Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub Review

by Manveen Grewal
4 minutes read

Acne. If you have been able to say goodbye to this troublesome skin condition in your teenage years, consider yourself lucky. I, unfortunately, still get some short spells of acne often. And these can be quite tiring.  I friend recommended Neutrogena Oil-free Acne Wash pink grapefruit foaming scrub for my combination skin, so I decided to give it a try. This scrub is easily available on most online shopping websites.

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Details about Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub

With an uplifting blast of grapefruit plus Vitamin C, this unique formula claims to clear breakouts and blackheads. This scrub, with exfoliators and skin conditioners, smoothes away roughness for clearer, healthier looking skin.

Price: Rs 1300 for 124ml



Sensitive skin alert?


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Active ingredients: Salicylic Acid

Inactive ingredients: water, sodium C14.  – 16 olefin sulfonate, glycerine, cocamidopropyl betaine, microcrystalline cellulose, acrylates copolymer, cellulose, polysorbate 20, fragrance, sodium hydrochloride, ascorbyl palmitate, C12-15, alkyl lactate, benzakonium chloride, disodium ETDA, polyquaternium-7, cocamidopropyl PG- dimonium chloride phosphate, sodium benzotriazolyl butylphenol sulphonate, propylene glycol, citrus Grandis (grapefruit) fruit extract, carrageenan, agar, mica, titanium dioxide, red 30, red 40, Violet 2

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My experience with Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub

Packaging: This scrub comes with a tube packing and is quite easy to use. The packaging is quite informative as it includes all the information you need about the product. I also like the fact that the tube mentions that this scrub does not contain plastic microbeads.

Application instruction: Cleanse twice a day. Wet face. Apply to hands, add water and work into a lather. Massage face gently. Rinse face thoroughly.


The scrub comes in a soft pink color and is quite appealing. The texture is quite nice and it is not very harsh on the skin. The fruity fragrance is the best part of this scrub as I found it to be very refreshing.

My experience:

I have combination skin and I have had to deal with acne quite often. Sometimes my skin can react quite harshly to some products. I have been using this scrub for over two months now and have found this scrub to be quite mild. It works very well on my skin. My acne breakouts have reduced considerably. My skin is looking clearer and softer than it has been for years.

Though the application instructions on the tube suggest that this product should be used twice daily, I personally feel this can dry out your skin. In my experience applying this scrub once in two days is more than enough.

A word of caution for women with dry skin…this product may dry out your skin further as it has been specially made for those with oily skin.

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Overall performance of Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub


  1. Attractive packaging
  2. Refreshing fragrance
  3. Appealing pink color
  4. Very effective for acne prone skin
  5. It’s soft and gentle on skin
  6. Does not contain plastic microbeads
  7. Very little product required per use


  1. Not organic
  2. Expensive
  3. Not effective for dry skin

Would I repurchase or recommend?

I would definitely repurchase this scrub as it has worked wonders for my skin. Even though it is a bit expensive, it is worth it. Women with oily or combination skin, go for it. Not recommended for those with dry skin.



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Smriti January 9, 2018 - 5:30 PM

I like the color of this product. Well detailed review dear.

Meghal January 9, 2018 - 6:23 PM

Even i use Neutrogena face scrub which gives good results to me
This variation seems good too
Nice review ??

Chaity Chakraborty January 9, 2018 - 6:32 PM

I just want to know certain points before trying it -1) can it remove dead cells ?
2) can it remove black patches caused for acne?
Nice content,dear

Manveen January 9, 2018 - 8:11 PM

1. Yes it does remove the dead skin.
2. No it does not remove the scars created by acne. In my experience only a medicated cream suggested by a good dermatologist can do that.