Occasionally, I receive a product that is not organic, natural or green; but I still want to give it a fair review. I may not agree with the ingredients used in the product but the product is still effective and it gets the job done. About a week ago, I received an All-In-1 Facial Scrub and an All-In-1 Facial Lotion as a Klout Perk. These two products are a part of the Neutrogena® Rapid Clear - All In 1 Acne Control product line. While I was not required to blog about these products, I would still like to share my opinion with everyone.
As I said in the above paragraph, I do not care for the ingredients used in this product. It does not, however, prevent the effectiveness of the product; though from my perspective long term use would equate an imbalance in the skins oil production. While I would prefer to see the company utilize more natural/organic ingredients, the product is quite effective in the short term. Meaning that the scrub effectively cleans and dries out my skin in an effort to keep any current acne and (as the product claims) future acne at bay. It has been extremely humid in coastal Nova Scotia this last week so everyone is extra oily and sticky and I barely put a dab of the scrub on my finger tip and it cleaned and cut through all of that oil. I am curious to see how effective the product would be in the winter months when my skin is a little dryer/weathered. It should be noted the primary non-medicinal ingredient in the scrub is alcohol which is noted for it's drying properties. It did not create any patches of dried skin on my face and the lotion did a terrific job at replenishing my skins moisture without leaving my skin greasy.
It is important to note that the vast majority of products I use are chemical free or contain less chemicals then what you will find in the grocery store so the amount of product needed many differ greatly for someone who perhaps doesn't care as much about what is in the ingredients they purchase as the tolerance for those chemicals is different.
Disclaimer: The Klout link above is a referral link and if you aren't a member I encourage you to join. They occasionally offer great perks to members with a high influence. If 6 more people sign up under me I can get VIP Klout which is a new feature and I have no idea what it entails. I received this product as a Klout Perk from Klout and Neutrogena. I was not obligated to write a review.