Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser vs. equate beauty Foaming 2-In-1 Cleanser

We found the smell, color, and overall ingredients to be fairly similar in both of these cleansers.  The major difference in the two is that Neutrogena foamed better for us (both came out of the pump in a gel-form).  We preferred this foam for its feel on the skin.  

We gave the equate version of this cleanser an 80% similarity score.

We gave the equate version of this cleanser an 80% similarity score.

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We have found that in the winter especially, it is important to use gentle products as to not irritate our already dry/irritable skin.  We like the Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser because it cleans dirt, oil, and makeup without irritation.  We picked up the equate version of this cleanser and were excited to try it.

The packaging is very similar, and both pumps work well.  Both products came out in a gel-form and smelled very similar- a fresh, neutral smell.  The directions said to wet our faces and then wet the cleanser and rub it together to create the foam.  We all agreed that the Neutrogena cleanser foamed better, and therefore covered our faces in a less sticky way.  Both cleansers washed away the dirt and makeup, and our skin felt fresh after each wash.

The ingredient panels were similar, but not exactly the same.  We think the equate version works well enough, but prefer the Neutrogena cleanser slightly more.

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