Having a CTM routine is a must for keeping those stubborn blackheads and unsightly open pores at bay. But we usually skip the toning part altogether as finding a good toner is quite a feat. Today, I’ll be reviewing Neutrogena Deep Clean Blackhead Eliminating Toner.
Toner, either dries out the skin or makes it greasy as a chimney in a fast food joint. So finding a good toner which shrinks the pores and makes skin clean and smooth is an essential step.
Product Name: Neutrogena Deep Clean Blackhead Eliminating cooling toner
Price & Quantity: It retails for Rs.429 for 200 ml
Availability: Easily available online.
Ingredients: In the pic below!
Shelf Life: 3 years from mfg date
Claims: It promises to soothe and calm down skin while preventing blackheads by controlling oil production.
Packaging & Appearance: Simple packaging with a white plastic bottle & yellow cap. It’s leak proof and the bottle is sturdy. The blackhead toner has a runny watery consistency and is clear, appears just like every other toner.
The flip cap is easy to use but clumsy people might pour more than required (Pro tip: use the excess on your neck and décolleté).
Smell: It smells mostly of alcohol.
Swatch: In the image below.
My Experience: I’m on my second bottle of this toner. It is mostly formulated for oily skin as it is a bit drying. When applied on face, you get a cool, fresh feeling which lasts for about 2-3 minutes. It reduces pore visibility but doesn’t shrink it as it claims.
Neither I have blackheads nor I did before, so I don’t know if it can eliminate them or not. But this toner doesn’t break me out and keeps my face shine free all day long.
It’s non-comedogenic so it’s a plus as it doesn’t clog pores. I mostly use it after showering because I feel the steam might have opened my pores and made me more susceptible to breakouts.
It has BHA which helps in dead cells turnover and gives a nice, even and glowing complexion. It has witch hazel which is a wonderful toner for oily, sensitive acne prone skin.
It does improve the texture of my skin and doesn’t react badly with acne medicines like benzoyl peroxide, Sacyclic acid or retinoids.
It didn’t make my skin dry but left it soft, smooth and shine free all day long.
1. Non comedogenic
2. After a long day out the cooling sensation soothes your face
3. Doesn’t make skin oily
4. Prevents whitehead
5 .Bottle is leak proof
6. Contains 0.5% Salicylic acid
2. Has loads of chemicals
3. Some people might feel that it stings
4. Slightly expensive
5. No small travel sized bottle
Jhalli Diva Verdict: 3.5
Will I Repurchase?
Yes! I do look forward to purchase it again.
Do I Recommend?
Yes, oily skin, acne prone babes, go ahead.
Overall Summary: It’s a nice toner for oily, sensitive and acne prone girls. It doesn’t eliminate blackheads but it does prevent the formation of whiteheads and keeps skin shine free.