What the brand says: Neutrogena Deep Clean blackhead eliminating scrub is a gentle yet effective scrub. Its double action gently scrubs away blackheads and prevents new ones from appearing. It removes dirt and oil from within and unclogs pores. By cleansing the skin from deep within, it gives you skin that feels and looks refreshed. The skin-smoothing microbeads exfoliate your skin without drying.
The scrub contains salicylic acid that penetrates deep to eliminate blackheads by removing stubborn dirt and oil trapped inside pores. Salicylic acid is also known to control acne by cleansing the pores, thereby preventing clogging and keeps it free from bacterial growth and oxidation that results into blackheads.
The scrub comes in a transparent plastic tube with a flip-open cap. The tube is travel friendly.
The scrub does not contain bigger sized granules so I initially thought it won’t be as effective. It has a gel like texture with fine granules and sparse orange circular and prominent granules that are soft.
The face scrub has a mild and slight sweet fragrance which I love.
How to use and after-effects:
To use, dampen you face with warm water, take a dollop of the scrub and dot it on your face concentrating on the nose. Scrub the skin gently in circular and upward-outward directions especially on the nose and area around it. Massage your nose thoroughly to soften and remove the blackheads. Rinse with cold water and pat dry. Follow with a toner and moisturizer.
Skin feels extremely smooth and soft. I don’t have a lot of blackheads but I do have sparse black heads and a lot of white heads. The granules are very mild and I love the fact that they don’t melt away so you can scrub it for longer and the exfoliating property lasts. You can actually feel the tiny particles scrubbing away dirt, grime, dead skin cells and blackheads. You won’t see all the blackheads vanished in one use; you have to use it routinely to see visible effects, especially if you have severe blackheads. My skin feels extremely soft and smooth just like it feels after a clean-up. After using it 2-3 times, I can see a major difference in the appearance of my nose. The black heads were almost negligible and white heads were easy to remove after using it with a blackhead remover; which means it did a great job of softening the black and white heads. It does not dry out the skin and will suit all skin types. For oily and acne (and white and blackheads) prone skin or problematic skin, regular usage of this product is essential to maintain clear skin and it works well for me.