Neutrogena Skin Balancing Purifying and Softening Gel Cleanser - 6.3 fl oz

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About this item

At a glance

Clean
Clean
Phthalate Free
Phthalate Free
Paraben Free
Paraben Free
Sulfate Free
Sulfate Free
Dye-Free
Dye-Free
Hypoallergenic
Hypoallergenic
Combination Skin
Combination Skin

Highlights

  • Purifying gel face wash that respects skin's natural pH in a recyclable bottle
  • Cleanses, conditions, and balances skin and is ideal for normal and combination skin
  • Face wash targets 100% of pore-clogging dirt and impurities while smoothing and softening skin
  • Purifying cleanser is hypoallergenic and specifically developed with dermatologists
  • From Neutrogena, a dermatologist recommended skincare brand, formulated to respect skin's natural PH
  • From Neutrogena, a dermatologist recommended skincare brand, formulated to respect skin's natural PH
  • Gel cleanser is paraben-, soap-, sulfate-, phthalate-, alcohol-, and dye-free
  • This daily face wash is effective for cleansing before and after wearing your mask

Specifications

Health Facts: Paraben-Free, Phthalate-Free, Ethyl Alcohol-Free, Soap-Free, Sulfate-Free, Dye-Free, Hypoallergenic

Product Form: Gel

Beauty Purpose: Basic Cleansing

Recommended Skin Type: Combination

Net weight: 6.3 fl oz (US)

TCIN: 80039291
UPC: 070501112601
Item Number (DPCI): 037-12-5344
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Description

Remove pore-clogging dirt and impurities while smoothing and softening skin with Neutrogena Skin Balancing Gel Cleanser. From a dermatologist-recommended brand in skincare and ideal for normal and combination skin, this purifying face wash targets 100% of pore-clogging dirt and impurities while conditioning skin. With a hypoallergenic formula developed with dermatologists that respects skin's natural pH and moisture barrier, this smoothing and softening gel facial cleanser contains 2% polyhydroxy acid (PHA), a powerful liquid exfoliant and moisturizing humectant in one. The smoothing & balancing cleanser is paraben-, soap-, sulfate-, phthalate-, alcohol-, and dye-free. To use, wet face, then apply cleanser to hands. Work into a lather and then massage over face gently. Rinse thoroughly. This daily face wash is effective for cleansing before & after wearing your mask.
Clean
Your clear choice for clean. Formulated products are formulated without phthalates, propyl- & butyl-parabens, formaldehyde donors, ethanolamines, musks, nonylphenol ethoxylates, glycol ethers, problematic siloxanes & perfluorinated substances (PFAS). Additional details by category: • Beauty, Baby, Personal Care & Cleaning - also, cruelty free and/or not tested on animals. • Pest Control - also classified as a Minimum Risk Pesticide by the EPA. • OTC Medicines - also formulated without synthetic colors, artificial flavors and sweeteners, methyl-parabens, DMSO (Dimethyl sulfoxide), DMAA (1,3-dimethylamylamine), cyclodextrin, bisulfites and more. • Supplements – formulated without ingredients prohibited in OTC products plus no amygdalin, ephedra, kratom, ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) anti-oxidants, pharmaceuticals like benfotiamine, phentermine and sulbutiamine, and more. Third-party certified by NSF or USP to be free from contaminants and adulterants. Sports Supplements also third-party certified as NSF Certified for Sport or Banned Substances Control Group (BSCG) Drug Free. Also, cruelty free and/or not tested on animals. • Feminine Care, Adult Care & Diapers - fragrance free and chlorine free. • Pets - made with meat, poultry, or seafood as the first ingredient, and without artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives • Car Seats - fabric, foam and labels made without intentionally added flame retardants and stain repellents (PFAS)
Phthalate Free
Formulated without phthalates: A product either carries an unqualified on-pack statement indicating that the product is free from phthalates, or carries an unqualified on-pack statement "no phthalates."
Paraben Free
Formulated without parabens: A product either carries an unqualified on-pack statement indicating that the product is free from parabens, or carries an unqualified on-pack statement "no parabens."
Sulfate Free
Formulated without sulfates: A product either carries an unqualified on-pack statement indicating that it does not contain sulfates (not added sulfates); or carries an unqualified on-pack statement "no sulfates" or "sulfate-free".
Dye-Free
A product that either makes an unqualified on-pack statement indicating that it does not contain dye, or carries an unqualified on-pack statement such as "no dyes" or "dye-free."
Hypoallergenic
Designed to minimize the possibility of an allergic response.
Combination Skin
Recommended for Combination Skin.
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Ingredients:

water, sodium c14-16 olefin sulfonate, cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine, sorbitol, gluconolactone, sodium benzoate, sodium hydroxide, potassium acrylates copolymer, disodium edta, fragrance, glycerin, aloe barbadensis leaf extract.

