Friday, January 6, 2012

Product Review - Neutrogena Naturals

I  am one of those people (read: girls) who is in constant search of "the best" beauty products. I spend far too much time and money at Ulta (though I try to ONLY shop when there is a coupon or sale). I read beauty blog after beauty blog. I watch YouTube videos galore. When I get a new product, I tend to tell people about it. And recently I had a handful of friends tell me that I should add "reviews" of the products I try to my blog. So, here it is. I realize this makes me sound vain and self-absorbed. I really don't think I am either of those things. I just like to "play beauty shop". And I am always looking for products to simplify my routine.

One product I am always on the market for is a great face wash and scrub. I have really sensitive skin so I have to be careful with what I use. Too many chemicals (see: Proactiv) and my skin freaks out. For about a year, I've been using a make-up remover, followed by a face wash and scrub all by Clinique. (Nothing against Clinique. I have been a loyal Clinique customer for a long, long time. They make a great product.) They've worked fine, but I felt like my skin was starting to look a bit dull and it always felt a bit "tight" until I applied my moisturizer. And I didn't like having to use a make-up remover first and THEN washing my face.

I started doing research and just didn't have anything jump out at me. Until, that is, I saw the commercial for Neutrogena's new Naturals line. I grabbed my Ulta coupon and headed to the store. I read the label and compared it to what I was using as well as other things on the shelf. Two major things caught my eye.

1 - I could read (and understand) most of the ingredients listed. I love the idea of using less chemicals on my face.

2 - They do no test on animals.

I decided on the Fresh Cleansing + Makeup Remover face wash (two in one - JACKPOT!) and the Purifying Pore Scrub.

I have been using these two products (the face wash daily and the pore scrub a few times a week) for about three weeks now and I love the stuff. The face wash leaves my skin feeling soft and clean. The pore scrub is gentle but effective. My skin looks healthier and has lost the "dull" look. And the best part? I spent less on both Neutrogena Naturals products than I did on ONE of the Clinique products. So, props to Neutrogena. I am a happy girl.

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid or sponsored by Neutrogena or Ulta in any way. This is simply an opinion from my personal experience.

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