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Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser, Normal to Oily Skin, 6.7 Ounce

Neutrogena Deep Clean cleans so deeply and thoroughly that it improves the look and feel of skin. Skin is left cleanwith no poreclogging residue. Your complexion looks fresh and healthy; feels smooth and soft from deeper, more thorough cleansing. This effective face wash contains a hydroxy acid which penetrates deep into pores, dissolving dirt, oil and makeup. It also removes dead surface skin cells that can dry, roughen and dull your complexion. Softer, fresher skin will emerge.

Key features

  • Oilfree
  • Noncomedogenic (won’t clog pores)
  • Improves your complexion
  • Dermatologist tested
  • 6.7 Fluid Ounce (200 ml)

Honest reviews


OK, but you get less product

As compared to other brands, the amount of scrub is less. This one has only 4.2 oz, as compared to others that are at least 5 oz. Feels oily, even though states “Oil-free”. Smell is ok, but Clean & Clear Morning Burst is a bit more exciting.

Dana Wallace, WV

Irregular pricing.

I first purchased this product because I wanted a cleanser in a squeeze tube so that I could easily use it at the gym. Pumps are hard to “close” so that they don’t accidently pump into my gym bag. I also wanted a cream cleanser because after I turned 40 skin dryness in my face became more of an issue even though I make sure to drink plenty of water. I also purchased it for the price. I didn’t even notice that the packaging read “oil free”. I typically don’t buy oil free cleansers because I want more oil in the cleanser to moisturize my skin.Well, don’t let “oil free” fool you. Deep Clean does not dry out my skin. It works as well as cream cleansers that use the word “moisturizing” on their package.As of 01/06/2012 Amazon listed this product as costing $5.74 for 7 ounces ($0.82 per ounce) and $19.77 for 21 ounces ($0.94 per ounce). It does not make sense to me that the cost per ounce for buying in bulk (the three pack which comes to 21 ounces) is MORE than the cost per ounce for buying a single unit. Buying in bulk usually means saving money. I will be hitting the “1 pack” button when I order and then once the item is in my cart I will increase the quantity. I will not be hitting the “3 pack” button.

Alana Currie, NC

Not So Gentle…..

I am a huge fan of Neutrogena Deep Clean Oil Free Face Wash, so when I had hard time finding my stand-by scrub, naturally I grabbed this. Having had irritation problems with other scrubs, I was cautious to only use this on my forehead prior to using it on the rest of my skin. After using this on my forehead my skin was smoother, but when I moved to my chin a few days later my chin broke out slightly. Although my skin (especially in the chin area) is slightly sensitive-I haven’t had friction induced acne in years!This is a white cream with micro-beads in the formula. The package claims these beads are Beta Hydroxy, but after reading the ingredients I cannot figure out what they are. This has a nice fresh scent-citrus but not girly. This has salicylic acid in it-so it does have an acne fighting component.I will continue to use this product and hope my skin can build up tolerance to it, because the areas on my face that did not break out look very nice and are smoother.Skin type: oily, few lines, 20-something, slightly pigmented, semi-sensitive, acne proneIngredients I got off the package: water, sodium methyl cocyl taurate, polyethylene, glycerin, cocomidopropyl, betaine, glycol distearate, stearic acid, acrylates/c10-30 alkyl acylate crosspolymer, linoleanidopropyl, PG-dimonium chloride phosphate, neopentyl glycol dicoprlate/dicoporate, salicylcic acid, disodium edta, xanthan gum, magnesium aluminium silicate, sodium hydroxide, cetyl alcohol, phenoxyethanol, mathylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, putylparaben, agar, mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, red 20 lake, fragrance.

Josefina Delmar, MD


I remember trying this a year and a half ago. Essentially, it made my face red and burn, and small bumps appear near my jaw. This is most likely because it is a cream-based cleanser and it contains menthol, which is not recommended for sensitive skin (granted, I sometimes use Vick’s Vapo Rub on the very rare cystic blemish, but it is always on a small space).

