I purchased this a few days ago, I have very sensitive combination skin and I do not have blackheads- but I purchased this product as my vitamin E exfoliating scrub purchased from The Body Shop has run out - I wanted to try something that is oil free as the body shop vitamin e exfoliator left my skin baby soft but it was too rich and creamy and caused some spots near the chin.
This scrub is oil free with somewhat large exfoliating beads, it did not make me break out unlike the body shop aloe and vitamin c range and made my skin look very healthy/radiant and clear (I get the occasional pimple sometimes), it also felt very soft. Although fragranced it was fine on my skin and the granules contained are both large and small, I used a small amount of product gently on my skin and so far so good, will be updating this review after a month!!! (cream like gel formula) - lovely!!!
Excellent price, purchased from a pharmacy in the UK for only £2 for a very large tube makes a difference as I have paid between £12 and £28 for some very harsh and useless products that are half in size or less in the past.
This was not drying for my skin and neither was it too rich and did not trigger any hyper pigmentation or cystic acne - I'm happy...
update after used for nearly one week- AMAZING ; VERY CLEAR SKIN FEELS SMOOTHER THAN EVER DESPITE TIREDNESS DOES NOT IRRITATE OR OVER EXFOLIATE MY SENSITIVE/COMBO SKIN NOT TOO RICH JUST RIGHT -ADDICTIVE PRODUCT...BEGAN TO REMOVE ANY SCARS ON MY SKIN (NOT HYPERPIGMENTATION/SUN SPOTS)- MAKES SKIN LOOK BRIGHTER AND REFRESHED... I USE IT WHEN I AM VERY TIRED TOO TO GIVE REFRESHED LOOK TO MY SKIN AND WHEN SKIN LOOKS DULL NO NEED TO STEAM FACE BEFOREHAND DOES NOT CAUSE HYPERPIGMENTATION AS IT IS GENTLE ...BETTER THAN MY CHANEL RANGE...
My mom gave this to me after it didn't work for her in clearing her blackheads. I'm not quite sure what this product IS good for, because clearing blackheads or scrubbing isn't either of them. The salicylic acid in this doesn't sit on the skin long enough for it to clear up blackheads or zits. And the cream base is too dense and the scrubby particles are too far apart to make this a decent scrub. I used it up, but I'm glad to say I've found a better scrub in a bottle of L'Oreal's Turning Point scrub.
AMAZING!!! I've tried many, many exfoliators and cleansers and such. And EVERY SINGLE one, including the "gentle" ones, have left me with that tight, drying, oh-damn-its-like-soap feeling in which it feels as if all my natural oils + seven layers of my skin has been removed!!
THIS however, was perfect. I've experimented time and time again and always return to this lovely scrub. Not much of a blackhead clearer, but it certainly clears my skin and doesn't dry it out too much - thank god... At last.
Really, really wanted to like this. I used to have blackheads all over my nose, and I tried this.
-Leaves my skin soft and hydrated
-Didn't irrate my skin
-Didn't help my acne (I know it's not supossed to, but still...)
-Did absolutly NOTHING for my blackheads
-The smell is slightly questionable...I didn't like it. It smelled almost like rubber.
BOTTOM LINE: I would not repurchase because it does not do what it claims to, which is get rid of blackheads.
I use this in the morning when my blackheads stand out on my nose, and it makes them less visible. However, it does not help clear up my acne. I don't notice this doing anything to my acne. The beads don't seem like they are doing any help at all. It leaves my skin moisturized after using it but it doesn't do much. I'm just going to use up the rest of the bottle but I will not repurchase.
I want to like this product. When i first started using it i loved it, made my skin soft and hydrated, and since i have a few blackheads on my chin area i thought i worked nicely. But after the second or third day it started making my face really oily and over moisturized and my few acne spots were really starting to stand out. i think this may work okay for a person who has dry skin and is in need for a moisturizing exfoliant because it does exfoilate rather nicely, just VERY hydrating.since my skin is on the oily/ combination side i wasnt for me.
I used this product for one night and I have mixed feelings about it. It made my face really soft and nice feeling and my blackhead became lighter. After, using it, I decided to use my Freeman Peel Off Mask and my face felt really great. However, when i woke up, my face felt a little oilier than usual. I would continue using this product until I it is gone, however I would not repurchase it.
I had used this a little over a year ago and it worked but made my skin too dry, then my face would become oily after a while, so I stopped using it. This product was pretty good and after a month or so my blackheads really cleared up along with the white heads. If I had used a moisturiser (the one I use now is Olay moisturiser for oily/combination skin with SPF 15 and vitamin B GREAT!!) with it I think it would have worked much better, so I think I'll go back to it now since my blackheads have decided to have a party on my nose. Overall great product with some patience and moisturiser, I would go back to it.
I use this product everyday on my nose for my blackheads. At first I didn't notice that it did anything but after I stopped using it for a while I realize that it helps reduce my blackheads a bit. It doesn't make a huge difference but I am able to notice a little.
I was fooled by the words "blackhead" and "oil-free" on the bottle - this was supposed to be a scrub and not only a cleanser. And unfortunately that's all it is.
I thought, as it was gentle enough that could be used daily, that it would be quick and effective to clean my pores but that didn't happen at all. I have no idea why do they even bother putting those little blue spheres in the formula - the only thing they are good for is for making you spend your time massaging your skin for absolutely nothing. Time is money (almost literally!) these days; needless to say how frustrating it was, week after week, to check that the clogged pores remained untouched. I won't ever repurchase it.