Neutrogena Grapefruit Products May Harm Your Skin


Consumer Warning: Read this if you’re using a product that contains grapefruit extract. Both men and women have been using Neutrogena’s face products for years. Neutrogena is one of, if not, the most widely known skin care line on the planet. They produce a plethora of products that many consumers have been pleased to incorporate into their daily routines.

However, things are taken a turn for the worst for Neutrogena and their grapefruit products. It seems as though many consumers are complaining about the results that they are getting after using the grapefruit products.

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Neutrogena Grapefruit Face Wash Is Destroying Consumers Skin

I learned of this issue after coming across the news that was originally posted by Lori Elizabeth Ens. She reached out to one of the most popular news feed sites on the Internet and boy did it make a huge impact. Lori (pictured below) mentioned that she didn’t consider her skin to be sensitive at all. She also mentioned that she tries to do a good job of keeping it clear, healthy and well-nourished.

Lori Elizabeth Ens
Lori Elizabeth Ens

Lori also mentioned that she’s been using Neutrogena’s scrubs and fragrance-free washes for many years and incorporates them into her daily routine.

That said, Lori went to her sister-in-law’s in late march and she decided to borrow the Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub that she saw in the bathroom. It was a huge mistake that she’ll never forget. Two days later, Lori’s face was inflamed and peeling.

She mentioned that her face was so inflamed that she didn’t even recognize her own face staring back at her in the mirror. Her face and eyes were so swollen they were almost shut.

Lori had no idea what would have caused the issue. She decided to do what any normal person would do today. She hit the Internet for answers. Well, she was shocked beyond belief when she learned that there were hundreds of complaints that people had made after they used two specific grapefruit products. One was Neutrogena’s Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser and the other product was the Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub.

There were people complaining about their skin being itchy, red, irritated, burning and more. Some people were even comparing the burns to the degree of chemical burns.

There is not a lot of research that exists on the use of grapefruit extract in skin care products. nevertheless, I’d strongly suggest that you avoid this product and not use anything that has grapefruit extract in it until we know more about this ingredient.

I’m shocked that Johnson & Johnson would continue to sell this product after so many have complained about the results. However, it’s not easy to completely remove a product from the shelves and discontinue it after spending so much on research and development. Then again, maybe they didn’t spend enough on R&D. If they did, we would see so many complaints flying around. Stay the heck away from this product! I also encourage you to visit the Neutrogena¬†facebook post to see all the complaints that have been listed. If you have complaints, please feel free to reach out to us directly. We work with legal counsel to help assess situations like these and would be willing to help you out.

Neutrogena Grapefruit Products May Harm Your Skin
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Brandon Sirrico


Brandon Sirrico is a well-versed marketing expert with a background in finance. He holds an MBA from Florida International University and an undergrad from Northeastern. A former bodybuilder, he's a dedicated gym rat who provides many updates on health and diet as well as reactions to trending skin care topics.