This scrub is gel based, foams up with water & has just enough grit to it to exfoliate w/o tearing up my skin. It is slightly irritating to my skin, highly fragranced like a floral perfume & turns my face pink for about 1.5 hrs after cleansing. Overall this product has helped unclog my pores & smooth my skin, but in the process has also made my skin quite sensitive/pink, more so than usual. If fragrance doesn't bother you, I would recommend you give this a try.
My skin looks feels clean nd my makeup glides on smoother
I found this at Bed Bath & Beyond and decided to try it to see if it would help get rid of some acne and blackheads. I had been using Skinmedica Facial Cleanser prior to using this, which worked great to clean my skin but did nothing for blemishes.
The charcoal in it is supposed to help clear out the sebum in your pores, so I was sold. After 2 days of using this scrub, I found that the pores on my nose looked cleanser (without me having to purge them) and a few big pimples that I had on my cheeks and forehead were practically gone.
I bought this AND the Garnier Pure + Shine Control Cleansing Gel, which also contains charcoal, but I think I like the scrub better because it's less drying. I have oily skin but in the winter my skin feels dehydrated. Plus the exfoliating particles help me remove dead skin, flakes, and makeup residue.
I will definitely continue to use this and recommend it to anyone with oily, acneic skin!