Beyond Belief • Alpha Beta Hydroxy Deep Pore Scrub • Scrubs
|Would buy this product again.||83%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I too, agree with the more recent reviews. They reformulated the product as well as the packaging. The previous version was thick, somewhat pasty and had fine granules that worked fabulously well. It even had a familiar smell of black licorice--even though I don't like black licorice, it smelled good. The newer, current version is runny with few granules. I don't feel any exfoliating benefit. It does not do the job and I will not purchase it again unless they return to the previous formula.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I agree entirely with the most recent reviews. This product used to be amazing until they reformulated it and got new packaging within the past 6 months. It now has minimal scrubbing ability and just doesn't seem to do the job at exfoliating, brightening my complexion, and preventing breakouts. It used to be my go to scrub. Very unfortunate.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This product has new packaging like the reviewer below me has and that doesn't bother but the reformulation is so saddening!!! This used to be the only scrub that worked perfect for me because it left my skin glowing rather than red like many other scrubs do. The beads were very fine and abundant. It was seriously a miracle product and now I wanna cry just thinking about how I didn't go to every Sally and snatch them before they were changed.
Do not buy the new version, I've tried it and used the whole tube, and it is awful. There's nothing to it, hardly has any beads at all and didn't do anything for my complexion. So so sad.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I just picked up a new tube of this scrub since I loved my first one so much that I actually used it all up. Unfortunately, this product has been repackaged/reformulated. It no longer smells bad but it now has way less scrubbies in it. Nowhere near as effective as it used to be. So sad.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
I really like this! I just started exfoliating my face and I picked this up at sally's. It wasnt super expensive. It makes my skin feel soooo soft! I also think it helps with my oily skin. I love how easy it is to apply, i just apply a dot to my skin, forehead, cheeks, and nose then message for a minute or two. