I Took the Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Cleanser Challenge! {Giveaway}

I hate to admit it, but forty is just around the corner.  As I age, I am finding my skin to be a little dull and becoming more sensitive than in my younger years.  Because of my changing skin, I have been on a (what seems like never-ending) search for the perfect regimen to clean, hydrate and protect my face.

As a Neutrogena Ambassador, I was asked to take the Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser Challenge.  Every day for two weeks, I abandoned by regular cleanser and used this product exclusively.  I, like many people,  don’t feel like there’s a cleanser that can possibly meet all my needs. Regular cleansers tend to be too irritating, while gentle cleansers can be ineffective and leave a filmy residue. But the Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser has advanced technology which delivers a superior clean with unsurpassed gentleness.

“It’s gentle enough that I can recommend it to patients with even the most sensitive skin, like those with eczema, acne, and rosacea.” ~Dr. Jaliman, Dermatologist

So, how does the Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser remove 99% of excess oil, dirt, and even makeup while leaving skin’s natural moisture and effectively preserving skin’s barrier? Here’s the geeky part (put on your lab goggles):

Many cleansers have surfactants that penetrate and irritate the skin’s surface. The patented cleansing technology in Ultra Gentle Cleanser attracts free-floating surfactants for a thorough clean without redness, dryness, or irritation.  I love that it is also formulated with a hypoallergenic fragrance that is free of known skin allergens.

After hearing all of the science behind the cleanser, I could not wait to give it a try.  After two weeks of testing, you can check out my results in the infographic below:


I absolutely loved the cleanser and have made it a permanent fixture in my bathtub.  My daughter (who has eczema) has been using it, too, with great results.  Over 14,000 people have taken the Ultra Gentle Challenge with 74% of the respondents saying that the Neutrogena Ultra Daily Cleanser cleans MORE than their regular brand.  Take a look at the the Ultra Gentle Challenge website to see all of the results, feature reviews and dermatologist recommendations.

Do you want to try the Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Cleanser?  Enter to win one of ten full sized bottles below:


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This post is the opinion of the Experimental Mommy.  While a sample was received to facilitate this review, all opinions remain 100% mine.


  1. shannon Baas says:

    everything makes me break out.

  2. Allergic, itchy reactions to everything!

  3. Tari Lawson says:

    I have a tendancy toward breakouts.

  4. Lisa Brown says:

    I have rosacea and allergic skin, so it’s always sensitive and reacts to many things.

  5. I have really red cheeks. ALL THE TIME

  6. Nicole Newby says:

    Usually when I use a cheap lotion (bath & body works, walmart brand, etc) my skin gets really red and burns.

  7. Katie K says:

    I have sensitive skin that gets super dry but breaks out when I use moisturizer..what’ a gal to do?!

  8. Emily N says:

    I break out easily.

  9. Sarah VM says:

    I have combination skin that tends to break out when it’s too oily.

  10. Stephanie Phelps says:

    The older I get the more oily my face gets and I am breaking out

  11. I dislike sun damage.

  12. Really dry then gets oily

  13. I have seasonal allergies that have developed into not just the sniffles, but rashes when I brush up against the trees/shrubs that put out the pollen that give me the sniffles. Had a horrible time over winter holidays when I reacted to the new L’oreal sulfate free conditioning shampoo. Turns out they put a minute amount of juniper oil in it. My hair looked great but it soaked in and where ever my hair touched skin, I broke out in a rash. At that point, all my lotions and cleansers needed to step back to gentle sensitive skin type until things cleared up.
    So – my issues with sensitive skin often comes back to worrying about just what the brand has put into a product. Neutrogena is one of the limited number of brands that the allergist said was trustworthy.

  14. Brutus Duffy says:

    I get breakouts with some cleansers and I am over 40.

  15. Jennifer B says:

    I get red and blotchy with makeup

  16. Jessie C. says:

    Dry and itchy bother me the most.

  17. Being allergic to everything. Maintaining allergies and eczema is expensive!

  18. Dryness is my worst skin issue.

  19. Kathleen says:

    lots of things break me out

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  20. being dried out from other cleansers

  21. heather eg kaufman says:

    My skin dries out easily.

  22. Cynthia R says:

    i am in my thirties and my face still breaks out!

  23. Itchy, dry skin

  24. If I don’t moisturize daily I get very dry skin.
    Thanks, Karen
    lemontart5kb at gmail dot com

  25. Amanda L. says:

    It seems that my face gets oily the more stressed I am.

  26. Jennifer T. says:

    Sometimes I use a cleanser that dries out my face.

  27. Stephanie Larison says:

    It’s greasy. When I put lotion on, it just clogs up the pores and makes me break out.

  28. Amy Orvin says:

    I break out and am allergic to harsher products. I get ugly red blotches. It’s nasty!

  29. Ashley Rothe says:


  30. I alternately have oily and dry skin.

  31. nannypanpan says:

    some days its dry so i put cream on…then it gets too oily

  32. My skin gets dry and cracked everywhere…I end up scratching myself til I bleed.

  33. Dorothy Deakyne says:

    I don’t like perfume products with a lot of scent

  34. Dorothy Deakyne says:

    I don’t like perfume products with a lot of scent

  35. Christine says:

    break out easily

  36. Heavily scented products cause rashes on my face. Not pretty!

  37. Mihaela D. says:

    I have combination skin that tends to break out

  38. Burning! Many cleansers give my skin a burning sensation.

  39. ky2here says:

    I get flushed looking without sun exposure from anything with retin-A and many other products. I didn’t know alpha-hydroxy was the same as glycolic acid and my skin looked like crap for 4 days.

  40. Tabathia B says:

    My face develops acne easy and itches

  41. My skin breaks out very often.

  42. Lisa Garner says:

    I get hives using new products that irritate my skin.

  43. Susan Smith says:

    I tend to get breakouts.

  44. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    daughter turns red and blotchy with perfumes
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  45. Emily Mahr says:

    Everything seems to make me break out

  46. Rebecca Peters says:

    A lot of products break my skin out

  47. Jennifer says:

    My skin is really dry and gets red easily.

  48. Karrie Millheim says:

    My sensitive skin makes my skin all red and blotchy when it is irritated 🙁

  49. Steffi S says:

    My skin is very sensitive. It’s also very dry.

  50. Terra Heck says:

    My sensitive skin causes severe itchiness. On a scale of 1 to 10, sometimes it can be a 30. Drives me crazy. Thanks.

  51. Brittney House says:

    My face seems oily 24/7 in the summer time.

  52. Samii Meyer says:

    I have Lupus, so I have to be super careful about what I put on my skin or what I expose my skin to.

  53. Donna Kellogg says:

    alot of creams make me itch

  54. Angela M says:

    My face breaks out from so many cleansers. 🙁 I also have super dry skin so anything to help the breakouts just makes my skin dry, red and raw.

  55. Candie L says:

    It is getting dry in the humidity Thank you

  56. Vikki Billings says:

    I have super sensitive skin so I have to be careful what I use on it.

  57. Karen Gonyea says:

    I break out from everything !!! I can’t use anything with fragrance or color in it !!

  58. CharityS says:

    Everything breaks my skin out!

  59. I always worry about how a new product will affect my skin.

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