Neutrogena Deep Clean Micellar Gel to Foam 2-in-1 Make-up Remover Deep Cleanser For Dry Skin Review
Make-up removal is one huge aspect of our skincare routine. As much as I love wearing make-up any given day I am always grumpy when it comes to make-up removal. So last year in my Priceline haul I picked up this Micellar gel to foam cleanser when priceline was having a 50% off sale just because of words like “Micellar” and “Make-up Remover” in the name. 😛 I have used it extensively last winter and on & off since then. The past month I started using it again, hence this very delayed review. Let’s get to know Neutrogena Deep Clean Micellar Gel to Foam Cleanser better. 🙂
Price: RRP is AU$ 16.99. I got it for AU$ 8.99 (Appx. 450 INR) for 142 ml
What it says:
A 2 in 1 cleanser with Micellar Technology in a dual transformation gel to foam that is gentle to use every day.
- Make-up Remover: micellar gel transforms into fine, creamy foam by rubbing with fingers and acts as a magnet to capture impurities, make-up and sebum.
- Deep Cleanser: when activated with water, the creamy foam transforms into light bubbles to blast away the residues and leave skin clean, fresh and healthy looking.
- Additionally, the cucumber extract helps hydrate your skin, leaving it soft and healthy looking.
- Dermatologist tested
- Ophthalmologist tested
- Pump out 3cm diameter circle and gently massage onto face to remove make-up.
- Secondly, apply a small amount of water to activate the transformation into light bubbles to wash off the residue.
Water, Lauryl Glucoside, PEG,80 Sorbitan Laurate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, PEG,40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Chlorphenesin, Citric Acid, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Propylene Glycol, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Juice, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, (SZ150703C05KHJ).
My Experience with Neutrogena Deep Clean Micellar Gel to Foam Cleanser:
Neutrogena Deep Clean Micellar Gel to Foam Cleanser comes packaged in a tall green bottle with a pump dispensing mechanism. Neutrogena also has a variant for normal to oily skin which has the exact same packaging except for the bottle colour that is blue.
As mentioned in the name itself, the product is a transparent thick gel that you need to massage on wet face. It spreads easily and turns into mild foam once it comes in contact with water. I usually massage it till I see the foam turning muddy. Then I rinse it with water as usual. On days I am using it as my morning cleanser I see it foaming a lot more due to the absence of any makeup on skin. Also the quantity of product you need on bare face is very small in comparison to that you need for makeup removal.
Neutrogena Deep Clean Micellar Gel to Foam Cleanser Swatch
As a makeup remover, it is really wonderful as far as face makeup goes. It cleanses face thoroughly in one wash, but just to be sure I always use it twice when I am relying on this alone for makeup removal. My general routine however differs slightly. Its usually a micellar water that I use to remove makeup from my face, eyes and lips, followed by a foaming cleanser afterwards. This ensures better removal and peace of mind as I have very sensitive skin ever since pregnancy. O:) As far as eye makeup goes, it takes multiple washing to get rid of stubborn mascaras and kohls. Thankfully it does not sting, but still I am not very fond of the process of multiple washing hence I always make it a point to remove my eye makeup beforehand with a micellar water.
You can use it as your sole makeup removal cleanser if you have a minimalist approach towards makeup. For example, a cc cream, compact, liquid eyeliner and lipstick can be easily washed off with Neutrogena Deep Clean Micellar Gel to Foam Cleanser. However my daily makeup need is a mascara and lipstick. So I have to use an eye makeup remover without fail.
Neutrogena Deep Clean Micellar Gel to Foam Cleanser has a mild fresh clean fragrance that I love. It does not leave face very dry but it gets stretchy after a while if you do not use a moisturizer. (Its almost winter in Melbourne) In summer, I did not face this issue though. The one thing that I do not like about this cleanser is that it leaves behind residue which is not very obvious like few other gel face washes I have used but enough to make me rinse my face few extra times post each wash.
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5
My Recommendation: Neutrogena Deep Clean Micellar Gel to Foam Cleanser is a cost effective 2-in-1 cleanser that removes makeup as well as dirt and grime in one go. Its also suitable for sensitive skin. IMO, It is a great everyday cleanser that can also remove makeup. You can use it as yur regular face wash or as a part of double cleansing / makeup removal routine. Not something you need to have but worth a try for sure. 🙂