I really wanted to love this product. I ended up giving my first bottle away, and repurchasing 6 months later hoping it would work this time. It did not. I have fair, sensitive, acne-prone skin. It feels great the first few times you use it--soft and smooth. After a week or so (washing with it only once every 2 or 3 days) I have white and blackheads all over, as well as sensitive red patches on my cheeks and near my eyes. I do not recommend whatsoever to people with sensitive or acne-prone skin. Right now, I've been washing my face with Dove's beauty bar (in white/original) and moisturizing with Complex 15 Daily moisturizing lotion twice a day. Seems to have cleared me up completely and I no longer have those pesky sensitive patches. Good luck to all the kids out there trying to achieve healthy, beautiful skin!!
This stuff has always broken me out. My skin is really picky with what I put on it. I can never wear blush or it's a guarantee I will break out on my cheeks. I always have to watch bodywashes and face washes or I will break out on my face and back. I don't see how more people arent complaining about it breaking them out.
Not an everyday face wash but perfect for twice a week use. Leaves my skin soft and and fades my acne scaring. I have been using this for almost 10 years and will continue to keep it in my routine.
Overall this is a good scrub when it comes to exfoliating dead skin cells off to reveal smoother and more even looking skin because it is a little more abrasive than other scrubs which claim to exfoliate the skin which i like,
but when it comes to blemishes and blackheads i didnt find it made any significant difference in my skin even after a long period of regular use which is a bit of a let down. However i would repurchase because it effectivley exfoliates and leaves you with a clean and smooth skin feeling.
I have tried both the new and old formula and dont see much difference when it coes to results.
I really enjoy using this product as a daily scrub. I love the tiny beads that helps remove all the dirt, oil, and dead skin cells from my face! Although, it claims to prevent blackheads and minimize pores and I didn't find that it helped me in that department in any way. I still have blackheads pop up from time to time but I guess you can say this product helps keep them at bay. As for minimizing my pores I didn't do that for me at all. But all in all I love this product when you want a scrub that helps remove dirt, oil, makeup, etc and leaves your skin clean and smooth.
-the natural exfoliants help remove dirt, oil, makeup, and dead skin cells.
-leaves skin feeling very clean and smooth.
-good scrub to use everyday
-did not minimize pores (at least for me)
this one is good in term of cleaning my face, and I don't get any bad reaction.
on my both acne prone and oily skin, this one causes my skin more oily afterwards though. Counting by less than an hour the oil form up in my pore, visibly.
After scrubbing, face is not getting red, nor itchy so it's safe enough. It leaves a comfortable clean feeling with softness and make skin look ok. I had a hard time with dry skin, which got burn because of some other product. This one could not remove them all, but eventually it did the job.
Price is too vary so I'm not sure. I got it at 23MYR ~ 6$ so it's not exactly dirt cheap. And to get it at that price, I had to buy 2 else it'd have been 32 MYR which was 7$.
I don't complain though, since I like it enough it'd buy again anyways
---Updated April 25, 2013
I have found some better product and start worrying about the too big and rough material in this srub. You can try to magnify it and see yourself the shape of the scrub.
I reduce 1 lippie, and demote this to my body scrub.
my face looks horrible, it dried it out and i have pimples everywhere
This product works well for combination/oily/acne prone skin! I use to have huge red pimples on my cheeks and now most of them are gone and the ones still they're are much smaller and aren't as red. On the packaging it says that you can use this up to 4 times weekly, I'd recommend only 4 times weekly, because I used it every day which did help with acne, but it made my skin a bit dry and flaky on the nose, I use it less now, but it's still a great product.
This review is for apricot fresh skin cleanser. On the tube it says oil-free blemish fighting and 100% natural extracts. It has exfoliating beads and some salicylic acid. The beads are very gentle so if you like more course exfoliating this isn't for you. For me its perfect and its probably gentle enough to use every day but I use it about 1-2 times a week in the morning. I don't follow up with moisturizer as this is hydrating enough and I don't usually use moisturizer anyway. I feel that the less chemicals on your face the better. This makes my skin feel smooth and healthy, plus it prevents breakouts. I have tried many products including apricot scrub original and the blemish fighting one. There are very few products that I would repurchase and I am on my second tube of this!
I think it's a good scrub to get the makeup off. it dries out the skin a bit and can be abrasive at times, especially if you have open wounds on your face. it didn't do much with blackheads or acne for me, but it has a pleasant smell and is generally a good scrub. I feel very clean afterwards- just a little dry.