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Skin Care Review: Neutrogena Pore Refining Cleanser

by Karyn, Philadelphia, PA, USA


Immediately smoother skin

Major eye stinging if not rinsed really thoroughly; maybe no significant long term results

I have used this product on my combination 35-year old skin for most of a year, usually once a day in the evening. I had noticed recently that my skin was just starting to show some signs of aging, and wanted a cleansing product with alpha-hydroxy to liven it up and rejuvenate while cleaning and exfoliating. This cleanser has a few little granules in it for exfoliating, but not a lot. I definitely noticed right from the first use that my skin felt really smooth afterwards. I have been disturbed, however, by how much I have to rinse in order for my eyes not to sting like crazy from this product - a lot of times I just have to keep my eyes closd and feel around for my towel to wipe my face off in order to get rid of the remaining product from my skin that is bothering my eyes.

Over the long term, I'm afraid I have not noticed the rejuvenating effects on my skin that I have hoped for - it still looks pretty lifeless, so more intensive treatment may be called for.

For the price, not too shabby, but I'd like to see more noticable changes.

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