This stuff is incredible. I have sensitive, splotchy skin yet am very acne-prone and have a very oily T-zone, with dry spots. Horrible skin. Every morning I wake up with a strong build-up of sebum and dead skin. This stuff literally melts all that away.
I use it when I shower (about every 2-3 days) after gently washing my skin. I sprinkle a small amount (about 1/8 TSP) into my hand, add a few drops of water to activate it, quickly mix it into a liquidy paste, and work it all over my face, neck and chest (adding more where needed). I concentrate it on my T-zone and trouble spots (break-out zones). It literally melts away everything bad from your skin.
I can usually go 2-3 days without using it after I've used it, unless I have an unusually fast build-up from Wintertime dead skin or summertime moisture.
This is one of the few items I'd ever spend this kind of money on. I've had my container for about 9 months and I've barely made a dent in it. Definitely worth it for people with troubled skin, or who wear makeup and need clean, smooth skin.
Great exfoliator for blemished skin, it makes my skin feel super soft and clean after using which is all I really ask for in an exfoliator and often do not get from other brands!
It's an amazing product,and I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone ...
I love this stuff...I have sensitive acne prone skin that scars easily. I always seem to peel and break out at the same time. This is the first exfoliant that I can use daily (I use it every other day though) and I see results every time. I like that you pour some into your hand and use a little water (or the water from your wet face after you rinse off your cleanser) to activate it. I work it into my skin in circles for about 30 seconds and then rinse with warm water.
It leaves my skin smoother and no flakes. It also eases blackhead extraction for those who cant keep hands off. Ive had it for about a month, not sure if it is lightening scars yet. I will keep repurchasing until they discontinue this.
edit- already on my second bottle of this, and the tri-cleanse thingy. Both of them are gorgeous. BTW you can screw off the cap and clean the opening, contrary to what some reviews are saying.
Good exfoliant, I use it every other night.
Sometimes i leave it on for a couple of minutes, like a very quick mask, in order for the enzymes to have sufficient time to brighten/exfoliate.
On days when I've used tons of m/u, this is a Godsend. It really helps my skin feel clean. Worth the price? No, but a must-have regardless.
This is definitely an HG product. I've used it for years and it's still the only skincare product I've found that truly gives instant results. As soon as I wash the exfoliant off, my skin is so much smoother and brighter, and my blackheads literally disappear. I have sensitive, dry skin, and this is the only exfoliant that doesn't leave my skin tight and red. It's so gentle. Also, because of my skin's sensitivity, I can't use most masks. Instead, every few weeks, I use this with a tiiiiiiiny bit of water and leave it on my face to harden for about 10 minutes before washing it off, for that deeper exfoliation. I've got everyone I know addicted to this stuff! The only con is the packaging. I find it easily gets water inside it. The opening is also too large: I end up wasting a lot of the product.
One of my only HG products actually. I cannot rave about this exfoliant enough. At first I was so weirded out by the concept of this powder exfoliant but then I followed directions and felt my skin afterwards and I was hooked.
I have been using this for about 4 years and when I use it religiously as I should, I always get compliments on how bright and even my skin tone is.
I love this. I use it 3-4 times a week in the evening in my shower. Just be careful not to get water into the container.
Yes this is expensive, but use a small amount (it's all you need anyway) and this will last you forever. I promise you it's worth it.
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! I use this product every other night before bed. Exfoliates gently, leaving your sking xtra soft and smooth. You can seriously tell a difference in your skin tone after just one use. I thought it was amazing, but just last night, my husband looked at me and said 'do you have make up on? What's different about your face? You look younger or something"! I recommend purchasing a small (travel) size of this before spending the $ on a full size.
This is awesome for any skin type. You can use this daily after your regular cleanser. I use this once a day either in the morning or evening. I can use this alone or after a cleanser, and it is still mild and doesn't strip off skin. It removes excess make up and the beads are so fine, it doesn't feel gritty on my sensitive skin.
However, I stopped using this because I'm using a prescription on my skin, but if I'm done with my meds, I'll definitely re-purchase. I took one star off because it's pricey.
I bought some samples of this off eBay after reading all the rave reviews- and I have got to say I love it! I have combination dry skin and I find it gently exfoliates leaving my skin super soft and clear. I especially love the way it removes blackheads! I think this could be too drying for my skin type if used every day, instead at night every 3-4 days works well :) I will be purchasing the full bottle!