Neutrogena’s solution to our blackhead problem?

Neutrogena Deep Clean Blackhead Eliminating - Daily Scrub, Cooling Toner - Skincare | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle
Neutrogena Deep Clean Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub and Cooling Toner

Truth be told, I approach skincare products with a little skepticism since there hasn’t been any science that can fully rectify or reverse seemingly unpleasant effects of nature or what imbalance we’d notice or go through. However, I do hope on the bit that it can minimise the imperfections and inconveniences.

Blackheads: “a plug of sebum in a hair follicle, darkened by oxidation.” I don’t even understand why we get these. But, yea, it’s one of the many things we worry about apart from the usual acne, fine lines and crow’s feet. So begins another quest for a reliable solution to “eliminate” ‘em blackheads.

For the past 4-5 weeks, I’ve been using a couple of Neutrogena products explicitly marketed for that very thing.

Neutrogena Deep Clean Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub - Skincare | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle
Neutrogena Deep Clean Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub

As far as science goes, it went fizzle-and-pop instead of a dazzling, ear-splitting firework display. The scrub did wonders to aid in exfoliation. I heart facial scrubs but I’m not sure I’d like to continue subjecting my skin to a daily scrub. Admittedly, blackheads aren’t a big concern but I do get them and get flustered whenever I put my skin under magnified scrutiny through self-deprecating specs and see them.

Neutrogena Deep Clean Blackhead Eliminating Cooling Toner - Skincare | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle
Neutrogena Deep Clean Blackhead Eliminating Cooling Toner

I also set aside the other toners I’ve been using to make room for this combo. If compared with the usual alcohol-free toner I use from Neutrogena, the sting I feel with each use of this one is certainly a different experience. My skin stayed clear of blemishes to a certain degree and for a period but I did suffer a major breakout in the process (but that big pimple may be attributed to other factors, not the products). I do wonder why I’m starting to get a few tiny bumps in areas where I don’t usually have problems in.

I’ve always been a fan of Neutrogena when it comes to facial wash/foam/scrub and toner but whenever I look at it and read the “blackhead eliminating” bit, I’m constantly reminded of what the product has failed to do.

Take this with a grain of salt, please. You just might get a different result if you use it. This brings me to a relevant request that you come back and let me know how it fared. It be interesting to read accounts from folks affirming that the Neutrogena Deep Clean Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub and Cooling Toner successfully eliminated blackheads.

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Comments

  1. I just use those strips to get rid of blackheads. Works for me!

  2. Lee Jeff says:

    where can i buy Neutrogena Deep Clean Blackhead Eliminating Cooling Toner here in philippines?

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