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Neutrogena Extra Gentle Cleanser

Komal Basith

I’m not sure if you know, but if you’re over 30 and still using a foaming face wash, you’re pretty much telling your skin that you hate it with the burning fury of a thousand dying suns. So said Dr. Kiran Lohia to me recently – albeit in a far less dramatic way – but the message was pretty much the same; once you turn 30, you want to switch to a creamy face wash first thing in the morning because it’s much better for your skin than a foaming one which strips your skin of moisture, somthing you need plenty more of now that you no longer enjoy loud music or staying up past 2 am.

Which is fine, because I am nothing if not a great patient, but finding a creamy cleanser that isn’t super greasy or fragranced and won’t make you break out as soon as it touches your skin? Another thing entirely. I’ve kissed a fair few frogs since my conversation with Dr. Lohia about skincare in your 30s, and I’m pleased to announce that I have finally found the one, you guys, and it is Neutrogena’s Extra Gentle Face Wash. It’s creamy without being in the least bit greasy, smells like nothing, which is precisely what you (I) want first thing in the morning, and best of all, it makes your skin as soft as – nay, softer than – a baby’s butt. This is not hyperbole; I’ve been around enough baby butts to know what I’m talking about.

It’s not the kind of beauty product that rocks your world and makes you wonder how you ever did without (like the Clarisonic); instead, it’s a winner in the way that that quiet, understated, confident-without-being-flashy guy you have a crush on is a winner. It is the Ryan Gosling of cleansers!

And it gives you smooth, soft, baby butt skin. What’re you waiting for?

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