I have to admit, the main reason I purchased this facial scrub was for the scent! I am a sucker for a sweet, fruity scent and although I don’t like the taste of grapefruits, I adore their scent. But how did the scrub itself perform, other than making me smell sweet and tasty?!
The Neutrogena Visibly Clear range is aimed at preventing acne and blemishes and unblocking pores, and I picked this up in the hope it may tame my, often unruly, skin! I prefer to use a gentle scrub daily, rather than a harsh one a few times a week so, in that respect, this one ticked the box for me.
The product is a medium-consistency gel, containing fine scrubbing grains. It does come out of the tube quite fast so you need to ensure you don’t accidentally squeeze too much out as you only need a pea sized blob to cover your whole face.
I really liked the scent which was sweet but now overpoweringly so, just refreshing enough to wake me up on a cold, dark winter’s morning!
I’ve been using this daily for the past few weeks and whilst it is fine, I’m not sure how much it is actually doing. I’ve had a breakout on my chin (which I attribute to another product) and this scrub has certainly helped to smooth some of my flaky, combination skin, but I don’t feel it has performed better than any other scrubs I have used in the past. I do like how the grains are small and non-scratchy though, meaning they don’t irritate my skin further. As for preventing blemishes, it does contain salicylic acid which is a well known active ingredient against blemishes and breakouts, and used in conjunction with other products in the range, this should help with keeping your skin clearer.
I adored the scent of this but felt it didn’t really do much of anything to my skin and it certainly wasn’t a stand-out product. For the price though, it certainly wasn’t bad, and if you need a general scrub for everyday use, you could do worse than purchase this. If you have normal to dry skin, I would avoid this product as it can be quite drying, mainly as it is formulated and targeted at oily, blemish-prone skin. Whatever your skin type, I would always advocate the use of a light moisturiser afterwards.
Price - £4.59