What a difference this face wash has made! While I can't say it has really "brightened" my skin that much, it is slowly but surely eliminating my blackheads with daily use. I have also noticed a dramatic difference in my acne. I'd always heard that acne can be caused by not enough exfoliation...but I didn't believe it until now. I took off one lippie because it tends to dry out my skin a little.
Excellent product! I use this daily (twice - morning and night) along with my perscribed Epiduo acne treatment which is also excellent. My skin is so soft and smooth after each application. And - suprisingly enough - it certainly does what it states! My complexion is a lot more brighter and even, even with the redness that the epiduo causes! It has been just a bit over a week since using this product and my pimples have decresed significantly. In fact, I believe I only have 2 very very small bumps that you can hardly notice. Now thats what I call a good scrub! I am very happy with this product and definitely recommend to all. It is a gentle scrub that is certainly caters for sensitive skin, even with daily use.
Awesome face scrub!
no break outs
doesnt dry out my skin (which is very dry to begin with)
actually brightens my complexion
washes away impurities
NO cons :)
A must have!
Love this. At this price point and performance, I'm a lifer. It's gentle, non-abrasive but scrubby enough that I can use this every day to keep those dead skin cells away at bay. Enough said.
EDIT: May 2012 - Will be discontinuing use. This worked for me for the longest time (last 2-3 years), but have been experiencing stinging/burning recently because skin has grown extra sensitive recently. I suspect it's the fragrance component of it. Will return to it if skin becomes more resistant in the future because it's a great product.
A little feedback on my skin:
I suffered from "Adult" acne starting at around age 22 (I am 28 now!) I tried SOOO many different products since then and I was finally able to get it under control. Since I used so many different creams, scrubs, pills, etc. I'm not too sure as to what got my acne under control, but I want to say it was thanks to the birth control pills. However, I have been off birth control pills since like 3 years ago, and my acne didn't flare up again. One thing I did change and still do till today is how clean and germ free I keep my face (from not touching my face with dirty hands, keeping my cell phone clean, and even sleeping on a clean pillowcase). I think that's helped A LOT too. I get the occasional pimple but no big deal.
After battling with my acne, I was left with a whole bunch of scars. I am medium/olive skin color and any scar on my skin looks 10x worse and takes FOREVER to start fading! For the past about 3 years I was searching for the one product that would get rid of my scars. I am happy to say that this product did the job and I just discovered it about 8 months ago. However, I use this product together with the rotating brush from Olay pro-x cleansing system and it worked wonders that I even got my mother and brother hooked on it. I hardly have any signs of dark spots/scars now. I clean my face every morning and every night using the scrub with the rotating brush. It sometimes drys my skin a bit but it's all comes under control with my moisturizer. There has been days when I feel my skin a bit more dry than normal, and I fix that by using the brush only in the morning and not at night (but I still use the scrub using my hands). Also, if I wear makeup, I remove it with a makeup remover towelette before using the scrub and brush. I also use Vitamin E oil over night EVERY night to help keep the dryness out.
I'm not a person to write reviews, cause I'm kind lazy when it comes to that lol...but I really hope this helps people out there that have the same problems I have!
Will not repurchase. This product is too harsh for my skin. It is quite scratchy and dries out my skin to the point I can't rush quickly enough to put on moisturizer. Not recommended for daily use. I ended up using the rest as a foot scrub.
Nice gentle scrub! I use this once or twice a week depending on how my skin feels and it gets the job done without scratching and irritating my sensitive skin.The beads are just the right size and it foams up just a tiny bit and most importantly it doesnt dry my skin out like many other scrubs tend to do. It smells very fresh and its a nice treat for my skin at the end of the day!
I love this scrub! Not too harsh, not too light, just right for a scrub, a pleasant light scent and no residue. Leaves my skin soft and healthy looking. I prefer this one over the Fresh/smart essentials scub. I got my mom hooked on this scub too.
I love this scrub, but not as a daily scrub. I found it too harsh for my skin if I used it everyday (that's why I took 1 lippie off because the word "daily" is kind of misleading) so for me twice a week is optimal. It takes off the residual makeup after my makeup remover and leaves my skin bright and fresh. Recommended for the summer or spring because it could be too drying in the winter. Good product.
This is a very gentle scrub -- too gentle for me. I don't see much of a difference in my skin, for good or for bad. I guess it's nice to have a scrub that I can use everyday, instead of having to think "which day did I use it? is it too soon to use it again?" with a harsher scrub. But overall I'll take the harsher (and more effective) scrub on a schedule, rather than this.