Hilda Bloomville, OH

Dries and Burns – not for sensative skin

I used this product for a week, my skin ended up extremely dry and burning. It took a good week for my skin to return to normal. I would not recommend this to people that have sensative skin

Courtney Westbrook, MN

Cooling and gentle to skin

I don’t use this often but when I do it feels great to my skin. It cleans well, removes oil and dirt. I like how does not cause that overdrying feeling once it dries. It also seems to have a cooling aid too so if I happen to clean to harshly I won’t tell. For those who wear makeup from my understanding it’s a good at removing it before bedtime. This does cost a few bucks more than its competition Noxzema — I don’t see a big difference besides you paying for the name. Nevertheless pretty good facial cleaner.

Addie Lost Hills, CA

Not for my skin type I guess

My skin is oily and this didn’t seem to work for me. I found the cleanser to be a bit too thick for me. Could have done with some more granules in it.

Georgina Dannemora, NY


What more could you ask for thick creamy and really clears up my skin. Didn’t dry me out and smells neutral.

Tanisha Fennville, MI

Great Every-Day and Travel Product

I originally purchased this product when traveling. Later, I purchased an additional package upon returning home. These cleansing wipes remove makeup remarkably well, including eyeliner, mascara and eyeshadow.

Dessie Natchez, MS

Nice Scrub

I use this once a day in the night to help get all my pores clean from the day. This has a nice light scent and makes my face really soft. I recommend this scrub.

Jodi Blue Creek, OH

Love that clean tingle on my face!

I started using this cleanser last year, and I can honestly tell you that my skin has never looked better. When you rub in this cleanser it creates a cool, tingly sensation — you can literally feel it working into your pores, and the creamy consistency makes it easy to apply just the right amount. It does a wonderful job of helping to prevent acne and blackheads without drying out your skin.My forehead and cheeks are prone to dermatitis and used to get dry and flaky with the cleanser I’d been using, which was actually also a Neutrogena product: the Deep Clean Facial Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin. It worked for me for a while, but eventually it started to dry me out (which caused more breakouts). I decided to try to cream cleanser based on its superior reviews, and I’m glad I did: something about the composition of the cream cleanser must make it milder than the other product, because I haven’t had a problem with dryness or secondary breakouts since I made the switch.As with any face wash I’d suggest using a toner after washing to get rid of any residue, but really, this is one of the best facial cleansers I’ve ever used (I use it in conjunction withNeutrogena Oil-Free Deep Clean Gentle Scrub, 4.2 Ounce, and it’s the best skin-care combo I’ve ever tried). I hope it works just as well for you as it has for me!

Freida La Porte, IN

great product

I have used many high end scrubs and this is one of the best and least expensive. Each time I use the scrub, my skin feels really clean and fresh. Makeup goes on better too. Will buy again. Don’t need very much so the tube will last quite a while.

Lillian Lignum, VA

My husband loves this

I bought this cleanser for my husband. He was looking for something simple to help his complexion and he loves this stuff! I was sharing my own personal cleanser with him at first, but he didn’t like that. I decided to try this for myself a couple of times. It doesn’t foam, but it leaves your skin feeling squeaky clean. I also love the smell. With regular use, I have noticed a change in my husband’s skin for sure. Good stuff! It looks smoother and brighter.

Candy Millstone, KY

Great Basic Cleanser

I alternate between this cleanser and their Fresh Foaming Cleanser. This one makes my skin feel a bit more “squeakier” which I like when the weather is warmer. This is a great cleanser and should work for anyone except someone with very dry skin. This does not dry out my face and I have combination skin. This is a must have for a gel cleanser.

Amber Canajoharie, NY

Easy Makeup Remover.

I’m rather lazy at washing my face, so this product is great at removing makeup at the end of the day when I’m too tired to wash it. After using it for a while, I think it actually is doing a better job at cleaning my face than soap and water. Super fast, super easy.

