They call this "The GREAT One", and is it ever! If you have a ruddy,uneven,or damaged skin this is it. It totally transformed my complextion! I am a believer in Vitiamin C,my other staple is Avon's V-C serum. The $$ is really worth it and you only use it once a week. Definitely would buy again, its my staple!
This is a very effective scrub but, as noted in the other reviews, fairly expensive. It leaves your skin as smooth as "the greatest love" without the hydrating oily layer that's left behind. I wish I'd had the sample before buying the full-size product, however, because as soon as I opened the scrub, I knew I could have saved myself $65.
You can make the scrub part at home using orange juice concentrate and baking soda. I can't remember the exact proportions, but it was something like 1 tablespoon of concentrate and about half as much baking soda. I found the recipe many years ago in a health magazine. It works fine without the rapid activation gel, but since that's mostly lactic acid, a covering of plain yogurt might have a similar effect.
I plan to use this weekly until I use it up, then try the at-home version again.
I had a two-part sample of this and was amazed. First you massage the vitamin C crystals into your skin (very warming) and then after a minute you mix on the activation gel. It immediately got even warmer and kind of bubbly. When I washed it off my face was sooo smooth. Probably the best exfoliator I've ever tried. I would like to buy the full size but from what I've heard it's unbelievably expensive! UPDATE: later that evening, parts of my skin were very red--it looked bad. But by the next morning it had faded. I also could see gunk starting to come out of my pores that was revealed by the scrub! It could then easily be removed. This is a heavy duty exfoliater that I will use again for certain but you have to know what you are getting into when you put this on your face!!
i went to sephora and got a plethora of this stuff in samples. the texture is what i really like. the granules are so fine that they dont feel as though my skin is being grated off my face. i also like the fact that with other sugar based scrubs, the granules dissolve- philosophy doesnt dissolve, even when the liquid activator is added. i would never pay that much $ for the whole thing myself, i think i am still to young to fully benefit from this, but i use retin a and it helps when i am shedding my dey skin!
Got samples of this and when it started heating and foaming I was scared to death - I thought for sure I would be broken out within hours. After the initial shock it felt really good, and amazingly enough no breakouts on my semi-sensitive skin!! Just beautiful clearer, smoother skin. I have to mention this even though it gross - as I was rinsing it off I swear I saw blackhead stuff coming out of my pores - I dont really have black heads cuz I wash, wash, wash - but there were a few like underneath the skin if you know what I mean and these babys were completely cleaned out. I'll be buying this one when my samples run out..
This is an amazingly awesome treatment! The scub will leave your skin so smooth and soft; it makes the aspirin mask look pitiful in comparison. :)
It's not too difficult to do: First, you apply the crystals, rub them in for a minute, then apply the gel. Rub that in for a minute or two. Rinse and moisturize! Voila! Seriously smooth, pampered skin. :)
I received a sample of this on sephora.com, and it is a two-part exfoliater: vitamin c crystals and activation gel. It worked very well to exfoliate and revitalize my skin without causing any pain, discomfort of dryness. I will look into buying a full-sized version.
My sister and I both recently placed orders to Sephora and got samples of this product. And we both thought it was fabulous. I have fairly sensitive skin, but had nothing but a soft, glowing complexion after using this kit. I'm over 30 and have a very uneven skin tone due to sun damage. Its one of the first times that a product has made an instant difference in the way my skin felt and looked. This one is worth trying out. I ended up buying it at Nordstrom.
One of my favourites!! The Ultimate softness i ever got was after using this kit on my face and neck. It is not all that pricey and a little goes a long way. I can't be without this.
I received this as a sample. I do not have sensitive skin, and this made my face dry and itchy. I thought my skin looked fresh and clean, however, it was not worth the discomfort that occured after a few minutes.