Neutrogena : Extra Gentle Cleanser

108 Reviews

Water (Purified), Glycerin, Capric/Caprylic Stearic Triglyceride, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Isohexadecane, TEA Cocoyl Glutamate, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG 40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PEG 20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Bisabolol (L-Alpha), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (Licorice Root), Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Acrylates/C10 30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Triethanolamine, BHT, Geranium, Dipropylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben, Methylparaben.

Items marked with red have tested a 3 or above (out of 5) in comedogenic (pore-clogging) testing.

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June 25, 2019
Great cleanser

I was sceptical about this one at first as I’m used to a good foaming cleanser that feels like it’s really stripping your skin. This cleanser feels quite strange on the skin and not like it’s really cleaning anything but I find that my skin is left so soft and moisturised afterwards and within a week, most of my acne was gone. I only get a light to normal amount of acne and also some cystic acne around my chin and this has done a great job at clearing it quickly. My biggest problem is picking at my acne, leaving big sores and scars and this has reduced my scabbiness to a point where I really don’t pick anywhere near as much.

 Overall a fantastic cleanser. I just use this and also the makeup wipes once a day and it has made a huge difference. If you’re trying this cleanser and hate the way it feels on your face at first, just give it a chance and it may work wonders for you! I got used to the feel of it fairly quickly and the results speak for themselves.

April 2, 2018
Excellent for my skin <3
I know that this cleanser may or may not work for different types of skin, but i found this cleanser great and moisturizing for my skin, and most - all of my acne has gone away. I DEFINITELY RECOMMEND :D
July 15, 2015
Made a big difference to my mild adult acne
I am 35 with mild adult acne - ie. at worst 10-12 medium-sized spots on face and neck. This cleanser has been transformational for me. I used to use a non-fragranced cream cleanser but I guess this must no longer have been right for my combination skin, which has become acne-prone since my daughter was born four years ago. A couple of months ago I started using this cleanser day and night, in combination with a much lighter moisturiser than I had been using, and the results have been amazing. I am barely getting any spots at all, even in the run up to my period when they tended to be much worse. As others have said, it also doesn't dry out your skin at all. Possibly not right for those with moderate/ severe acne, looking at the other reviews, but this has been such a great solution for me.
December 27, 2014
Meh Meh
This product is okay at best. I used it for a week and nothing happened. My acne didn't get better or worse. Not a great product, but not a bad product.
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November 11, 2014
I don't use this all the time as I tend to be more on the oily side, but during drier times this stuff is great. Simple and gentle' doesn't break me out. Good things all!
October 19, 2014
Good for dry skin!
I tried this product last year and i love it!! I just like how it moisturizes my skin while cleansing my face. While many neutrogena facial wash leaves you skin dry after washing, this doesnt! But it would be better for dry skin because it doesnt cleanse as deeply compared to other gentle cleansers. So wouldnt recommend it for oily skin.
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July 17, 2014
It felt nice but I believe it broke me out
This is a gentle cleanser which feels lovely. Although it burnt me while I was on differin. I prefer a cleansing water like bioderma sensibio h2o its not oily but gentle and it never burns , im prone to eczema so I'm really sensitive. To each their own.
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June 11, 2014
leaves my face feeling oily
I never really feel like my skin has gotten clean after i use it. Its almost too moisturizing. it definitely did not dry my skin out by any means. I feel like it left my skin over oily and greasy. I also started to break out worse after using it. i could never get it to lather up, it just goes on like a watered down lotion. I have combo skin, slightly sensitive. This may work very well for others.
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August 5, 2013
Not what I had expected.


Relatively inexpensive


Irritated Acne

While others may be sucessful when trying this cleanser, I found it to be irritating to my senesitive skin. It burned upon application and did not have any moisturizing affects at all. However, everyone's skin is different
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June 26, 2013
My favorite non-foaming cleanser


Moisturizing - great for super dry skin
Milky texture feels "kind" to the skin


Not great to use as a "shave cream", although it will work in a pinch
More expensive than Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser per ounce

This product looks like a sort of thick milk when it is dispensed. It has a fantastic milky texture which is ultra-gentle and kind to the skin. It washes off well and leaves the skin nice and moist. The formulators at Neutrogena did a bang up job on this product. It can be a little harder to find on store shelves, but it's worth the effort. As far as non-foaming cleansers go, this one is my favorite. I prefer it to Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser.
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