I have been using the product for years. At this point, I think I take it for granted. I stocked up when they were on clearance at Target several years ago, I don't know if I would have used this for so long otherwise. My stash is almost gone, and I plan on trying something different.
I am pleased that I have never had an issue with clogging in the tube (especially since mine are old) nor having the scrub go bad. It's a minimal, nice scent, very green and mineraly. The scrubbing particles are small and smooth enough to not irritate my skin even in the winter when it is very dry and sensitive, yet they are quite effective in making my skin feel smoother and clean. What I don't get is the super scrubbed feeling I get with Origins' Modern Friction that leaves me feeling like ALL the dead skin is off my face.
I'll probably continue to use this since I've never had issue with it, it's affordable, and it's a great natural option for sensitive skin. Finding all of this in one product that is so easily available makes me feel lucky.
I've been using this about twice a week for 3 weeks now, and I'm happy. Here's why:
The scrubby particles are finely milled, and I actually feel like I'm being scrubbed, rather than just scratched (like I do with apricot scrub...yuck). The enzymes really help to slough off the dead skin and leave the rest glowy. I like to scrub this in thoroughly for about a minute or two, then leave it on for about 30 seconds before rinsing to let the enzymes do their thing.
Here's what I don't like:
The first couple of times I used this, it burned a bit- but my skin got used to it and it isn't an issue any longer.
Also, the packaging isn't great. The squeeze tube is great, but the hole at the opening is much too large, and it's hard to regulate how much comes out. It also causes it to leak inside the cap occasionally which is a waste of product and makes me sad. They should make it smaller, and then it would be perfect.
I loooooove this face scrub. I tend to get dry flaky skin only in certain spots. This scrub is gentle enough to use everyday on the flakiness without drying out my entire face. HG!
They've changed the packaging slightly from what the photo shows, but if you are in the Alba section of your drugstore it looks similar enough that it shouldn't be hard to find.
This is the one product that my boyfriend and I share and use up all the way to the end every time. We actually buy more of it, which says a lot since most facial scrubs aren't spectacular enough to justify not getting to try something new once you run out.
First, I really like the scent- it's not artificial smelling, doesn't smell like acne washes made for teenagers, isn't fruity, and doesn't linger. The texture is a typical fine-grained scrub. It's not coarse and it's not too runny so you don't lose product in the shower the way you might with other face washes.
I have enlarged pores and get occasional cystic acne and blackheads. I also have fair skin that gets a lot of freckles and red splotches. I think it's helped even my skin tone out a lot and really kept my adult acne in check. This is the only scrub I've tried that gets nasty mineral-based sunscreen off completely without totally removing all my skin. I use it daily in the summer but every other day in the winter.
My boyfriend has enlarged pores, is very acne-prone, and can get very oily by the end of the day. This is the only over-the-counter product that has calmed his skin and not led to future breakouts from overdrying and clogged pores. And he actually likes it enough to use it consistently, which really helps.
Just bought this product because the sales lady recommended it to me for my skin condition(uneven skin tone). She tried the product on me to show me how to effectively use it.
She took some Sea Enzyme cleansing milk and sea enzyme facial scrub. Mix them together ( to make it more moist, so it would not dry out the skin) the gently rub in circle moment.
She message the parts where there are blackheads or whiteheads to release them. She told me if it doesn't come out the first time it's okay. just message it the next time you use it. it will slowly come to the top.
i have 6 pimple on my face when she did it. i though the pimple will turn redder but my friend told me it became less red. Will update when more results show.
This is my HG of scrubs so far. I love the smell and the fact that it does as it says it will. It made my face instantly brighter after one use. It also leaves my skin feeling baby soft. You will definitely notice a difference in look and feel. I recommend that you give this product a go. I will definitely be returning for more after I use this one up.
While this scrub makes my skin very soft and is non-irritating, it doesn't do anything special for my over-50 skin. I have a fair amount of sun damage/hyperpigmentation, so I need to bring out the big guns at this stage. I'm talking peels here folks, and other assorted enzymes and acids that go much deeper than any scrub can. I'm sure I would have really appreciated this product in my youth when all I needed was a little sloughing action to restore a healthy glow to my complexion. Unfortunately that's no longer the case.
Unless you are one of the fortunate few born with naturally great skin, I can't imagine any woman over 50 getting any substantial benefit from this product. However, it's a nice product for the money, so I'm recommending it for younger women only who don't have any major skin issues.
Excellent and effective facial scrub. I can see brightening and whitening (yeah, it's that dramatic) after one use. This does not break me out. I've incorporated this into my weekly facial routine: Wash my face, then use this scrub to remove the dead surface facial skin, then steam, and finish with Mint Julep Masque Mint Julep Masque. Result? Super duper deep clean and soft skin! And my facial lady wonders why I never call her again.
I'm on my second tube of this. They just changed the formula but it's still working well for me. This is just the right mix of scrub and cleanser for me. I only use it in the shower and generally every other day. The particles are bigger than other scrubs I have tried and if I scrub too hard or long in one area, my skin definitely becomes irritated (cheeks mostly). But as long as I am careful about this I have no issues and it makes my skin nice and smooth. Mostly I like this scrub because it has really helped unclog and shrink the pores on my nose. Now when I use a pore strip I've got almost nothing on the strip after, whereas before I used to see a really gross forest. Definitely plan on continuing to use this product.
This scrub is GREAT for sensitive skin. Most exfoliating products are so rough on my skin that I approach them with a benefits-risks attitude.
I can use this scrub daily without redness, tightness or irritation, which is simply amazing to me! And it does the job. My skin feels soft and I can actually see the difference its made in my complexion.
I bought this after returning from vacation with huge pimples, flakiness and a pretty rough exterior. Transformed my skin in just two days along with the Sea Renewal Cream. I now use this at night after taking off makeup with a wipe. I use a more gentle cleanser for combination skin in the morning.
Wish it were a pump, though. Will repurchase.