Monday, October 4, 2010

I Dislike the Wave

The Neutrogena Wave Power Cleanser that is!

This is worth CAD$15.00

According to Neutrogena.."The first of its kind, the Neutrogena Wave original vibrating power-cleanser is still shaking up the cleansing world with its gentle vibrations. It's guaranteed to leave skin feeling softer and smoother after just 1 use, and cleans 10x deeper to remove more oil, dirt, and makeup than traditional cleansing. It's so gentle you can use it daily. Plus, it's water-resistant, so you can use it at the sink or in the shower."
I got sucked in with the commercial because Hayden Panettiere and Vanessa Hudgens are the ones endorsing it.

According to Hayden and Vanessa, the new Neutrogena Wave vibrates on your face which will allow the soap to clean deeper, and remove surface residue, and makeup better then other facial cleansing soaps.

The Waves vibrating action supposedly will stimulate the skins surface, and open up pores, to allow this deeper cleansing action.

Neutrogena Wave Power Cleanser comes with the Wave hand held power cleanser, 14 cleansing pads, and an AA battery. Everything you need to get it started.

The 14 pads came in 2 separate white plastic bags. I noticed that each pad was wet, and stacked one on top of the other. Once the package was open, I could not re-seal it.

Well It did open up my pores and it did vibrate , but lets see..

I heard lots of rants about this products and I'm joining in.

I hate this face product because...
a). The pads- only one use then done! you need to throw the pads away after one use because it is disgusting. You do not want to see black heads sitting on the pad. Yuck!

b). The pad packaging- you can see why I hate the packaging. Ripped, cheap plastic! Come on Neutrogena, I know you can do better than this. I wish they put the pads on a plastic container or something uhmm maybe..... re-sealable!
c) The Wave hand held cleanser itself!- This is after three uses. How ugly is that!? That's without a pad.
d). When you remove the pads after washing your face... self explanatory!!!
e). ....and most of all, it doesn't remove make-up!

so enough with the rant, now I will explain how to use this "Wave"

- I wet my face first,

- put the cleanser(with the pad of course!) under some water,

- I clicked the button on the Power Cleanser, and rubbed the pad around my face. The vibration from the device was okay, and it took quite awhile for any foam to develop on my skin. The scent has a Neutrogena smell(you will know what I'm talking about if you are a neutrogena user). I actually like the smell.

- I wait for about 3 minutes then I rinse it with water.

This is how it looks before I wash my face

Clean and fresh pad...
look how little foam was released...
This is after I wash my face- as you can see on the photo below, the pad moves and doesn't stay in place.
Sorry for including this photo- I know it is gross, but I just had too. This was after I washed my face with it.You can see that the pads move and it doesn't stay in place. Annoying!

So that's a rant and I'm not going to repurchase this "The Wave" ever again. I do love Neutrogena tho, especially their facial wipes(Im going to do a review on this soon)

You disappoint me Neutrogena, but I will always repurchase your wipes!

Have you tried Neutrogena Wave Cleanser? What do think of it?

xo, Kim


  1. wow thanks for the review... was gonna try this but glad you did for me! its a big hype for nothing!
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  2. I knew this was a gimmick when I first saw it, haha.

  3. Thanks for the review. I'm tempted by this every time I see it for sale, even though it looks like such a gimmick! Think I will be giving this a miss. x

  4. I'm not a fan of Neutrogena face cleansers because they give me yellowheads :/ But I must say, I was so fascinated by this! I think I'll pass on it now though.

  5. thanks for the review !
    i won't buy it !!!!!

  6. Thanks for review.. A few people told me it was rubbish when it came out, so I didn't bother.
    Waste of money :-(

  7. No problem guys! glad I reviewed this :) not worth your money at all. :)

  8. Interesting review!
    Ya, it would be so super expensive and environmentally unfriendly to keep using this! It must have been neat to try it out. Thanks for the review Kimmy!

  9. Thanks for your reviewing I was going to get this until I got the Clarisonic MIA which is awesome and I will never use anything else to wash my face. Go check out my review in face gadget link on my sidebar XOXO
    nice review :)

  10. wow that thing was such a waste of money. I would of spent my 15 on a mac lipstick lol

  11. Wow, this is really disappointing )=

  12. eeek yeah that's no good! this is disapointing, they made it sound like such a breakthrough in the commercial!

  13. That sucks! I wanted to try that also.

  14. yuck!! thanks for the warning as i was actually considering this!

    anyway, check out my blog as i've involved you in an award! xx

  15. Thx for the review. So glad I didn't end up buying it.


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