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Just wanted to leave a final five-star review for my favorite facial cleanser. I used the Neutrogena Oil-Eliminating Cleanser consistently for at least eight years. I have loved it so much. It leaves your face squeaky clean yet soft. And it truly eliminates the oils so effectively. I’ve tried the “Oil Free” cleansers from Neutrogena and I’m frustrated every time. Gotta have my “Oil Eliminating.”
Until it was discontinued. I knew this day was coming at some point. It was just too challenging to find. But I’m still sad and will mourn the loss of my favorite cleanser.
About a week or so ago, I set out to find an adequate alternative. And I’ve found a pretty decent one! Clean & Clear Essentials Foaming Facial Cleanser, Step 1. It leaves my skin feeling just about as oil free as the Oil Eliminating did. Like, that specific squeaky clean. It does have a stronger smell and doesn’t have the softness of the cream cleanser did, but as far as results, it does the job for me. And I got used to the smell (not bad, just strong at first).
A tip: I think face washes that have acne medication in them are just not going to give you that squeaky, oil-free feeling like Neutrogena Oil-Eliminating did. That’s what I’ve found so far. They’re trying to get the acne medication into your skin, so they aren’t clearing the oil as well. My preference is to have any acne medication be in my moisturizer, so the Clean & Clear product works pretty well for me as a follow-up to the Neutrogena product because neither of them have acne medication in the wash. Their sole intent is to clear the skin of oil, which they achieve nicely.
So, a fond farewell to my favorite face wash. I’ll treasure my remaining tube for special occasions and cross my fingers that it’ll return someday. RIP Neutrogena Oil-Eliminating. I’ll miss you.
Have been using this product for two weeks, and I am very disappointed. I usually use Cetaphil's face wash, but because I love Neutrogena's moisturizer so much I decided to give their face wash a try. This product was too much for my skin. I have Combination skin, it is extremely oily, and dry basically all over, with mild acne. This product definitely over dried my skin, right after I washed it I could tell my skin felt irritated, and dry. When I would put moisturizer on my skin burned, and got red from irritation. My acne did not really change, the oil on my skin stayed the same, nothing really drastically changed. I am 20 years old, I have been struggling with my skin for a couple years now, it basically has taken over my life. If you have combination/acne prone skin I really recommend using Cetaphils Normal to Oily skin, with Neutrogena's Combination skin moisturizer. The cleanser is strong enough to help oil and acne without over drying at all, I get no dryness using this product, and using the moisturizer from Neutrogena helps maintain my oiliness, and occasional dryness. My skin feels matte at all times, I still get occasional break outs from hormones, but overall this is what works best for me, so I highly suggest it!