Neutrogena was one of the first skincare brands that I used as a teenager, it formed part of my very first daily skincare regimen where I did all three steps: wash, tone and moisturise, now my skincare regimen includes a lot more than just three steps. I’ve always been loyal to the brand since then and found it to always be gentle on my sensitive skin yet effective. I received two products from their Visibly Clear range a while back and was excited to try the two products out especially now that I have more breakouts than usual. The products that I received are: Neutrogena Visibly Clear Spot Proofing Daily Wash and Neutrogena Visibly Clear Correct & Perfect CC Cream. The Neutrogena Visibly Clear range helps clear breakouts and helps prevent them from coming back resulting in visibly clear skin. There is more than one Neutrogena Visibly Clear range and a variety of other ranges targeting different skin concerns, all ranges are colour coordinated making it easier to identify the range best suited for your skin care needs.
Neutrogena Visibly Clear Spot Proofing Daily Wash
The Neutrogena Daily Wash works with your skin to help clear spots and defend against new breakouts from day one. It is oil-free which is what I needed right now since I’ve all of a sudden have oily skin which I didn’t have a year ago, the wash contains Salicylic Acid which is one of my favourite ingredients in skincare products, Salicylic Acid is a powerful acne-fighting ingredient and anti-inflammatory, it cleanses deep into the pores removing dead skin cells and impurities and helps prevent pimples from forming leaving skin looking smoother, brighter and blemish-free. The Daily Wash is also formulated with ClearDefend technology which is a high strength spot cleansing formula that fights spots deep down into the pores while leaving skin’s essential nutrients intact and defend against new breakouts by building up the skin’s natural shield to help defend from new breakouts for healthy looking, spot proof skin. The wash is suitable for oily skin type and sensitive skin which is a huge plus as you all know I have very sensitive skin.
The Neutrogena Visibly Clear Spot Proofing Daily Wash comes in a clear orange 200ml pump bottle, the pump works well at dispensing product, I find that 1-2 pumps is sufficient for my face, neck and chest area. The actual face wash is clear, slightly orange in colour and has a gel texture which is a little runny, the gel has a citrusy scent and a small amount foams up well. To use you first wet your face, apply a small amount to hands, add water and gently massage onto face till it foams up and then rinse. I love that it foams up so well as it feels that it is thoroughly cleansing my skin.
After using the wash my skin feels clean, refreshed and oil free but not stripped of moisture. It even removes makeup well and my skin feels well prepped for the next step in my skincare regimen. I use the wash twice a day and I’m starting to notice a difference in my skin, I now have less breakouts and my skin looks brighter and healthier.
Neutrogena Visibly Clear Correct & Perfect CC Cream
I love CC creams when ever I travel I always take a CC or BB cream with me rather than foundation as I want a natural even tone look and don’t have time to apply on a full face of makeup. A CC cream is perfect for when you want a no makeup look, don’t have time to apply on makeup or want your skin to look even toned, healthy and awake without having to apply foundation or concealer.
What is a CC cream? CC stands for colour correcting which addresses issues like redness or sallowness (sickly, dull/yellow/pale looking skin). A CC cream has a creamy formulation which is lighter in texture than foundation and is used to even out the skin tone while looking like nothing has been applied onto the skin.
I received the medium shade which is best suited for my skin tone. The Neutrogena CC Cream is only available in two shades, light and medium. The Visibly Clear Correct & Perfect CC Cream claims to instantly cover spots and breakout marks while helping to correct them in one easy step. So not only does it cover up imperfections but also works at getting rid of them which I love! I love multi-tasking products and this one acts like a light coverage foundation but has skincare benefits. This product is suitable for all skin types with the main skin concern being acne and blemishes.
The CC Cream is oil-free and contains Salicylic Acid so it won’t clog up pores. The cream works in two ways:
- It Corrects: the non-greasy water-based formula contains patented spot-fighting MICROCLEAR technology to help clear spots and fade marks from previous breakouts.
- Perfect: breathable, lightweight coverage naturally blends with skin tone to effectively conceal spots, redness and marks.
Immediately, your complexion looks more even, day after day, skin is clinically proven to get more clear and healthy-looking, even without makeup! If used continuously skin will have less blemishes. For optimal results I suggest using the CC Cream with the entire Neutrogena Visibly Clear range. It should be used after applying on a moisturiser and sunscreen.
The Neutrogena Visibly Clear Correct & Perfect CC Cream comes in an orange and white box (orange differentiates the Visibly Clear range from the other Neutrogena ranges), enclosed is a 50ml tube with a flip cap, there’s a small opening to dispense the product and you can control how much product comes through by squeezing the tube. The tube is slim making it easy to take on your travels and won’t spill as the lid safely secures the product inside. The CC Cream is brown in colour, has a slight scent and a nice thick creamy texture that spreads well so only a small amount is needed for the face, only apply onto the face not the neck and chest area.
The CC Cream looks dark when squeezed out but once blended into the skin it looks very natural as if nothing has been applied and gives an even tone look with a semi matte finish that lasts throughout the day. It’s quick and easy to use, just squeeze a small amount onto your finger and apply small dots onto the face then blend with fingers like your would a normal face cream, it leaves my skin looking healthy, even toned and lightly conceals breakouts and dark marks. It is non-greasy and the semi matte finish helps keep my face looking less shiny and oil free throughout the day, even though it has a thick creamy texture it is lightweight so it feels natural, it is breathable so doesn’t feel like it’s clogging up my pores and it naturally blends in adjusting to my skin tone.
I don’t often have time to apply on makeup so this is my go to product to give my skin a healthy even toned look without feeling heavy. This product is absolutely perfect when travelling to humid countries as you cant wear makeup as it will just melt off but you can wear a CC Cream so you still look perfect in your travel pics and because it’s so lightweight it’s like a cream and won’t melt off in hot humidity.
Have you tried the Neutrogena Visibly Clear range? Or a CC Cream?