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.
I started using this product at the beginning of winter, was experiencing mild acne, not sure if it was stress related or due to whatever products i was using at the time. Since I started using this my skin has been totally clear. I love the texture, it exfoliates without being irritating, I use it every morning.
I will continue to use this as my go-to scrub, just bought a second tube, one lasted me about 2 months.
This product is fantastic! Thus far, I have used it only once, but have already noticed a slight difference in my skin's texture and pore size! I have always been skeptical of reviews that say they notice a difference with only one use of any product, but with this scrub I actually did!
The minty-creaminess was very soothing and cooled the face, while the micro scrubbers really sloughed off the dead skin cells without being too harsh on my skin. After washing off the product and applying my daily serum and face cream, my skin was incredibly smooth! I will most likely be using this scrub about 3 days per/week.
This product is worth every penny!
I am a massive Clinique fan and I would class this as my favourtite Clinique product! For many years I have suffered from blemishes and excess oil on the skin and about 3 years ago I was recommended this product through a friend and ever since I have not used anything else. I love that it is gentle enough on my skin to apply to the face without using water first and I also love that as it has the lovely creamy texture to it that it is gentle enough for me to use more than once a week.
Since I have been using this product my skin has cleared up massively and this is my must have product and I couldn't be without it.
Would definitely recommend this product to anyone who suffers from very sensitve skin too as it is extra gentle.
Everyone's skin is different so I cannot really say that this is a bad product as it works wonderfully for others. However, I'd rather say that on my oily skin, this feels a little uncomfortable. My face feels a little more greasy and not clean at all.
I do love the Exfoliating Scrub though. That one is sooooo much better than any other OTC scrub I've purchased at Walmart.
As for this item, unless you have dry skin or dry combination, I think you're better off with this one since it's such a gentle scrub. Won't be repurchasing.
Im glad ive only ever recieved this in gifts with purchases!!!! What is its point???? It does NADA! Doesnt scrub, and tbh, makes my skin feel a bit yucky after usin it!!! Dont buy if you want a good gently scrub! Just use bicarb and water!