Ada Roscoe, MO

Love this stuff!

This is the best facial cleanser I’ve ever used. I love how it makes my skin feel really silky after washing with it, and it gets make-up off really well too. I’ve tried the generic brand at Target, and it just doesn’t work the same. Stick with the original!

Roslyn Hurdland, MO

Husband’s Go-To Favorite for Adult Acne and Problem Skin

Okay – I agree with others that this face wash can be drying. I would not use it. However, my husband swears by it and I see his results. He has been cursed with horrible problem skin that can have bad cystic acne breakouts even though he is in his fifties. If he goes even a few days without using Deep Clean he will begin breaking out. He is a firefighter and is usually very good about bringing all of his grooming items when he works a 24 or 48-hour shift. Occasionally he forgets an item. If this is the item , you can tell even if he had to use a different product for as little as one day.I have to believe what I see and his testimonial.

Sara Puerto Real, PR

A classic staple in this home, we keep it in each shower, and use it daily

This product is great for everyday use and wont strip the skin like a lot of other cleaners I have tried before. It cleans the skin well, and even removes foundation. It doesn’t leave my dry skin feeling sensitive. I also like the glow it leaves. Having been in the fashion and entertainment business, I am very particular on making sure my skin looks its best and this is the best product I’ve found. Its my go to staple skin cleansing product. Highly recommended

Blanca Anasco, PR

A must have to keep in the car

Oily skin is simply irritating. Especially on hot, humid days, my face feels so clogged up and muggy. Although the label may say makeup remover, it works perfectly as a quick facial cleanser, leaving my skin feeling refreshed. These wipes do have trace amounts of salicylic acid – for you out there who might care.

Marva Cataula, GA


this product can be a little strong in smell but its not harsh on my skin. it removes water-proof make up very well.

Josie Port Allen, LA

A very gentle, effective cleanser

I’ve found this cleanser does a great job of removing light to moderate oil/dirt from the skin without overdrying. It is a cream based cleanser with no abrasives in it, so it’s very gentle on the skin as well.I usually rub a little bit on my skin with my hands, then wash it off with water. This is good for when you just need a light cleansing. You can put a little on a wash rag, then rub your skin with the rag if you need a more robust cleaning.Overall a great product.

Mallory Union Bridge, MD

Especially great with the Clarisonic Mia

I use this stuff with the Clarisonic Mia, which is perfect – you really have to leave this stuff on your face for at least 1 minute to get the most benefit from it. It leaves a slightly greasy feel to your face after you wash it off. Not in a bad or pore-clogging way, just in a pleasant “not squeaky clean, not tight” way. I can even get away with skipping the moisturizer at night in the summer.

Lauri Saint Olaf, IA

Not bad, not amazing

I am a devoted user of the Neutrogena acne wash line. However, the acne washes don’t really remove makeup. Annoying, right? Last thing those of us with sensitive skin need is left behind makeup. I started using these wipes to remove makeup. I have also used the Biore brand of oil free wipes. These are thicker and softer. The Biore wipes are scratchier. I like these better. However, they are not perfect. They are pretty much useless for eye makeup.My typical routine: Wipe off my makeup at some point in the evening. I then wash my face (could be immediately afterwards, could be just before bed) with my Neutrogena Acne Wash Grapefruit Scrub to exfoliate and get in that salicylic acid. Also, I just don’t feel 100% clean without washing my face. I have washed my face before bed every single day for the past 20 years, so it’s a hard habit to break! After that, if I have a pimple, I dab on a spot treatment. I also take a cotton ball and remove remaining eye makeup. I always end up removing eyeliner and mascara this way. These pads don’t get that off.For me, this is a 3.5 star product. It removes most makeup. I’ve tested it by using toner afterwards and the cotton balls come out clean. But it doesn’t remove eye makeup. To be a 5 star product, it should remove eye makeup too.

