Monday, 5 October 2015

Neutrogena Skin Clearing Oil Free Makeup Review (Foundation)

Foundation is something which is very tricky to select in all makeup products we use generally. People face allot of issues regarding foundation selection as there are allot of different brands and formulations available in the market. Sometimes a foundation formulation doesn't fit to our need and i guess allot of time we do shade matching blunders. Even i have bought a couple of foundations in wrong shades. Hence overall foundation is the base of any look and we might be one of the lucky people who find themselves a perfect matching foundation.
Today i'm gonna talk about one of my most favorite n well suited foundation from Neutrogena. As we all know Neutrogena is very good in providing solutions for skin related issues and here they are best again in providing best makeup for oily and acne prone skin with MicroClear Technology. Even this brand is Dermatologist recommended. Salicylic acid is something which you have always been hearing where there is acne related issue, and yes this is the foundation cum blemishes treatment with Salicylic Acid.
What else we need if we are gaining both benefits form a single foundation. Firstly you will get matte finish with medium coverage and secondly your skin will be treated in a meantime the foundation is still on the skin.

Few Words From Product's Website

Don't just cover up, clear up!
Neutrogena SkinClearing® oil-free makeup is the first and only liquid foundation formulated with MicroClear® technology to not only treat blemishes, but to also help prevent emerging breakouts. MicroClear® technology boosts the power of salicylic acid by breaking through oil and unclogging pores for fast acne relief.
Its shine-free, natural coverage lets skin breathe and won't clog pores.
Natural look, breathable feel
MicroClear® technology treats and helps prevent breakouts
Controls shine and won't clog pores
12 shades

How To Use

Cleanse the skin thoroughly before applying medication. Cover the entire affected area with a thin layer 1 to 3 times daily. Because excessive drying of the skin may occur, start with one application daily, then gradually increase to 2 or 3 times daily if needed or as directed by a doctor. If bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to every other day.

Application Tip:
For a flawless look, dab makeup lightly onto face, then blend using gentle strokes in an upward and outward motion. Make sure to blend along your jawline for an overall even appearance.

My Experience With Neutrogena Skin Clearing Oil Free Makeup

Usually i don't wear foundation on daily basis and love to be as natural as possible but when i choose foundation i look for something very close to natural. Full coverage foundation are something which i rarely use on casual tours or meetups that's why i have a couple of foundations which gives medium to full coverage.
My most beloved  bhabi (brother's wife) has introduced this range to me as she has the same issue of acne and her Dermatologist recommended her this. From the time i first used it i'm loving it ;)
When i apply this foundation its ultra matte with non-greasy finish. Its a medium coverage foundation and covers pretty well. I have never seen any adverse effects after using this foundation. It helped in soothing my skin and calms my acne too. I never used any bloating or pressed powder over it as its already totally matte n dry. Its gives natural look without cacky or flaky look but do apply a moisteriser before this otherwise you might feel dry or patchy skin.
It didn't clog my pores and my skin felt like breathing as there is nothing on my skin.
What else i can tell about this awesome foundation n treatment.

Texture & Consistency

Its little thicker in consistency and very creamy and silky. But you have to work very fast with it as it dries out very fast.


Active Ingredients:
Salicylic Acid 0.5%

Inactive Ingredients:

Water, Cyclomethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Talc, C12 15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dipropylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl 4 Oleate, Silicone Polyether Copolymer, Synthetic Wax, Chamomila Recuita Flower Extract, C12 15 Alkyl Lactate, Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Retinyl Acetate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cetyl Lactate, Pantothenic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Polysilicone 11, Polymethylmethacrylate, Dimethicone, Quaternium 18 Hectorite, PEG 8 Propylene Glycol Cocoate, Silica, Silica Silylate, Alumina, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Benzalkonium Chloride Solution, Ethylene Brassylate, Propylene Carbonate, Sodium Chloride, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea, May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide

Warning: For external use only. When using this product skin irritation and dryness is more likely to occur if you use another topical medication at the same time. If irritation occurs, only use one topical medication at a time. Do not use if you have very sensitive skin or are sensitive to benzoyl peroxide. When using this product, avoid unnecessary sun exposure and use a sunscreen. Avoid contact with the eyes, lips and mouth. Avoid contact with hair or dyed fabrics, which may be bleached by this product. Skin irritation may occur, characterized by redness, burning, itching, peeling or possibly swelling. Irritation may be reduced by using the product less frequently or in a lower concentration. Stop use and ask a doctor if irritation becomes severe. Keep out of reach of children.

My Rating


  1. this foundation does wonders on my acne prone skin never breaks me out and always looks very natural as i hate cakey look to..thanks for reviewing it.

  2. I wish you'd posted better swatches of both shades.would you mind doing that?I'll appreciate that