This product is very lovely; it does nothing but improve my skin. At first I was skeptical because of the salicylic acid, which tends to irritate my skin...however, this scrub is ah-mazing. The beads are super gentle, and leaves my skin feeling refreshed and vibrant. Definitely a staple to my routine.
Okay, so I've been using this product for about 2 months cause I was interested in trying something new and I can't stand it anymore. It lost the effect it had on my face about a few weeks to a month ago. Sure in the beginning it smelled great, refreshing and that cucmber smell I guess lol but it started losing its effect on me. I'm going back to Neutrogena Deep Clean Scrub since that seems to not cause me to break out even more unlike this one. Smelled great but thats about it and oh yeah, it was annoying having all those beads all over the sink :/ I use to see a dermatologist ever since I was a freshman in highschool up to being a junior and its just not worth it, was a waste of my money trying all these different acne products. Neutrogena seems to work fine on my skin...for now.
It is pretty misleading to call this a scrub. I have oily, acne-prone skin that likes to flake.
The best method I've found to use this is after standing in a hot shower for a while, thickly smear on face. Leave it on your face until it starts to tingle, then rinse. This seems to "burn" away some of my flakies.
Not the best product, but I'll use the remaining portion.
I really like this facial cleanser/scrub. I was looking for a cleanser that really made my face 'feel clean' after washing it in the morning. This fits the bill because afterwards, my face really does feel like all of the dirt/makeup from beforehand is gone and it leaves a nice cooling sensation (but not a burning feel like some 'tingly' cleansers have). It definitely does have a smell which might bother some, but it just smells like crisp cucumbers to me.
I don't have breakouts all over my face, just redness and I get breakouts on my chin area quite often. It's too soon to tell if it's going to clear that up completely but I have noticed a difference in my chin area looking less red and pimples less inflamed. Overall I'm really liking this as a daily cleanser (the scrubby beads are gentle enough for every day use for me) and hope it will keep me happy as it has right now! Will update if anything changes.
This product salicylic ingredient, might work on people that is experiencing teenager to early adult hood acne. Will not work as great as it should claims for adult acne 25- 35. As for me, I used to be on product with salicylic acid, but no longer prevent adult acne for me. I recently turned to benzoyl peroxide for acne control. Still searching for a new HG product. This product smell like cucumber and give your skin that tingly after effect. It doesn't unclog the pore as it claim. It infuse that tingle feeling to your skin, so that it make you feel clean. The beds is gentle for people with sensitive skin. This product is not for me cause it just doesnt clean up my pores that great. I think it only clean the surface of the pore but it doesn't completely dig down to your pore to remove excess dirt and oil. That it why I tend to break out in different places. Once in a while the old breakout reappear again.
This stuff doesn't unclog my pores or reduce oiliness or anything else it claims to do. It just makes my skin feel tingly and smell like watermelon.
I quite liked this product. I use it about once a week, kind of like an exfoliant. It has a minty tingling feeling, and I think I use too much of it because I am sometimes scared it will burn my face or something because the tingling is so intense. However, it unclogged my pores very well - i find this works best when you apply a little all over a damp face. Then wet your hands with warm water and GENTLY rub in circles. I easily get dried out by scrubs (and I'm SUPER oily) so make sure you monitor your skin's condition and moisturize if necessary :) Great product so far, would repurchase :D
I'm so happy I bought this! Got it for half off at a buy one get one half off sale at walgreens otherwise it would be 8 bucks. I didnt read the reviews first before buying, but I new I'd like it anyway because I always get the biore pore strips and I like those!
I use this daily and in the shower it makes my skin FEEl like the pores are opening up. I would buy this again just for that amazing feeling :)
It really wakes me up and gets me off to a great start.
I've only just started using this - and my skin feels nice and soft so far! It smells really good too, and I've seen it recommended in magazines such as Cosmo australia. Fingers crossed!
I first started using this when I was 18, and it worked really well for me. HOWEVER, it is now three years later, and this product no longer has an effect on me. I've tried to stick with this since it cleared up my face so well in the past, but now that my skin is maturing I think the formula has done all the work it could have. Also, if you see on the labels now it says that is supposedly works like 80% better than Proactive or some crap like that, and that is total bologna. This product may have worked on my teenage skin, but if you're older and you want something to unclog your pores (which it didn't do for me, I saw no difference) then please look for something else!