Neutrogena Cleansing Oil to Foam: 1-Step Cleansing Routine

For as long as I can remember, I was told “you always have to double cleanse your skin”. Once to clean off makeup and dirt on your face, and the second to cleanse the remnants and oil to ensure you have no clogged pores. Clogged pores = breakouts, and we don’t want that! Wouldn’t it be nice to have a 1-step cleansing solution, especially at the end of a long day (or a regular day for lazy girls like me)? Well, lazy girls rejoice! The new Neutrogena Cleansing Oil to Foam does exactly that. When you pump it out and rub it on your face, it’s a cleansing oil. Then, add some water and it foams up to be your foaming cleanser! Two birds, one stone.

I would first just like to apologise for the quality of these photos. It’s been so dark out lately, and I’m still trying to get the hang of using artificial lighting! And prepare to see many weird arm shots too, haha.

Neutrogena Cleansing Oil to Foam

There are three different types of the Neutrogena Cleansing Oil to Foam, targeted towards different skin types. There is the normal Neutrogena Cleansing Oil to Foam, the Hydrating Cleansing Oil to Foam, and the Brightening Cleansing Oil to Foam. The hydrating one is meant for dry to normal skin, whereas the normal purple bottle one is meant for normal to combination skin. The pink one, which is meant for brightening, is for dull skin. These retail for RM44.90 each and is available at all leading pharmacies.

I have combination skin so I should’ve used the normal one, but I actually tried out the Hydrating one. I’ve been using this Neutrogena Cleansing Oil to Foam for about three weeks now, so I’ve formed a pretty strong opinion on it. It comes with a pump, which is great. I dispense about two full pumps and that’s enough for my entire face. When you first dispense it, it’s like a thicker gel consistency but as you work it into your skin, there is a little more fluidity.

Arm Test

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Here I did a little test on my arm for you guys! I slathered on some concealer, liquid lipstick, eyeshadow, cream blush, and eyeliner to show you how well it removes these products. The KVD Liquid Lipstick and Tattoo Liner is waterproof, and is pretty hard to remove normally. You can see in the pictures that after rubbing in the oil, everything is 100% removed except the two I just mentioned. However, after adding a little bit of water and working it in, I then wiped it off with a cotton pad. You can see that even the two stubborn waterproof makeup came off as well!

Neutrogena Cleansing Oil to Foam

Consistency & Smell

Like I said, when you first pump it out, it’s a thicker gel consistency. It’s still liquidy, but once you put it on your face it feels heavy and sticky. After rubbing it in for 5 seconds though, it becomes more liquid and doesn’t feel sticky at all. To show you guys the lather, it doesn’t lather up to be a thick foam or anything. When you add water and work it in, it turns into a milky foam. This hydrating one has a cucumber scent, which I actually hate, but it’s just personal preference!


After washing off the foam (the hydrating one, to be exact!), my face is left feeling soft and smooth. It doesn’t give you that “squeaky clean” feeling that feels super drying on the skin. I tested how well this removed my makeup and all by using a toner-soaked cotton pad and going over my face after. To my surprise, there is nothing on the cotton pad, which means all my makeup has been removed just by this Neutrogena Cleansing Oil to Foam.

Final Thoughts

Being a lazy gal, I love this Neutrogena Cleansing Oil to Foam. It saves me a ton of time and it cleanses my face just as well! Even though I have combination skin and I used the hydrating one, it didn’t break me out. Instead, it made my face feel smooth and hydrated. The smell is the only downside for me, but it’s not a deal breaker. With it being so effective, and so affordable compared to buying two different cleansers, I would definitely repurchase this and I highly recommend it to everyone!


– Effective

– Affordable (RM44.90)

– Gives Smooth, Soft Skin

– Saves time


– The cucumber scent, but that’s just because I don’t like cucumber scents

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Thanks for reading, xoxo


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  • Ela

    I’m a lazy girl so this would be perfect for me!

    • Same here! Haha! It saves a ton of time!

  • I’ve on the market for new face products because mine are not preventing breakouts like they should (ugh), so I’m totally going to look for these when I go to the store! The example photos were so helpful!

    Caitlyn |

  • Elly Leavitt

    I’m definitely someone who’s extremely lazy in the skincare department (which makes me a terrible fashion blogger, I know haha) so I’m always looking for products like this!

  • Sydney Power

    this is so awesome, I love having all the facts right here ! It looks so nice on the skin, I will be trying these out!

  • This sounds really great, I’m a huge fan of Neutrogena products so I’m going to have to pick this up next time I’m at the store!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

  • Sami Mast

    Wow these seem absolutely amazing, I’ve been looking for a good facial cleanser! I love Neutrogena, and I’m currently using their daily face wash now, so I think I’ll really love these!!


    • They really are! Hope you like them if you decide to try it out 🙂

  • Lily

    Sounds like I’ll need to give them a try! I’ve always loved their products, so this doesn’t surprise me. Great review! <3

    • Thank you! 🙂 this is amazing and time saving!

  • I am need a new cleaner and theses seem amazing!!

    xoxo. Candice

    • Definitely check it out if you can find these!

  • Greta Hollar

    I love Neutrogena and their products. Definitely need to give this product a try!

    Greta |

    • I agree! They’re so affordable yet high quality!

  • Neutrogena is one of my favorite brands,I should really check this out!

  • Adriana

    I love that one of your pros is that it saves you time! I love cleansing my face but I end up taking so long with my skin routine haha so something quick and easy is a must!

  • Kristin Thompson

    I love cleansing oils! I definitely need to try this one out!

    The Blush Blonde

  • Wow, these sound amazing! I am a huge fan of cleansing oils. I will have to check these out next time I’m at the drugstore.

  • One step? The lazy girl at night in me is rejoicing! Will have to test it out

  • I love neutrogena! It removed that makeup even better than my makeup wipes!

  • Amy

    Neutrogena always have such great products!! I never really thought of using a cleansing oil, but may need to look into them!


    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  • Omg this looks amazing, I need to see if they have it where I live!

    Kayla |

  • These look so cool! I need to pick these up and give them a try!

  • Wow, this looks incredible!!
    a life of a charlotte