Hi everyone, so today I am writing about a product from the new range in Neutrogenas Visibly Clear collection, Pore & Shine. Currently there is only a facial wash and scrub available, however I will be writing about the pore & shine facial wash today. I like to try out new products but I am very conscious of my skin type and how it will react to a change of product, so if I can I will try to get products which are quite similar. My previous facial wash of choice was Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Facial Wash which is perfect for the occasional break out and always left my skin feeling soft and refreshed, I wrote a review about this wash here so please take a peek. I came across this product when I was doing my usual monthly Boots stock up, it was on offer 2 for £5 on all visibly clear products, so I bought this along with the Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Oil Free Moisturizer.
This was a limited edition bottle to celebrate Visibly Clears 10th birthday, so as you can see they have done a lovely fruity design with different shades of green limes to correspond with the scent and ingredients tangerine and lime. Lime is very beneficial to the skin as it is very rich in antioxidants like vitamin C, citric acid and flavonoids, click here to find out more. I do like the simple packaging it keeps it crisp and fresh which is what you would expect from buying a skin care product. I wasn't quite sure about the colour of the liquid at first as it reminds me of a fairy washing up liquid however I thought it was silly to judge the product on just appearance of the gel alone.
As my skin is combination, it can be a crazy mixture of oily and dry at the same time, it boggles my mind everytime as I never know what to do with it at times, quite frankly it's a pain in the bum. So this wash claims to unclog pores and mattifie the skin without over drying it. That's good to hear as I have tried other products which leave your skin feeling tight and flaky. This wash also includes salicylic acid which is meant to brighten up the skin for a more refreshed appearance. If you want anymore information on ingredients take a look at the website here.
Straight away what appeals to me about this product is the pump applicator as you get more out of the product and nothing is wasted, you can choose just the right amount for your skin. The instructions state to use this product in the morning and the evening, which is just right for me I like to use the same product morning and evening so as not to irritate my skin. One squeeze on the applicator is enough to cover my full face as it lathers up and spreads really well across my face. The liquid comes out quite clear with only a hint of green and the smell of lime and tangerine mix really well together. When applied to my skin it gave me a zingy tingly feeling which made my skin feel instantly refreshed but also made me feel more awake too. I have been using this wash after splashing some warm water over my face to open up the pores. I then use my Body Shop Vitamin C facial scrub to get out all the dirt and leftover make up, you can read a review on this product here. After using this facial wash for a week I have noticed my skin has been a lot clearer and I have experienced less break outs, I was really worried after reading some reviews that said the wash brought on breakouts but that doesn't seem to have happened with my skin PHEW!!! I guess it goes to show that everyone has different experiences and you have to try it out for yourself, you might be surprised.