I saw this scrub at Sally Beauty Supply and thought I would try it out..Usually I use St. Ives Apricot scrub. This is way better! The granules that exfoliate your face are a very fine texture and not as rough as the St. Ives scrub. This scrub only cost maybe $1 more than St. Ives, and the only thing I wish was different was the lid. You have to unscrew the lid to use the product, where a flip-top to squeeze out the scrub would be much nicer. I will definitely re-purchase this one!
I love the fact that this stuff is not so rough. St Ives apricot scrub is very harsh on my skin and it really irritates breakouts. Mint Julep is gentle enough to use daily and not cause excessive inflammation or redness to my breakouts. It will be hard to top this stuff with anything else.
I got this as an extra in a swap a few weeks ago. I've used this every morning since then, and while it doesn't really help with the flaky skin I get due to using Duac Once Daily Topical Gel at night, it smells awesome and has really fine granules that are perfect as they are not too harsh for daily use :)
I probably wouldn't buy again due to the fact you get a lot and only need a small amount for the entire face, and because it doesn't help eliminate the dry skin.
I accidentally bought this facial scrub-- I really wanted the mask, because I've got more tubes of apricot scrub than I know what to do with! Basically, this is a nice alternative to various apricot scrubs. It exfoliates. It smells nice (the mint is refreshing in the summer). Overall, I think it's more gentle than the St. Ives apricot scrub, but nevertheless I primarily use it on my neck, chest, and upper back, rather than my face, though, as I find that it is a bit much for my sensitive skin.
I LOVE THIS! the grains in this scrub are perfect, they're not too harsh on the skin, i was originally using saint ives apricot scrub but i was told the grains are too harsh for your face and cause eventually cause damage. The grains on this are gentle and exfoliate. I love the smell, my face feels amazing and refreshed once i rinse it off, definatly affordable at ulta or sallys. Highly recommend!
My 47 yo skin and my 14 yo twin daughters skin both benefit from this gentle, but extremely effective scrub. We keep a tube in the shower and along with our J & J Head to Toe Wash they keep our skin in great shape! A must buy for a manual scrub.
I live in Canada and this is what I found at the local Sally's. I wanted the Queen Helene's Mint Julep Masque but they do not sell it here. By far this is the best exfoliator I have ever tried! It makes my skin feel extra clean and when applying my moisturizer afterwards it feels so silky smooth. On the back of the tube it says that you can use it daily but I still only use it about 1-2 times a week, depending on my the state of my skin. The granules are a great size not to big and scratchy but also not too small- I definitely feel and see a big difference after using this scrub. I usually use it before I go to bed and in the morning my skin is glowing! I LOVE IT!
I looooove this scrub! I have good skin to start out with, an occasional pimple here or there. I do have little bumps on the side of my cheeks that you can feel but not see. This helps my little bumps! It exfoliates my skin nicely without being too harsh. I really like how it lathers after a couple of minutes. It leaves my skin soft and not tight or dry. This didn't give me any breakouts or a bad reaction. I will definitely repurchase this! (:
This is my new go-to scrub! I love love love it. It is difficult to find a scrub with very tiny "granules" or whatever you want to call them. This is more like a paste, which is how I like it. Not large sugar/salt like pieces, but fine (crushed walnut shells, actually) bits that are perfect for exfoliating.
For those who complain that it tore up their face - they do make one for more sensitive skin as well that would probably be more up your alley!
I bought this a while ago after seeing the excellent reviews on here. I adore the Mint Julep Masque so I figured I would like this too. I really, really hate it. My skin is dry-combination and acne-prone. My skin usually responds well to scrubs but this left me a flaky mess. It was hard to rinse off and seemed to leave a waxy coating on my face, in addition to the flakes. It has a gritty, sand-like texture and leaves a total mess all over my shower floor every time I use it. Cleanup is such a pain that I can't even stand using this on my body. It is certainly a bargain ($3 at Ulta) but I will not be repurchasing.