I don't know if I'm using this scrub the wrong way. The little scrubby things don't really exfoliate my skin and my nose still has clogged pores. And I've tried it with my face really wet, I've tried it with just wetting my face a little bit and my nose is still as clogged as it was. The salycilic acid has kept my acne at bay so that's why I don't regret buying this but I thought that this scrub would clear my nose and chin. I have to use ProActiv Refining Mask or an aspirin mask after steaming my face to see some results. This is more a cleanser than an actual scrub and I recommend it to maintain your acne under control but not for the purposes it claims.
Made me BREAK OUT!! I used it 2-3 times per week and at first I wanted to believe that this stuff was acting as a mini-facial...getting all of the junk out of my pores, in turn, making me break out. I thought I would give it a chance, but I was noticing that I was getting large zits...not little pimples that I would deal with for a little while, but I'm talking big honking zits. I really wanted to like this product, but it made my skin look horrible.
Smells good, and I really want to like it, but it just hasn't been doing anything for me. It makes my skin feel a bit dryer afterwards and it's like there's a film over my skin. Will not be buying again.
very good. get it. you will like it. biore makes all their products smell the smilar cucumber, melon... this scrub smellz like that if you had used their heating mask,... tha'z exactly what it smellz like. :-) biore's a good brand you should at least try one of their products ONCE most of the time they come with little samplez 2.
the title sounds very inviting but I found that it didnt really unclog my pores, is refreshing nice scent, strange texture and colour, wouldnt buy it again - mayb if it was on special offer
I only bought this because I had been using the warming blackhead removing cream to no avail for a month to get rid of my whiteheads.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that this product did do the trick. In only a week of use it has cleared my whiteheads completely. I don't use it everyday (even though the packaging fails to warn not to) since it exfoliates and doing that everyday will eventually thin your skin and cause premature aging.
I think the beads are what makes this product work so well. Others have mentioned there are not enough beads to make a difference but I get around this by applying a dot of the product on my forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin then rubbing it in rather than putting some in my hands and then applying to my face. (This probably uses more product though and this stuff isn't exactly cheap.) You have to be sure you rinse really well with HOT water to get them off but I think they are better than the beads in most scrubs I've used because they do not dissolve as you rub.
Overall I like this product but I wish that the menthol in it was mentioned on the front so I would have at least been prepared for the tingly and then *burning* sensation it caused when I first used it. It also has really odd smell probably from the inexplicable inclusion of synthetic wax. (Wax residue is probably what is making other reviewers break out.)
For months this was heavenly, great cooling menthol effect, smooth skin and then after summer guess what? breakouts! I NEVER break out, and then all of a sudden they started showing up one at a time. I really turned all my roommates on to this scrub and it turned on me. Maybe I should have been alternating scrubs every 2 months as suggested, so my skin wouldn't get used to it. I really don't know, but after 19yrs of life with no breakouts, it showed up. Hormonal? Eating habits? *shrug. I repurchased it to give it another try though.
I used this as a daily cleanser along with the Triple Action Toner for around a year. It didn't do much...it helped a little with my acne, but it didn't clear it completely. I've now switched to Neutrogena Acne Stress Control Scrub and Toner, which is working better.
i like this product... i use this twice a week.. i like how it exfoliates my face, it has a small beads that really cleans your face, it feels cool coz it has a menthol in it... it removes my dry patches, and if i wanna feel refresh i use this.. i think this is good for summer coz of the cooling effects in it.. it's not irritating yet the feeling is so clean..
LOVE this as a face wash! I bought this based on all the reviews and the first week it broke my face out in deep cysts. I stopped using it, and a few weeks later mentioned it to a friend of mine who said that a really good cleanser will sometimes do that (not sure if this is true or not, but she claims that a good cleanser pushes existing impurities to the surface as part of the purifying process). Anyways, I decided I might as well give it another try since I had a full tube of it, and after two weeks, my skin looked fantastic and my blackheads were barely visible! One thing you need to realize is that this product has wax in it, so you NEED to make sure you rinse thoroughly. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because it isn't really a scrub. I use this daily in the morning with st. ives apricot scrub once or twice a week.