I love, love, love this stuff! I have been using it for about a month, and it seems like it has really helped my skin. I had been getting deep pimples on my chin every few weeks and I have not gotten any of those since discovering this product. I like how gentle it feels on my skin - most scrubs make me feel like I just rubbed my face with steel wool or something. I don't wear much makeup on a regular basis - just powder and concealer on any trouble spots -and I feel like this scrub has really helped give my skin that extra glow that was missing before. I will definitely buy it again!
For me, it does what it says - controls shine. On a usual night out, I'll have to blot and dust powder on my nose/chin about 2-3 hours after first applying my makeup. Even with primers, oil free foundation, matte powders etc. If I use this scrub beforehand, I can go a good 6 hours before noticing any real hint of shine. I wouldn't recommend this for any makeup removal though. The beads don't seem large enough for that purpose (that being said, I do wear full coverage makeup) also because it's a pretty gentle formula. I have super sensitive skin and had no problems. If you do have the classic oily t-zone, slightly dry cheeks combo, like myself, just massage it very lightly on your cheeks and they shouldn't be too dried out. It feels slightly cooling and definitely makes your skin feel fresh, cleaner and without any tightness. It also smells good :)
Overall very good daily scrub. The beads I think are perfect. Not too harsh but enough for it to be a daily scrub. It definitely does keep oilies at bay for the time a lotted. There's a strong perfume smell I warn you.
EDIT: Super good. For only 8 dollars this is really good for the price. It honestly keeps skin shine-free and non-oily like it claims. Skin will look clearer.
EDIT: The smell is strong
I use this in the morning and it makes my skin smooth. I had a lot of blackheads and clogged pores. This helped me out of that! It leaves me not feeling tight (which my skin likes to do) and unclogged my pores. I will def repurchase this!
I have the type of skin that needs to be exfoliate daily or oil gets trapped in my pores and results in breakouts. I've been through those abrasive exfoliants and it just ruins your skin. I was on the search for a scrub meant for daily use and I think I found my HG. This has transformed my skin, breakouts are a rare occurrence for me unless it's that time of the month. This is coming from someone who has sensitive and acne prone skin. I use this day and night and it gently rub it into my face in a circular motion. It leaves my skin soft, not over drying or tight. Great product.
I have been using this for about a month and so far so good for a drugstore exfoliant. One year allure reviewed neutrogena as a best exoliating cleanser so I thought "hey what the heck, the price is good and I need an exfoliator." I'm glad I picked this up because it does a great job exfoliating. As for reducing shine, I'm not so sure. I have an oily T zone and unfortunately my nose gets oily throughout the day and I didn't notice much of a difference when starting this product. That's why I only gave the overall rating 4 lippies instead of 5. You will not regret purchasing this if you have combination skin like me.
Considering I have rebought this scrub about eight times, I think it is safe to say that I really like this stuff. I have acne prone skin with large pores. On any given day, it's safe to say I have at least one small pimple or a blackhead. Basically, my skin is not perfect and I know what it's like to have blemished skin. After trying many acne products, many from Neutrogena but also many from other brands, I can say that I never go without this. This scrub helps dry my blemishes quickly. But unlike other scrubs, this one does not make my face red, itchy, nor does it come with any sort of "purging" stage that I often experienced with other scrubs. I sometimes use it more like a mask and have been known to leave it on for 30 min when I have especially bad skin days. Yes, it can be drying at times, but I moisturize well and problem solved.
i love this scrub because it leaves my skin feeling really soft and clean but i'm not going to repurchase because it can be a little drying because there is a lot of alcohol in the scrub. also, it smells very strongly of rice vinegar which is a little offputting after a while.
I bought this product because I wanted a gentle, yet effective daily scrub. I have sensitive, acne-proned skin, yet I love to exfoliate. Onto the product: since I have an extremely oily t-zone area and dry cheeks, I decided to go with this product because it claims to control shine for 8 hours. Now, for myself, I think it controlled the shine for about 2 hours at most, so it was ineffective in that area. I do, however, like this scrub because it is less harsh than the St. Ive's apricot scrub, but it does the job every morning. There is a bit of menthol in it, which I do NOT like. menthol is known to irritate sensitive skin and actually increase oil production. Manufactures put menthol in their products to make consumers "feel" like they're getting the deepest clean as possible from the product. But, I would have preferred to omit that ingredient, if I had the choice. Overall, it's not the best scrub I've tried, but it certainly hasn't broken me out. I'm already done with half the tube, and so far, it's done a good job exfoliating my skin. I would repurchase only if there is a coupon or a sale going on.
Edit: The product does not advertise this, but there is Salicylic Acid in it. I am very sensitive to S.A., so therefore I cannot repurchase. I wish Neutrogena didn't have to add SA or BP to their products. The only one I could think of is their Naturals scrub..
To start off, I have very oily skin and when I say oily, I mean within 5 minutes of applying makeup or washing my face, my face starts to become shiny. (no exaggeration here!!) I take great care of my skin so unfortunately my oily skin is hereditary :/ Anyways, I recently bought this at Target for about $6. I've been using this for about 1 week and I have seen a great overall improvement in my skin! My oily skin has become noticeably way less greasy and my face feels fresh and smooth after I wash it. Its great! I have tried the mask/cleanser, but this one is extremely better and worth the price! Recommended for those with super oily skin or those searching for a perfect drugstore exfoliating cleanser!