Product Description by Neutrogena
The first of its kind, the Neutrogena Wave® original vibrating power-cleanser is still shaking up the cleansing world with its gentle vibrations. It’s guaranteed to leave skin feeling softer and smoother after just 1 use, and cleans 10x deeper to remove more oil, dirt, and makeup than traditional cleansing. It’s so gentle you can use it daily. Plus, it’s water-resistant, so you can use it at the sink or in the shower.
Gentle for daily use
2 weeks supply of foaming pads
How To Use
Rinse face thoroughly. Dispose of cleanser pad after each use. Cleaning attachment head: Use thumb to press up and flip off attachment head. Clean under running water and replace onto device. Clean once a month.
Ingredients in the Deep Clean Foaming Pads
Glycerin, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, PEG-8, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Decyl Glucoside, Lauryl Methyl Gluceth-10 Hydroxypropyldimonium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Citric Acid, Salicylic Acid, Menthol, Fragrance
INR 899/- in India, you may get it on discounts online
In Detail Neutrogena Wave Original Vibrating Power Cleanser and Deep Clean Foaming Pads Review
I did a Neutrogena Haul post and showed you guys what all I got from the brand. This was a highly requested review and I am very excited to write it down for you guys.
This is basically a vibrating power cleanser which makes skin softer and smoother. It claims to clean the skin 10 times better than the usual cleansers available in the market currently. This came in this cute little box. On opening the box, there were 3 units inside.
1. Neutrogena Wave Power Cleanser
2. Deep Clean Foaming Pads
3. One Duracell Battery 1-AA
Basically this pack is equipped with everything you would need to use this device. I am going to post pictures of the battery slot so that you know exactly where to put the battery. They have not really mentioned on the packaging about the details of how to put the battery inside. But I guess everyone can figure that out on their own 😀 It needs one battery, make sure you put a good quality battery because this product does use quite a lot of power.
How to Use the Neutrogena Wave Vibrating Power Cleanser
1. Put in the battery in the slot provided. Make sure the terminals are aligned correctly. Now shut the cover tightly.
2. Take out the Neutrogena Foaming pads and place one on top of the head as seen in the picture.
3. Wet your face with some luke warm water and also make the foaming pad wet by bringing the head end of the device under a stream of water. You do not need to worry, it is a water resistant device and safe to use.
4. Now switch it on by pressing the power button, bring it to your face and go in round circular motions. Gently massage your facial skin. Do not forget the neck region. Avoid the area around the eyes.
I like to put it for a little longer on areas such as my T zone, forehead and around my nose because I have combination skin and those are the areas where I usually break out. I generally use this for 5-6 minutes on my face. I have been using this once every 2-3 days in the shower while I am taking a bath because I usually like to clean my face in the shower itself. Well, it saves time and I like multitasking 😀
As you touch the foaming pad on your skin, you get this vibration and it actually is a very relaxing feeling, just like you are getting a professional massage. After I am done, I wash my face with water and I am done 🙂
This makes my skin super super clean. I was quite apprehensive and I did think that this would make my skin really dry but to my joy, it worked beautifully without making my skin dry or patchy after I dry it with my face towel. It has this slight menthol smell which I really like. The ingredient list does mention it. It makes my face softer and smoother as it claims. It reduces the appearance of blackheads and whiteheads. It cleans the pores very well. I totally agree that this makes my skin 10 times more cleaner than usual.
I use it every 2-3 days because you don’t want to over clean your skin and erode the protective top layer. It has salicylic acid so it will be wonderful for girls like me who have oily or combination skin. Dry skin babes will enjoy using this as well, I do suggest the use of a good moisturiser afterwards.
If I talk about the long term effects, I am going to be short and precise. It has made my skin look clearer and I am definitely breaking out less. Seriously that is all I actually expect a good cleanser to do. It exfoliates my skin and cleans it in the most amazing way possible. In addition, I get a nice little facial massage every time I use it.
Talking about the foaming pads separately, As you can see in the snaps, these are little circular bluish pads which are extremely soft. They have this menthol like smell. It basically has soap based ingredients which work on your skin. This is the reason you do not need any soap while using the Neutrogena wave cleanser. I find they are gentle yet effective on my skin. They exfoliate my skin well and are not harsh, because we don’t want harsh exfoliators for our facial skin specially. These are sold separately as well, once these get over, I will restock! One pad lasts for two uses for me. Call me stingy but I like to flip it over and use it again because it still foams up like before and cleans my skin well 🙂 So for me, one pad lasts for two uses.
Neutrogena Wave vs Clarisonic
I heard some people calling it a dupe for clarisonic but, after I have known this product better, I am actually a little hesitant about comparing the two. Reason is simple, both are based on different technological principles. Neutrogena wave power cleanser is based on vibration whereas Clarisonic is based on sonic principle. The sonic technology they talk about is basically the brush which revolves at high revolution. So honestly, I am not really comfortable in comparing the two and I don’t see a point in comparing the two because of different principles behind them. Yes, as far as cleansing the skin is concerned, I find them doing a similar job almost. But again, I have not used clarisonic for a long time.
Pros of Neutrogena Wave Original Vibrating Power Cleanser and Deep Clean Foaming Pads
1. New technology, specially in the Indian market
2. Works on battery and is safe to be used in the shower
3. Cleans the skin amazingly well, makes it softer, smoother and visibly reduces the appearance of blackheads
4. It reduced breakouts on my skin
5. Decently priced
6. Comes well equipped in the package so you can straight away use it.
7. You do not need a separate soap/face wash.
8. Gives your skin the pampering it deserves every 2-3 days. You can use this once a week if you so wish.
9. The foaming pads contain salicylic acid and other anti-acne ingredients, so it will be helpful
Cons of Neutrogena Wave Original Vibrating Power Cleanser and Deep Clean Foaming Pads
1. Not readily available
2. Foaming pads need to be replaced and it is actually more difficult to find the foaming pads
4.9/5 (0.1 deducted for availability)
So basically if it becomes easily available, this product is sure to rock the Indian market 🙂 Leave a comment below and let me know if you have used this product in the past or if you would like to use it. What is your favourite way of cleansing your skin?