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Review of Neutrogena Transparent Facial Bar

Neutrogena's Classic Soap: Still Impresses After All These Years

Neutrogena's Transparent Facial Bar ($3) has been the brand's star item since the bar launched back in the 1950s. After many years of its absence from my shower caddy, I recently decided to give the old classic another whirl. I was not disappointed.

With its distinctive amber color and clean scent, you'll likely get a sensory memory explosion of sorts (hello, junior high!). What makes the old-school bar so great is that it leaves behind no residue or tightness. If you have flaky or parched skin, however, this soap might not be the right match due to the high-cleanse formulation. And unlike many creamy cleansers, this solid gel-like bar really does rinse away very easily. Considering the price, results, scent, and the fact that glowy-skinned Jennifer Aniston counts it as one of her favorites, I'll be reserving a spot for this one in my shower once again.

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8marktennis 8marktennis 5 years
I'd been using the regular Neutrogena bar soap on my face for years, but I decided to switch to something better for my sensitive skin - my dermatologist recommended Made from Earth's Green Tea Toxin Cleanser. Amaze-fest! I could not be more pleased! I always thought my skin looked ok, but with their Green Tea Cleanser I actually love my skin! Not to sound vain, but I look in the mirror and just think about how good my skin looks now and I don't even wear coverup! IMO I think it makes me look younger too, but that could be wishful thinking! This does not have the consistency of a cleanser, it does seem more like a lotion, but don't let that dissaude you, it is really great on the skin!
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 7 years
Ewwww.... I tried this product once, it was disgusting. I bought it without reading the ingredients; it smelled like a rotten pork-chop so bad I almost got sick using it.The third ingredient is 'sodium tallowate,' which is lye and animal fat mixed together and steamed. If you have a sensitive nose, or if you only use animal-free products, skip this.
g-hockey1 g-hockey1 7 years
I have to try this out, thanks for the review!
thenekoling thenekoling 7 years
my mother used to use this religiously, but it never did a thing for my pubescent acne
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
I adore this stuff. I get the unscented version. What appeals to me is the small list of ingredients on the package. The instant I see super long ingredient lists, I'm kind of turned off. This stuff rinses super clean and removes every trace of makeup. The melting issue is a problem though! You have to store it away from your shower where it won't get in touch with moisture.
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