|Would buy this product again.||68%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I really like this scrub, and find it really good for my skin.
I have quite sensitive skin, and products with lots of fragrance and chemicals can be quite irritating on me, these things are usually in products designed for acne prone skin, which I don't have, so they're also unnecessary.
However I find that any of the more natural or 'sensitive' scrubs either have big chunky, rough particles in them (like St Ives) or only have a couple of token pearly things in them (neutrogena, olay) so don't actually do much to smooth skin.
The thing I love about this product is that the 'cleanser' part is really mild, and the 'scrub' particles are plentiful and fine, and just the right amount of abrasive to smooth out skin, take of any dry patches, and prevent blackheads. It's the only one that I buy, but if I could find a cheaper dupe I would be very happy. as it's a very small tube and from memory is around $25 in australia. In short, I'll continue to buy, and continue to be disgruntled about paying that much for a pretty basic scrub.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Other, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Other
I have never had acne problems, but have needed products to keep my skin smooth. Other products felt like they were tearing my face apart, but this product is super mild and doesn't take much off. If you're the target skin type (not young and pimply, but not old and wrinkly) and follow directions, I don't see why it wouldn't work for you like it has for me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Works pretty good, can be abrasive so be gentle rubbing it in, my skin was brighter and smoother, I put no as to whether I would buy it again, actually it is a maybe, if I didn't have any other microderabrasion brand on the go at that time I would probably repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Great drugstore exfoliator. Can be a little abrasive, but much better than most I've used. Doesn't have a strong scent and great packaging. Lasts quite a long time too. Overall, it's a great product, like most things from Biore. I prefer Clarins Gentle Exfoliator, though.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This is my exfoliator now. I dont exfoliate much since my face cleanser already has some exfoliator in it.
I use it once a week or less, it does have scrubbing particles, so ya..it is slightly rough, but not unbearable.
Some exfoliators make me look likeI lost a layer of skin! This one gives a natural, fresh look, I recommend it.
I got it dirt cheap on amazon sale, otherwise its pricey.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
Okay, so this is obviously a more expensive drug store brand scrub. At around $16 - $20 CDN its pricier than say, a St. Ives scrub. To be fair, this Biore scrub is way less abrasive to the skin and is very effective at exfoliating. The 90g tube should last you at least 9 months if used twice a week. The price tag is worth it in my opinion.
I wash my face with a cleanser then go ahead and use a dime size amount of this stuff. I rub it very softly into my skin for a few minutes. If you scrub too hard or for too long your skin will get irritated. Be gentle.
After one use of this product my skin was already visibly smoother and it felt like silk. Over time its definitely helped even out my complexion and reduce bumps and dry patches. I don't think this would work to rid of acne, so be warned.
Now, for the reviewer that stated you might as well use a sugar scrub, I disagree! Making your own scrub is cheaper but its also messy and wasteful. Besides, sugar does not exfoliate as finely as the granules in this scrub.
I will repurchase again and again. I have found the HG of scrubs. Goodbye St. Ives!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
It does make your skin smoother
but you might as well make a sugar mask
it's the same thing
nothing against biore i love there products but this is no needed
motly good for oily skin
dry skin beware
and acne prone it depends on how bad your skin is
if your skin has loads of bumps
it is not gonna be a miracle helper
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I've tried a few scrubs with the crystals - Dr Brandt Microdermabrasion, MAC Refinisher, L'Oreal Microderm Kit.
This one is by far the roughest & uncomfortable scrub.; it's coincidently the cheapest I've tried. The scrubbing bits isn't fine & has sharp edges. My skin feels a little torn after using this. I think it may work if you have tough skin. But mine is only slightly tough.
I'll stick with my Dr Brandt.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I am in love with this product! I use it 2 to 3 times per week in the shower, and have seen great results (on the packaging it says using in the shower gives optimal results, i guess because your pores are nice and steamed open...) but I'm sure it would work just fine at the sink as well. I find my skin just looks healthier after using this product - my acne scars have faded, my pores look smaller, and I have fewer break outs. I've noticed that my foundation goes on more smoothly too. I apply about a quarter size amount to my wet face, and massage for 1-2 mins. The particles are very fine, and it gives good exfoliation while not being overly harsh for my sensitive skin. It is a bit pricey for a drug store product at around $20 CDN, but you can find it on sale fairly reguarly, and it vastly outperforms any other scrubs I have tried. love love love.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This is my fav new exfoliator. I like one that's really scrubby cause my pores clog easily and this one is great. My mom had a department store brand exfoliator I loved and this one is just as good but for like $12. I used to use St. Ives apricot exfoliator, cause its hardcore but I find its like washing my face with sand. The biore one has fine scrub bits so its not as harsh, but a lot of them, unlike a lot of tried that have fine beads and only a few of them (like the "daily" scrubs").
