Taking care of my skin, especially my face, is very important to me. I think it is for most people. Who doesn’t want clear, glowing skin. You face is one of the first things people notice about you. You always want to make a good first impression.
When I was a young girl I didn’t take care of my face properly. As a teen I would even go to bed without washing off my make up. Ewww! Thinking about that now makes my skin crawl. These days I can’t stand not having a fresh, clean face. Unless I have some place to go I don’t even put make up on.
I have some daily “must haves”, one of which is that I must have a clean face. In addition clean teeth, clean hair and clean clothes.
I don’t know if I necessarily have a skin care regimen. I wash my face in the morning and then add some moisturizer. If I am going out I might slap on some make up some face powder, eye liner and mascara. At night I remove all of my make up and put on some more moisturizer. It’s that simple.
I do have a couple of brands of facial cleanser that I seem to bounce back and forth between. Usually I pick up whichever one is on sale.
Recently I was asked if I wanted to take the Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser 7-Day Challenge. I said “of course”.
I received free to review a bottle of Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser to try out for a week.
My skin is fairly normal for the most part but I do have a bit of Rosacea on my cheeks and occasionally some dry patches. I wouldn’t say my skin is overly sensitive but I do have to watch out what I use because some products will not only make my skin all red and blotchy but it can also cause my Eczema to re-appear on my face (mostly my eye lids which can be very painful).
So what is so special about Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser?
Formulated with a patented technology, the Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser removes 99 percent of excess oil, dirt and even makeup, while preserving the skin’s delicate moisture barrier. It easily rinses away, leaving behind no residue, for skin that always feels refreshed, never tight or dry. And it’s a perfect prep step for anti-aging and acne treatments.
I’m all for removing all dirt and make up. That is a must for me. I also like that it doesn’t upset the skin’s moisture barrier. As I mentioned I occasionally get dry patches on my face. If you’ve ever had dry skin on your face you know that it not only doesn’t look good but it also makes it hard to apply make up. Dry skin and make up don’t go together too well.
I have teenagers too, so my medicine cabinet is overflowing with acne products. I like that the Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser is perfect for acne prone skin. My son especially needs to get into a good face care regime. This product would work get for him, as well as for my daughter and all her make up.
I used the product for a week, as per the challenge. I have to say that I am pretty impressed. The product didn’t irritate my skin in any way. It also did a great job washing off make up, especially mascara.
It does seem a bit thick when you later it on your skin, which concerned me that it might not rinse off too well, but it did. I had no problem rinsing and removing the cleanser after I was done washing my face.
Unlike other facial cleansers I have used in the past, this cleanser did not leave my face feeling dry and taught. I’m sure many people know what I mean. Sometimes with facial cleansers your skin feels very tight once you are done washing your face and it dries. Because of that I am always quick to apply moisturizer so that I can avoid that horrible feeling. I did not experience that with the Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser. In fact I DIDN’T feel it necessary to apply moisturizer on right away. I applied it more at my convenience, not because I was trying to avoid that tight feeling.
I know I’m not the only person who hates that dry feeling.
According to dermatologist Dr. Debra Jaliman, “My patients often complain they have to choose between their skin feeling clean or feeling moist. The key is finding a cleanser that doesn’t disrupt skin’s delicate moisture barrier to leave skin not only clean, but also feeling soft and never too dry or too tight.”
This cleanser is pretty simple. There are no “bells and whistles” when it comes to this cleanser, and that is fine with me. I want a product that will do the job – and do it well. I don’t care about fancy bottles, hard to pronounce exotic ingredients or anything else like that. I just want a product that is going to do the job and do it well. The Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser is exactly the type of product I need for my skin.
I have plenty of the product left, although after my kids start to use it I’m sure it will be gone quickly. The next time I need to pick up a facial cleanser I’m going to look for the Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser. The #1 reason why is because it doesn’t make my skin feel tight after I use it (my regular facial cleansers leave my skin feeling tight). Secondly I like that it doesn’t irritate my skin.
You can take the Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser 7-Day Challenge yourself. You can get a $2 off coupon on the challenge site. When you take your personal assessment you will receive another coupon for $3 off when you purchase
Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser and Ultra Sheer Sunscreen.
For more information visit the Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser 7-Day Challenge page.
Try the cleanser for 7 days and see for yourself how well it compares to your regular cleanser.
On that web page you’ll also find a lot of valuable information about your skin, this product and other great tips. In addition there are reviews from people like you and I on that page about the Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser. Be sure to explore the whole site to learn more.
You can also find more cleansing tips from Dermatologist Debra Jaliman, M.D., at http://youtu.be/ylHatumtlw0.
*I received a free product sample in order to do the challenge and this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.