4.2-fl. oz tube of oil-free face scrub with salicylic acid, designed for acne-prone skin
Daily face scrub gently exfoliates, cleanses without over-drying
Formulated with salicylic acid acne medicine, a proven acne-fighting ingredient to help clear acne
MICROCLEAR® technology scientifically shown to boost delivery of acne medicine to the source of breakouts
Facial scrub formulated with gentle exfoliators and does not contain plastic microbeads
Health Facts: Aluminum-free, fluoride-free, paraben-free, Sulfate-free, contains salicylic acid
Product Form: Scrub
Beauty Purpose: Exfoliating
Recommended Skin Type: Acne-prone, normal
Item Number (DPCI): 037-12-0182
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NEUTROGENA OIL-FREE ACNE STRESS CONTROL Power-Clear Scrub instantly clears oil, fights breakouts, and exfoliates. With green tea, cucumber and skin soothers, this creamy formula softens while exfoliating. Its breakthrough MICROCLEAR® Technology is scientifically shown to dissolve oil and help boost delivery of salicylic acid to the source of breakouts. With skin soothers, green tea and cucumber, sensitive acne-prone skin is left feeling soft and smooth instead of over-drying.
A product that either carries an unqualified on-pack statement indicating that the product is free from parabens, or carries an unqualified on-pack statement "no parabens."
A product that either makes an unqualified on-pack statement indicating that it does not contain aluminum, or carries an unqualified on-pack statement "no aluminum" or "aluminum-free."
Recommended for Normal Skin.
Recommended for Acne-Prone Skin.
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I left a comment on Neutrogena's Facebook page regarding this product, but I just wanted to let others know in case they wanted to try it too. I am really enjoying this stress control power clear scrub. It works with my sensitive skin and I love how refreshed my skin feels ready for bed with my nighttime moisturizer. This formula I think is a very good happy medium between too rough and too soft it is very creamy and light easy to blend in and gives me a nice exfoliation without drying out my skin. Acne scrubs specifically are tough for me because they usually irritate, dry, and break out my skin which is just a frustration, but this stress control scrub is just right. And because it is such a smooth consistency I can really take my time and work it into my skin in circular motions getting to where I usually breakout chin and jawline to name a few, those tricky places. I have not experienced any negative reactions and it keeps my skin smooth and taken care of for the week. So as I am treating my skin with some medicine I am also giving myself a blast of fresh cleaning my pores. I really feel like this product helps give me that all over clean and keep my skin in a good place. The cucumber and soothers are great too. Clean skin is happy skin. YES, I plan to buy this again. Becoming a staple of my routine! Thank you!
I bought this because although I don't have severe acne, I do breakout on my cheeks and jawline for whatever reason always in the same spots. I really like the cooling feeling and how creamy the scrub is, I feel the exfoliation but the consistency is more creamy so I can rub it in nicely. Rinses off good no residue and I think this will make a nice end of the week treatment to help keep my pores clean. Looking forward to making this my usual scrub so far I am really liking it. I like the price and bottle size I only use a little bit because I don't want to waste it and the product blends out good over your face. I rinse off with cool water to seal my pores and it helps with redness. This scrub helps with my dry spots acne spots and makes me feel super clean. Yay for stress conrol, good formula! I do have sensitive skin and this seems to be doing good as far as I see. Like the herbal smell rather than fruit based, but that is a person preference. Feels GREAT on my skin! First time using stress control line and I am enjoying it. A blast of fresh. Yes I would repurchase. Seems good to use all year around. Happy with how my skin feels and looks after.
I used this product for about a week, and it irritated my skin, made it dry up and break out with little bumps all over my face. This has happened to me ages ago, I researched that you shouldn’t use an exfoliant daily, maximum twice weekly. I didn’t think about it, I just followed the directions, which say to use daily. I’m sure this is a great product for acne but probably shouldn’t be used daily.
1 reply from Consumer Care team - 11 days ago
Oh no! We're so sorry to hear that you had a reaction to our scrub. We'd like to learn more about this. Give us a call at 1-800-582-4048. We're available M-F 9AM-5:30PM ET. We look forward to hearing from you!
I’ve used this product twice and I’m not sure if it’s supposed to tingle or not. Has this happened to anyone? Should I keep using or stay away. It’s not really a burning feeling just my whole face tingles. Kinda like when you use carmex and your lips feel weird.
1 reply from Consumer Care team - 1 month ago
Thanks for sharing this with us! We wouldn't expect you to have a tingling feeling and we'd love to learn more. Please give us a call at 1-800-582-4048, Monday-Friday from 9am to 5:30pm ET. We hope to hear from you soon!
I have oily skin, and even when I don't wear makeup, the Noxzema pad I use as a follow-up to this cleanser is full of so much dirt, it's as though I didn't wash my face to begin with. This product may eliminate oil on the surface of the skin, but it does not thoroughly clean pores. I give one star across the board because it seems to have at least helped the dryness I struggle with on my eyelids.
I just finished grad school, and a couple of months ago, I was working on my thesis. During one particularly stressful week, my skin broke out worse than it had since I was in high school. To make matters worse, I had a meeting with my classmates who were helping me with the project portion of my thesis, and there was a huge zit on my nose. Seriously, I have always struggled with acne, but I hadn't had a zit like that in almost a decade. So, panicking, I went to the drugstore and I saw this. The word 'stress' in the name convinced me it could work. I used it, and that monster zit that I thought had moved in and would haunt me for months, was gone in literally a day or two. The best part is, it didn't even leave a scar. Good stuff, and my skin has been really clear since then. Like "no make up" clear! Definitely recommend trying it, especially if you get stress zits, like I do sometimes.