Okay, this smells like some kind of old grandma cold cream to me, it's not a bad smell, but it's not good in my opinion either........
I like this product, it's gentle and effective, you can really feel the exfoliating process, but it doesn't irritate your skin (not my VERY sensitive skin anyway), I love the fact that there's 10% shea butter in it, it makes me feel safe to leave it on my face for a while, sort of as a "shea butter masque", I wash it off with water right before I come out of the shower, so far I haven't felt any residue or film on my face like some other posters suggested, maybe my skin is just dry enough for it.........
This is as what the bottle says, it's intended for very dry and sensitive skin, so if you want some real "abrasive" or "deep cleansing" action from it, you are going to be sorely disappointed, it's a very mild way to help your skin shed off the old layer and show off the newer brighter layer, and in so doing stimulate its renewal.
I also bought the one for body scrub, it's twice the size and almost the same price, when I tried both in the store (one on each hand), the face one and the body one didn't seem to have much difference, I shall try the body one on my face when I am done with the face one, maybe that one is good enough for my face, with half of the price.
This scrub/cleanser works really well. You can feel the "sand" exfoliants in it and it helps exfoliate well. I like how it's so creamy so it doesn't dry out my face. And it smells quite nice too. My face doesn't feel tight after using it. The only con is the price. But then again, I find L'Occitane an expensive brand in the first place. Other than the price, I think this product works very well. I haven't had any issues with it yet.
This is the perfect scrub for you if your skin is dry or sensitive. Most scrubs I tried either irritated my skin or didn't work at all. This product is very rich and moisturizing and works very well without drying your skin or irritating it. The richest and creamiest scrub I have ever tried.
I just tried a free sample and liked it. I used it on dry skin (as opposed to wet) and it worked quite well. Exfoliated nicely without irritating. I did use a gentle cleanser afterwards to remove any excess oil - it's a heavy product. But my skin feels great and make up application was great! Not sure if I will actually purchase yet - will use the rest of the sample and then decide. But so far, so good.
One of my favourite products from this range. I've got highly sensitive skin and a malar rash as a result of having Lupus. I've had chemical burns on my eyes from so called 'gentle' cleansers, so you can imagine my fear when it comes to using a scrub!
This is the first scrub I can confidently use - others have left me with sore, red skin. It's gentle, but very effective - you can really feel the beads working. They're so noticeable that I expected red, painful skin once I'd washed it off - instead, my skin was smooth and redness had been reduced. You can feel a slight film if you don't wash thoroughly enough - I imagine this is the shea butter. I guess it wouldn't be a problem for skin and some may not even notice it, but I like to feel like I've got very clean skin before I put a thick moisturiser on, so I'm careful to check. I follow this up with their ultra rich cream and my skin is in heaven.
If you've got sensitive skin that you're frightened to expose to an exfoliator, I'd try this one. It's very expensive for the amount you get (£17 for 100ml) compared to drug store, but hand on heart it's completely worth it and you only need to use a tiny amount (about the size of a £1 coin). The smell is beautiful. On several occasions I've used this and have been so blissed out that I can barely speak!