November 15, 2011

Neutrogena's Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser Smells Like What?

I don't typically like to do bad reviews on my blog. Yes, they can be helpful but I like sharing products I love rather than bashing on one. However, there are always exceptions. I've wanted to try this product for SO long. I love fruity smells and thought this grapefruit scent would be right up my alley. It's been featured by Allure as a favorite beauty product and because of it's popularity Neutrogena has even extended the line into body wash and scrubs.

After all the hype, I gave in. It looked so pretty in the bottle - great pink color. It smelled really good as I pumped it out onto my hand. As I was rubbing the product on my face, my excitement was interrupted by some awful smell. So bad. It smelled like a sweaty armpit with bad B.O. I was very confused as to where this horrid smell was coming from. Could it be my towel? The next time I washed my face with the product I made sure it used a fresh out of the laundry towel and yet the same problem.  

Is it expired? No, it says 2013 on the bottom of the bottle. After being suspicious of everything else... I had to face the fact that it was the face wash.

I have no idea why this happens but I'm so disappointed. I wasted $7.99 on this cleanser to just have it smell horrible on my face. I'll stick to my Cetaphil.

Have you had this problem?

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  1. OOooh...that is not good! Believe it or not, with Neutrogena it's very hit or miss with me. I used their foaming face cleanser and I didn't like it at all! Dried my face out and even the bottle was giving me issues. The only cleanser of theirs that I was so in love with(and I can't even find it anymore) is their nightcalming one that smells like lavendar on and off of your face.

  2. Yeah - I'm steering clear of Neutrogena from now on!

  3. That is kinda gross. I wonder why it smells that way.

  4. i have the face wash and the body wash and ive been using it forever thinking that i only thought it smelled like armpit. i just used the body wash like 10 minutes ago. i thought it only smelled bad on me. :/

  5. Omg I thought I was the only one. After I applied it to my face, I kept smelling my arm pits and blouse wondering where that sweaty armpit smell was coming from and then I realized that was the smel of the pink grape fruit, however I love what it's doing for my face as some who never gets pimples.

  6. Agree. Agree. Agree! I too thought I was the only one!


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