Amazing product. I use this daily. Its not harsh and doesn't irritate my sensitive skin. Doesn't make my skin red or dry. The best scrub I've came across so far. Makes my skin soft and supple.
I really like this product...doesnt break me out, makes my skin soft and feels good while I wash my fash with it. Only negative is that t is a lil pricy but so far it seems worth it.
I think this a very good exfoliating cleanser for facial use. This product contains an amino peptide complex which is incorporated in their Regenrist Moisturizers/Night Creams. This complex helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. I believe the exfoliating beads are oxygenated (called oxygenated derma-beads.) This oxygenation stimulates blood flow to the epidermis, as the beads do as well just not as thourough if they were not oxygenated. Oxygen within a cream/lotion has skin benefits. The beads are also very tiny and uniform, important to have both for a proper/efficient exfoliation. It leaves the skin silky soft to the touch and ready for whatever any anti-ageing product which will penetrate much better after you've removed dead skin cells which would interfere with absorbtion of anything applied after cleansing. You may not be able to use this on a daily basis and they may recommend it 2-3x/week. I think if you can build yourself up to using it everyday it becomes more useful, keeping your skin free of dead cells all the time. Just make sure you use an SPF product of some kind during the day (#15-30) as it is these dead skin cells which protect it against UVA and UVB sun rays. You may therefore ask well why am I removing dead facial skin cells if they protect me against damaging sun rays?: As we age this process of the sloughing off of dead skin and the manufacture of new one's become slower and slower as we age. By removing them through exfoliation you are speeding up the process of their manufacture and surfacing. This is why young skin has a translucencey/eveness quality to it. This skin renewal process happens quickly. When you force dead skin cells off the face you also force the manufacture of newer ones which rise to the surface more quickly as well. Your skin looks/works more like young skin and will take on the quality of younger skin as well. Highly Recommended. Walmart has an exact duplicate of this at a far lower cost. The ingredients are the same and listed in the same order.
This stuff really does nothing for my pores and does not exfoliate. It is a weird texture, like thick and goopy and my face felt irritated by it while washing. Felt like my skin was also not clean, and did not take off any make-up.
I tried this and used up a whole tube, but I wasn't especially impressed. It wasn't bad, it wasn't good. I didnt feel it exfoliated that well. Will not repurchase.
I have extreme acne prone sensitive skin :( So I really need to be careful what I use. It seems no matter what I use I cannot use for too long until now! I love this! It did make me break out after about the 2-3rd day of using it but it then started to heal right up! My skin is in better shape now. My acne scars have diminished greatly and I am glad that I stuck with this and that it is working for me. I have actually bought the Regenerist line (not all of it just some) and I truly beleive that that line has helped my skin as it literally has regenerated the cells in my face (as it claims to do) and diminished lines and scars. The price is out there but if I can get it whenever (as opposed to Mario Badescu that I sort of like and Philosophy that I have to buy online cuz I cannot find either of those products where I live). If it works it is worth every penny and it is to me!!
I actually bought this instead of the cleanser that comes in the cleansing kit with the brush. I use this with the auto brush. I have had acne issues and this has calmed my skin. It has also minimized the acne scars and oiliness on my face. Love it and buy it again-
Can't stand the smell as others have stated! Makes me sick and I'm usually not bothered by smells.
Before I tried this scrub, I had been using various St. Ives scrubs to exfoliate and deep clean, and finally decided they were harsh on my face even though I was only using them a couple of times a week. I randomly picked this up at Walgreens because I was feeling particularly unhappy with my pores one day while I was waiting on a prescription. First of all, I'll start with the negatives. This scrub is very hard to rinse off. I used to use it after makeup removal, but it just took too long to stand over my sink trying to get the soapy residue completely off my face, so I now use it in the shower and it seems to rinse off fine now. Another dislike is when you're about 1/3 through the container, the microbeads seem to start disappearing and all that's left is the gel. I also don't think this scrub exfoliates as well as others, but it does leave my skin clean and refreshed. I have medium-large pores on my nose, and I haven't really seen any improvement there, but that's probably because I refuse to use this more often because it contains salicylic acid, and since my favorite toner contains it too, I'm always afraid of over-use. Postive: I have combination skin and use this scrub twice a week and it doesn't irritate my skin, unlike apricot scrubs. I'm still on the fence about whether I'd buy this again. Using this twice a week for a change up of my routine has been working OK, but I'd like to try other products. Basically, I don't think this is anything special because there are similar products out there that are just as effective, but if you like other Regenerist products, why not give it a try. The $10 drugstore price tag may scare away some potential fans, but I've had mine for three months and I'm barely 1/3 through the tube, so if you're going to use this scrub twice weekly, it could last you nine months.
I use this once every week or so. I love the smell of the products and my skin feels really smooth and bright afterwards.
I rotate between this and Queen Helene's Mint Juniper Mask, which helps dry out my blackheads.