If you have dry acne prone skin then you know how hard it can be to find a facial scrub that does the job without leaving your skin flaky and cause more breakouts. #thestruggleisreal. The Neutrogena Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub is part of the Rapid Clear line here in Brazil and part of the Visible Clear line in the UK, whereas in the US it doesn’t make part of any specific line and it’s available at Ulta.
It has a nice-non harsh chemichal smell and provides a soft exfoliation that kind of reminds me to the St Ives apricot scrub, but this one is way more gentle and has a rich creamy formula that doesn’t leave the skin dry which is why I love it so much, but I’ll tell you more about that in a second.
WHAT IT PROMISES
To prevent and eliminate blackheads. I’ve used it for a few weeks now and my skin has a better texture, so it’s definetely good at removing the impurities from the surface and preventing blackheads. However, I don’t think it’s quite enough to actually eliminate them, you’ll probably need a more agressive product or method for that.
WHY I LOVE IT
I like to start to remove my makeup with this product and it has made my routine much more enjoyable. Before I’d let my makeup on until I went to bed (and felt awful about it) just to delay that horrible dry feeling everything else left behind. Now I take off my makeup as soon as I get home to let my skin breathe; I leave it on as a mask while removing my eye makeup (this way I make sure I give it the time to work), and while I’m at there I use it to exfoliate my lips.
It leaves my skin so smooth that it feels like I’ve applied moisturizer and that smoothness goes on until the next day which my crazy dry skin truly appreciates, especially because I haven’t found the right moisturizer yet.
Its soft microbeads make it perfect for the everyday cleanse, but of course, it depends on your skin needs and conditions. I just wouldn’t use twice a day as it’ll be too abrassive for me, I also skip one day or two when my skin is extremely dry. If you need a deeper cleanse you can leave it for an extra five minutes once or twice a week, as suggested on the UK site.
IS IT FOR YOU?
For all of you out there who are experimenting acne and dry skin this is definitely something you should try. If your skin is oily and you’re on the hunt for a good and inexpensive cleanser with salicylic acid you might like it too, just make sure you use a toner because it leaves a slightly greasy feeling behind.
Have you tried the Neutrogena Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub? If so, leave me a comment below!