The smell. Is gross. After using unscented products for years I really notice this. It's not a good makeup remover and cleanser. Suitable for normal to dry skin who don't wear makeup really and who love the smell and potential irritation of Grandma.
Sorry to spoil the fun, but this cleanser did not work for me. I didn't mind the smell and the tingling wasn't painful, but in the end this seemed to cause me to break out and have clogged pores. My skin is very clog-prone, though. I liked the creamy consistency, the flip-top cap and easy to squeeze (and travel with) bottle.
I use Mychelle's Fruit Enzyme Cleanser in the spring and summer, but as soon as it turns cold (I live in Oregon), I switch to this product. It is a great cleanser that makes my skin feel hydrated. I usually follow up with the Fruit Enzyme mist/toner product for a bit extra moisture. I recommended it!
I have been using this cleanser for about 4-5 months now, in the AM and PM. It is a bit runny coming out of the bottle but I've learned to deal with that. I don't mind the smell at all -DH thinks it's pretty strong, although not particularly unpleasant. After I remove my makeup first with makeup remover I wet my face and apply about a quarter sized amount. Using my fingertips I massage it for 60-90 seconds. There is just the slightest tingling, almost unnoticeable, but I feel that it's doing it's job and removing the dead skin cells and impurities. When I rinse with lukewarm water my face is fresh and very clean. I have VERY dry skin, which has improved greatly since starting to use MyChelle products almost exclusively, and this cleanser does a good job of cleansing my skin without stripping it. Occasionally I will have a dry patch here or there but I know that means it's time to exfoliate. I am very happy to have found this cleanser and definitely intend to keep using it.
I have only been using this product for a few days, but so far, so good!
My skin is normal to dry, but I still get hormonal break outs and have been battling blackheads constantly. This cleanser really appealed to me because I wanted the benefits of fruit enzymes, along with honey and seaweed/algae. Plus the smell reminds me of fall, which is my favorite season.
I don't find the smell to be overwhelming at all. It smells very natural, and warming. Can't go wrong with cinnammon and nutmeg in my book.
The texture is lotion like, and doesn't lather (which is fine with me--I prefer to use products free of sulfates and parabens). I use it with my Olay Pro-X cleansing brush and have seen good results so far. My skin is soft and looks more refined and even.
I plan on continuing use, I hope this winds up being my holy grail cleanser! I will update in a few weeks.