i really like this product and have had very good results. It has cleared up my skin amazingly well which was definitely a suprise. Most products irritate my skin and cause break outs but this has actually improved it. As for blackheads, im not sure if it has actually removed any but it definitely has made them less noticable and my complexion overall is noticeably better. My bf also started using it and loves it also!
Decent product. The scrubbing granules are small and don't irritate my skin. I don't think this really gets rid of my blackheads, but I like this product anyway b/c it's gentle for a salicylic cleanser. I use it in the morning after working out and my skin feels fresh and clean but not stripped. Gentle enough to be used every other day for me. I do find the blue beads VERY difficult to wash away completely; I inevitably find some later in my hairline or whatnot as I'm putting on makeup.
EDIT: I have revised my review from 4 to 2 stars and no repurchase, b/c I discovered Walmart's "Equate" generic version, which I like MUCH better. The granules are smaller and wash off nicely with water. All that for cheaper, which is besides the point given that it's a better product. I urge you to give the Equate one a chance. It's so cheap that if you don't like it, you're just a couple bucks out. continued >>
I tried the salicyic acid scrub and it works great. my skin felt good and the acne has subsided. this is the best d/s brand for cleansers aside from aveeno that i've tried.
I must confess: I don't have any blackheads, but this is my daily cleanser...
When I started using this scrub, I had a few blackheads. I also didn't know of the possibility of a cleanser that doesn't make my skin tight and itchy... until I've found C&C.
For some reason, its the only cleanser ever to be kind to my skin, though I've tried many high end or medicated sensitive formulas. During the time of using this cleanser, I've tried some Lancome's, Clinique's and La prairie's dry or sensitive cleansers, but I couldn't use any of them for more then a very few days, because my skin became uncomfortable and tight.
Right now, it is the ONLY face cleanser for me.
What's more, I don't have any blackheads- though my face are smeared 24/7 with tones of serums, creams, foundations, bronzers etc...
It's and o.k product but i dont think that it really clears blackheads at all!! Don't have a problem with the little blue beads, they just scrub your face a bit harder. My brother who uses finds it leaves a 'crust' on his face, which is horrible!! Also the packaging leaks alot, overall i wouldnt buy this again, and i hesitate to use it up.
I really don't like this product very much. I loved it the first two weeks I used it but after that I noticed that it left a residue on my face, like build up. I've never even heard of getting build up on your face from a cleanser. It did nothing to get rid of blackheads, it didn't even prevent them. I started breaking out more (not because of the scrub) a few weeks after I started using this and it didn't help at all. Unlike most of the girls here, I had no problems with the blue beads, they washed off just fine. I wouldn't buy this again.
I like this stuff. I don't have blackheads, and never have though, so I don't know how well it does in that category.
It smells good, I love the little blue beads, even if I do end up blowing them out of my nose after using it.
I like that it's creamy and has salicylic acid in it. It's nice!
Works ok but the blue beads they haunt my dreams. Well anyway they're impossible to rinse away completely. I had one get embedded in the skin on my nose. I thought it was a blackhead but anyway that didn't help my pores! Despite lots of rinsing in the shower, I generally find one in my hair later. Will finish but NEVER buy again.
It works decently, especially for the cost of $5CAD.
It cleared up my face nicely, after only a week of using it, I haven't gotten any new pimples or black heads. The blackheads haven't been removed but they are definately looser, as if I scratch my face it usually comes out.
My face is also alot smoother, and like the user below said, the smell is decent (and I like it). I just had to take a point of for those blue beads-- they are every where! Because of them I have to clean my shower and sink.
18/03- The whole smooth skin illusion is just a buildup of product. This stuff made me break out like crazy (and I have mild acne). The blue beads will not rinse away either. I've switched to St. Ives and will definately not be repurchasing.
Strengths: Does what it said it would do, smelled better than many blemish cleansers out there.
Weaknesses: Dried my skin out too much in the end.
Ingredients: Salicylic acid 2%, water, cetyl alcohol, ppg-15 sterayl ether, polyethylene, microcrystalline wax, steareth-21, polysorbate-60, potassium cetyl phosphate, xanthan gum, fragrance, menthyl lactate, ferric ferrocyanide, jojoba esters
Summary: I have always had a problem with blackheads populating the tip of my nose and around the cheek area surrounding it, and never really thought I would find a product that would successfully (and painlessly) remove them. ( I tried Biore, but the strips made me cry!) I use this product in the shower, before applying conditioner, so I have plenty of time for rinsing this product off with abandon. When I moisturize upon exiting the shower, any stray exfoliating beads usually get lifted off my skin as I look in a mirror before rushing out the door. This product was great initially, but once my problem of blackheads was gone, I should have used a different cleanser.
I like the fact that this cleanser really worked for my skin. I have combination normal/dry skin, so it can be difficult to find something that actually works for this mix. For the first time in my life, I had a clear-ended nose! Terrific! And I kind of liked the smell, go figure.
What I don't like is that eventually, I had to stop using this because parts of my face were getting too dry, and I didn't have a problem with blackheads any longer. I wanted to continue use of it to prevent further ones, but could not bring myself to slathering on loads of moisturizer once out of the shower afterwards.
Amount Paid (US$): d/k
Skin Compatibility: Cleared my skin!
Fragrance: Pleasing scent
Summary: Use this if you need to get rid of blemishes fast. Use it in the shower.