After my last visit to see Dr Tony Chu (arguably the UK’s leading Dermatologist when it comes to acne-related skin conditions) I overhead him discussing moisturisers with another client. He said that without a doubt, Neutrogena moisturisers were the best for acne-prone skin. Unfortunately, whilst I’m definitely acne-prone, I also have dry skin (seriously difficult to treat…but I’m getting there!) and Dr Chu’s recommendation was aimed at those with typically acne-prone skin, i.e. skin that tends to produce too much oil.
Following on from the fact that he spoke so highly about Neutrogena, I decided to give a couple of their products a try. I’m really surprised at the quality of their products considering they are so cheap. I wanted to try their 2in1 Wash and Mask because the versatility of the product appealed to me.
The product itself is a thick, white gel/cream that you can use by either watering it down to use a face wash, or applying it neat as a mask. It’s got a very ‘mentholy’ feel about it as when you apply it to the face it instantly cools the skin and feels a lot like many other higher priced masks aimed at spot prone skin.
What I really like about this is it’s flexibility and the fact that you can work it into your regime quite easily. For example, whilst I was trialling it I would remove my make-up, apply it as a mask, brush my teeth, floss and mouthwash then start to work it down into a face wash with my Nutra Sonic. My skin felt unbelievably clean and fresh afterwards, yet not tight at all as I would’ve expected from a product such as this. Because of the cooling sensation you get when it’s applied, it’s easy to conclude that it’s going to have a harsh effect on your skin, so it was really pleasing to remove it and realise that skin felt fresh and clean rather than stripped.
It worked really well with my Nutra Sonic which is why it’s likely to feature in a blog I’m currently working on about what I feel are the best cleansers to use with a sonic facial brush.
I’m not going to say it’s the best cleanser out there as I know that isn’t the case. However, if you’re on a budget or need something that focuses on treating spots then this a really excellent product to try.