For guys, especially, establishing a good skin care regimen is often a daunting and tedious task but doing so is essential to maintaining balanced, healthy skin that stays moisturized. Shaving can cause dryness and irritation so using a cleanser that provides fresh, moisturized skin is a big deal! That being said, I’ve been using Neutrogena’s Transparent Facial Bar to cleanse nightly for a while and I thought I’d give you my review. Check it out!
Packaging: Initially, this is what really drove me to give Neutrogena a shot. It seems that the branding has been consistent for quite some time which makes it pretty recognizable on the shelf (in addition to the brand being advertised as #1 dermatologist recommended). I also appreciate the clean and simple design of the box as it lacks all the bells and whistles of some other popular brands. 3/5
Smell: There’s not much to say here, except that there’s nothing remarkable about the scent of this soap. It has a fresh scent to it, but doesn’t smell natural which was definitely a problem for me. 2/5
Price: Arguably the product’s best-selling point, the product retails for $2.50 for a 3.5 oz bar, making it a great value. 5/5
Overall Impression: While I really wanted to like this one due to its affordability and availability, I can say that I will not be repurchasing Neutrogena’s Transparent Facial Bar. I know what some people swear by it, however, without fail, I found that it stripped my skin of moisture and that’s exactly the opposite of what I need. In my opinion, if you’re looking for a moisturizing wash, then steer clear of this one. 2/5