I bought this product just to try. I used it on my face and body. Didn't see a difference when I used it on my body but I did see a difference on my face. My acne was cleared up but it did dry out my face a little so I had to use moisturizer. Whenever I feel that there is a pimple appear I use this facewash and it stops it from getting any worst. It helps shrinks it.
I got this for $10 at Target after reading the reviews on MUA. I was quite disappointed to say the least. It did nothing to improve my skin. In fact, my skin seemed worse because I wasn't using an effective cleanser/exfoliator. I had high hopes initially because I love the texture, the fact that it bubbles a lot, the peppermint scent, the gentle tingling on my skin, and the size of the exfoliating grains. It made my skin feel smooth right after cleansing, but overall, my skin seemed more congested, like it wasn't being cleansed properly. I finished the bottle, but I would not repurchase.
AMAZING!!! I have never unexpectedly loved a product this much!! I'm so glad I randomly picked this up when I saw it, even though I already had a new Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Body Wash. This is so much better! And it's only a dollar or two more--SO worth it! I love exfoliating products, and this is one of the best scrubs I've ever used! The grains are so fine and dense! I also love that it foams up in addition to being such a good scrub, and that it's for both the face and body. It really gets you feeling clean. It also smells good! What more could I ask for in a product?? Perfect!!
I used this in conjunction with the Acnedote toner and oil control lotion. Even though I didn't see an improvement with my acne I still think this is a great exfoliator. It left my skin extremely soft. I could tell that this was getting rid of all the dead skin cells. Unfortunately, the granules were so small that they were getting caught in my larger pores. I could literally see the granules stuck in my skin. I think this is better for people who do not have large pores. Perhaps I shouldn't have used it everyday, because after a few days my skin looked dirty from the granules stuck in my pores. I switched to a different scrub and now my pores are back to normal.
this product reminds me of a more natural/healthy version of the st. ives scrub. i keep it in my shower and use it on my face and shoulders. i think it works. i don't use it every day but i will certainly reach for this instead of the st. ives from now on. the scent is nice and it rinses well. i don't feel any burning or irritation after use and i use a prescription retinoid. this is a keeper.
This scrub is my absolute favorite! I picked this product up at my local Target when they began carrying more all natural products. My husband and I have been using this scrub since April. My skin is combo with an oily t-zone and dry cheeks, while my hubby's is oily all over with sensitive skin. My husband uses this 2-3 times a week and I use it daily. I love that we both see benefits with this product despite the differences in our skin. I love that this scrub foams up (like getting a 2-in-1!) and the smell is wonderful. I also use this on my neck, shoulders, and chest to help fight the occasional blemish. I've bought a tube of this a month so far and will continue to do so. I used to use St. Ives Apricot scrub and never thought I would stop using it until I tried this.
This is by far the best facial scrub I've ever used. I picked it up on a whim at target for around $8.99. The tube is pretty big since its a face & body scrub. I only use it on my face though. The scrub is darkish brown, a little bit runny, and smells sort of like coca cola. Upon scrubbing, it lathers very well and the granules in it feel soo amazing! Unlike most other scrubs, the granules are very fine and will not puncture your skin. After just the first use my skin felt smooth and fresh. The product claims it continues to fight blemishes even after it is rinsed off. I saw a noticeable change in my skin in that there were less blemish marks. After a few weeks, however, my skin may have gotten used to its ingredients because it stopped working as well. I just switched to another wash and came back to this one....and it worked! :) I'm surprised this scrub doesn't have more reviews.
I've been very happy with this scrub! Between the warm weather and working out, I was starting to get some clogged pores on my chest and back. Within a couple weeks of using this, my skin started to clear up. I tried using the scrub on my face, but it was a little too strong. It made my face dry out a bit- I would recommend using it only once a week for your face. However, I can use it every day on my body without a problem. The exfoliating granules are relatively small and are not overly abrasive. I know how important it is to not create small tears in your skin, so I am careful to be gentle- it's easy to do because the product does the work. There's no need to press hard! There are no offensive smells, and the product rinses off well.
I love this stuff- I feel like I've finally found the perfect exfoliating scrub for my acne prone skin. The exfoliating granules are very very fine, there are a ton of them, and they are all consistent in size and shape (no wierd angular or larger pieces to hurt your skin)- and the soap solution lathers up well.
I haven't noticed any smell as I use it, which means it must be very mild and doesn't leave any scent lingering on my face afterwards. The color starts off as a translucent natural brown-ish color and then turns white-ish as the soap lathers.
I've only been using this product for 3-4 days, but I've already seen improvement in my skin. It's smoother, I no longer have as many blackheads, it seems to help improve the absorbtion of other skin products I apply afterwards (tea tree oil and Pangea's balancing oil), my make-up applies better, and my skin just looks more even. I have no active zits at the moment (still a few scars that are almost done healing up), which is I think a combination of the products I use, but the scrub is definately an important part of that. I haven't been completely zit free in ages, so that's saying something :) .
And most importantly, this product is free of parabens/sulfates/ and all that other icky stuff, and Alba Botanica doesn't test on animals.
The price is not bad for the amount of product you get and the higher company ethics- Burt's Bee's acne scrub is about the same price for half the amount (and it's not as effective as this one).
I no longer feel the need to continually test out other scrubs when I see them in the store because this one is perfect :) !- there's nothing about this I would change other than the big "ACNE" graphic on the front lol, but that's not a big deal.
Finally found a facial scrub with small granules that actually does the job! I have oily, acne prone skin and this scrub has really helped to clean my pores. Nice, citrus smell too. You WILL notice a difference in your skin after the first use. My skins feels so smooth and supple.
I would have given this a 5 rating but the tube design is horrible for the consistency of this product. If you tilt the tube downward while flipping the cap open the scrub will pour out because it is on the thin side. This scrub would be better if it were in a pump or tube that had a smaller hole.