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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Blab About Beauty Tuesday: Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture Review

Product name: Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture combination skin

Product description: Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture for combination skin is clinically proven to normalise combination skin by moisturising dry areas while controlling shine in oily areas. The lightweight, non greasy formula's clinically proven oil-absorbing Microsponge system controls oil and shine in the T-zone for a natural, matte all day finish.
Product directions: Use 1 pump and apply all over face and neck. Use morning and night, alone or under make-up.
My thoughts: This moisturiser is very lightweight, making it a perfect base to apply makeup. It's also an ideal product for sensitive skin. The product claims to not clog pores, but after research I discovered that it does contain mild pore clogging ingredients which do not help with my oily skin. I loved how it quickly absorbed into my skin, however I didn't like how the formula felt as though I was applying sunscreen. The pump bottle is very convenient, although I found that I needed two pumps for a good and even application. This product didn't help my oily skin problems whatsoever. My skin stayed matte for only a couple of hours and after that I was left looking like an oil slick. That said, I have excessively oily skin which is very high maintenance.
Product ingredients: Water, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Glycerin, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG 100 Stearate, Lysine Carboxymethyl Cysteinate, Methyl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Xanthan Gum, Silica, Tocopherol, Lysine Thiazolidine Carboxylate, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Benzalkonium Chloride.

The pros:
  • fragrance free
  • allergy tested
  • alcohol free
  • convenient pump bottle
  • lightweight, non greasy formula
  • quickly absorbed
The cons:

  • doesn't control oil production for those with excessively oily skin
  • the formula feels like you are applying sunscreen
  • it claims that it won't clog pores, but it contains low level pore clogging ingredients
Would I purchase this again?: Due to my excessively oily skin, I wouldn't buy this again. I've come to find other products that do a much better job at controlling oil and shine that leave my skin matte all day without the need for blotting paper.

Size: 118 mL RRP: $12.99 My rating: 2/5

Stockists: Leading supermarkets and pharmacies nationally









Alanna said...

Your reviews are so fun to read Emily!

Oh guess what! I'm in the midst of relocating my scrap stuff, and I found the diary I made for you! I gave it to my Mum to post but she obviously never got around to it and dumped it back in my room :( But now I've lost the post it I put on it with your address. Can you email me your address again? That's if you still want it... being May and all... I'm sure you can find some lined pages that you can put in it. It's A5 size I think. I'm really sorry :(

Emily Ruth said...

Thanks Alanna, so glad you enjoy them! Haha, yeah I'd love it, I'd still use it as a diary, my current one isn't very suitable. I'll pop my addy in your inbox now!


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