Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Facial Wash

I have to admit, I think I’ve become a bit of a skincare snob over the years. As my skin matures, I’ve found myself gravitating towards more luxurious formulas with high-end price tags. We’re not talking anything like drastic such as Sisley or La Mer (I wish) but I do like to invest quite a bit into my skin, I guess I see it as an investment. I was looking for a second cleanse product to use after my trusty Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm and stumbled across a video by Susan Yara. Susan is the founder of the YouTube channel Mixed Makeup. If you find skincare as fascinating as I do then you’ll love her videos. I especially love her reaction videos where she watches celebrity ‘Get Unready With Me’ style videos such as the ones from Harper’s Bazaar. She basically watches the video and critics the products, the formulas, the ingredients, the method of application and the order in which they apply them. It’s a pretty new series but so far she’s critiqued the nighttime skincare routines of Jackie Aina, Michelle Phan and Desi Perkins. She also recently gave her thoughts on Kylie’s infamous collection too.

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Facial Wash

Basically, I watched Susan’s ‘The Best Drugstore Skincare To Buy‘ video and immediately bought the Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Facial Wash. I haven’t bought anything from Neutrogena since I was a teenager but who doesn’t love a bargain? As I mentioned before, I like to remove the majority of my makeup with a balm or oil cleanser, then go in with a simple cream or gel cleanser for a deeper clean. The Visibly Clear Facial Wash has a very strong fruity fragrance which I don’t mind, especially in the morning because it’s very zingy and refreshing. It removes every last trace of makeup and prepares my skin for the next step in my routine brilliantly. I noticed in the review section on the Superdrug site that quite a few customers found that it irritated their skin badly and made it feel itchy and tight. The wash is definitely designed for oily/combination skin types that are prone to breakouts. It foams up quite a bit and I think this could be very drying on sensitive and dry skin so if you fall into this category I’d give it a miss. Susan also says in her video that she recommends the wash as it contains salicylic acid which is very effective at unclogging pores and reducing the size of existing blemishes.

The Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Facial Wash is the most affordable product in my current skincare routine. Even though it’s pretty basic, it makes my skin feel squeaky clean and keep the breakouts I’ve recently been having around my jawline and under control. I wouldn’t use it on its own as it wouldn’t fully remove all my makeup, however, it’s a great second cleanse product as my balm does most of the hard work and the wash does one final sweep to make sure all the build-up of the day is fully gone before I move on to exfoliating.

Do you have any drugstore skincare favourites at the moment?