I’ve been a big fan of the Visibly Clear face washes and scrubs, continually reaching for them in favour of more expensive products, so I was intrigued when I saw the lucky folks in America had gotten their hands on a new Neutrogena moisturiser. It took a while to get to our shores, but as soon as it did I started putting it to the test. The formula still contains the fabulous non-descript ‘microclear’ technology which claims to leave skin clear, fresh and free of blackheads (those horrible dark spots which contain oxidized excess sebum trapped in pores,) but the question is, does it do you any good?
I’ve been using this on and off for about a month now, both in the
mornings and evenings, and can say it certainly doesn’t block pores or
give me any spots.The formula is quite thick, but you need a little bit to rub in to the skin so as to not overload the skin. It doesn’t maneuver particularly well – when you put it it kind of stays – so it’s best to dab little dots onto the five points of your face (cheeks, chin, forehead, nose) and rub in softly. It absorbs within a few minutes, not leaving any excess or flaky bits, and is comfortable enough to wear under makeup. The only other moisturiser I’ve been using is by Jo Malone, which at £45 is about eight times the price of this. It smells delicately of grapefruit, comes in an easy to use tube and does the job well. Sometimes the simpler things in life are the best, and this pain free moisturiser just keeps me ticking along nicely.
Available now for around £4.60