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 7.28 inches length x 1.72 inches width x 1.69 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.51 pounds

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4.0 out of 5 stars with 326 reviews
31% would recommend
29 recommendations
effectiveness: 2.77 out of 5
quality: 2.8 out of 5
value: 2.88 out of 5

my skin feels soft and clean

5 out of 5 stars
Catlover - 13 days ago
originally posted on neutrogena.com
I have been using it in the summer and it cleans my face without drying it! I would get again!
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Cleanser

3 out of 5 stars
Richblue - 3 months ago
originally posted on neutrogena.com
I bought this 3 weeks ago unfortunately it didn’t work for me. I have combination type of skin and it gave me rash. This is the first item from them that has reacted to my skin..sad
1 reply from Consumer Service team - 3 months ago
Hi there! We're sorry to hear this and would love to learn more! please give us a call at 1-800-582-4048 Monday - Friday 9:00am-5:30pm EST. Thanks!
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Best face wash ever

5 out of 5 stars
Arlene - 3 months ago
originally posted on neutrogena.com
I love how this cleaner makes my face feel. I feel clean and fresh, not dry or greasy. I use this twice a day with only positive results.
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Just okay

3 out of 5 stars
Krys - 6 months ago
originally posted on neutrogena.com
I got this product one month ago and I really don’t love it. I had higher expectations. I don’t like the smell it has and sometimes it dries my skin. I’m really doubting if that the Polyhydroxy acid has had any benefit in my skin because I don’t see it. I think this product just cleans my face that’s it
1 reply from Consumer Care team - 6 months ago
We were disappointed to read that our cleanser fell short of your expectations and would like the opportunity to help. Please call us at 1-800-582-4048 M-F 9 am-5:30 pm ET. Thank you!
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Awesome

5 out of 5 stars
Kgreer - 7 months ago
originally posted on neutrogena.com
I used to use cerave hydrating cleanser but after I had covid my skin became super greasy and my old cleanser wasn’t cutting it anymore so I tried this and after just a couple days my acne and flakiness that I’ve struggled with for years has cleared up a lot.
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DO NOT BUY

1 out of 5 stars
Steph331 - 8 months ago
originally posted on neutrogena.com
I decided to give this a try and deeply regret it. I have sensitive skin that can get oily at times so thought this would work great. Within two days of using this product my eyes got super puffy like I was having an allergic reaction to something, I didn’t immediately think that it was this product so I kept using it. I am now about 10 days in and I have never broken out this bad in my entire life, I also have scaly patches on my nose and my lips have been chapped for a week. The only thing that could possibly be causing all of these issues at the same time is my switch to this face wash.
1 reply from Consumer Care team - 8 months ago
We're sorry to hear that you didn't have a good experience with our cleanser! So that we can help make this right for you, please give us a call at 1-800-582-4048 anytime M-F between 9am-5:30pm ET to get started <3
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Do not recommend

1 out of 5 stars
Juliette77 - 8 months ago
originally posted on neutrogena.com
I bought this last week and now I have a rash right above my neck and a burning sensation worst experience I’ve ever had with a face wash .
1 reply from Consumer Care team - 8 months ago
Thanks for bringing this to our attention! We're so sorry to hear our cleanser didn't agree with your skin, and we'd appreciate a chance to learn more about your experience to see how we can help. Please give us a call at 1-800-582-4048, any time M-F 9AM-5:30PM ET, and be sure to mention your email address so our specialist can quickly assist you. We hope to hear from you soon!
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burns my face

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Kyle - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
it dries skin out quickly and burns your face. leaves it red and stinging.
Accurate Scent: 1 out of 5
Moisturizing: 1 out of 5
Helps Remove Makeup: 2 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 1 out of 5
Softens Skin: 1 out of 5
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Had high hopes but.....

2 out of 5 stars
Ladeybug76 - 9 months ago
originally posted on neutrogena.com
I had high hopes for this cleanser since it said it was "gentle" but alas my face is on fire and I've developed hives and swollen eyelids. My face is so tight it feels like it might crack open. (Yes I used moisturizer afterwards)
1 reply from Consumer Care team - 9 months ago
Oh no! We're so sorry you had this reaction to the gel cleanser and we want to help. Give us a call at 1-800-582-4048 anytime Monday to Friday (9AM - 5:30PM EST). Be sure to mention your username when you get connected so our skincare specialist can quickly assist you. Hope to hear from you soon!
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My Skin Wasn’t Pleased With Me

