Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Try’em Out Tuesday – The Wave

And we’re back in the game…

One of the biggest searches in my life had been for the perfect face wash. When I was in my teens is was all about preventing the acne but as i have entered (gasp) my mid-twenties I still have some acne but the focus has moved more to preventing those oh so annoying wrinkles! I am also a very frugal person when it comes to face care..i know ..you “have to invest in skin care” but honestly even the more expensive products have fallen short in what they promised! Why spend big bucks when you can’t really tell a difference from the mainline stuff?? I am also a very fickle person and even if I find something that i like as soon as I run out and head to target for the replacement I forget all that I liked about a product and am enticed by all the new (or new to me) products that are calling out “try me! try me”, which is honestly one of the reasons that I started the try’em out Tuesdays.

Okay confession time..even during my days of selling Mary Kay I cheated and still bought other products because what can i say i’m a sucker for advertising and who knows…maybe the next product will be the miracle product I have spent all these years looking for!! I thought their products worked pretty well but just as with all others I was clearly not in love (hence the cheating) :0

Okay back to today’s amazing reveal! Recently I had actually been pretty faithful using the same face wash two bottles in a row..however I didn’t feel that it was getting deep into my pores and left my skin feeling not totally clean. I had been seeing a lot of commercials for one of Neutrogena's new products that promises to clean 10x’s deeper and leave other cleansers in the dust! No way…I totally had to try it! What is this magical product you ask? I would now like to introduce you to my new friend The Wave!



Neutrogena has often produced products that aren’t overly expensive and yet have mostly delivered on what they promised. So what did they have to say about this product??

Let’s hear it straight from the waves mouth.. “My gentle vibrations help my tingly foam go 10xs deeper to remove more dirt, oil and makeup than traditional cleansers. I totally win!” It comes with textured pads that when used with the vibrations of the Wave will clean deep down in the skin and sweep away layers of dead skin leaving us girls with softer, smoother looking skin! 

I had one hesitation with this product though. I hate buying things that need refills such as the pads and batteries..I often feel that they don’t work better enough to justify spending the extra money on the refills (i know great english huh?)!

However, when I was at Costco I saw that they had a packaged deal with the Wave and extra refills that would last for 44 days (or 88 I can’t remember but a decent amount) for only $15! Okay that was a deal I felt I couldn’t let go! And as the hubs pointed out in the store as I was trying to decide to if I should make the purchase “it would be great for try’em out tuesdays”! I’m so glad he supports my obsession..way to go hubs (he really has your guy’s best interest at heart")!

So does it work??

Holy mother of Liv Tyler I believe it does (love her skin)!! In normal people terms “I was really surprised but it works very well!”

I was totally and pleasantly surprised! It felt a little strange at first but the vibrations actually felt like a little face massage and after I washed off the foam my face felt tight and clean. I totally love that feeling and I had forgotten how much I missed it! I went to bed feeling refreshed :) OH and the hubs totally liked the smell of it ;)

I give this product an A. I would have given it an A+ but I am not thrilled with the aspect of refills and I am still trying to figure out how to best clean the eye area..I mostly just rely on eye makeup remover. As for the refills..I have only been using the wave once a day along with the one of the other bottled Neutrogena cleansers for the other face wash of the day (i have been told it is better to stay within the same family of products although I am totally guilty of mixing families). Also, the refills aren’t too expensive and if you go to the website they offer some coupons and more information! Oh and I like to turn the water really hot to wet the pad because then it is all warm and heavenly when you put it on your face :)

Overall, I would totally try this product!! Get ready for it to rock your face and leave you feeling like you have just gotten a facial without all the steam (I know i’m weird but I hate the steam)! And the deal at Costco totally rocks too!

Have a great day! Let me know what you all think…

By the way The Charles is really excited about his new toy and keeps threatening to steal my computer so he can share it with you…stay tuned!


  1. yaaay another successful purchase! and ive been wanting/leaning towards trying The Wave but im on the same page as you on hating refills. glad the hubs approves too haha :)

  2. I'll admit, I've been tempted by this, too! But the refills made me hesitant. At least it works. And that Costco deal is a relative steal!

  3. I'm so glad you blogged about this!! I've struggled with severe acne my whole life, and have finally gotten to the point at now age 23 where it's what it's going to be. :) I don't even wear face makeup anymore (just eyeshadow, etc)! However, I'd like to be proactive about fine lines and keep my skin healthy rather than clear, and have wondered about this thing!!

  4. Oh wow! I have never heard of this, but my face has been extra naughty lately due to horomones so I may want to try this!

  5. Ooooh, that looks really cool! I might have to try it out!!

    Thanks so much for the award :-)

  6. Haha I love that your husband said that about Try Em' Out Tuesdays! Isn't it awesome when the man in your life supports your crazy blog obsession?! :-)

  7. You are such a beauty saver! I've been thinking about purchasing this since they launched it here in Manila, but I was a tad hesitant. You think I should only use Neutrogena face wash for this? Coz my skin is extra sensitive! and I don't think I want to buy a new facial wash just to try this! haha Or maybe I do! I'm just soo curious!

  8. Ooo I'm glad you reviewed this! I have somewhat acne prone skin in my 20's too and I'd heard some good things about this, but not from people with my skin type. I think I might just have to go get myself one!

  9. Thanks for the recommendation! I have been loyal to Clinique for many years, but if this thing's going to give me a massage--well then I'll let it.

    Thanks for visiting Red Writing!!

  10. Very neat. I generally don't buy anything for my face (minus lotion and sunscreen) but this is a glowing review. I might check it out once I make it back to America!