Price $6-8 or so for 4.5 oz, which will last a long time!
I tried this because of a recommendation here on MUA - I was looking for a new scrub that I hoped would be in between the apricot scrub and the Neutrogena pore refining scrub I was using.
I do not like the apricot scrub for the face - it is just too rough. I need something smoother, and so I like to look for scrubs that have plastic breads or other smaller/smoother granules. While there are some nice once out there, it seems every one I try just isnít it. They are either too rough, or not rough enough. Sometimes the beads are just too big and/or there just arenít enough of them. I also try to stick with more natural ingredients, or formulations for sensitive skin. Things with lots of perfumes, methyl or other irritants seem to be rampant in drugstore scrubs. When I finally got down to the end of my Neutrogena pore refining scrub I knew I wanted to try something else in hopes that one day I would be more scrubbing.
This is PERFECT! The granules are small, but they are SO dense, so you get a lot of exfoliation without ripping up you face! It includes salicylic acid, which should also help with exfoliation and acne treatment, but it is my understanding that they are rather ineffective in a cleanser, but that really doesnít matter much to me since I was only looking for a physical exfoliate anyways. I use other items for my AHA/BHA.
It smells really nice Ė very fresh and clean. It does not smell artificial at all, which is what I was expecting. It really does smell like natural green tea, and I am impressed.
The results are wonderful! My skin is left feeling super smooth and very clean and invigorated. It does feel a bit drying, but I always follow up with a moisturizer anyways.
It claims to help with acne and redness. I suppose it helps with acne the same way any exfoliate would, and I canít tell that it does anything for redness other then that it does not contain anything harsh or irritating. Just be careful not to over exfoliate! I use this about once a week, more then twice and it makes me oilier.
I used to be in love with the apricot scrub, but then I decided to try this. This is definately my favorite scrub I have tried thus far. I love the smell and the texture. The only downfall is that it is sometimes hard to get all of the exfoliators off? Other than that it is perfect!:) Keeps my face clear and smooth.
This scrub is very soothing and it breaks through the excess oil and dirt and really actually helped my breakouts. But IMO the salicylic acid dries out my skin.
I might try the infamous apricot scrub but I can't find the actual original one, only the Invigorating one :/
I was very surprised with the way I first applied this products because it scrubs and then it just melts into a cleanser.
I have oily, acne prone, sensitive skin. This product does not irritate my face. It do believe it makes it look calmer in the morning. It's not a miracle cure all product, I don't believe in those, but it does help and not make things worse. I would recommend it to anyone that needs to exfoliate without the irritation.
Also, I do think everyone is different and reacts differently to products. Try finding what works for you! There are so many different factors that could cause a breakout. I am currently looking into healing my acne from the inside out... I am going to continue to use this product.
I have been nursing a trial sized tube or this for the past 6 months...only using if when its obvious I need it. It's safe to say that now I'm ready to get the full size. The scrubbies in this are not abrasive for me at all and the texture of the green stuff around it is almost creamy. I'm often sensitive to products with SA, but this has not bothered me. At most I use it once a week or once every other week, but when I do my complextion appears brighter. The trick is not to overdo the acne/blemish items. The skin needs balance to heal.
an awesome gentle exfoliant for my combination skin. the beads are so small that it won't cause irritation. it doesn't dry out my skin or sting. it smells great and it's just the perfect consistency. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!
LOVE THIS! Smells so good!!!! I use it in the morning right before my vitazing moisturizer!!!! The only problem I have is that I REALLY have to rinse, like I feel like sometimes I have remnants of the little scrubby things. But, no biggy :) Just means I outta be less lazy and really rinse :)
Fantastic product - leaves skin very smooth without irritation. Gentle enough to use every day for exfoliating, at least on my normal/combo skin. Effective cleansing. I loved Olay's warming face scrub, but the price shot up. Let's face it, cleansers are meant to wash off. It's not like they stay on your face, so the less money I wash down the drain the better.
HG FACIAL CLEANSER! HOLY GRAIL!! attention everyone, i have found my absolute favorite cleanser of all time. out of all the years ive spent searching using countless kinds, i have finally found something I love! I have found one but of course it has since been discontinued but i was always searching for a daily cleanser that worked- Hallelujah!
I consider this to be super cheap since i have purchased a few of the travel size bottles which are 1 fl oz for $1 or the full size is 4.1 fl oz for $4 so its about the same but if you go w/ the normal size packaging, you will save the enviroment from packaging waste. I think the price is super great!!! travel size version will last about a month with daily use. Its super affordable for me which makes me love it even more. You can find this cleanser at most drugstores like CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid as well as Target & Walmart. Travel size can be found in the travel section @ walmart & target.
I love this scrub!!! This Green tea scrub has a slight mildew green color to is with small i mean small scrubbing beads throughout. Ill start by saying I have normal to dry sensitive skin with occasional breakouts. So i do want a cleanser that removes extra oilness & dirt & buildup. While not stripping my face & leaving it dry as the desert. So at last, this cleaner is great for reducing the apperance of blemishes & redness. It also deep cleans oils/dirt without stripping my face. It leaves my skin smooth & a slight radiance to it since it scrubs away the dead skin cells that are lackluster/dull leaving the good fresh stuff. :) It does have a slight green tea scent that will fade eventually esp when its washed off i dont smell it after that. I dont mind it & most scents are annoying to me but this actually smells good & clean. There are micro beads throughout the scrub which are great for getting off dull skin & getting to the blemishes. I notice that after using this once my blemishes are reduced at least half in size & the redness is almost completely gone. If used twice, the blemishes will fade until they are gone. I love that. i pair this with my Queen Helene Mint Julep as a spot treatment & they are total zit zappers. This is effective but not as rough as the apricot scrub that tore up my skin. I love the micro beads & its like a mini massage on the face. I bet this would work great on body acne as well. From the St Ives site "This dermatologist-tested scrub can actually help to clear and soothe your skin as well as reduce redness. An active blemish-fighting ingredient fights the flare-ups, while 100% natural exfoliants encourage healthier, clearer skin" This does contain salicylic acid which is great for fighting blemishes. i use about a nickel size for my whole face. Its all that you need maybe even a dime would do.
This comes in a ivory colored plastic squeezable tube. The logo/name is located on front & info & ingredients can be found on the back. It has a screw on lid. There is a hole that allows the product to disperse easily. it sits upright on its lid so that way all the product can be used up. Its simple packaging that keeps the scrub safe & stored well. Mini size is the same thing but smaller!
Overall, i am so glad i have found my HG Daily facial cleaner. my face feels & looks so much better after this. This will probably be in my skincare routine for a long time. I know my brother loves it for his oily acne prone skin so it will work for everyone. he has also tried the normal wash version (not the scrub so there is two different products. i may try that as well, its more of a green gel wash which may be more gentler.) I love this so i may have to try out the wash too!
I love this product! I used to have a lot of pre-acne bumps on my face, and my face would become pretty greasy throughout the day. I began to use this about once or twice a day, and now my face is almost completely clear. I could see a difference after using it for only a day. I tried a lot of acne products before this, including a 20% salicylic acid peel and a neutrogena wash, but most just tried my face out without getting rid of the acne. I will definitely continue to use this, it's done a lot for me..
However, it tends to leave grainy white stuff on my face, it's especially hard to wash it off when it gets in my eyebrow. This isn't a huge problem, but I'm sort of afraid to use this before going out anywhere or when I'm in a rush. After I wash it off I have to check to make sure there's no white specks on my face when it dries again.
Overall, amazing product!