NEUTROGENA Combination Skin Oil-Free Moisture Review

NEUTROGENA – Oil-Free Moisture – Combination Skin

What does the product say?

Oil-Free Moisture – Combination Skin

Oil-Free Moisture for Combination Skin is a lightweight, dual-action formula that moisturizes dry areas while it controls oily shine.

First, this dermatologist-tested formula moisturizes where skin is dry, without leaving it oily or shiny. Then, a special oil-absorbing Microsponge® system controls oil and shine in the T-Zone—or wherever else skin is oily.

Skin feels softer, smoother. Has a natural, matte finish throughout the day.

  • Oil-free
  • Non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores)
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Fragrance-free

How to use?
Apply every morning after cleansing. Smooth a pearl-sized amount over your face and neck. Be sure to wear SPF 15 sun protection during the day.

Rs.250 [Indian rupees]

It comes in a simple white bottle with a pump sort of a nozzle and it is extremely easy to operate. The bottle looks very boring- nothing colourful, plain looks, and not that tastefully designed for girls like us. You would not really notice it in a make-up store. But does that matter?
Yes it does! But not higher than the product’s Quality !


neutrogena bottle
neutrogena bottle

When I first thought about treating my skin,,../;././:[ with a moisturizer, I wondered how am I going to carry it off? Nobody likes the GREASY look! Oily-skinned people have to go through so many problems. I have a combination skin which does end up being oily many a times 🙁 argh! And the t-zone? Don’t even Talk about that! harr!
Okay, so back to business.

I browsed through hundreds of reviews for a good moisturizer but was not able to find any. Finally I thought of giving Neutrogena a shot, after I checked it in one of the stores. The bottle read “Neutrogena Oil-free moisturizer “ for “Combination Skin.” All I could see was the “Combination Skin” part and I was like “Omg omg omg!” Haha 😛

I didn’t care about how the bottle looked, I just grabbed it!

When I brought the beauty home, I was so excited! I immediately went and washed my face and did the whole routine and applied this 😛

It says you’re supposed to apply one “PUMP” to your neck and your face. When I first applied it, I felt a bit oily, …. but in 20 sec it was all gone. All I got was a MATT FINISH!

I was so SHOCKED!

My skin looked fine, perfectly smooth , with no sign of oiliness .

You can also use it as a Makeup-base. It works really well!

All you need is one PUMP, and it lasts forever, Trust me. My previous bottle last me for about 8-12months. That is a lot for the price you pay. I guess they also have a moisturizer for sensitive skin. I love Neutrogena, I feel as if I am under some protective shield when I use their products because I trust their products a lot. All sentimental 😛
Okay, so back to the point, this product blends into your skin, and it doesn’t leave any residue at all. Look at the price, normal right?

I wouldn’t call it pricey at all . 🙂

I have tried other Neutrogena products, but they haven’t worked so well. According to me, this product is the best one from their side. I am a complain box and I keep trying to find out a lot of mistakes in things. But this is so weird, I didn’t say a thing after I used this product!

So you obviously know what i mean . 🙂 Purchase this product only if you have oily or combination skin. People with dry skin should stay away from this product, it won’t help you much 😛

So I guess this was what I felt about this product. But here are the PROS and CONS:

PROS of NEUTROGENA – Oil-Free Moisture – Combination Skin

  • Loved the way the bottle has been designed [not talking about the colours] and loved the nozzle, easy to use . 🙂
neutrogena cap
neutrogena cap
  • Loved the matte finish that this cream gives. I have never ever seen any moisturizer that works so well on my skin.
  • Worth the price.
  • The bottle lasts for ages. My bottle last for almost 8 months or so .
  • You just need one PUMP, that’s it.
  • The skin absorbs it quickly.
  • It’s available almost everywhere.

Cons of NEUTROGENA – Oil-Free Moisture – Combination Skin Review:

  • None. I love this product! *Hugs Neutrogena*

My Rating: :-* :-*:-*:-* + 0.5

Would you purchase it again?
Obviously ,YES!!!!!!!!! 🙂

I am using my! THIRD bottle now

The other products you get in this range:

  • Oil-Free Moisture SPF 35
  • Oil-Free Moisture – Sensitive Skin
  • Oil-Free Moisture SPF 15


before use
before use

[ I know the 2nd picture looks sort of blurred]

Hope this helped!

