Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Cream Cleanser Review

If you read my earlier reviews, you already know that I love Neutrogena products when it comes to skincare. They have some wonderful range o...

If you read my earlier reviews, you already know that I love Neutrogena products when it comes to skincare. They have some wonderful range of products which include face washes, cleansers, scrubs, night creams, day creams etc. Most of the Neutrogena products I used turned out great and that makes me experiment with this brand even more. Recently I spotted Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Cream Cleanser in the Neutrogena counter and I picked it up. I had earlier used an oil-free acne face wash from Neutrogena and it was just fabulous. Let's see how this cleanser turned out!

About Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Cream Cleanser:

Oil-Free Acne Wash Cream Cleanser is an effective yet gentle acne treatment.

This oil-free formula gently cleanses deep down into pores for clear skin. Unlike ordinary cleansers, it contains Salicylic Acid to get rid of acne you have now and help prevent future breakouts. Special skin soothers help prevent irritation and overdrying. Skin is left clean, without a heavy residue—and never oily.
- Salicylic Acid
- Oil-free
- Non-comedogenic (won't clog pores)


$5.99 for 6.7 fl oz / 200 ml

Ingredients List:

Active Ingredient:
Salicylic Acid 2%
Inactive Ingredients:
Water, Cetyl Alcohol, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Glycolic Acid, Glycerin, Steareth-21, Polysorbate 60, C12-15 Alkyl Lactate, Cetyl Lactate, Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Panthenol, Benzalkonium Chloride, Menthol, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance.

Directions For Use:

Use twice a day. Wet your face. Apply to your hands, add water and work into a lather. Massage your face gently and rinse thoroughly.

My Experience With Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Cream Cleanser:

Without being biased based on my earlier experiences with Neutrogena, let me start my review. This cleanser comes in a tube packaging with the tube being orange and white in color. All the details you need to know about the product are mentioned at the back of the tube. The flip cap is intact and there are absolutely no leakage issues. The tube packaging is hygienic and is easy to use as well. It is ideal to carry in a bag, however, I would prefer a smaller version of this if available.

The cleanser is white in color and texture wise it is in between thick and thin consistency, making it apt for cleansing. It has a dominant smell which is not easy to describe. But it has hints of menthol as it is one ingredient of this cleanser. People who have issues with strong fragrance may not like this aroma. On application, it gives a slight tingling feeling but it caused no harm to me and thus I continued. That makes me doubt if it will suit sensitive skin people. The cleanser spreads easily and gives good lather to wash. Only a little quantity is needed for the entire face and neck which makes this tube last for a while.

It needs less water to wash off and is quite easy to remove any residue. Once washed, the face is free from dirt, impurities, and oil. The skin looks beautiful, smooth, fresh and oil-free. The best part of this cleanser is it doesn't clog the pores at all. It also helps prevent breakouts and dryness problems of the skin. I had some acne on my face and this cleanser reduced it drastically in no time. On regular usage, my face is now acne free and owe a lot of it to this face wash. It even prevents the acne from occurring as per its claim which I am sure it does. All in all, this is a wonderful cleanser from Neutrogena brand. The more and more I use their products, the more I am falling in love with Neutrogena.

Pros Of Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Cream Cleanser:
  • Contains salicylic acid which is good for skin.
  • Travel-friendly and hygienic tube packaging.
  • Very little quantity is enough for face wash.
  • The cleanser spreads easily and gives enough lather to wash.
  • Prevents breakouts and dryness problems.
  • Removes dirt, impurities and oil making the skin oil-free and fresh.
  • Doesn't clog the pores.
  • Reduces acne issues if any and prevents them from occurring.

Cons Of Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Cream Cleanser:
  • It may not suit sensitive skin people, given the tingling sensation after application.
  • The smell is quite dominant.

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Final Note:

I am using the second tube of this cleanser and totally in love with it. I don't feel like changing my cleanser anytime soon as this works like magic on my skin. I would surely bet on this cleanser to achieve beautiful skin and it is a must buy to prevent or treat acne problems. It also makes the skin smooth and young. Just get it!


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  1. A nice one Lavanya...Neutrogena Oil-Free Face Wash of Indian version is equally good I heard...

    1. This is undoubtedly one of the best brand for skin care.

  2. You come up with some great Neutrogena products Lavanya..


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