I wouldn't associate StriVectin with the budget of a student (which was what I was when I bought this in London) but the universe was smiling upon me when Selfridges marked this scrub for 10 pounds. The sales associate assured me that it was not mis-marked, so that was exactly what I paid to walk home with it. I am willing to bet the price has since been changed. If not, well, I don't know if I'd recommend everyone to run out and get a tube. I agree with naming it a "retexturizing" scrub because smoothing out the skin is what it does well. After each application, the skin does feel especially tender. But the scrub's ability to clear out blackheads is disappointing, and blackheads are my main reason for wanting a scrub. Maybe my Eve Lom mask just set too high of a bar. Otherwise, pretty standard minty smell, and the texture of the beads is what you'd expect given the price.
I got this as a deluxe sample and even though the tube was not that big, I have used it at least a dozen times - and I am notoriously bad at conserving products, generally using way too much.
For the record, I have very difficult, slightly sensitive, EXTREMELY oily, acne-prone skin. Lovely, I know.
I love this scrub. Although it has large grains, I wouldn't describe it as "rough;" it definitely feels like it is an effective scrub, but the grains are not harsh and seem to slowly dissolve away as you scrub.
The smell is deliciously minty, which worried me at first. I thought they must have some sort of peppermint or menthol oil in the scrub, which is usually very irritating to my skin, but if it is there, it hasn't bothered me yet.
The scrub feels luxurious and refreshing, and leaves my skin feeling wonderfully clean and soft. I even find myself reaching for it over my long-standing HG cleanser: Murad AHA/BHA scrub.
I don't know if I will actually find myself buying this because I am trying to reign in my spending, but if I had the money I would buy it in a heartbeat! (And who are we kidding? I will probably buy it anyway. Ahhh...the woes of a beauty junkie!)
StriVectin products are pretty pricy. But in this case, the extra money makes them worth it for sure!
I have been using this scrub for a while. I have dry skin because I use prescription Retin-A. If you haven't used it or know what it is...Retin-A actually works by drying your skin and peeling it off. It's crazy. The product is so potent that a tiny dot goes a long way.
Basically, the stuff is pretty intense, and with it, I need a good exfoliant that won't cause irritation to my sensitive skin. This scrub has a pleasant smell, is very gentle, and leaves my skin very smooth and healthy feeling. I highly recommend this for anyone with sensitive, dry skin like my own.
it's abit pricy for a scrub but worths the money. It evens out the skin tone leaving the skin fresh and revitalized. I use a tiny amount and it goes a long way.
This face scrub leaves my skin incredibly soft and smooth. It might be a little too rough for very sensitive skin, but it works great for my oily complexion. I bought it from ebeauty.ca for $54...obviously there are cheaper exfoliators out there but I love the results from this product, and since it's designed to be used 1-2 times a week it lasts a long time.
I got a few sample packets of this and really didn't have high hopes for this but I was wrong. This stuff is great its pretty rough but I like that. I've only used it twice but I'm loving it so far I feel like this really does remove dead skin. Its $45 but a little goes a long way I was able to get two uses out of one sample packet and I will use this twice a week so the full size will last a long time. I will repurchase once I'm done with my 8 packet samples.