Awesome scrub! I love how natural it is. Takes some getting used to how to use it. After the learning curve is over, this stuff is super great! Smells like homemade orange marmalade! Place a small amount in palm and mix with a small amount of water to form a paste, then rub gently in circular motions. Not only is it exfoliating but vitamin C is terrific for your skin! I've repurchased this product several times over many years. Always go back to it. Works well.
I usually like making my own scrubs (from Olive Oil, Sugar and Honey), but since I was travelling a fair bit I found it inconvenient. I admit, the scrub doesn't look so appealing to the eye because of the colour but this works wonderfully! It scrubs away flaky skin and leaves it feeling soft and supple. It is rather harsh for me so I limit myself to using it once a week. The smell of citrus is rather strong but that's okay. I like that it's also made with natural ingredients.
This is my go-to exfoliant. I've been using this for years to keep my oily yet mysteriously flaky face in check. It's got some natural oils in it that help moisturize as the chunky scrub takes care of any dry skin issues. Couple of things: Please don't get it in your eyes. I've accidentally done this a couple of times and every time it feels like I have a log under my eyelid. So be careful on that front. And also, be aware that the little jar lid will inevitably start to rust if you use this sparingly and keep it in the shower.
I recently picked this up at Whole Foods (I'm trying to buy natural products more often) and love it. The consistency and method remind me of a LUSH product, Angels on Bare Skin, which I loved back when I worked there. The trick with this is to take a small amount (slightly larger than pea-sized) and work it into a paste with a little water. You then massage the paste over your face, rinse, and voila! Just don't try to pre-mix it as it will get all gooey and will not work properly!
I love how smooth and soft this makes my skin without drying it out at all. It also smells like mince pies! Mmmmm.....
altho i love Burt's bee's orange facial cleanser, i did not have great experiece with this one. Everytime I use this it got me allergy. the texture of my face was smooth after using this but, it got me itchyness and red patches. Will not use on my face, maybe use to exfoliate body.
I am normally more of a fan of chemical exfolliants as I find scrubs tend to me too harsh on my sensitive skin. I tried this after reading all the reviews. I was surprised by how thick it is, but a little water smooths it out and yes, it smells like cloves, but honey it is worth it! This is the BEST scrub I have ever used and I have tried everything from St. Ives. to the fanciest stuff from Peter Thomas Roth, etc. It leaves my skin absolutely glowing, silky smooth and gorgeous. The next day after using it my husband said "you are glowing, you skin looks extra pretty!" That is when I new for sure this stuff is gold. I use it once a week. I can say I have fallen, truly, madly, deeply in love with this product.
I never would have found thus stuff if it wasn't for Kandee Johnson. This is the stuff she uses on a daily basis and her skin is gorgeous. Anyway I picked some up and my first impression was that it looked weird and not at all grainy like a scrub should. You have to scrape it up and rub it into your skin and then add a little water once its all over your face. I find this is the best way to get the right consistancy with this stuff.
The effect this had on my skin was immediate. It looked brighter and smoother, and it felt very soft. I use it every day now and its not too abrasive for everyday use. I will certainly repurchase this when I run out, although it seems like it will take awhile.
I love this product i have have used other exfoliators in the past and they always dried my skin out.When you use it you only need a tiny amount i would say maximum size i a chickpea amount, little goes along way my face was so soft after and i noticed that after 2 weeks my skin evened out an it was clearing up my skin, plus its natural product which is a bonus, the only down side is the price but i haven't found another product that has helped keep skin clear, thats not pumped full of chemicals
Love Love Love this cleanser! I was using a L'oreal cleanser with microbeads to exfoliate. I have dry skin on my forehead and after a while the cleanser broke me out a lot. I need the exfoliation without the dryness and this was recommended. Yes, it does have an oily film feeling when you start to rub it in, but it's moisturizing and not pore clogging. I have not broken out since using this and really love that I do not have to load on rich moisturizer after cleansing my face! The price is a little spendy for the size of the container, so this would be the only thing keeping me from purchasing this as often in the future.
I bought this product because I wanted a scrub that is not too harsh on my skin.
First of all the smell is OK, I would prefer a little less cloves. It smells too much like food for me. The application is more complicated that most scrubs. You have to dilute it with a bit of water, I donít mind that. Iím not a big fan of the glass jar though. I know itís supposed to be eco-friendly but where I live glass is not recycled so it ends up in the land fill and Iím also scared to drop it in my bathroom. I would prefer a tube. Anyway, this scrub has a lot of oils in it and the scrubbing bits are quite big but not too harsh for me. My skin is dry but acne-prone, so I was a bit concerned. It doesnít break me out and the oils are very moisturizing, leaving my skin smooth but not greasy. I think the product is fine in winter and dry climates. I will not be using this in the summer though, I think itís too rich for that.
Also be careful not to get any water into the jar, the scrub will soak it all up and it will end up pretty yucky.