The gentle cleanser that clears acne (and prevents future breakouts)

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Spot Proofing Daily Wash Reviews

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about the acne-clearing face wash

Beauty Crew Contributing Editor / June 25 2018

The product

When you suffer from acne, it's tempting to give your skin some tough love by going hard (and harsh) with your skin care routine. But, according to research done by Neutrogena® scientists, the skin barrier tends to be compromised and weaker in those with acne. So what you need is to take a gentle approach. Neutrogena®’s Visibly Clear™ Spot Proofing range (which includes Neutrogena® Visibly Clear™ Spot Proofing Daily WashNeutrogena® Visibly Clear® Spot Proofing™ Purifying TonerNeutrogena® Visibly Clear® Spot Proofing™ Daily ScrubNeutrogena® Visibly Clear® Spot Proofing™ Daily Moisturiser and Neutrogena® Visibly Clear® Spot Proofing™ 2-in-1 Wash-Maskhas been formulated to keep the skin’s barrier intact while its ClearDefend™ technology tackles breakouts.

As all good skin care routines start with an effective cleanser, the Neutrogena® Visibly Clear™ Spot Proofing Daily Wash works to clear spots and clean skin with the help of salicylic acid, while glycerin conditions the complexion to avoid leaving skin feeling dry and stripped of moisture.

Our panel of Review Crew® testers put this product to the test.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent Neutrogena® Visibly Clear™ Spot Proofing Daily Wash to a panel of women aged between 13 and 25 years old with mild to moderate acne.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about Neutrogena® Visibly Clear™ Spot Proofing Daily Wash:

How well it clears breakouts: The positive feedback about how effectively this daily face wash helped clear breakouts was overwhelming. Plus, not only did it treat existing acne, many reviewers said they haven’t had a breakout since they started using it regularly.

How gentle it is for an acne-fighting formula: Some of our Review Crew® members commented on how they have found cleansers formulated for acne-prone skin to be very drying on their complexions in the past, but with this one they found it to be gentle as well as effective at cleaning skin.

How convenient the pump packaging is: Reviewers were big fans of the pump applicator that comes with this acne-clearing cleanser. They found it made the product easy to use, and also liked how it dispersed the perfect amount of product.

Good to know: Some reviewers found this face wash left their skin feeling a little tight when they used it morning and night. Their recommendation was to only use it once a day to fix this concern.

The verdict

“Amazing cleanser! Have used many different cleansers in my time, all have dried out my face or been too chemically strong. After using this I know I'll never need to look for another cleanser again! Hydrates my skin and haven't had one blemish or pimple since the first use.”
Review Crew® member
“I love the way this wash feels on the skin. I really enjoy using this wash along with the other products from the range. It has really helped my skin to start clearing up and evened out my skin’s texture. I will continue to use this product and recommend it to anyone with oily or problem skin.”
Review Crew® member
“Loved this cleanser, can't think of a thing I didn't like about it. After a few weeks of using [it] I noticed fewer spots and blemishes on my face. I will definitely continue to use this cleanser even after the trial and would probably repurchase.”
Review Crew® member

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The products for this Review Crew® have been provided by Neutrogena® to Pacific Magazines’ BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by BEAUTYcrew members.

*This average star rating is based on 68 reviews and is correct as of 25/6/2018

Main image credit: Sevak Babakhani

Chelsea is BEAUTYcrew’s Contributing Editor. She has a sweet spot for anything that claims to make skin glow and won’t leave the house without a slick of mascara. Chelsea has 10 years of experience as a beauty editor and her words can be found on BEAUTYcrew, Women’s Health, Daily Addict, The Joye and Primped.