosmetics company named Natone. It is now part of the United States-based Johnson & Johnson conglomerate, which bought the independent company in 1994. (source: Wikipedia)

Neutrogena has been around for more than 70 years now and has a long roster of famous celebrities who have been spokes models for the brand. Some of them were:
  • Kristen Bell
  • Jennifer Garner
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt
  • Vanessa Hudgens
  • Diane Lane
  • Queen Latifah

Vanessa Hudgens for Neutrogena

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