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
Awful. Really rough and abrasive.It made me skin feel smooth and soft right after I used it but the next day I had tons of white heads all over my face. I thought it was a one time reaction but tried again a few times with the same result. I have acne prone skin so maybe that's why it didn't work for me, but I still wouldn't recommend for other skin tiypes because it's not gentle at all.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Really pleased with this, but it is not a miracle cream. I have acne scars and rough skin, and this probably makes a small improvement but it doesn't turn back time. However, I do notice if I haven't used it in a week or so -- my skin just feels thicker and rougher. In warmer weather I use it three times a week; in colder weather, once or twice. The directions say to use it in the shower; I don't, because I shower in the morning and I don't want to risk irritating my skin at the start of the day. But it is important to rinse well, or you will find little crystals all over your face throughout the day. I find I get better results and cleaner rinses if I mix the scrub with my face wash - I use plain old Cetaphil, wash with that, then leave it on my face for a minute and add the scrub. This tube has lasted me at least nine months, using it once or twice a week on average. I don't remember how much I paid for it, but the $16 price that other reviewers mentioned is not that bad for something that lasts that long. And I like that it is just a physical exfoliant and doesn't have any additional ingredients like salicylic acid or AHAs, so I feel OK using it while I'm pregnant.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I paid $3.50 on clearance at walmart..Originally 16.00!.Love it.Great exfoliation.Doesnt burn my skin at all like garnier 3 in1 use to.Makes my skin soft.But it also makes it dry near my nose on my cheeks (a little moisturizer fix's that right up)Pores are smaller...no blemishes..acne spots fading.Great product.!!!Try it .im sure you will love it.I have combination skin that sensitive to some products and i burn easily.Nothing bad to say about this prouct except when i will have topay full price for it.!!(lol) But now that i know it works i wont mind.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is the best drugstore scrub I have bought, which is reflected in its $16 price tag which is a little steep. However it works great!! Since I have acne-prone, very oily skin I use this every morning instead of 3x times a week. And my skin is now glowing, and breakout free!! My acne scars are fading slowly. It provides the perfect canvas for makeup because it gets rid of dead skin cells, and leaves me with skin that is like a freshly peeled hard-boiled egg. I also love that the exfoliants are micro-fine, and not thick and abrasive. Yet it exfoliates very well. If you have frequent breakouts, oily skin, or some dry patches I suggest this.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
nothing too special
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have used Biore Ice Cleanser and Pore Unclogging Scrub for quite some time and they've really cleared up my skin. However, I wasn't getting the best exfoliation with the scrub as I would have liked so I picked up this product. I was a little skeptical at first because the beads in this are so fine, but it turns out that I have never been so impressed by a drugstore exfoliator before. My skin was so smooth even after the first use! I will definitely continue to purchase and use this a few times a week...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
Currently on my second tube. This product leaves your skin feeling oh so smooth and the perfect canvas for makeup applying. Gets rid of dead skin and removes dryness. The beads can be harsh if applied on sensitive or sunburned skin!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is an effective scrub with alum crystals, conveniently packaged in a tube. I like it better than Booth's, Mary Kay, Olay, and it is just as good or better than more expensive microdermabrasion products I have tried.
What works for me: I do not follow the directions, which say to use a quarter size amount for 1-2 minutes up to three times a week. Instead, I use a dime size amount in the shower five or six times a week for 30-60 seconds, followed by Juice Beauty moisturizer with SPF 30. I don't follow the directions because if I do not use a microdermabrasion product and a moisturizer every morning, I will have flaking skin all day. Also, I tend to get more acne without daily manual exfoliation and my skin can't handle chemical or enzyme exfoliants. (YMMV - I have really bad skin - hormonal cystic acne, peeling, dryness, and now I am starting to get lines.)
If you are looking for something very gentle and have good skin, this product might be overkill for you.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
What it Claims:
"...Is made with superfine alumina crystals, the same ones used in the professional microdermabraison, and Botanamide technology, a ceramide-based technology with botanicals and natural antioxidants. It is specifically formulated to remove dull, rough surface skin cells and allow healthy skin cells to emerge. Infused with shea butter and calming white tea extract, this formula helps renew and restore healthy clarity and softness."
Claims - True or False?
1) Super fine crystals: True.
2) Removes dull, rough skin: True.
3) Restores healthy skin and softness: Inconclusive.
The exfoliating scrub comes in a very simple and attractive box. The colours are vibrant, but in no way "in your face". Typography is simple to read, and adds to the elegance of the packaging. However, the box is quite misleading. The scrub that you get is not quite as large as you'd perceive by only looking at the box. As for the packaging of the scrub itself, it comes in a sanitary tube with a snap lid, and dispenses a good amount of product. The elegance of the box translates onto the tube as well, so it is definitely something that makes you feel happy to be displaying it in your bathroom.
The exfoliating bits are quite small, and almost invisible. These help to ensure that every time you exfoliate, you are receiving a sufficient amount of scrubbing bits. The rest of the product has a creamy consistency, and distributes onto the face very smoothly. All together, it has a nice, thick consistency.
I'm not one to really care for scents, but this product really does smell quite nice. Not too overpowering, but nothing that doesn't go unnoticed. Word of caution for those with sensitive skin, it may irritate your skin.
Bang for your Buck:
While not as expensive as some exfoliators, for a drug store product it is quite expensive. This could simply be chalked up to the fact that the entire line is quite new, but I suggest that you wait for sales before purchasing. Because of the small tube, I would say that at this point, it is a slight rip off.
While the product has legitimate potential, for my skin there are simply too many issues that are causing me to give this scrub a pass. The smell is wonderful, the aesthetics are perfect, and it does exfoliate the skin decently. However, I found that my blackheads were left untouched by this scrub, and dryness was added. I find that my moisturizer (PM) becomes oily in the morning after using this scrub as well. All in all, it is not something I suggest for people with sensitive, dry, normal, or blackhead ridden skin. If you have very oily skin, it may work for you. In my case, I will be returning and trying out more moisturizing scrubs. Maybe I will have better luck with their AM moisturizer :)
Overall Rating: 3/5
Packaging Quality: 5/5
Would you buy this product again: No.