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Neutrogena Clear Pore Daily Scrub

Est. $7.50 for 4.2 oz.
Reviewed
May 2014
by ConsumerSearch
Neutrogena Clear Pore Daily Scrub

Pros
  • Benzoyl peroxide fights acne
  • Exfoliating microbeads
Cons
  • Contains artificial fragrance
  • May cause dry or red skin

Bottom line

Neutrogena's Clear Pore Daily Scrub contains 3.7 percent benzoyl peroxide to help clear up acne, and fine-textured exfoliating microbeads. This is an ideal scrub for anyone with oily or acne-prone skin, but if you have dry or sensitive skin it can cause redness or further dry out your skin. Some users alternate it with other cleansing products to keep that drying to a minimum.

Performance

Gentle for an acne cleanser. Like many Neutrogena products, the Neutrogena Clear Pore Daily Scrub is geared toward treating acne with its 3.7 percent benzoyl peroxide content. Not everybody's skin reacts well to benzoyl peroxide; sometimes it causes redness, and the kaolin and bentonite clay content can make this scrub harder than others to rinse clean. The exfoliating microbeads feel good on your skin, though, and many users say they like the tingly feeling they get from the menthol (even though it's another potential irritant). Benzoyl peroxide tends to dry skin, so this is not recommended for those who already have dry skin.

Feel and smell

Surprisingly gentle. For a product geared toward treating acne, Neutrogena Clear Pore Daily Scrub is actually quite gentle. Users say they like the cool, tingly feeling the menthol gives them after rinsing their face, and they say the scrub is essentially a light, frothy cream. "Not harsh and has a very refreshing and clean feeling," writes one Amazon.com user. Still, the drier your skin, the less often you should use this product. Some rotate it with other cleansers to avoid irritating or overly drying their skin. The benzoyl peroxide will bleach just about anything -- including colored towels, bed sheets and even your hair -- if you don't rinse carefully.

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Our Sources

1. EWG.org

The Environmental Working Group assigns Neutrogena's Clear Pore Daily Scrub a moderate hazard rating, primarily because of its fragrance content.

Review: Neutrogena Clear Pore Daily Scrub, Editors of EWG, As of May 2014

2. PaulasChoice.com

The author, a skin care expert and book author, writes that "This scrub has good intentions, but poor execution." She says one ingredient rinses off too quickly, while another makes it hard to get a clean rinse

Review: Clear Pore Daily Scrub, Paula Begoun, Aug. 12, 2013

3. Ulta.com

About two dozen Ulta.com contributors give Neutrogena's Clear Pore Daily Scrub an average score of 4.5 stars out of 5. They generally agree this is a great cleansing scrub that won't unnecessarily dry out your face -- unless you use it too frequently for your skin type.

Review: Neutrogena Clear Pore Daily Scrub, Contributors to Ulta.com, As of May 2014

4. MakeupAlley.com

More than a dozen MakeupAlley.com users rate Neutrogena's Clear Pore Daily Scrub, giving it a score of 4.3 lipsticks out of 5. Most agree the scrub is effective and not overly harsh, although it causes redness for some.

Review: Body Scrubs - Neutrogena - Clear Pore Daily Scrub, Contributors to MakeupAlley.com, As of May 2014

5. Amazon.com

More than 60 user reviewers rate Neutrogena's Clear Pore Daily Scrub at Amazon.com, giving it an average score of 4.2 stars out of 5. Some of the reviews are for a slightly different Neutrogena product -- a cleanser/mask combo -- so read carefully.

Review: Neutrogena Clear Pore, 4.2 Ounce, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of May 2014

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