If you guys have any Questions, post it below

Take care 😉


23 thoughts on “NEUTROGENA Combination Skin Oil-Free Moisture Review

  1. Amazing review Gia!! I too have the similar skin type and this looks quite promising..definitely planning to buy this!! 🙂 :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:

    1. Ok even i have tried that one and it dries out my skin 🙁
      Like over dries it grr! 🙁

      Ok, it works on my skin well 🙂 and i think it will for sure work on people with combination skin.
      This is super -different from any other moisturizer i have ever TRIED 😀
      It perfectly does what you want it to do 😉

      Hope that helped! Take care
      .-= giasaysthat´s last blog ..Headband collection =-.

    1. gr8 review.sure iam gonna try this as i do have a combination skin.but do u use this for both summers and winters also or any specific season.

  2. hi gia
    i have this and almost half left now
    but really gives a matt finish, absorbs well and just one pump is more than enuf na
    the very fact that it says oil free made me pick this up :-))

  3. Hello 😀

    For anyone with acne – Cetaphil moisturising lotion – non comedogenic, hypo-allergenic, fragrance and color free + plus it dermatologically reccommended. Extremely hydrating, wont matt your skin but wont make it oily either. But it doesnt cause pimples and it doesnt block your pores, its very gentle yet very effective.

    This isnt a very popular product though – since its only sold in chemists and most people only hear about it from there dermatologists. But its non-prescription and its absolutely great for anyone with sensitive or acne prone skin.

    Sorry I know I just sounded like a walking talking advertisement there 🙁
    .-= Janhavi´s last blog ..Love- Sex and Magic ! =-.

      1. You do actually – just at the chemists no where else. I know its available in Mumbai and Pune for sure. Coz at a lot of tv shoots the cleanser is often used post make up removal. Cetaphil is like air for my skin now and its very reasonable price wise too.

        You are welcome 😛

        I love neutrogena’s rainbath – tried it ?

        ps – nice to meet you 😀
        .-= Janhavi´s last blog ..Love- Sex and Magic ! =-.

  4. Hey there, I have combination skin (T zone) as well.. The moisturizer I use is from Shielo.. It’s called Shielo Complexion AntiAging Moisturizer .. I don’t know if you’ll find the similar one where you stay.. But this moisturizer from Shielo is for oily or combination skin .. I really like this brand.. It doesn’t cause me any break outs.. Hope this helps!!

  5. Nice review.. I am feeling soooo exited.. ‘cuz I too have a combination skin!! 😀
    But before I buy it, I wanna confirm **for how long does it control oil ??** I mean everything I have tried works for a maximum of 2 hours and then my T-zone begins to shine.. :\ 😛

  6. I have combination and sensitive skin. It’s been hard to find a skin product for me. Recently I’ve been looking for a cream to use for both during the day and night. I have tried the Made from Earth Vitamin C Moisturizer one for a week and am absolutely in love with this. And its organic without chemicals! When I put it on, it feels light and refreshing with no scent.

    It has the perfect amount of moisturizer so my face feels hydrated and I don’t need to constantly reapply nor wiping oil off my face. I have not found any other product fits my skin so well and I’ll stick with this one for a while!

  7. Hi…

    I have been using this product for the last one and half month. Having heard so many positive reviews about it, i use it every time in the hope that it will do some wonders for my skin. But nothing like that happens 🙁

    I have a combination skin, and sadly this moisturizer leaves my cheeks looking patchy and the t-zone oilier than normal, that too within an hour of application.

    Usually my skin is well behaved for a combination skin type (Touchwood !!) but this moisturizer completely throws a wrench at me 🙁

    Can anyone plz suggest some other moisturizer, suitable for combination skin other than this. Would really love to hear about the stuffs that have been well tested by you all.

    Keep shining…. Keep similing….
    Love you all………..

  8. I am using neutregena oil free(combination skin) product, normally i am fair in color.. starting that means first 2 weeks i got good result.. after that i look very dull and not that much fair as before.. now i am not using that product

  9. I have this after a long search but even with the rave reviews, after using it makes me sweat instantly. Or perhaps it’s not sweat. This moisturiser works by being a humectant, which means it attracts moisture to the skin instead of being a moisture producing stuff. So may be its the atmospheric moisture settling on my skin. So, doesn’t help me much. Feels sweaty after usage. I have it, use on and off. Am moving to clean and clear oil free moisturiser for now. And use aloe vera gel when i need moisture with gel.

  10. I really appreciate your review.. its honest and from the heart. I love way you’ve reviewed the product. I am literally hunting for a good moisturiser for my combination skin and your review of neutrogena oil-free moisturiser makes me want to try this out… thank you so much!! please let me know
    1. If you also used the same face wash/cleanser or is it just this product?
    2. Does it improve complexion or clears blemishes?

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