Wet this thick scrub with a few drops of water, spread onto your moistened face in the shower, let it work its magic while you shampoo and shave then wash off gently and your skin will be so smooth and soft. So smooth and soft and radiant - I have never felt my skin so soft after using any product or srub...this is a wonderful product and the smell is delicious - like a warm spicy gingerbread. Almost edible! Follow with the carrot moisture cream and glow away...and naturally too!
I still have no idea what this was supposed to do for me. Weird consistency, but a nice smell (2 lippies for that), no real affect on my skin at all. The grains really tear at one's skin, and the packaging is awful.
I love this scrub! I have combination acne prone skin and this stuff makes my face so smooth and it's so gentle. After using it for the 3rd time my sister asked me what I was doing with my skin since it was just glowing. It leaves a bit of an residue after use but I have found no problems with that. Way better than St. Ives apricot scrub...I found that too harsh and it aggravated my skin.
Would definitely buy again!
UPDATE: Actually started to aggravate my skin and cause breakouts. So now I use Derma e Microdermabrasion once a week and I love it.
Why does this make your face greasy after you use it? yuck!
I read the ingredients, and although its all natural, the oil products that they use definately can cause skin to break out. The after-grease feeling you get is either veg or almond oil, which is sick, because you're just asking for zits.
I love this scrub! Definately my HG. I use this every couple of days after washing with the Burt's Bees Orange Escense facewash and my face feels awesome. My skin is so smooth and I never break out anymore.
I really hated this scrub, and normally, I love Burt's Bees. This is an oily, thick, heavy scrub that made my face feel coated, not clean. I think it might be good for drier skin that' really sensitive. It wasn't grainy enough for me either- combo skin. Wouldn't repurchase.
What Does it Do: Its a gentle facial scrub that is gentle enough to use every day.
Upon First Impression: I was given the Burt's Bees starter kit as a gift, and I have always loved the smell of citrus, which was the first thing I noticed with this product. The citrus was so much more real than the fake ZOWIE citrus that is marketed in most stores. This was a lighter more natural fragrance, like what a REAL orange smells like. I don't like consistency, it reminds me of gingerbread cake that was left out for a few days because of the color and texture. Its not that bad though. I think this product would be way better if I had used it in the shower. I like the packaging too.
Does it Work: Yes. I have noticed that some people didn't like it, which I think may be because their skin does not react will to natural products. I have a friend who tried to use Burt's Bees and she has similar skin to mine, and she can't use it because its too harsh. Just because it says its a natural product doesn't mean it won't be harsh. Its just a trial and error thing. I am not sensitive to many products, so Burt's Bees works great for me. I have pretty clear skin, that can be dry at times and so I like exfoliate to get rid of the dry flakiness. First I used the citrus facial scrub (my mom saw me washing my face with it and she said it looked like I was smearing vomit on my face... gross), then I used the toner which noticeably mattified my face and gave a nice tingling sensation and it also made my face feel tighter. After that I used the carrot day cream which also mattifies the complexion and makes a smooth surface to apply makeup. I didn't even wear makeup today. After I looked up from putting the day cream on my first thought was, "Hello radiant!!" I looked so awesome! My skin looked clearer and more even after ten seconds!! My suggestion for this product as well as other Burt's Bees stuff is to use it together. It is a fact that toners and cleansers etc of the same brand are meant to work together, and by using different brands you lose a lot of the effects, as well as running the risk of breakouts among other things. I didn't experience a greasy film like other reviewers... maybe because I used a toner but I'm not sure. UPDATE I have experienced the greasy film. I think I figured it out though. I think its supposed to be like, a moisturizing force field type deal to keep gross "bad oils" out of your skin and the good stuff in it. I use the Garden Tomato toner or the Wild Lettuce toner to get rid of the greasy feelings, but in my case I have dry skin, and it actually benefits me. I don't think this cleanser is meant for oily skin.
How Do I Use It: This can be a little tricky at first but once you get past that its really a nice product. First I scoop a little out and then I get it wet (I get my face wet first) and then I lather it up a little then scrub my face with it in a circular motion until I'm satisfied. I do not suggest using this to remove makeup, I would use a completely different cleanser for that. I only use this on days that A. I don't wear makeup or B. I wash my face in the shower first and then do the scrub afterwards. UPDATE: I have been using this for a little while now, in the shower as well as over the sink. I still suggest cleansing your face before you use this, but if you mix it with the Orange Essence Facial Cleanser it will help to thin it out and make it more spreadable. Mix with the cleanser and warm water and then you'll be good to go. It still works great for me. I love using it.
Cost: I received the starter kit as a gift, so I don't know.
Is it Worth the Price Tag: Probably, but only after you try the starter kit first. With all Burt's Bees product I suggest getting a sample or one of the starter kits before buying the full size just in case you have a bad reaction.
Would You Buy it Again: Maybe. I think I will whenever I get tired of using Clean 'n' Clear
Where to Get it: You can get the starter kits at Books-A-Million (oddly enough) and from tons of places on the web. I would visit www.burtsbees.com. They may also carry it in specialty stores that are for natural and health products. Things like that. continued >>
I just used this and I was mightily impressed. When I looked at the sample months ago in the store I was wary of it as the texture seemed so cakey and I couldn't see how it would be easy to use at all. I finally broke down and got it after reading the positive reviews on here and my own personal experience with some really good BB products. I really think this does a fabulous job, I just wet my face and put a bit of water in my had, scooped a bit out and it went on beautifully. I didn't find the grains to be huge, on the contrary, I could control them very well and see where they were actually going (I always get a ton of dead, dry skin in the crevices of my nose and this just washed it away). It also smells delicious and when I rinsed it off I didn't have any "residue" problems.
Luv it. I'm on my second container of this stuff - It's natural and gentle to my sensitive/dry skin so I'm not afraid to use it all the time (as I have been with other exfoliators). I do notice the small amount of oil residue immediately after rinsing, but within minutes my face feels quite un-oily actually, as if my skin just craved to soak that all in!
Good stuff, natural ingredients leave me glowin' and a tiny finger-scoop of this stuff goes a long way.
This is a great scrub. I add a few drops of water to make a paste and then scrub my face with it. It has a great citrus scent. I might not buy it often because St. Ives is more available, but I'll pick this up when I have the chance.