Neutrogena Wave Original Vibrating Power-Cleanser (Initial Review)

Last weekend I went to Wal-Mart for one thing and somehow left with ten. (You know how that goes.) One of the items that I purchased was the Neutrogena Wave Original Vibrating Power-Cleanser. I decided on the original version of the power-cleanser because I have sensitive skin and the spinning head of the Wave Sonic Spinning Power-Cleanser sounded a little intimidating.

1 The Neutrogena Wave Original Vibrating Power-Cleanser promises softer skin after just one use. That’s a pretty bold claim and for under $15, I thought it would be worth putting it to the test. 2 The cleanser comes with 14 blue colored pads that have a smooth side to stick to the velcro-like top of the device and a more textured side for your face. After I attached the pad, I ran it under the faucet and waited for it to start foaming. And waited… And waited. Nothing happened. I eventually turned off the water for fear that I would remove all of the cleanser on the pad.3

Excuse the eyebrows guys; I’ve been growing them out! We’ll use this as my “before” picture.

I turned on the power-cleanser and started to swipe it across my face. It foamed a little bit more, but not as much as I thought it would. Next time, I’ll try rubbing the pad with my fingers while I run the water on it.


One thing that you should know about the Neutrogena Wave Original Vibrating Power-Cleanser is that it’s really loud. Like almost embarrassingly so! Haha. But, once I got past the loud buzzing, I really started to like it. I could feel my face getting exfoliated way more than any face scrub I’ve ever used. I rinsed off the cleanser and wooow. My face was super soft, but I did notice that it brought some whiteheads to surface that weren’t there before. I turned the power cleanser back on, exfoliated a little longer, and they were gone.


After using the power-cleanser. Helloooo smaller pores.

And the best part is that my face felt great all day. I’m going to use the power-cleanser everyday and I’ll give an update in about a week to see if I’m still in love with it. So, here are my final thoughts on the Neutrogena Wave Original Vibrating Power-Cleanser in one sentence:

Even though the power-cleanser doesn’t foam as much as I thought it would, I still get a deep clean that leaves my face feeling soft and smooth all day.

Have you ever used the Neutrogena Wave Original Vibrating Power-Cleanser? What’s your favorite cleanser? Hope everyone’s had a great Memorial Day weekend!

<3 Maika

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  1. Lol, I love the funny faces. How is the texture of the pad? And do you think you could use this on other areas of the body?

    1. Hi Saiiii! 🙂 And the texture of the pad is a little grainy. I thought it would be abrasive, but it’s not. And I think you can use it on other parts of the body. I actually just used it under my armpits to see what would happen, after I used it on my face of course. Haha. ~Maika

  2. I have the same problem! It’s hard to go in stores like that without getting caught up buying a ton of things! I have that Neutrogena gadget but have only used it a few times. I have the Clarisonic now so I get a bit more use out of it.
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    1. Next on my list of things that I need to get is the Clarisonic! I’ve only heard good things; you’re like the 3rd person that’s told me about it. ~Maika

    1. Yes, it’s awesome! One day, I’ll move up to the Clarisonic, but this one is great in the meantime 🙂 ~Maika

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