Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Neutrogena Deep Clean Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub Review

Neutrogena Deep Clean Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub Review

This is a review of Neutrogena Deep Clean Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub with blackhead fighting complex. This scrub comes in 40 gms and 100 gms tubes.

Neutrogena Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub Review

Neutrogena Blackhead Eliminating Scrub Price India

Price: INR 110 for 40 gms
INR 240 for 100 gms

Shelf Life: 36 months from Mfg date


Helps to effectively eliminate blackheads from the very first use, and prevents their return, for clear & healthy lookng skin! Microbeads that can effectively, yet gently exfoliate skin. Blackhead Fighting Complex, penetrates deep into pores to dissolve excessive oil to help eliminate stubborn blackheads. Prevents new ones from forming with continuous use. Natural ingredient with proven oil control efficacy. Helps clear and tighten pores. For best efficacy, use in combination with other BHE (Blackhead Elimination) line products (daily scrub followed by warming treatment and cooling toner)

Dermatologist Tested
Oil Free
Allergy Tested

Neutrogena Blackhead Eliminating Scrub Ingredients
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I had bought this scrub for my mother, who has a severe blackhead problem on her temples. I had a lot of whiteheads on my nose owing to my oily t-zone. and suddenly developed a couple of blackheads too. My Amway Artistry polishing scrub was not helping, so I gave this one a try and really loved it. I am using it regularly for almost 2 months now. 

  1. It took some 8-10 uses to eliminate the whiteheads and clear up the excessive oil locked in my t-zone.
  2. There was a very hard whitehead on the slant of my nose and recently it helped uproot that too. But it did required patience.
  3. Please do NOT expect miracles overnight. It does work with the natural cycle of your skin and helps clear skin with regular use.
  4. It does not dry skin like other scrubs. You can feel soft, clean and brightened skin within the first use.
  5. The scrub microbeads are neither too gentle, nor too harsh. I was using daily but developed redness on my cheeks due to excessive scrubbing. So I now use on alternate days.
  6. There is a noticeable difference in pore size. It does help reduce skin pores. Results may vary if you do not use a toner after scrubbing. Use any good toner of your choice.
Neutrogena Blackhead Eliminating Scrub Review and Swatch
Can you see the Orange beads and the White microbeads?

Shake the tube to ensure the settled beads mix well in the scrub. Wet face with water. Then take a pea sized amount and start scrubbing the target area gently. Do NOT use in the area around the eyes.
How to scrub your face
How to scrub your face. Move hands as per the directions in the picture

There are two more products in the Neutrogena Blackhead eliminating range
Neutrogena Deep Clean Blackhead Eliminating Warming Treatment
Neutrogena Deep Clean Blackhead Eliminating Cooling Toner

For people with severe blackhead problem, it is recommended to use this scrub, then use the warming treatment and finally use the cooling toner. My mom is using only the scrub.

Neutrogena Deep Clean Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub alone does not remove stubborn blackheads as such. It helps exfoliate your skin gently, thereby exposing the deep rooted blackheads. You can then follow it up with steaming and cleaning with a blackhead remover tool, just like a beautician does it for you during a facial. 

If you do not know how to use the blackhead removal tool, please do NOT use it without proper guidance. Do NOT try to squeeze out blackheads or whiteheads, though I can understand how tempting it is. Squeezing with nails can lead to scars and marks. Keep using the scrub and then use a good toner to close the pores after scrubbing. If you do not notice any positive results after a month or so, try this scrub along with the warming treatment and cooling toner from the same range.

Neutrogena is owned by Johnson and Johnson. This scrub is definitely better than other similar products available in the market and I really trust the skin care products from this brand (though I hate the kids skin care range from Johnsons and Johnsons).


  1. It sounds good. i have not used it but if it does take care of the whiteheads then i want to try it out soon. Thank you Gagan for sharing. :)
    I like the picture where you demonstrated how to scrub, very helpful for the people who have sensitive skin or are doing it for the first time, so as to avoid rashes.:)

    1. Thanks for the feedback Niesha :) My skin seems to go on a strike every time I use foundation despite trying many brands. It did help me a lot. I would also love to try more of lemon as summers come.

  2. I have used the Clean & Clear blackhead clearing daily scrub ( by Johnson&Johnson itself) and it was fine, but it dried my skin out. It had Sodium Laureth Sulphate and that was also a concern. This one sounds better since it doesn't cause dryness but it seems this one has SLS too.

    1. I noticed the ingredient list Arathi and like you, I am also very particular about the ingredients in a product. The SLS in such products is necessary to clear out the oil. I use SLS-free shampoo. But for face, this one does not foam a lot if you just scrub. It foams only when you add more water while rinsing, but easily rinses out leaving skin feel fresh and moist. Moreover, you need not use daily. Try lemon as a natural alternative though it would clean the pores but not scrub out the dead skin.


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