I love this product because it contains BHA and is useful for my nose where I have tons of blackheads. I get a few breakouts on my cheeks whenever I wax the tiny hairs on the side of my face. Also this helps to control the amount of sebum that is produced on my nose which causes the extensive amount of blackheads. I use this product to wash my face with along with my Paula's Choice BHA 9 treatment for my nose and I also use an extracting tool for my nose to remove the blackheads. This product helps to clean out the nasty blackheads after I have extracted them. I also love the fact that this can be used as a mask as well. I recently washed my face, scrubbed it a bit (lightly please after all its your face and not pavement you are washing) and then left the mask on to dry for 10 mins. I then went back wash it all off and my face looked great.
This product is amazing however you really need to read the ingredients before using it. This product contains salicylic acid also known as BHA. Salicylic acid works well on people who have oily skin, breakouts, blackheads and whiteheads. If your face is considered normal skin, thickened or sun damaged skin, then this product is NOT for you as it might be to harsh on your skin. It is better you go with something that has Alpha hydorxy acid in it. If not you run the risk of drying your face out. If your skin is the type that BHA will work for you, then this face wash really does the trick in helping to keep breakouts and black/whiteheads at bay!
The problem with many consumers is that they don't read labels and ingredients before buying something or bother to educate themselves on those ingredients. Moreover, many people think that all it takes is one product to fix their facial issues. If you want this face wash to work for you, then first make sure its right for your skin type and issues. Second use a toner with no alcohol in it. Third use a spot treatment or serum for your problem areas (e.g. I use my BHA 9 for my nose) and then use a good moisturizer.
I have been doing this for years and have kept my blackheads under control. However I have noticed that when I become lazy in my routine, my blackheads come back with a vengeance because no product cures ANYTHING. The majority of products just help keep it under control and this product does just that, keep it under control!!
I have used this for a week now.
I feel like this product unified my skin tone I'm not sure it's the reason though, it has a great cooling effect and particles that would take away your dead skin and even if you use make up everyday it helps clearing out acne well and not allowing them to come as much as they used to. I think if I stopped using makeup, pimples would stop coming for good. I do recommend it!
-Doesnt dry skin
-Not too hars particles
-Has a cooling feeling (negative aspect for me)
-Clears skin a little bit, tightens pores
I got this on a whim because I had a coupon I needed to use so i got it for basically 2 bucks. I was skeptical at first because it is a wash, scrub & mask? I was thinking, right...sure. but yea, its does work lol. I don't have oily skin, mine is drier so i can't speak for those oily skinned ppl, but this did not dry my skin out more. Some products really suck the moisture out of my skin and I cannot use them. This felt tingly on my skin and fresh. I have used it all 3 ways and I love it. I still prefer my other masks but this is a great 3-1 product for the price.
I purchased this because I wanted to stop using benzoyl peroxide to tackle my mild acne. The b p was working in stopping the acne fully develop, but would leave persistent red marks where the acne would have been had it fully developed.
I decided to start using a salicylic acid cleanser instead to see if it would fully prevent acne so I wouldn't have to suffer with red marks. This cleanser definitely did that. I used it at night after removing my makeup via the oil cleansing method, as a scrub to really remove all the days grime and residual makeup. When using as a scrub I dampen, not soak, my face with water, so that it works more efficiently as a scrub. In the morning I soaked my face in the shower with water and gently massaged this on, so it acted more like a cleanser than exfoliant.
Using it twice a day did not dry out my skin, and I have normal to dry skin. It did not even make my skin feel tight like some cleansers do after using. It definitely had a tingly sensation when I first began using it, but my skin quickly acclimatized because after about two uses I no longer felt the tingly ness.
My skin definitely feels smoother and fresher after using, and after three months of no b p just salicylic acid my skin no longer has those weird red marks or acne. Yes, I still get the odd break out but not as often or persistent as before. I did use this as a mask before but I didn't notice a difference in my skins texture after the mssk...maybe if you have very oily skin, the madk might yield better results on you thsn it did on me. I got this three months sgo and use it quite liberally twice a day and have just finished it, so overall I think ut is a good cleanser for acne prone skin at s cheap price.
I like this product! I don't think I would use it in the winter - or might use it less - to prevent it drying out my skin too much. I have used it for all 3 purposes; just to cleanse, as a scrub, and have left it on my face for a few minutes as a mask. Love all 3 uses (I use it as a mask when I feel a breakout coming on and it has nipped them in the bud). My skin feels so clean and fresh afterward, though I could see how it might be too drying for some, or during less humid times of the year. I think it's a good value for the money, I paid $10 at Shoppers Drug Mart.
Amazing! Honestly my skin was horrible!! But surprisingly my t-zone has totally cleared :) it's affordable, last a long time, 3-in-1, but can be drying, as long as you wear a moisturiser after, you're fine! Recommend this for anyone with acne normal/combination skin
Been using this product for about a week and so far it's been pretty decent! I tend to have trouble finding a face wash that works well with my skin, but this one seems to do a good job so far.
I like the smell and it's left my skin feeling smooth and clean. It also feels very fresh when you first put it on which is nice.
Only criticism is that it's a little drying, but combine it with a good moisturiser and it gives you a nice overall complexion.
I would recommend this and when I run out i will probably buy it again.
I was really excited to get this product at first, after reading all the positive reviews. But after using it for a month, it did not do what it claimed to. I had more breakouts than usual, plus my face didn't get any less oily. The only thing I like about this product is the scent, and when I use it as a mask... It's like a mud mask, since the cream is thick. Overall, I don't think it is a 'must have', and I wont recommend this.