There’s a new product from Neutrogena gracing the shelves of your local drugstore that I would strongly suggest picking up on your way home from work tomorrow. (Just add it to your shopping list under eggs and milk and if you’re short on cash, a week of water won’t hurt right?)  With only a few days left on a 25%-off coupon to CVS, I decided to stop in tonight and browse the skin care aisle. The Neutrogena naturals products on the top shelf caught my attention, particularly the two-in-one cleanser and make-up remover, which is priced at $7.99 for a 6 oz bottle. I have been searching for a makeup remover that is effective on dark mascara, but without being excessively oily (I wear contacts) or harsh around the eye area. After working up a sweat at the gym, I used this as a pre-wash before my normal cleanser. It is JUST what I have been looking for. It’s silky smooth and so gentle that you can use it on your eyes to remove the layer of makeup, oil, and sweat (lovely, I know) that has collected over the course of the day. The scent of the cleanser is sweet and rich, with a hint of coconut. And, I like to see well-established brands being innovative with their identity. As the name suggests, Neutrogena naturals products are almost entirely natural. On the back of the bottle is a list of the ingredients and where they are derived from, giving you a sense of transparency that is almost as refreshing as the product itself.  One of the most interesting ingredients is Peruvian Tara Seed, a natural moisturizer.  My skin feels softer after just one use than it does after a normal wash, and the skin between my eyebrows and eyelids is not irritated at all! After a little shuffling (my current eye makeup remover got demoted to underneath the sink), I am ready to make this product a part of my nightly routine.

When is the last time you tried a new product on a whim and ended up falling skin love??

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