Neutrogena Extra Gentle Cleanser Is Heavenly on Sensitive Skin

I’ve purchased this cleanser several times. It’s my go-to when I want something easy, quick, and yes, gentle.

It’s more old school than the oil cleansers I sometimes use, and sometimes that’s exactly what I want (especially in the mornings). It’s also inexpensive at about $8.00 for 6.7 fl oz and readily available at most drugstores.

The consistency is like a thin, creamy lotion and it just glides over the skin. I don’t usually use a separate makeup remover with it and it does a good job of removing most of it. Sometimes I do have to go back with some eye makeup remover.

I’ve had eczema and acne as well as dry, normal, and combination skin over the years, and this is one of the few products that’s been a dependable option through all of those things. I know that it won’t aggravate any type of issue I’m having at the time.

I have other products in my stash that are great for one or two things but not others.

I love the way it cleanses without stripping moisture from the skin. Even some oil-based cleansers will leave my skin feeling drier than I think they should. Even the Dove bar soap the dermatologist recommended leaves my skin feeling dry and looking flaky.

There’s no residue left on the skin, though, and it doesn’t lather much at all (a good sign that it’s not drying your skin out).

This face wash is fragrance-free, non-comedogenic, and hypo-allergenic, a winning combination in my book.

Photo credit: Neutrogena

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