Way way wayyy too abrasive to use as a face scrub. The granulas are jagged and harsh. If you compare this to something like the Oatmeal Scrub from Queen Helene, you would be astonished at the difference. I prefer to use this as a BODY scrub, its amazing and hella cheap compared to most body scrubs. Perfect for after shaving your legs/arm pits...ohhh your legs/pits stay smooth for (what seems like) forever! Will always repurchase for body scrubbing purposes!
My review is for the Walgreens brand dupe of this product, and its the blemish and blackhead control one. I LOVE how CVS and Walgreens are making dupes for popular products like this, or the Neutrogena Makeup remover, since they are made of the same things, just the drugstore brand is cheaper. This product is good. I kind of want to try a Neutrogena scrub, but I might repurchase this after I finish. I have oily skin on and near my nose and on my chin, so I use this scrub there. I don't use this on my forehead or cheeks, because those places are already smooth, and exfoliating them would just make them raw and red. But this has diminished my blackheads on my nose CONSIDERABLY, and make me stop breaking out on my nose! I like it, and the smell is nice. The packaging is really handy too.
This scrub is extremely exfoliating. I guess thats why its called an exoliant!!
It gets rid of all the dead skin and exfoliates my skin really well however it does dry my skin out a lot which is why i only use it once a week and with a cleanser and moisturiser after it. It leaves my skin feeling clean.
Gets all the initial gunk & make up off my face.
I follow up with Mia clarisonic or neurtrogena naturals makeup remover. continued >>
Smells great! The beads are the perfect size and definitely help me and my face! I love St. Ives products and this is by far my favorite product. It leaves my skin clean and nourished. I'm very happy with this product. A definite buy for all women. I will be buying this again.
Although this scrub often gets a bad rep for being too harsh on skin, there is nothing else that I love more than this facial scrub. This is a staple in my regime.
That being said, I have acne-prone and oily skin, large pores (I know, I am lucky.....) and I have found that using this in the morning and St. Ives Blemish Fighting cleanser (with gentler scrubbing beads) at night--it is the only routine that has ever truly worked for my skin.
I always make sure to have enough water on my face and hands when using this scrub, and never press into my skin, the scrub does the work for you. I think that can sometimes be the problem when it comes to this scrub.
I have used this for probably around 5 years and I doubt I will ever change!
The price cannot be beat since a bottle will last a longggg time! Smells great! A little bit of this scrub goes a long way, and the beads really wake me up in the morning. Great product!
This scrub is great- but I think the beads are too big for sensitive skin and I dont think its the best for oily/combi skin as the cream base was too rich and left pores looking open and enlarged- very moisturising but too oily looking on my combi skin- but I can see how it would suit those with dry skin. Nothing special apricot particles too big for face can cause skin tearing in long run - used to be for body only formula unchanged...
Please be careful with this! I had a dermatologist tell me that even if used gently, it creates tiny tears in the skin which allow bacteria to get in. Better to use a microexfoliant or a chemical one, IMO.
I have been using this face scrub for YEARS now. It was one of my first skincare products when I hit my teenage years, and it remains a staple in my skin care regimen. It smells so good, is very soothing on the skin, and it isn't too rough for everyday use. I find that I can use it to gently exfoliate my skin, or I can use it to get every dry patch on my face (which are really stubborn). This is the only scrub that gets them all. I sometimes use a facial scrubbing pad which really helps, but if I wash my face in circular motions for over a minute and do it really hard, I don't have to use the facial pad. Some people say it's too rough on the skin, or that it can tear your skin, but I find that this is much more gentle than using a facial scrubbing pad. One of my favorite products.