i LOVE this product! i love that it exfoliates but also leaves your skin moisturized, you won't feel stripped afterwards
LOVE! Years ago I used St. Ives apricot scrub, but it was so abrasive that it was leaving fine irritated scratches on my face. So I switched to QH Mint Julep scrub and liked that but it was just a tad drying on my normal combo skin. Enter Queen Helene Oatmeal 'n Honey!! This stuff is amazing, the texture is smooth and creamy with just the right amount or exfoliant particles to leave my skin incredibly smooth and fresh, sans the St. Ives scratches. I also find this to be very moisturizing and my skin never feels tight after use, just clean and supple. The scent is absolutely delicious, I would describe it as a honey almond scent, nothing artificial, irritating or chemical. If you love the Mint Julep scrub but could use a moisture boost or just want to try this intoxicating smell pick this one up!! **HG ITEM**
I have been using the Mint Juelep Mask from Queen Helene for over a year now and love it, so when I ran out of my usual scrub I decided to give this a try. Oh, it smells sooo good! My face feels nice and smooth after I use it as well. The only reason I didn't give it 5 lippies is because it is a very gentle scrub and I tend to like a more abrasive scrub. Still, I am very satisfied with it and will continue to use it. I bought it for $2.20 at Ulta to boot! I love good products that are cheap!
Oh, this stuff is wonderful. The granules are smooth & don't rip at your skin, the cream isn't drying & rinses clean easily & this stuff smells good to boot. I particularly like that its just a simple mechanical scrub with no harsh BHA or AHA added as far as I can tell which means that in the summer when I get grubby I don't have to worry about over using this & drying out my skin.
And oh, is it cheap! - for folks looking for this product, try Sally's (they seem to carry a huge selection of QH products). $2.99 for a large tube that's become a staple in my shower. I see no reason to ever try any other scrub (except maybe QH's cocoa butter version ;D ) continued >>
I just went to my local Family Dollar for and bought this for $2.50 after reading the review 20min ago lol! I immediatley had to try it and im so amazed how soft my skin is! It really did look like dirt but it smells good actually and my face isnt tight after i rinsed it. I have the St.Ives Apricot Blemish Fighting Scrub but the beads are waaaay to rough. So i just use a little for the acne medication in it. I hope QH doesnt make my acne worse. The beads in this are smaller and not rough thank goodness, i dont know if this is my HG because i want to use this a couple of times before i actually declare it as a HG.
UPDATE: im halfway through my 2nd bottle and i still love it, i just dont know if its good to use it everyday like im doing??? Ive noticed that my pores are alot bigger but maybe theyve always been like that???
UPDATE: I was wrong in that this wasn't the cause of my itchy bumps! I have since been using this scrub again every other day and it's great! Don't know if it's the best out there, but it's definitely great for the price!
I really wanted to love this scrub because it's so cheap (I actually got 3 with a buy 2 get 1 free coupon at sally's), but unfortunately my sensitive skin doesn't agree with a certain ingredient in this as I get a couple small itchy bumps on my face after using this =( I can still use it on other parts of my body so at least I won't waste the three tubes!
I have very sensitive skin that tends to get irritated easily. I used this scrub, and I absolutely love it! It definitely did it's job and left my face soft and smooth instead of red and irritated. I saw a difference in my skin for sure and it was soft all the next day (felt like I had a facial!). I definitely recommend...and you can't beat the price!
I love this scrub. As many others commented, it's waaaaay less harsh than the St. Ives scrub. I've avoided scrubs because they irritate my face but this was gentle, left my face soft, and not dry at ALL (and my face gets dry easily after washing). I bought it because it had honey and honey has always done a great job at keeping my face moist. Definitely a keeper. :)
I agree w/ everyone who loves this product!!!! I've stayed away from facial scrubs for awhile cuz all the brands I've tried broke me out, especially St. Ives. Plus since Target & Walmart stopped carrying this brand I didn't know where else to find it until I stopped by Ulta and saw it again, they were very cheap, under $3!!!!!! and worked much much better than high end brands too. This leaves my skin soooooooooooooooooooooooooo smooth afterwards, my face felt clean and I felt like there were no residue left behind like I felt w/ the St. Ives product. Overall, this is a must for everyone who's searching for a good facial scrub. continued >>
Love! Much gentler than St Ives (which I've scolded my mom for letting me use so much when I was younger and didn't buy my own products) and cleans just as well. I've really gotten into honey masks lately, so this was a wonderful addition to that. I use it every other night and it leaves my skin clear and bright and smooth without being drying. I still follow up with toner and moisturizer, but that's just me. It's a little hard to find for me (my cvs doesn't carry this scrub, only the mint julep mask) but i found it at a health food store and it was 4 dollars and change there. I'm hoping to find it somewhere for 2.99 like everyone else keeps saying. Even if I don't, I will definetly repurchase.