This seems like a pretty basic product to me. I found it quite drying to my oily-combination skin. Not a great exfoliant. The beads are quite large and pretty much useless. Not sure if I'd buy it again, but I'm not going to throw it away.
I'm not a big fan of this scrub. It has an odd smell and isn't as "scrubby" as I would like it to be. It may be good if you have sensitive skin and want a gentle exfoliation, but I want to feel like I'm rubbing sugar on my face.
As for unclogging pores, I think it does have some impact. After a couple of months of using the scrub, cleanser, and pore strips I can definitely see less blackheads and smaller pores.
I probably wouldn't buy this again though. The smell is offputting.
I have used this product for so many years now, and I will remain loyal to it. But that doesn't mean that it is free of criticisms. I must admit that I do prefer the original formula and wish they would bring it back, but I won't go much into that because there's not much that can be done at this point.
I have incredibly oily skin with large pores that are prone to clogging. I love this product because it allows me to gently exfoliate my skin daily. Even though I have used this product for about a decade or so now, the tingling, every-pore-feels-like-it's-breathing feeling has not gone away. I think my skin is totally dependent on this product. If I go even a few days without using it, my skin will start to form a zit. I used to have horrible acne in my teen years due to a crazy hormonal imbalance, but since amending that, this scrub has helped me maintain pretty good, even-toned skin. However, although it prevents my skin from breaking out in cystic or whitehead pimples, I still deal with a few blackheads here and there and milia.
-Still works for my skin even after a decade of using it
-Exhilaratingly clean feel
-Does a great job of cleaning the skin and getting rid of daily residue
-Doesn't irritate skin or eyes
-Can be used daily
-Good for whitehead acne prevention
-Doesn't reduce oiliness and doesn't balance out the skin (not that it claims to do that, but skincare that does that is appreciated)
-Doesn't eliminate blackheads or milia, despite "unclogging pores"
My favorite product for acne so far is Biore Unclogging Scrub. Clean and Clear morning burst is okay when you first use it and it does get rid of your acne but it dries out the skin too much. I even used another Clean and Clear product that was a acne cleansing system in purple and gray tubes. That was even more drying than morning burst. I am not sure what is up with Clean and Clear making products that dry out your skin super badly. Proactive didn't work for me either. The toner really irriated my skin and turned it red and made me break out more. Noxzema just felt like proactive's toner to me. It stinged my skin, turned it red and made my acne worse. Clearasil (the tube kind) was okay but not as good as Biore. I love the way this feels on the skin. I leave it on for like 2 minutes and then wash it off. It makes the skin feel smooth. It helps with acne. It is not as fast as Clean and Clear morning burst but is less drying. I'd rather use a product that slowly gets rid of acne and doesn't dry it out that much. Instead of buying a product that quickly gets rid of acne but is super drying.
I've been using this for the last few weeks after my Neutrogena scrub ran out. I bought this as I had the Biore Combination Skin Balancing Cleanser and Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser in my shower and figured I might as well complete my night time routine with the same brand.
This seems like an okay scrub. It hasn't done anything bad to my skin but so far I haven't seen it do anything great either. I thought it was causing a severe skin irritation but after a consultation at The Body Shop I found out it was their Vitamin E cleanser I was using in the morning. Tat being said, it didn;t sting the irritated areas on my face and hasn't caused any other reactions so far. It's fairly scrubby without being harsh and does a pretty good job of getting off the rest of my makeup that my first cleanse missed.
The only downside is the smell. To me it smells like chlorine or pool cleaner. Very chemically. The price isn't terrible, pretty standard for drugstore skincare here in Australia. I wouldn't purchase this again because of the smell and because I very rarely purchase the same product twice since I like to try everything.
I use this in conjunction with oxy 10% BP acne medication wash. These two products are my holy grail. My acne is gone. All I have are acne scars, but I still get the occasional pimple here and there. The scrub leaves my skin so soft and glowy and really does clean out your pores. My face hasn't been this clear in almost a year.
This product is amazing, it cleared up my skin in days and smoothed it out. Though it doesn't smell that good. When you rub it onto your face do so with a bit of water, go in circular motions for about 30 seconds to a minute. It will feel like your pores are opened and breathing, an amazing feeling. Wash with cold water, then use a moisturizer, it can dry out your skin. I use it every morning and night.
OMG I love this product!! I got it because when I read the back it seemed pretty convincing! I got it when I had bad acne and it cleared it up!!! I have never used biore products before but I know now that I will be trying out more of their products! The pore unclogging scrub is totally worth it
Love this product in conjunction with the Biore charcoal cleanser. I use this product daily and am floored by how great my skin looks. I know a lot of people that swear by an apricot scrub but that's too harsh for my skin. This is perfect.
I have used this before in the green tube but they discontinued it and they bought it back in a different packaging. The new packaging has the words "free your pores" with dark navy blue and green on the bottle. I have tried a lot of high end scrubs and they still irritate my senstive skin.
Note: there's another pore unclogging scrub that is in the white and blue packaging but that one does not contain salicylic acid)
I love this product because:
- the packaging is great, squeeze tube (can cut the tube to get the leftover when it's almost near the end).
- gentle enough (i have very senstive skin that are prone to redness/irritation)
- leaves me feeling deep cleanse and clean
- does not leave an film behind - rinses well
- finds it helps clear out my acne/clog pores