Monday, 10 December 2012

Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Power-Clear Scrub



Long before I became a beauty blogger, I never saw the importance in "skin care." I'd wash my face but that was about it! I never tried different products, just stuck with the same old face soap. And I wondered why I was getting pimples? Luckily, I've learnt, and in learning I've discovered one of my favourite types of skincare is definitely a good scrub!

Since it's Summer now (not that Australia's weather has entirely made up it's mind about that yet) it's important to make sure I take extra care in cleaning my skin, so a scrub is perfect for this kind of weather!

I've started using Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Power-Clear Scrub! I'm not sure if that's the whole name, or which part is the real name, but I'm just going to call it the Power-Clear Scrub! The Power-Clear Scrub is what it says it is, an acne stress control scrub, using microclear technology. Basically that means it has lots of gritty scrubby bits to get in there and really exfoliate the skin whilst cleaning it.




The idea of this scrub is that it is supposed to prevent acne even before it emerges. Well, isn't that what the word prevent means? Either way, I like the sound of it! This is specifically designed for those with acne-prone skin, which can really be anyone if you don't take care of your skin!



This formula includes a few soothing ingredients, such as green tea and cucumber, all to relax your skin! Of course, as it's a scrub, it also includes the fun microbeads that exfoliate too!

The only thing that had my alarm bells ringing was the sunburn alert. The back of the tube says that this product contains an AHA (Alpha hydroxy acid) which can increase your skin's sensitivity to sunlight, and help you sunburn easily. I don't think that I've ever used skincare with this in it before, so I found it really odd, as it's something that can be found in medication.

In saying that, if you keep up your sunscreen like a good girl (or boy) you'll be absolutely fine!



Close up of the product.

The Power-Clear Scrub is a lovely light green colour, and is very moisturising! When using it on my face, I can feel the microbeads doing their work, but I can also feel how incredibly soft and smooth the creamy part is!




Check out those beads!

As you can see, it's chock full of microbeads! I loved the way this product made my skin feel. It felt incredibly soft and supple, and not at all dry or tight. This really helped my skin retained moisture and helped my skin stay smooth. I did not have any breakouts at all using this product, and at one point, I could feel a super nasty pimple coming up on my chin (one of those blind ones that are truly evil) but it never came to a head and disappeared after one or two days. This shows how good the Power-Clear Scrub is at preventing acne!

I had high hopes for this scrub, and it definitely lived up to those hopes! I would absolutely recommend using this one, especially for those who are acne prone, or those who just want to keep their skin clean!

Have you tried the Neutrogena Power-Clear Scrub? If so, what did you think?


This product was kindly provided for consideration.


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31 comments

  1. What a coincidence! I just bought this scrub on the weekend and have been loving it so far :D

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    1. Oh yay, so good to hear! Glad you're enjoying it :D
      xx

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  2. I have not tried this specific one but I love Neutrogena skin care!
    x

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    1. Me too, every other one I've tried from them have been fabulous, so I had high hopes for this! :D
      xx

      Delete
  3. I have used Neutrogena's Deep Clean Gentle Scrub and I really like it as it visibly clears out my skin! Thanks for sharing, I'll try this nest :) x

    http://jadesmoke04.blogspot.com/

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    1. Great to hear! I've heard great things about most of Neutrogena's other skincare, so good to hear more :)
      xx

      Delete
  4. Seems really good for acne-prone skin! Who doesn't want something that can keep blemishes at bay? :) I like the sound of how cooling/refreshing it is too!

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    1. Definitely, it really did well on my skin! And it's definitely refreshing :)
      xx

      Delete
  5. OOOO! I've always wanted to try a product with AHA in it. Since I know that you love gritty scrubs as much as I do, will definitely be trying this next!

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    1. Try it!!! Haha, gritty scrubs are awesome! :D
      xx

      Delete
  6. This sounds like such an effective scrub! I think I may have to pick it up when I've run out of my current one ;)

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    1. If you do end up trying it, let me know how you go with it! I think you'll love it though ;)
      xx

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    1. You definitely should, it's worth a try! :)
      xx

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  8. wow i never heard of this one.. i usually use the blue one from neutrogena and that's great too!

    happy holidays!
    natalie
    http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

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    1. I'd never heard of this one either actually, but most of Neutrogena is good, or so I hear! :)
      Happy holidays to you too :)
      xx

