Review: Neutrogena® Deep Clean® Foaming Cleanser

September 27, 2019

Neutrogena® Deep Clean® Foaming Cleanser, the 1st pure glycerin-based foaming cleanser* that is clinically-proven to remove 99.9% of dirt and impurities from deep within the skin!

Malaysia closed more than 1,200 schools nationwide in the mid September due to the air pollution across the country. The air quality deteriorated to "very unhealthy" levels on the government's air pollutant index along the west coast of peninsular Malaysia, to the east of Sumatra. The two worst-affected states were Selangor and Sarawak. I bet you have seen all these hazy news over and over again, specially on this month.

Can wearing a mask protect your skin from air pollution?
Think again. We are actually living in a city that surrounded by those air pollution including petrol-powered vehicles, power plants, and open fires. Even indoors, we are not safe from the dangers of air pollution such as smoking, gas stoves, paint fumes, and household cleaning products also contribute to the worrying condition of air cleanliness. Well, an urban lifestyle has its pros and cons, but when it comes to our skin's health, the disadvantages outweigh the advantages. Living in the city exposes our skin to a non-stop barrage of external aggressors, one of the most serious being air pollution.

Let's face the city together with deep clean! After I agreed with Neutrogena Malaysia to try out their NEW Deep Clean Foaming Cleanser, I felt quite curious and excited towards this as it is a cleanser that can remove 99% of PM2.5 micro-pollutants while giving back skin's nourished glow. You might have a question inside your heart (like me) that how it works since it is just a foaming face wash. Or you might interested on PM2.5? Continue to read my post then!

What is PM 2.5?

Did you know that pollution affects a staggering 80% of urbanites! And because of constant exposure to this poor-quality air filled with micro-pollutants, our skin experiences 60% moisture loss after just 7 days! One of the most concerning pollutants with skin-damaging effects is Particulate Matter (PM).

Research has shown that any PM with a diameter of 10 microns or less (≤ PM10) can penetrate through the skin, causing serious health issues, and one of the biggest skin’s enemies within this range is PM2.5. This is particularly alarming for city dwellers – according to survey results published by the World Health Organization (WHO) over 4,300 cities, only 20% of the world’s population are living in areas with acceptable levels of PM2.5.

PM2.5 particles are 20 times smaller than human pores, allowing them to penetrate easily through to even the deepest layers of the skin. If you’re wondering how small they are, just imagine: The diameter of a strand of hair is about 30 times wider than the largest PM2.5 microparticle!

Because PM2.5 is invisible to the naked eye, it causes unseen harm and damage to our complexion. When PM2.5 enters our skin, it weakens and damages skin’s natural protective barrier, obstructing pores and preventing them from functioning properly. When our pores are suffocated, skin is unable to regenerate itself, thereby leading to even more issues.

As micro pollutants like PM2.5 are very small can easily penetrate into the skin and disrupt the skin barrier and can be difficult to remove (on the left). With the use of Neutrogena Deep Clean Foaming Cleanser, it helps to remove 99% of micro pollutants including PM2.5 while keeping your skin moisturized and clean (on the right, after using Neutrogena Deep Clean Foaming Cleanser).
The common symptoms of skin damage caused by PM2.5 include: Dryness, dullness caused by a decrease in collagen, aggravation of acne symptoms, pigmentation and dark spots, premature lines and wrinkles, and other skin problems. Is there a way to safely remove harmful PM2.5 from our skin? There is wisdom in the age-old saying, “prevention is better than cure”. Therefore, it is more sustainable to prevent the onset of skin problems before they happen, rather than to try and repair the damage done when it’s too late.

We can't skip this step: Cleanse your face

When it comes to the art of face washing, I take it pretty seriously as I know the first and the most important step of skin care out of entire skin care routine is definitely cleanse my face. If not, it could result into clogged pores, acne, and many other unwanted obstacles that will keep you from a clean and clear face. Thus, I used to select my skin care products carefully, especially face wash. Washing your face in the morning not only gives you that refreshed look, but also make your skin awake so that you can continue to pamper your skin with other skin care products. As for the evening or night, we wash the day off of our faces, removing all traces of makeup, as well as any dirt and excess oil.

