Rave, rave, rave for me! It beats SSC's C-extreme which has almost identical ingredients. I'm glad my curiosity pushed me into giving this a try. The raves here and over at beauty.com were just too intriguing.
I got this as a sample from sephora.com and I loved it. It made my skin so smooth and my skin cleared up after using it a couple times (I got a few of the samples). Its really expensive though, so I may have to deal with lesser scrubs until I can afford this.
A good find. Skin feels a little dry after rinsing but skin is left very smooth and brighter, the following day and several days later glowing. Not as exfoliating as I expected and certainly not as irritating.Will repurchase if I don't get bored of the kit.
I dont get it. I am 35 this product has done nothing for my skin. I used it for one month straight before giving up on it. On the other hand I LOVE the Greatest Love scub.
I love the way the texture of my 44 year old skin has changed. Much more refined, smooth and glowing. I use this once a week and the Greatest Love once a week.
This product went straight back to the store for me. I loved the concept of being able to do a 'mini-facial/peel' at home but unfortunatly all this did was irritate my skin and break me out. Although my skin was smoother right after I used it, I woke up the following morning with bumps all over my skin, epsecially around my mouth. So, if you have sensitive skin at all, buyer beware!
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!