      Delete
  9. This sounds really great, I love great exfoliating products like this but often find they can be a bit harsh on my sensitive skin. I've been suffering from pretty bad spots lately though (have no idea why!) so need to change up my routine to combat them, this sounds like something I'll probably try as it seems so effective xx

    Angelica [One Little Vice]

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    1. Definitely give it a go, it's not too harsh for sensitive skin as it's very moisturising (I've tried some gritty ones which are great for me but would be horrible for sensitive skin, and this is not one of them!)
      Hopefully this works for you :)
      xx

      Delete
  10. I used to use Neutrogena cleanser and moisturizer, but it was too agressive for my skin. now I mainly use natural products. I have really sensitive skin.
    But thank you for he review anyways :)

    Deja Zu

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    1. Oh no, what a shame! That's fair enough though, if you have sensitive skin, it's definitely worth sticking to natural products :)
      xx

      Delete
  11. ADORO!!!!!

    Tenho sorteio de uma blusa da Prada no meu blog!! Participa!! :)

    http://www.facebook.com/estilohedonico
    http://estilohedonico.blogspot.pt/

    xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thanks for the review! In my experience (I'm an 8 year acne sufferer), I would suggest not touching your face, doing warm compresses and washing your face regularly with a good cleanser. Also, a good over-the-counter acne treatment system can really help if you find one that matches your skin type. I have found some good reviews and comparisons of these products @ http://dermahealthreview.com/blog

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  13. I've never tried this but I do love neutrogena products. This actually sounds like it would be good for my skin :)

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    1. If you do give it a go, let me know how it goes :)
      I love Neutrogena as well, and I've only heard good things about the rest of their products so hopefully this is a winner for you!
      xx

      Delete
  14. Hello darling, lovely blog here! Wanna follow each other? Let me know through comments... it would be great to keep in touch =)
    XOXO
    Ylenia
    Last time by Ylenia Labate

    ReplyDelete
  15. I always here so many good things about this scrub and it is so much cheaper then the one I use at the moment so I think I'm going to try it!! This is also a really good detailed review - which is much better than a small review saying it's good. Keep up the good work, think I'm gonna subscribe to you :D

    Check me out http://chelsschapman.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
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    1. Oh definitely give it a go, hopefully does good things for you! :)
      And thanks lovely! I'm glad you liked it :D
      I hope you do subscribe hehe! I'll check you out too!
      xx

      Delete

Monday, 10 December 2012

Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Power-Clear Scrub



Long before I became a beauty blogger, I never saw the importance in "skin care." I'd wash my face but that was about it! I never tried different products, just stuck with the same old face soap. And I wondered why I was getting pimples? Luckily, I've learnt, and in learning I've discovered one of my favourite types of skincare is definitely a good scrub!

Since it's Summer now (not that Australia's weather has entirely made up it's mind about that yet) it's important to make sure I take extra care in cleaning my skin, so a scrub is perfect for this kind of weather!

I've started using Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Power-Clear Scrub! I'm not sure if that's the whole name, or which part is the real name, but I'm just going to call it the Power-Clear Scrub! The Power-Clear Scrub is what it says it is, an acne stress control scrub, using microclear technology. Basically that means it has lots of gritty scrubby bits to get in there and really exfoliate the skin whilst cleaning it.




The idea of this scrub is that it is supposed to prevent acne even before it emerges. Well, isn't that what the word prevent means? Either way, I like the sound of it! This is specifically designed for those with acne-prone skin, which can really be anyone if you don't take care of your skin!



This formula includes a few soothing ingredients, such as green tea and cucumber, all to relax your skin! Of course, as it's a scrub, it also includes the fun microbeads that exfoliate too!

The only thing that had my alarm bells ringing was the sunburn alert. The back of the tube says that this product contains an AHA (Alpha hydroxy acid) which can increase your skin's sensitivity to sunlight, and help you sunburn easily. I don't think that I've ever used skincare with this in it before, so I found it really odd, as it's something that can be found in medication.

In saying that, if you keep up your sunscreen like a good girl (or boy) you'll be absolutely fine!



Close up of the product.

The Power-Clear Scrub is a lovely light green colour, and is very moisturising! When using it on my face, I can feel the microbeads doing their work, but I can also feel how incredibly soft and smooth the creamy part is!




Check out those beads!

As you can see, it's chock full of microbeads! I loved the way this product made my skin feel. It felt incredibly soft and supple, and not at all dry or tight. This really helped my skin retained moisture and helped my skin stay smooth. I did not have any breakouts at all using this product, and at one point, I could feel a super nasty pimple coming up on my chin (one of those blind ones that are truly evil) but it never came to a head and disappeared after one or two days. This shows how good the Power-Clear Scrub is at preventing acne!

