Great product to exfoliate oily skin! Effectively exfoliates and clears skin of blackheads, whiteheads, and uneven texture.
For anyone worried about the alcohol denatured present:
1. It will not harm/dry out your skin as it is not high on the ingredient list.
2. The effective exfoliating agents and natural soothing ingredients counteract the effects of the alcohol and prove extremely beneficial
3. The alcohol is necessary as it acts as a vehicle for the active and soothing ingredients.
The whole botanical kinetics line is perfect for normal/oily skin! The products are readily available, affordable, and most importantly gentle yet highly effective.
This product is amazing! It works well as an exfoliant and a toner. My face feels refreshed every time!
This is a great product that works for both my dry sensitive and my daughter teen skin.It also works well on ingrown hair btw so tell your husband
This is by far the wort product I have ever purchased. This is not mild at all: it contains all ingredients that can cause bad allergies - witch hazel, ridicolous amount of alcohol denatured and tons of fragrance. I tried it on my neck and the reaction was terrible. i checked the ingredients and it went straight in the bin.
It is shocking that Aveda is allowed to sell this (especially by saying available for all skin types!!). This is beyond awful.
I really liked this toner/mild exfoliant. The scent is amazing, its suppose to be an exfoliant but i don't think i saw very tangible result. But as a toner, its great. My skin feels refreshed and clean after using it. I really enjoyed this product.
The only think i dislike is the opening of the bottle. It does not have a cover with a tiny opening in the middle that only allows smaller amount of liquid through. The first time i use this product, i just assume there is and pour a huge amount onto my cotton pad. I find this very very annoying and a hassle to use.
Update: I really hate the packaging! I switched to another toner for a week and when i come back to this, i forgot the container opening is "open", without a "stopper" to restrict the amount of toner when you pour it. I basically poured ten uses all at once.
And the smell turn slightly bad by the time i'm left with about an inch of product and i just bought/started using it in Sept 2012. Don't how how that happen since i'm using it in the cooler months.
This has to be one of my favorite products ever. I love to exfoliate, just because it leaves my skin feeling so soft and perfect, but, having worked as an esthetician, I know that over exfoliating is bad for your skin, and isn't recommended more than twice a week. This one, however, has a more chemical approach in the sense that it's a liquid exfoliator, with none of the harsh beads that can rip your skin if you overuse. It has a lot of natural ingredients, the aroma is so pleasant, and I'll use it pretty much almost every night after cleansing without ever having suffered from side effects like irritation. It's gentle, it does it's job of exfoliating without any mess, and it even removes any makeup you may have missed during cleansing. I purchased the giant bottle with the pump, a much easier way to dispense it, and it's lasted me over two years. As an added bonus, I'll use it on other body parts that aren't my face. If I wax my arms, I'll exfoliate them daily or every second day with this product to prevent ingrown hairs and bumps, and it's even gentle enough to use if you've had a Brazilian/bikini wax and want to ward off ingrown hairs. A seriously great product and worth the price.
I use the exfoliant evey once in awhile, but I really feel like it gets the dead cells off and deep cleans without being too harsh. It's a nice refresh especially in the winter when I get really dry skin. Scrubby exfoliators with mechanical exfoliants just irritate my skin when it's already fragile in the winter. Great product.
So I've decided to review this because, out of the many items in my whole beauty collection, I have probably repurchased this product the most. Why? Because it's great in my opinion. It has the soothing properties of a toner but it smooths the skin like an exfoliater should, just chemically rather than manually. I only use it at night after I have removed my makeup and cleansed, and it gets any last bit of oil or residual anything off my face. Love it and will continue to use it.
What I love about this product:
1. The smell
And that's it. I love the smell so much that I would buy it if it was a perfume, but its not. It didn't do anything to my skin and as much as I like Aveda, I wouldn't recommend this product.
i have been buying this for a few years now and can't find anything that comes close. I have stopped looking for something "better" a while ago. I use mine before bed after cleansing. I run a cotton pad with the product soaked on one side over my face, hair line, neck and chest. Its a nice way to freshen up before bed. Also smells divine!