When my favorite Korres Milk Proteins Foaming Cream Cleanser went bad, I found myself in the market for a new cleanser. Despite my thoughts on drugstore & high-end skincare, I opted for a cleanser, where the ingredients don't linger on your face for very long, from the drugstore. I tried the clear version of this cleanser from Neutrogena Naturals years ago without issue, and decided that since I was wearing more makeup than I did then, the Neutrogena Naturals fresh cleansing + makeup remover was better for me. And I've been using this for quite a while now, so I figured that a review was due.
I don't wear heavy-duty makeup: just some sheer foundation and blush and sometimes cream eyeshadow, so I can only speak about my experiences with this product and with the makeup I use. I find that it doesn't completely remove waterproof mascara unless you scrub a bit, which I do not recommend. But for everything else I have absolutely no issues and feel like I am removing my makeup 100%. In the beginning I did have issues with this stripping my skin and leaving it feeling dry and tight, but as I've continued to use this, this no longer happened. Of course, I only use this once a day at night so you may have differing opinions on how stripping this product is based on how often you use this & your skin type. One thing I have to say that I do not like about this product is the scent. The scent isn't unpleasant BUT it tends to linger your skin even after you've dried your face & applied moisturizer, which is really weird and unwanted. So if you have sensitive skin or a sensitive nose this might be a reason to skip this.
As for the whole "naturals" part of it, this is more likely a personal thing and will be different from person to person. For me, I like naturally sourced ingredients in my skincare - but I'm not completely averse to products that are not. So I'm quite happy that there's a "natural" option in the drugstore that gives fairly good results.
Bottom Line: Would I Repurchase?
Yes. Despite the fact that I do not like the scent of this product, this is legitimately a good makeup remover/cleanser. I suggest using something else for your waterproof mascara as I find it doesn't remove it completely (I wake up with black smudges under my eyes when I use this alone), but works for the rest of my makeup with no issue. Is it the end-all-be-all cleanser for me? No, but I think it's still a pretty good cleanser for some people.