My new favorite product! My skin tends to misbehave in the winter, but it will get angered if I use too drying of products and get even worse - a horrible cycle. So I wanted something gentle. This has kept my skin absolutely flawless (I mean, not a SINGLE zit) ever since I started using it, but more importantly -- it DRASTICALLY cut my oiliness to the point where I'm shine-free even hours after washing my face with this. Perfect product, will always re-purchase! Plus the cucumber smell is so soothing! :)
I was disappointed with this product. Even though it made my face feel clean and I suppose it did get some of the dirt deep in my pores out better than most scrubs, but it made my face SUPER oily/greasy looking. This oily grease was beyond my T-zone area. I'm not sure if I would buy this again, but I'm still using this to see if it clears up my acne. So far, I don't think it has done much. -.-" I'll update on my progress.
UPDATE: Alright, so i used this again last night because my normal one ran out and once again this made my face super greasy and oily. It did little for my acne but this definitely is too harsh for my skin. Since the reason for increased oil production in the skin is due to the stripping of natural oils from it.
HG. It took about a week for me to start seeing noticable changes, but they've lasted for the last three months which is really rare. Usually something I use to treat my acne dries my face out horribly for a week, then works for a month, afterwhich it's useless. I love this stuff. I still breakout during my menstrual cycle, but no other time of the month. It doesn't dry my sensitive skin, and it feels FANTASTIC. There's menthol in it, and it feels refreshing and tingly - I know it's a head game, but it's still a nice feeling! The only issue I have is that it comes in a package identical in size to the biore warming anti black head scrub(which is also pretty good), but with the biore you get 175ml, whereas the neutrogena gives you 175ml for a greater cost. I think I paid around $8 for it at walmart. It doesn't have any harsh sent to irritate my skin and it works great for me. Thumbs up!
i've been using this product for a good 2-3 months, every night, and i have to say i really love it. before i started using this, my skin was quite acne prone, especially my forehead, which was blotched with blemishes. now, my skin has really cleared up and my forehead has no acne at all. i do still get the occasional break out (for hormonal reasons), but they definitely arent as bad as before. this product also has a great scent and it really helps to make me up if im really tired. it also helps to get rid of my dry skin and i honestly couldnt be happier with how my skin is now thanks to this.
I've been using it everyday in the morning for the last few months; I can't really say that it's made a big difference, but I do notice that my skin doesn't get so aggravated and red like it did before after exfoliating. I really liked the smell of this scrub; it was very calming. It doesn't irritate the skin all too much, but sometimes the little beads get left behind if the rinse isn't too thorough, and that causes some irritation. The best part of the scrub though was its calming scent! Many drugstore products make me want to vomit. Smelling this stuff is kind of like aromatherapy in the morning, on your face!
Price 3 ( bought for 13CAN but found one in stores for 10CAN )
When I bought this, I really didn't expect spectacular results or anything, since it does say stress control, but I like this. I have been using this for a month, and I must say, I do see a difference. My pores are smaller and there is less acne on my face! :D And it's quite interesting because the reddness you get on your face after from most products.. well not with this! But, if your face isn't use to salicylic acids, then the first time you use this will burn a slight bit, but after it just feels refreshing and tingly~ I use this before I go to sleep and I love the smell of green tea in this! Totally refreshing and relaxing. This doesn't have dramatic results after the first time you use it but that is why I have tested it out for a month. I have a feeling this won't work for everyone, but hey, you never know when you'll find your HG. :)
Oh and just a little tip, if you think you are breaking out because of this and you are on your period, it's just the excessive hormones that are making you break out. :D
This actually didn't do anything for my acne, but it does exfoliate nicely, not to rough like some scrubs. I use it on my arms and back occasionally to help fight any "bad spots" but for my face It just didnt work like I had hoped so I will keep looking. If you dont have bad acne this may work well for you.
I used this with the Acne Stress Control cream wash and felt that this was an average scrub. I actually found that the cream wash cleared my face up, where the scrub only did what any other regular scrub would do (exfoliate.)
While this scub did not cause any breakouts, I don't believe it prevented any either. I would have liked the beads in the scrub to be a little bit bigger though. Smell is not strong, does not aggrevate acne either. Packaging is hygenic as well.
I rate this product as 'okay', but use the Acne Stress cream wash and 3 in 1 treatment daily. (The scrub about once a week.)
i really like this scrub and use it with the stress control treatment stuff. I dont really have acne. Just some blackheads and whiteheads. This stuff really keeps my skin looking nice and soft. I use cetaphil cleanser and lotion as well and there is absolutely no drying of my skin. I use the scrub about every other day in the shower.