With over 80 years of experience under its belt Neutrogena have become well known for their skin saving products so I was very excited to see what their new range had to offer.

Included in the range is a daily scrub and a daily wash both designed to unclog pores, mattify skin and create a flawless complexion. So as somebody who suffers from clogged pores, oily skin and a less than perfect complexion, these two products sounded like my absolute dream come true.

To really see if this stuff was going to do what I hoped it would, I completely stopped using all of my other skin products, a risky move I know but very much necessary to really see what these two products had to offer.

I always used the daily scrub first as it was perfect for removing my makeup and washing away all of the icky dead skin before I applied the wash. The scrub itself was a lovely creamy consistency with small beads that helped to exfoliate the skin.

One of first things I noticed about this scrub was its gorgeous smell. I have used heaps of face products in the past and I can honestly say that I have never smelled anything as good as this.

The scent is exactly like a yummy lime and tangerine summer cocktail and nothing like the harsh medicinal smell of most spot fighting products.

Just like the daily scrub, the daily wash has the same delicious fruity scent and pumping two drops onto your hand creates the perfect lather to give your face a thorough clean.

I used the daily scrub once a day and the daily wash twice a day and began to notice the effects on my skin almost instantly.

After the first day, my skin was much softer and visibly less oily. I also noticed that my foundation lasted slightly longer than usual possibly because my skin was more matte.

After a week my pesky break-outs were almost completely cleared up and my complexion far more even.

Two weeks in and I have now ceased needing to use my much loved concealer, something I never thought I would be able to do!

The Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pore & Shine range has firmly cemented itself on my list of holy grail products. I never thought these two items would have such a profound effect on my skin, particularly for their extremely purse friendly price, but I am delighted that I was proved wrong!

The Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pore & Shine range is available from selected pharmacies and and supermarkets nationwide RRP for both products is €5.58

Ruth Aravena