Geraldine Ace, TX

One of the best scrubs I’ve used.

I love exfoliation, I exfoliate daily in some way shape or form and this is one of the better exfoliants I’ve used. It does leave my skin red for a little while after using, but I see the results and love how my skin looks and feels since using it.

Alison Windsor, WI

DEEP Clean – Not an everyday wash

When they say deep clean they mean it. I have sensitive skin and don’t normally use astringent products like this but right after I had my baby I was only getting the chance to wash my face about twice a week. My normal cleanser (which I typically used every day) wasn’t getting my face clean when used so infrequently so I tried this and it was a great find. I understand why some people felt it was too harsh and I would never use it every day, but if you have oily skin and are only getting the chance to wash every few days this is a great way to go. One problem was that it did dry out my lips if it ran over my mouth when I rinsed my face, so I spread a little petroleum on them first and that did the trick.

Sara Hinsdale, NY

Great for teen boys, aging moms with no time

This is definitely a superior product that has changed my skin cleansing routine for the better. I am a complete fanatic when it comes to my 48-year old skin. I bought these wipes because I needed something to use when I travel overseas, and I don’t like carrying soap. This has turned out to be a breakthrough product for me. First of all, I have very sensitive skin, prone to break outs with any oil based products. I use these wipes now instead of Obagi cleansers, as I think they are just as effective, soft and non-irritating, and my skin is perfect now. I get tons of compliments from women and men alike. It is so much easier and involves less mess than soaps. On occasion, if my skin gets dry, I use Aquanil cleanser and these wipes to take off the cleanser, then moisturize with Aquanil. I use this cleansing regimen and alternate retin A, Obagi C Rx serum with hydroquinone, and Obagi C Rx exfoliant and my skin looks like I’m 30 years old tops. Also, my son now uses these wipes–he is a teen and has acne, but these are great and convenient and oil free. He is now more likely to clean his face often with these because of the convenience. I’ve tried two other wipes similar to these–clean and clear, and Aveena.

Nan Grand Junction, TN


I love love love this cleanser!!! I’m changing products all the time to see if I find a better fit, but I always come back to this cleanser! It feels sooo good on my combination acne prone skin. It doesn’t dry it out, however I can feel it cleanses very well. I like to leave it on as a mask during the time I brush my teeth (about 5 min or so), then when I rinse it off my skin feels amazing, there’s a light tingling feeling and incredible deep clean sensation! They say it contains beta hydroxy, so I’m guessing it’s acting a little kind of like very light peeling, refreshing your complexion every time…

Rene High Bridge, WI

Absolute best

I have been using this cleanser for years now. I use it all year round without scrubs or any additional cleansers. On its own, I feel it does a great job of cleansing. Although it may not remove all the oil and grime, it does cleanse well compared to other deep clean cleansers.

Angeline Adelphia, NJ

The alcohol smell is strong

These smell like rubbing alcohol, and nothing else. It stings slightly as I use the towelette on my face. I am afraid to use these near my eyes to remove my eye makeup. I will not buy again. These wipes leave my skin too dry. And the makeup still seems hard to remove with these wipes.I like the neutrogena hydrating towelettes much better! They seem better for sensitive skin.

Renae State Line, MS

Good cleanser, while leaving your skin soft.

I have been using this cleanser for years and I love it. It does a good job cleaning your skin, while also leaving it soft.A few months ago I switched over to Biore Combination Skin Balancing Cleanser. In comparing the two products, the Biore does a much better job cleansing your skin. When I am wearing make-up, the Neutrogena Deep Clean always left a little reside behind. The Biore, however, never did.But, after using Biore for 3 months, I decided to go back to Neutrogena for daily use. The Biore was just too drying. I never had a problem with dry skin with Neutrogena. So, back to what I used for years before. I’ll still use the Biore for the few times a week that I wear make-up…but, for every other day, I am going to use Neutrogena.My husband also uses this and loves it as well.

Adriana Carlsbad, NM