I held off from trying this cult favorite facial scrub for well over 10 years, even though the product junkie inside me really, really wanted to check it out. It just seemed like a ton of hype, and the reviews have always been so mixed. Finding myself at a Bliss spa a few months ago and completely out of any facial exfoliator whatsoever for several weeks, I decided to shell out $50 (!!!) for a tube of Sweep and figured I'd finally give it a go. I've now used the entire tube, and guess what? It's 100% hype. No better than putting baking soda in a milky cleanser. In fact, I think baking soda does a better job of exfoliating. Do not waste your money.
So I got it at bliss I was told it's better quality scrub than the pore perfecting polish that I use. It is also more $. Yes it is much gentler and did not make my skin overly dry or turn red but I am not impressed. I have combination skin and blackheads are an issue it did nothing to clear them up.
What can I say? This is a Classic. Yes, the formula has changed, and yes, it still delivers flawless, major resurfacing without abrasion. I have used this for many years, and it does major work, for such a simple formulation. I flip-flop with this and the Cosemedicine exfoliant--that is the only thing that comes close to this do it yourself scrub. The product looks like a clay paste. It does smooth everything out! Make sure to moisturize after using this, as it is serious exfoliation. It's not that cheap, but it lasts for maybe 6 months.
I used this sample sachet over 2 applications. It is a good mineral / clay exfoliator that is gentle enough. It contains small fine particles which don't feel too harsh and leaves your skin feeling fresh, clean, and bright. I'm not sure how much this costs but I'm sure it's pretty expensive. I may purchase this in the future, depending on the price!
This is an easy to use product that does not irritate the face and mild enough to use 2-3X per week. I have been using the product for 1.5 years now and will continue to use it 2-3x per week. I feel that it gives the extra help needed to get raid of dead skin and brighten up the complexion. You can use this in addition to your daily routine. Also, it is not like some exfoliators that scratch or strip the skin.
This can be purchased from Bliss or BlueMercury. Recommend that you get a sample and try before investing.
not sure about this. lately my cheeks have been red and irritated. apparently this cotains pulverized marble? eek! anyways i didnt have sensitve skin but now i do and im afraid its bc of this over priced scrub. im going to try the one by bliss next.
This is a facial scrub that you can use everything. You can really feel the scrubbing effect and yet it is gentle and won't irriate your skin. I love this - I am onto my 2nd bottle already.
This product helped clear up an attack of clogged pores all over my cheeks and nose. It gently exfoliated without irritation. The price hurts, though. I have been using Neutrogena Deep Clean scrub recently; although I don't like it quite as much as Sweep, it's sufficient for my now much-clearer skin as well as being easier on the wallet. I would certainly be open to purchasing Sweep again in the future, though. I also found I have to be more careful about rinsing this scrub off my face than other scrubs lest it get in my eyes and irritate my contact lenses.
A few years ago, I would have said a resounding yes to buying this product again. I loved the fine granules and never noticed a problem with scratches on my skin (as I tend to get very fixated on exfoliating). If you MUST have a product that "feels" like you're exfoliating, then this is a good one to go for. But since I moved to the dermalogica microfoliant, there is no going back. Again, I've seen posts that say the dermalogica microfoliant is similar in that it's "paste"-y. But if you feel anything but foam using the microfoliant, then you're using too much product and not enough water. I enjoyed Sweep and used to buy it when I wanted to "treat" myself to an exfoliator -- but I must confess to having been converted by another product that is less irritating on my skin. (less irritating as I may have already mentioned my tendency to overvigorous rubbing.)
I really like this stuff so far. I have been using it for few weeks now and it makes my skin soft, smooth & clear. I am prone to breakouts and also have some dry patches. NO PIMPLES from this product and NO MORE DRY PATCHES either. Love it! I just wish it wasn't so expensive.
EDIT: Love this scrub! My skin is sooo soft and has a youthful glow. It also has cleaned out my pores so they don't look visible. I will pay the money for this anytime! continued >>