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Neutrogena Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub, 4.2 Ounce

Neutrogena Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub clears blackheads and helps prevent new ones to give you clear, smooth skin. Its powerful combination of blackhead fighting medicine and microbeads works together to clean pores and help keep them free of blackheads: Salicylic acid penetrates into pores to remove blackhead causing dirt and oil, gentle exfoliating beads sweep away dead skin cells, skin soothing beads deliver conditioners to help prevent skin from overdrying.

Key features

  • 2% Salicylic Acid
  • Smooth microbeads
  • Gently exfoliates
  • Penetrates to eliminate most blackheads
  • Helps prevent new blackheads

Honest reviews


Somewhat abrasive for everyday use

I like the way that this scrub makes my skin look but it is too abrasive to use twice a day.It is also fully of little chunks of…something…that is hard to rinse off if you are trying to do it over a sink. It is a lot easier to use in the shower. I’m not crazy about the smell. It is a little overpowering and it lingers even after I wash it off. It strikes me a somewhat “feminine” scent which obviously isn’t great if you are a man.I did give it 3 stars because my skin really does look nice. It even seems to help smooth out some of my existing wrinkles. But I’ll probably be looking to try a different brand for the reasons mentioned above.

Luella Hamel, IL

Haven’t noticed any difference

I purchased this face scrub in hopes that it would clear up my blackheads, I’ve been using it daily for awhile and haven’t noticed any difference. Kinda disappointed, but I still gave it 3 stars because it might clear up someone else’s skin since everyone is different. I also don’t like how it makes my skin feel after I rinse it off, I always follow up with a regular face wash because it almost leaves an oily feeling. Not satisfied, will not recommend or repurchase.

Edna Upper Darby, PA

Very effective but not harsh

The only reason I tried this was because previous reviews said it was not drying on mature skin. This was true, it reduced my blackheads to almost none and kept my adult acne in check. You can use on your hands and rub into face, but I use it with a my Olay facial brush. My skin looks great. The toner that comes with this is way to strong for me so I just use witch hazel cut to half with distiller water. Use it daily and be happy and soft!

Eloise Perryton, TX



Pamala Verdigre, NE

Really Good!

I have a few, small blackheads on my forehead but my nose is riddled with them. It literally looks like my nose is covered with little black hairs. So gross.I actually never knew what they were, they just popped up one day and never went away. I tried popping them, I tried those painful Biore nose strips, I tried Queen Helene masques and aspirin masks and honey masks and steaming and all kinds of cleansers… all to no avail.After finding out that these were little nasty oil plugs in my skin, I decided to look for something specifically for blackheads, which led me to this cleanser.After using this every night for a week, I’d say about 50% of the blackheads on my nose have either disappeared, are shrinking or are lighter in color.After more than a decade with these non-budging things on my face, I’m extremely happy with the results I’m getting. I actually can’t believe that in a few weeks, I’ll most likely be blackhead free!I’d come to the conclusion that the blackheads would just always be with me, so the fact that they’re disappearing has me over the moon.I haven’t had any new breakouts while using this, either, which is amazing. Usually a few pimples will pop up when I try something new, but not this time!Awesome!If you have stubborn blackheads, definitely give this cleanser a try!I gave this four stars because my blackheads aren’t completely gone. But once they are, I’ll up the rating to five. : )

Corinne Warm Springs, VA

Very good for everyday use too

I like this product because it has plenty of scrubbing grit with lather, but without the strong smell that "men’s" beauty products have. I use this inbetween the times I use Biotherm which is really the best product I have used for cleaning my face. And, Clean and Clear does not compare anymore to Neutrogena.

Rosa Vanleer, TN

Not so great.

Didn’t like it so much, can’t stand the film it leaves on my skin I prefer Thanks for your review of Neutrogena Pore Refining Cleanser much better at least for me.

Cassie Rockford, AL

I finally found it!!!

For years I’ve been looking for a product to get rid of the blackheads on my cheeks. I’ve tried the oil free acne washes, masques, bars, pads, oxy, astringents, even other blackhead scrubs. But nothing ever worked. When I found the Neutrogena blackhead scrub, I had my hopes up that maybe, just maybe it would work. Well, after about a week of use, almost all of my blackheads were gone! I couldn’t believe it. I’ve tried products that were much more expensive and they didn’t even come close. I love this stuff. If you have blackhead problems but otherwise healthy skin, then try this scrub…I can all but guarantee it will work for you.

Katina Allenton, WI

Works if I had time.

I honestly don’t have the right set up right now to do this everyday like I should but I did end up trying it in the shower on my back since I get blackheads there and it worked rather well. I think it would help my face if I could just do it everyday.

Casandra Buford, GA


this item broke me out and my face never felt clean, perhaps its a reaction to the menthol or to the SA i am not sure..left my face red and irritated and with a residue..i gave it away.

Odessa Mary Esther, FL

Face Cleaner

It works pretty good, not a complete acne solution, but it does help, and helps remove dead skin with the beads. Not overpowering, if you leave it on your skin though cleans it well and leaves a fresh feeling

Nanette Rocky Ridge, OH

Yes yes yes

I bought this for my boyfriend who has body acne on his cheast. He’s been using it twice a week for about six weeks and the blackheads in the mddle of his cheast are just about disapeared completly! It also leaves the skin soft.

Christa East Point, KY

Doesn’t live up to the name

Not really a good scrub or good for blackheads. It has exfoliating beads in it, but they don’t seem to do much. There wasn’t really much difference before and after I used it for a few weeks. It didn’t make my skin any better or worse. It did seem harder to rinse off than other scrubs I’ve used, even other Neutrogena products. I wouldn’t purchase it again, but at least it was cheap.

Brandi Bettsville, OH


works well and no werid smells etc. use it in summer and will clear you up its a good product

Antionette Grand Junction, TN