12 May 2010

Review: Neutrogena Wave

While contemplating whether to buy a Clarisonic or not, I strolled across this.

Now this is not the first time iv come across this. I have seen it advertised on TV, Magazines and when Im occasionally walking past the drug store skincare aisle. I always stop to pick it up, read it, then put it back down. Up until the other day where I spotted it in TKMAXX, I was apprehensive about buying it. why? I just thought it was another gimmick product.

But my will power didn't hold me back strong enough. I looked at the price (£6) then moved swiftly to the checkout.



Here it is in my hands, you can see the size of it, it fits the hand perfectly.


It comes with the batterie and two packs of cleansing pads (7 in each pack). The pad automatically sticks to the wave when attached, abit like velcro! Cleansing foam can be seen in the centre of the pad.


Now comes the test, as I wet the pad and start massaging it onto my face, I expected foam, Lots of foam infact due to the massage PLUS vibrations. The result is below....
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It produced the tiniest amounts of foam, far from my liking! and for this reason my face didn't feel clean. I felt like I was pushing a wet cotton pad around my face which was doing nothing. I tried adding some of my facial soap which normally foams up a lot, but Nada. Still no foams. disappointed.

One of the most annoying things is that when the head is wet and you hold it up against your face vertically, the angle made the water drip all over my clothing.

After I pat my face dry, my skin feels no different to when I use my hands. In fact my Body Shop Facial Brush does a better job as it gives me smooth skin.

The reviews for this product is very mixed, some love it, some hate but my personal opinion would be that, its a waste of money.

Its now sitting in my 'unwanted' draw. To add to the joy, I started to break out.

A big fat thumbs down.

Have you tired this and what do you think about it?

*note*
following from my last post, Les Tai Tai has kindly offered for my mirror to be replaced by a new one =)
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23 comments

  1. Whilst I was in Tesco with my Dad I thought I'd try it because its kinda expensive for a face wash and he always tries to "manually" sort out my skin so he can pay for it too lol
    Like you, I thought it was useless, (If not worse, made me breakout and really dried my skin out and Im oily normally) Gimmicky and a waste of money.
    When I first saw the post at the beginning I felt bad that you had wasted your money and it seemed like you liked it at first, Theres a few different kinds now but with all the issues with this, like the dripping :@ Really not worth it I dont think xx Ellie

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  2. I really like it, but I use it with my normal facewash, as the pads you get with it doesn't foam up much.
    I agree with you about it dripping. It's so annoying.
    x

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  3. I didnt like this either :( now its just sitting somewhere in my bathroom untouched. all i felt was it VIBRATING, that i got a headache from it!!
    dislike >.<
    great review x

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  4. i agree with you, this just vibrates your skin but does nothing for it. :/ great review! i love your honest opinions. :)

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  5. it did nothing for me i wasted money on that ws all i could think for a week

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  6. great review! i was thinking about trying this..def not going to now!

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  7. I found these in discount shops like Home Bargains so I assumed it must've been bad haha

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  8. My fiance's little sister has this (she's 13 lol) She also said it wasn't very good :( Im glad i didn't buy it in the end.. i was quite tempted. x

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  9. I actually bought this a while back... I thought it would be a good product but it really sucked. I used it once and never used it again.

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  10. wow, thanks for the honest and helpful post. I'll stay away from this one. I have heard that the iSkin from Sally Beauty Supply is really great.

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  11. I saw lots of review on this products. It was mix too. This is not something you use everyday. I remember I was always in the drugstore picking this item up then after reading, putting it back down. Even though I haven't try it yet, I still think it's a waste of money too

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  12. thanks for reviewing. i saw another post about this and it seems like its not worth the money. ) :

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  13. I think that this is okay but not worth it at all its deffienetly not amazing!! I bought this for £3.99 bargain! Or so I thought! you get a weeks worth with it and then its like £5 for 2 weeks refills ! Not being funny but £5? for 30 cotton pads? Thats dearer than I paid for the acctual cleanser! just wasting money really My advice would be stick to using a normal cleanser!

    http://cosmeticsmile-x.blogspot.com x

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  14. The wave sucks, but I LOOOVEE my clarisonic mia, your skin really does feel cleaner with it, but remember to slowly introduce the clarisonic to your skin routine, and use it once a in the morning or evening, I prefer evening since it washes out the makeup really nice! I usually take off my foundation with a face wipe and it looks all clean, but when I use the clarisonic, I can see the left over product that was in my skin! I also prefer the clarisonic because being asian momma always told me not to me wasteful and those wave pads seem very wasteful to me. Never use it if the bristles are still wet, that causes a lot of people to break out. Some people break out from the clarisonic because of the purging, I didn't and I have mild rosacea and subsiding moderate acne that I had from 9-12th grade, so be conscious of that, and never ever use the cleansers that come with it, it got bad reviews like 8 out of 10 times and would turn people's skin terrible! I think the clarisonic is worth investing in if you wear makeup for sure! Sephora sells it at the cheapest price, and there's no difference between the mia and the regular clarisonic except different speeds and beeps. The faster speeds on the bigger clarisonic can be harsh on the skin and irritate, so it's not worth the bigger size or money, I tried that one in the store too. The clarisonic usually comes with the sensitive head, but I prefer the delicate head, since it's softer, but still effective at cleaning. I thought it would be helpful to tell you since I wish I knew this stuff before I bought the clarisonic. You definitely have to pay for quality in THIS case

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  15. thanks for this review :) now I know to stay away XD

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  16. thanks so much for the review. i'll make sure not to buy this. also, i always love the music on your blog.

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  17. I watched Michelle Phan (from Youtube)'s teeny little review on this in one of her videos and she says all it does it vibrate, not clean!

    Neutrogena probably was just taking the concept without really putting effort into making a good product. I think if they had invested more into its functionality and raised the price to maybe $20-30, it would be better.

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  18. I think Michelle Phan once mentioned not to buy it as it's just a waste of money + and now your opinion => I think i'm really gonna save up for Clarisonic *sigh*

    Btw, do you know which website that ships Clarisonic to the UK? I think lollipop26 mentioned one in her video but do you know any other one?

    Thanks dear <3

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  19. Thanks Suzi, I'd always wanted to give it a shot. Glad i didnt get one before. Have a wonderful day. Looking forward to new vid :D

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  20. I have heard that this doenst do much and the pads start to get $$ after a while. Get the clarisonic mia it really is worth the $ it really does a great job cleaning!

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  21. Sounds like it's just another gimmicky product. Thx for the review - better to stay away from this little thinggie.

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