I've had this in my bathroom for over a year but my skin is prone to redness so I tend to avoid scrubs but I've recently fallen deeply in love with the rest of the Soap and Glory range so I said I'd give this a go!
There seems to be confusion about whether this is also a mask, what it says on the back is "leave on for an extra three minutes for better results" or something along those lines. So although it doesn't have the consistency of a mask that hardens, it can be used as such.
So while in the shower I took a blob of this (you don't need very much) I gently rubbed it around my t-zone and a little on my cheeks which have large pores too and left a layer on my skin while I body scrubbed etc.
It does feel like it's working, it gets kind of minty hot and I was thinking my face is going to be so red after this! So I washed it off after maybe five minutes (slightly longer than recommended)
When I get out of the shower I always wipe a patch on the mirror to see have I got panda eyes or anything, usually my face is roaring red but it looked really well! I was then brushing and drying my hair and picked up my mirror and my jaw actually dropped at how clear and lovely my skim looked! I can't believe I had this wonderful product just sitting in my bathroom unused!
I personally wouldn't use it every day as I feel it may be a little harsh and I use Peaches and Clean which I adore, but I'll definitely use this twice a week for a nice deep clean. I highly recommend!
Love this product. I use it as a scrub everyday and a mask every 1-2 weeks. It definitely reduces my pores and unclogs them. It always leaves my face fresh, but a little tight but great once I put my moisturiser on. Will definitely buy again :)
This did nothing for me, I have a oily t zone which gets congested quickly and after regular use this made my skin develop mini bumps which I never had before, I dident find that it left my skin clean enough and I can't feel the beads working on my skin, it left my skin dull, bumpy, and congested definitely dident work for me, however it doesn't dry out the skin which is good.
This works great! I'd say the main reason this product works is because it contains Willow bark extract which has Salicylic acid in it. salicylic acid is something that really has the power to unclog pores. So whenever you're looking for products to help get rid of blackheads, acne, or just to exfoliate, be sure to check the ingredients for salicylic acid. When you use this product be sure not to over scrub, just gently massage. I'm not sure if this particular product is still sold in the u.s., I think it's been replaced with Soap & Glory's "Greatest Scrub of All Facial Exfoliator", which is fine by me because it still contains salicylic acid, and they make it sound like it might actually work even better.
I first thought this was a mask...but it wasn't a big deal though. I bought this at boots and got 2 for the price of one! The smell is very minty and i LOVE it! It has tiny tiny grains in it and when you wash your face with it, it doesn't foam up. My face became much softer and smoother and my pores did become a little smaller. I might buy this again, it is one of my favorite masks of all time! :)
This is my favourite scrub ever!
I use it twice as a scrubb and once I leave it as a mask.
It smells nice (minty), it is easy to squeeze, it is easy to apply, I have a refreshing feeling when it is on my face and it doesn't leak, breaks or falls from my face.
The particles are very very smooth but you have to apply it easy and massage gently. If you have oily t-zone, you still have to massage gently and don't overdue it!
After I wash it off, my skin is clean, very soft, refreshed, my pores are smaller and MOST of my blackheads are gone.
I have been using this for a month now (after staying for a year or so in my cabinet) and I'm glad I'm using it because I see improvments in my skin appereance: clean and clear skin, few blackheads, smaller pores, no oiliness and my scars are fading.
Be careful how many times you use this and how you apply it on your face. Don't use it too many times because you will have dry, irritated, flaky skin (been there done that).
For me (combination skin, blackheads, acne prone) it goes well 2 times/week.
Moisturise after using this product.
I will repurchase.
I'm almost done with the 3.8oz tube, which has lasted forever, and I'm starting to worry whether I'll be able to find it again here in the States. Sephora now carries Soap&Glory products but I haven't seen this one up on the site yet. Anyway, this is my favorite scrub for the T-zone area. I use it in the shower every other day. The exfoliating particles are very fine and effective and really help buff my skin smooth. Be careful not to over-exfoliate though! If your skin ends up shiny and tight-looking it means you scrubbed too much. What I love about this is the minty scent and cooling sensation you get when it's left on as a mask. I usually apply it to my T-zone and leave it while I shampoo, then 3-5 minutes later gently massage it around the rest of my face and rinse. It definitely helps clear my blackheads, though I haven't noticed a huge difference in the size of my pores. I love S&G products and this one is no exception.
I will edit this review in 2 -3 weeks.
.this did not irritate or cause my skin to react badly.
.i believe it is not worth its' price.
.It does however have a cooling sensation which i like.
I found this face scrub/mask when I was living in Dublin. So glad that local drugstores in Toronto now carry the brand.
Its a really fine facial scrub with fruit acids in it to slough off dead skin. You can also leave it on as a mask. I have had sensitive skin that is so stubbornly dry and flaky. This was the right stuff to help reveal healthier skin underneath and it leaves a really nice tingly feeling everytime I use it. The price is very decent at $13 CAD a tube (115mL) and its a squeeze tube so you can easily get all the product out when you are towards the end. I am on my 3rd tube now and will continue to use it.
I am really liking all the Soap and Glory products that I have been using. I have been using this scrub for approximately 3-4 months and I'm really impressed with it. I tend to get a lot of blackheads and whiteheads on my t-zone (especially my nose) no matter what I use and this has improved it dramatically. Before this, everytime I put on my makeup I would get so frustrated with the large pores on my nose and now I really do not have any at all, unfortunately though if I go without this scrub for 2-3 weeks I notice it starts to come back. I'm not that consistent with this scrub but I do try to do it probably twice a week. While I'm in the shower I'll use about a dime size and put it on my face and spread it all over my face (the products says only to use it on t-zone) and then I'll scrub it intensely mainly around and on my nose and upper lip and chin since these areas I tend to get a lot of whiteheads/blackheads and then I'll scrub it lightly around my face. I'll let it sit in for approximately 2 minutes while I'm using the flake away for legs (which I also really like). After that I just wash it off. This product has a minty smell/feeling and can be pretty strong once you put it on your face. I highly recommend not letting it get near your eyes as the fumes can be irritating as well. This product does have a slight grainy texture, but it's very fine milled I think. I can definitely feel it when I am scrubbing it on my face. Using this scrub often can be drying on your skin but the moisturizer I've been using counteracts that pretty well. I would definitely repurchase this again once I run out as I have not been able to find a better product. I've tried a lot of pore strips and various other scrubs and none has compared to this for me.