I had high hopes for this scrub, and it definitely lived up to those hopes! I would absolutely recommend using this one, especially for those who are acne prone, or those who just want to keep their skin clean!

Have you tried the Neutrogena Power-Clear Scrub? If so, what did you think?


This product was kindly provided for consideration.


31 comments:

  1. What a coincidence! I just bought this scrub on the weekend and have been loving it so far :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh yay, so good to hear! Glad you're enjoying it :D
      xx

      Delete
  2. I have not tried this specific one but I love Neutrogena skin care!
    x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Me too, every other one I've tried from them have been fabulous, so I had high hopes for this! :D
      xx

      Delete
  3. I have used Neutrogena's Deep Clean Gentle Scrub and I really like it as it visibly clears out my skin! Thanks for sharing, I'll try this nest :) x

    http://jadesmoke04.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Great to hear! I've heard great things about most of Neutrogena's other skincare, so good to hear more :)
      xx

      Delete
  4. Seems really good for acne-prone skin! Who doesn't want something that can keep blemishes at bay? :) I like the sound of how cooling/refreshing it is too!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Definitely, it really did well on my skin! And it's definitely refreshing :)
      xx

      Delete
  5. OOOO! I've always wanted to try a product with AHA in it. Since I know that you love gritty scrubs as much as I do, will definitely be trying this next!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Try it!!! Haha, gritty scrubs are awesome! :D
      xx

      Delete
  6. This sounds like such an effective scrub! I think I may have to pick it up when I've run out of my current one ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. If you do end up trying it, let me know how you go with it! I think you'll love it though ;)
      xx

      Delete
  7. Replies
    1. You definitely should, it's worth a try! :)
      xx

      Delete
  8. wow i never heard of this one.. i usually use the blue one from neutrogena and that's great too!

    happy holidays!
    natalie
    http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'd never heard of this one either actually, but most of Neutrogena is good, or so I hear! :)
      Happy holidays to you too :)
      xx

      Delete
  9. This sounds really great, I love great exfoliating products like this but often find they can be a bit harsh on my sensitive skin. I've been suffering from pretty bad spots lately though (have no idea why!) so need to change up my routine to combat them, this sounds like something I'll probably try as it seems so effective xx

    Angelica [One Little Vice]

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Definitely give it a go, it's not too harsh for sensitive skin as it's very moisturising (I've tried some gritty ones which are great for me but would be horrible for sensitive skin, and this is not one of them!)
      Hopefully this works for you :)
      xx

      Delete
  10. I used to use Neutrogena cleanser and moisturizer, but it was too agressive for my skin. now I mainly use natural products. I have really sensitive skin.
    But thank you for he review anyways :)

    Deja Zu

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh no, what a shame! That's fair enough though, if you have sensitive skin, it's definitely worth sticking to natural products :)
      xx

      Delete
  11. ADORO!!!!!

    Tenho sorteio de uma blusa da Prada no meu blog!! Participa!! :)

    http://www.facebook.com/estilohedonico
    http://estilohedonico.blogspot.pt/

    xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thanks for the review! In my experience (I'm an 8 year acne sufferer), I would suggest not touching your face, doing warm compresses and washing your face regularly with a good cleanser. Also, a good over-the-counter acne treatment system can really help if you find one that matches your skin type. I have found some good reviews and comparisons of these products @ http://dermahealthreview.com/blog

    ReplyDelete
  13. I've never tried this but I do love neutrogena products. This actually sounds like it would be good for my skin :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. If you do give it a go, let me know how it goes :)
      I love Neutrogena as well, and I've only heard good things about the rest of their products so hopefully this is a winner for you!
      xx

      Delete
  14. Hello darling, lovely blog here! Wanna follow each other? Let me know through comments... it would be great to keep in touch =)
    XOXO
    Ylenia
    Last time by Ylenia Labate

    ReplyDelete
  15. I always here so many good things about this scrub and it is so much cheaper then the one I use at the moment so I think I'm going to try it!! This is also a really good detailed review - which is much better than a small review saying it's good. Keep up the good work, think I'm gonna subscribe to you :D

    Check me out http://chelsschapman.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh definitely give it a go, hopefully does good things for you! :)
      And thanks lovely! I'm glad you liked it :D
      I hope you do subscribe hehe! I'll check you out too!
      xx

      Delete

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