I’m pretty sure there is a list of face wash products formulas for all different skin types, from sensitive to anti-acne to combination to dry to oily and even those products that we haven’t hear it before. You can choose from bar soaps, mild or deep facial cleansers. Exfoliating, foamy or any other types of face washes, you name it,  there are more than 100 brands in the market. However, not all cleansers are made equal and many women (including me) tend to have the misconception that all foaming cleansers in the market provide adequate protection from external pollutants, but the truth is that THEY DON'T.

The harmful impacts of PM2.5 to your skin - Acne, aging, dark spots, dull and dehydrated skin, and sensitive.
External environment including damaging UV, pollution and other external factors may irritate and trigger skin to become dull & oily, not stable and prone to breakouts. Under this condition skin will become sensitive and not able to fully absorb nutrients from the skincare products. On top of that, using the wrong skincare may also add burden to the skin. Therefore, when your skin is unstable, instead of slathering on different types of skincare products, it is more important to provide the skin with proper treatment & care to restore back to its balance and healthy condition.

First Step towards Healthier Skin

Introducing Neutrogena® Deep Clean® Foaming Cleanser - The first pure glycerin-based foaming cleanser that is clinically-proven to remove 99.9% of dirt and impurities from deep within the skin.

Neutrogena® Deep Clean® Foaming Cleanser, the 1st pure glycerin-based foaming cleanser* that is clinically-proven to remove 99.9% of dirt and impurities from deep within the skin!
Neutrogena® Deep Clean® Foaming Cleanser Details:
By : Johnson & Johnson
From: Made in Thailand

Weight : 160 g
Others: Oil-free, Dermatologist tested, and Non-comedogenic
Where to buy : Available at leading pharmacies nationwide. 
Price : RM 19.90.


Squeeze appropriate amount onto the palm and work into rich lather. Massage onto face using gentle circular motions. Rinse thoroughly with water. Use twice daily. 

Featuring a non-drying oil control formula, the foaming cleanser creates a rich, ultra-creamy lather that reaches deep into pores, thoroughly removing impurities such as dirt, excess oil and dead skin cells. Shine and surface oil are reduced, while retaining natural moisture balance, thanks to its key ingredient, Pure Glycerin, which nourishes and refines the complexion for a clear, fresh and healthy-looking glow.

Gentle and non-irritating, Glycerin is a powerful humectant which draws moisture from the environment to keep skin hydrated. According to experts, Glycerin mimics our skin’s natural moisturising factor (NMF), which makes it highly suitable for all skin types – even oily/combination or problematic skin! Other benefits of Glycerin include: Reducing skin roughness, helping to shield skin from environmental irritation, and strengthening skin’s moisture barrier.

I would say that this Neutrogena® Deep Clean® Foaming Cleanser is a must-have-product for me, especially on this hazy month. My problem with most cleansing products is they are too dry for my skin, but I did not see any dry skin appears this whole month. I am left with clean, dirt-free skin that feels smooth, soft, and supple after each use.

Firstly, this facial wash comes with a rich and creamy foam (they never make me feel disappointed, I love their creamy foam so much) that can gently washes away impurities, dirt and oil (this is very important as those skin's impurities can actually build up in pores such as excess oil, dirt and makeup, even stuff you don't even know is there) without drying the skin.

Secondly, this cleanser comes with an oil-control formula that helps to reduce surface oil while retaining the skin's natural moisture balance to keep skin clear, fresh, and healthy-looking.

Ultimately, for those of us who live in cities, it may seem impossible to avoid the effects of air pollution, especially when the air is filled with yellow dust or fine dust. But I can proudly say that I'm now PM2.5-free and I would definitely recommend it to you all because looking for an anti-pollution cleanser that can remove micro-pollutants is the most effective way to combat the harmful effects of air pollution. Till then, xoxo.

Thanks for reading guys! ♥
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Neutrogena Malaysia Website
Neutrogena Malaysia FB Page

Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for reviewing purposes. All reviews are my own 100% honest opinions.

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