I am thoroughly impressed with this product. It's gentle, works well and is very reasonably priced. I have normal/combo skin and I find it somewhat drying if I use it everyday...but really, it's nothing that a good moisturizer can't fix. I highly recommend giving this a try.
I bought this on a whim and because I use the deep cleanser to soften my makeup before using my Bliss Fabulous Foaming Facewash. Although there is nothing really WRONG with this product, it clearly isn't in the league of Bliss (which also has scrubbing grains in it). The grains in the Neutrogena product are very large and the texture kind of slimy. There is a pleasant scent of oranges. I wouldn't buy it again as it didn't feel like a quality product.
I love this stuff, it makes your skin feel so fresh and smooth. And its a great price, I tried a sample for about a month and went out and bought it. I highly recommend you pick this product up.
My new holy grail scrub. I've been using for about 2 weeks now and yesterday I looked at my face up close and couldn't believe how smooth it was and my nose was sooo clean...I normally have a few blackheads...but they're gone. I really gets my face clean. Before I started using this scrub, I'd normally wash w/ Cetaphil and follow-up w/ Neutrogena astringent (which I also love) and my cotton ball would always show signs of my foundation. Now, after I use the scrub, there's no foundation left on my cotton ball, so I know it's made a use difference in getting my face ultra-clean. BTW, I'm 35 and have oily skin. Finally, the scrub as a nice citrusy orange scent.
I love this scrub. Usually use it at the end of the day to make sure all my makeup is removed ( after my fave cream cleanser by Himalayas), and also to get rid of whatever dead skin cells from the day. It works very well, and my face feels squeaky clean. Love that it's a gentle scrub, unlike St Ives which has HUGE scrubbing beads. That was too rough for my face, so I've resorted to using it as a body scrub instead, and it does good! I did notice, however, that the product which is distributed in Malaysia seems milder and gentler than the one my friend purchased in the US. Would I buy again? I've already stocked up on it. =)
This scrub works well for me and makes face smooth and looks more clear. It is gentle in the sense that it won't make my skin feel sore or painful, yet it does a good job to remove the excessive oil from my t-zone. I have combo skin and I think it keeps the breakouts at bay. I use it every sunday night and will continue to do so.
Smells like creamasicle. Cleans well. Leaves face really soft when you're taking it off, but it will dry you. GReat for oily skin not dry skin.
I've only used this once (last night), but I am very pleased with it thus far! It smells great, first off! Like a subtle orangey scent. Refreshing. I'm not used to exfoliating my face, so I thought the beads might've been a little grainy-feeling, but I will assume that is normal. :) Once I was done scrubbing gently and then rinsing (lots of rinsing to get those beads off!), my skin looked and felt great. I have dry skin (minus a slightly oily t-zone if there's humidity), but since movnig to Arizona, my skin is pretty much just dry. This didn't cause any tightness in my face, but rather, a lovely, clean, glow! I immediately toned and moisturized, and today, my skin still feels great. I was beginning to get a bit of a 'muddy' complexion (party to blame on PMS), but this scrub has definitely helped take that away! If anything changes, I will update this review. A bit pricey ($7 or so bucks - I forget), but I got it at Ulta. Will check Target or Walmart next time.
EDITED 2/1/2010: Have since moved back to California, and bought this again. It doesn't fail! My skin was looking kind of "dirty", and this remediated that on the spot. I'll use it every other night, to keep my skin fresh and glowy. I use Neutrogena's alcohol free toner after, and follow up with Ponds dry skin cream.. and go to bed.. waking up to amazingly lovely skin! Just be gentle while rubbing it into your face, and rinsing. Increasing from 4 to 5 lippies.
Definately the best scrub I've used. Does the job, leaves my skin clean/smooth and NOT irritated or sore. I have very sensitive skin. I only use it once/twice a week unless I feel I need it more. Have been using it for a couple of years now and won't stop unless they stop making it!
I always come back to this scrub. It's my second choice, after MK Timewise Microdermabrasion, which is hard for me to find anyway.
This scrub is gentle enough for me to use daily, it doesn't cause any drying, any irritation, and makes my face look polished and glowy. I think thanks to it my acne scars are fading fast.
The smell is citrusy, pleasant, and the scrubbies are very gentle, yet effective. They tend to stick to your skin, therefore lots of rinsing is required, but that's only a minor issue, compared to how well it works.
I'm very,very happy with this product.