I love this stuff. I've tried the St. Ives scrub, but it wasn't memorable to me. I like this one a lot more. I bought it with salicylic acid because I do tend to get acne. Since I have started using this, I don't have any acne. It makes my skin feel so soft and it looks brighter. My skin looks so much more radiant and clean. USE A MOISTURIZER! Do not exfoliate every day. It's common knowledge that you are only supposed to exfoliate like 1-2 times a week...but if you can get away with it, then whatever works for you.
I also use Almay's blemish controlling foundation with salicylic acid, and that helps too.
I said that I would repurchase. However, I really won't because my new Carisonic Mia2 does what this does and more. However, if I didn't have my Clarisonic, I would repurchase this. I actually like it better than Freeman's version because the granules are larger. Otherwise, the product is exactly the same and the Equate version is cheaper.
This is based off of one use, I found out I'm allergic to walnut shell powder :( but I loved the smell. Besides my allergic reaction, my face feels so much cleaner and refreshed and my face looked kind of good too. Wish I could have used this long term, but if I wasn't allergic, I would have kept this! I'm not a big generic person, but I had no problem with this
I never ever waste my money on St. Ives, this product works just as good, if not better than St. Ives scrub. It leaves my skin smooth, soft, and dry skin free! Better yet, my black heads are non existent! I've already been through like 6 bottles of this stuff (I exfoliate every night) and I don't notice any irritation at all. I highly recommend this product!
So I've had this product for about 4 days and i love it!!! i love the smell especially. im a sucker for nice smelling things lol. and it definitely exfoliates. it leaves my skin feeling super soft after use but then i have to kill it with a moisterizer lol cuz its a bit drying. i dont feel dry but my skin looks a bit ashy in certain areas on my face. but other than that i love it. havent seen any improvement in my acne like i have read, but its only been 4 days. i dont have sensitive skin so ive been using it everyday, and im also acne prone, and havent seen a reaction or new acne forming so its a plus. oh and ive nvr used the st. ives brand so i cant compare but with what i have so far i have no reason to try it.
Great scrub for exfoliating dead skin cells. It's creamy and not as harsh as it's more popular competitor, St. Ives. The beads don't scratch against your skin whatsoever, and i can honestly say i like this better.
I use this all of the time. It helps my hormonal breakouts and stress breakouts. I have never found a scrub that makes my skin as smooth and healthy as this. I like this so much more than St. Ives apricot scrub. St. Ives tends to be more creamy and make my face feel dirty. This scrub cleans deep into the pores and unclogs the skin. I gave it 4 lippies because if you use it to much, it can really dry out your skin. The price is fantastic! It lasts a while. Don't hesitate to pick this up at Walmart.
This is a good product for those who prefer a more gentle scrub. However, just because its gentle, doesn't mean it can't cause damage from every day use, so avoid using it daily (I would never suggest anyone to exfoliate more than twice a week unless they have horrible dry skin). It has a lovely smell, it feels refreshing, and it has plenty exfoliants in it, so it's guaranteed to work. I have dry skin that can flare up and leave really hard, scratchy surfaces of dead skin, so I need something more rough and exact, and unfortunately, this isn't for me. I'd recommend this to anyone with normal, oily, or combination skin. I actually think this is ideal for those with oily skin types, as it works well with my boyfriend's oily skin.
As a facial product, I was not thrilled. It wasn't bad, it just wasn't for me. It made my face break out more/for longer than just the initial, expected purging when you start using something new. Every single time I would use it, I would break out like mad. I still had tons left, and I didn't want to waste it, so it ended up sitting in my shower caddy for a while.
After seeing people swearing by using a body scrub before shaving, I thought maybe I'd give it a go in that capacity. Oddly enough, it was perfect. It doesn't break my legs or underarms out, and it has enough scrubby to exfoliate very well. There's enough oil to it that I can shave without needing a cream. My legs and underarms get a super close shave, and they feel great afterwards.
So, as a facial product? Not a fan. But as a shaving product? It's wonderful.
I started noticing some bad acne around my t zone and my cheeks. I bought this product which to me was very cheap--I had thought about getting the St. Ives one but this product was a dollar cheaper. My acne has cleared and I just have to say that this scrub is amazing! I use it daily now and it works!!!