I, personally, am really not a fan of this product. I have one tube that I have been grudgingly working my way through, mostly because of the cost being too hefty for me to simply just throw it away. First and foremost, I don't know if it is just my tube, but the smell is atrocious. I can't quite place my finger on it. At first I couldn't believe women would pay so much to put something that smelled like that on their faces. I have oily/combination skin, and can have mild acne but not too frequently. I am a fan of facial scrubs moreso than cream or gel cleansers, but this product did not exfoliate enough for my taste to be used alone, and didn't produce the "clean" feeling I was expecting after washing my face. I use a salicylic acid scrub in the mornings now, and occasionally use this to cleanse my face at night. Because of the other scrubs I use, this method makes me more thankful that this product is relatively gentle. My face also seems much less oily with this regimen, which is why I can't say I HATE the product. But in my opinion, if you don't have painfully sensitive skin and want a quality scrub I believe you can find much better products for the money you're spending.
I use this everyday to take off all the crap on my face.. I hate working with oils all day and this really helps to give my skin that extra cleanse.. in a gentle nudge way :p.. I love it. it's not too harsh I prefer this to a harsher scrub.
A perfect gentle scrub I use once or twice a week. Cannot say anything against it.
Together with the Clinique 3-Step-System it makes my skin shine and feel super soft and just right. Since I have been using this combination of products my makeup stays put all day and the skin looks great. I buy it again and again since some years already and is the only scrub I do happily repurchase.
I was told I could use this scrub every day on a dry face. I couldn't, but it was the first scrub I could use two to three times a week on a damp/wet face. It didn't make me feel like my face was being sand blasted but worked well in getting off my dry flaking skin. It didn't brake me out, didn't aggravate my eczema or rosacea.
I'm on my 2nd tube and I love this product. I use it every other day and sometimes once a day. It depends on my mood. Since it has fine grains, I use a very light hand. I had no negative reaction when I've used it daily. I use it at night to make sure that every trace of my day makeup is off. I LOVE my makeup but I LOVE a clean face more at night.
I love the way face feels afterwards. It just feesl soft and smooth and clean! I think you all know what you can and can't tolerate. You have to use common sense as the last poster mentioned. So, like everything else, it's try and error. Luckily, Clinique will give out samples. I say get yourself a sample and see how well your face take it. Just use a light hand.
I really wanted to like this scrub. I love most Clinique products and have ALWAYS used the regular water-based "Exfoliating Scrub" by Clinique, but was advised by someone at Sephora to try this one. Well, needless to say, it's NOT oil-free (contains coconut oil) and broke me out significantly after using just a few times.
I'll being going back to the regular Exfoliating Scrub, which not only is safe on sensitive, acne-prone skin but also does a much better job at actually exfoliating. The 7-Day just feels greasy and heavy.
I have only used this scrub once but I do like it a lot. First off, it doesnt have a strong scent and shouldnt be bothersome to smell. It feels like very fine sand when you wash your face with it. It doesnt hurt but it could be a bit too rough for very sensitive skin. As for exfoliating, it does a great job. The only thing that I'm not crazy about is that my skin doesnt feel quite as smooth as with other exfoliaters. It feels smooth, dont get me wrong, just not as smooth as many others. And lastly, its a lot to wash away and takes a while longer. Overall it is a good exfoliater tho, and I do recommend it.
Yikes. I am an avid user of Clinique makeup, which is nice on my sensitive skin. So I thought their skincare products would be equally kind to my skin - I was wrong. This may be the 4th or 5th product I've used in their various skincare lines that has reacted badly with my skin. Perhaps I'm simply too sensitive, but this made my face turn exceedingly red and created a semi-permanent chemical burn that took over two weeks to fade. I made the mistake of not testing it in an inconspicuous area first, but it's because I trusted it. I can tell from the creamy consistency and barely noticeable microexfoliants that this is intended to be gentle, but it just wasn't gentle enough for super-sensitive skin. I think this would be fine on normal complexions, as my mother has had no problem with this scrub. I think I'll stick to their makeup from now on!
I used the 7 day scrub a long time ago and liked it but thought it wasn't necessary for my skin. I started using it again a few years later and really loved it but once again I just thought it was an extra product that my skin didn't really need. I have always had pretty decent skin and I could get aways with just using a drugstore cleanser and moisturizer. I was on some medication a few months ago that made my skin go crazy and I havent been able to get it back to normal so I went out and bought a whole new skincare routine, including the 7 day scrub and I have been using it for about 2 weeks now and I love it. I only use it every other day and I get amazing results. Alothough it does nothing to help my breakouts, it does smooth out my skin and the texture of it has really improved! Like many others have said it does leave a film on your face after you wash it off but I just follow it up with washing my face with philosophys purity cleanser and it comes right off. I love this product and I will continue to use it. My pores appear much smaller. My makeup goes on a lot better.
I have a love-hate relationship with Clinique. Some of their products are so freakin' harsh, when they are meant to be for sensitive skin, it's not funny. The three-step system, even though I keep going back to it every few years like a fool because it seems so appealing, always ends in drama for me. I recently tried the pore minimiser thermal scrub thingy, and it was awful... gave me a rash, itched like hell etcetera. However, I got a sample of this scrub with it and I actually really liked it, even though Paula Begoun says this is not for oily skin.
My pores get clogged really easily and supposedly this stuff would be too emollient for me, but I haven't had any problems. I find it very gentle. I make sure to rinse it very well, but my skin feels lovely and soft afterwards. So... I went back to the shop and exchanged the horrible gadgety muck for this lovely, basic, gentle scrub and am a happy camper.
Similar to this (very fine, small, rounded grains, but still feeling gritty enough to make you feel that you are using a scrub) is Avene purifying scrub: also quite nice but a little more drying, I think.