Monday, November 30, 2009

Neutrogena Wave Duo

I've been meaning to do a review on this for months, especially after seeing a youtuber rant about it. And now, e.motion in: motion has done a review (click here) and although, I don't wanna seem like a copycat I have a totally different review than her. I know, right - chaotic mess of disagreeing reviews, how does one decide ;)

So I bought mine after watching commercial after commercial of this face cleanser vibrator & on a trip to Target I discovered that not only was the Wave Duo on sale but so were the replacement pads! So I purchased it and have been using it about 3x a week ever since :)

I have to say that I like it. I knew it was not going to do wonders for my skin (come on, it's from a drugstore and it's no Clarisonic for heaven's sake) but I use to use just a makeup removing towelette and then move onto my Proactiv set & when using a toner I would notice makeup residue on the pad. Leading me to believe that maybe using a makeup removing towelette was not getting off all my makeup and therefore, Proactiv was not able to do it's job.

Now, I notice far less (if ANY) makeup residue after using my the Wave after the makeup removing towelette and before applying Proactiv. I don't use it everyday because I find that it could be a little too harsh on skin (rub it in circular motions on face for 60 seconds).

To use I simply wet my face, apply the pad to the Wave and wet the Wave. Then I start rubbing on my face and splash some water on my face to get the foam going. I get LOTS OF FOAM from doing this. It even gets in my hair, lol.

It leaves my face SOOO SOFT & not a bit dried out. I tend to use it at night but I've used it in the shower too.

There are several different kinds of pads that you can get. I have tried the original (my favorite) and the shine free ones that are suppose to reduce oil - the only reason why these aren't my favorite is because the texture is a bit rough and definitely wouldn't recommend for everyday use.

Overall, it's much cheaper option than the Clarisonic and I'm satisfied at around $15 full price (you can find them on sale often).


  1. Thanks for the review (: How are the two cleansing levels? Is it much different? I agree it is too harsh for me to use too many times a week >< I think I would like it more if it didn't have menthol in the pads; my skin is really sensitive to that :( I'm gonna try to get it foaming now hehe. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Ive been thinking about getting one of these!! I had "microdermabrasion" the other day and all it felt like was someone going over my face with like some sort of vibrating foam pad!!! So i reckon thats the deal with this Neutrogena product, it vibrates to get closer to the pores for that "Deeper clean" :D x

  3. Thanks for the review. I've been wanting to give this product a try.

  4. @e.motion in motion - I knew that I would forget something! The two speeds are different ... one is just a gentle scrubbing and the other is more of an exfoliater :)

    I wouldn't recommend it everyday but it works wonders when used several times a wk. Using it in the shower when I have conditioner in my hair is my fave :)

  5. thanks for the review...i need to try this...i have been wanting that clarsonic thing since ages...its freakin expensive!1

  6. @resham - I too had my eye on the clarisonic and would watch while they demonstrated it on QVC but to fork out that amount of money - ugh! I love this lil' thing, it's affordable to say the least. This thing really helps get the makeup off that you can't see after using a makeup removing wipe!


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