2 out of 5 stars
Inthemidst_pearl - 10 months ago
originally posted on neutrogena.com
At first I loved this cleanser, (even though it made my skin feel tightish, but I wasn’t educated in the field of skincare so I thought that was normal), but after about three months, I started to notice a few bumps of eczema on my jaw area, but they weren’t red, so I just used more moisturizer. Then soon, I saw bright red patches on my cheeks! I guess my skin is just way too dry for this cleanser, because it did seem to work for very one else. Even so, I feel it’s too stripping. The Milky Cleanser from the same line is wonderful though, I highly recommend.
1 reply from Consumer Care team - 10 months ago
Thanks for sharing your experience with us! We'd love to chat with you more and see how we can help. Call us at 1-800-582-4048, Monday-Friday from 9am to 5:30pm ET, and mention your reviewer ID/email address. We look forward to hearing from you!
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Too drying.

2 out of 5 stars
Nej92 - 11 months ago
originally posted on neutrogena.com
I have combo to oily skin. This was very drying and made my skin red.
1 reply from Consumer Care team - 11 months ago
We're sorry to hear about your reaction to this cleanser, but we appreciate you letting us know! We'd love to learn more, so please call us at 1-800-582-4048 when you have time between 9 AM & 5:30 PM ET, Mon-Fri. Talk to you soon!
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Does what it says!

5 out of 5 stars
Kal343 - 1 year ago
originally posted on neutrogena.com
I have combination skin and this cleanser balances it perfectly. It is also the softest my skin has ever been. It does a good job removing makeup as well.
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Cleanser is great, pump wastes product

4 out of 5 stars
Chelsea13 - 1 year ago
originally posted on neutrogena.com
The cleanser itself is great. I don’t know if it is just my bottle that has a pump malfunction, as this is my first time purchasing, but every time I pump the cleanser into my hand, cleanser comes out around the pump housing, leading to lots of waste. See photo. I’ve made sure the pump is completely open and everything, so I don’t know what the issue is. :(
1 reply from Consumer Care team - 1 year ago
Hi! We're so sad to hear that the pump isn't working how you'd hope it would. We'd like to learn more about your experience, please call us at 1-800-582-4048, M-F, 9am-5:30pm, ET. We hope to hear from you soon!
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Happy with my clear skin!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Vanessa Pieluzek - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
I love how my skin feels after! Definitely use a moisturizer after. I was actively looking for a new skin care product since wear a mask at work has made me break out. Since I bought this a week ago I have noticed my cheeks and chin clearing up. Noticed a big different in my skin after first wash thankfully! No skin irritation or complains thus far! Will definitely keep using it since it’s showed so much of a difference fairly quickly. I have combination/ sensitive skin for reference
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
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Caused acne in my late 30s

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
jaodell2 - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Since purchasing this product, my jawline and neck have started breaking out with tons of tiny whiteheads. I never had ance as a teen, so this was totally unexpected. At first I thought I was having an allergic reaction to something. This is the only thing I've added to my usual routine (previously I just washed my face with Dove bar soap). It seemed to cleanse well enough but obviously my skin hates something about it.
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Not For Me, Caused a Breakout

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Cierra - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
I did not like this cleanser, my skin broke out and it just wasn’t for me. I felt like my skin wasn’t clean after using it and then on top of that it was very drying and felt like I was just rubbing glue on my face and then taking it off. I would not recommend this product at all. (And it doesn’t come in sustainable packaging)
quality: 1 out of 5
effectiveness: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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The Best Cleanser for Combination Skin

5 out of 5 stars
- 1 year ago
originally posted on neutrogena.com
I am overjoyed that I bought this cleanser. It is absolutely perfect for my skin and has reduced my acne. I used to use a multitude of cleansers bc none actually worked with my combination skin, but this cleanser is the only one I need now!
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Love It

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Victoriaaaaa - 1 year ago
I have sensitive skin that has trouble holding onto moisture. Neutrogena has learned to perfect formulas for skin like mine! This product is very gentle but also gets the job done! Love it
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Amazing

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Jasmine - 1 year ago
I’ve read the reviews about how it’s terrible and it ruins ur skin and burns but I’ve decided to purchase it and let me tell u how much this has cleared my acne this is a 10/10 got rid of most of my acne in less than a week! Recommend.
value: 5 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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My skin is now rough and stings

1 out of 5 stars
- 1 year ago
originally posted on neutrogena.com
I got this because I had heard great things, and I have combination skin, but my face is NOT a fan. Day 3 of using it and my face feels like sandpaper and like a bad sunburn. Unfortunately, not for me.
1 reply from Consumer Care team - 1 year ago
We're so sorry to hear this happened! We'd like to learn more about your experience. Give us a call at 1-800-582-4048. We're available M-F 9AM-5:30PM ET. We hope to hear from you soon!
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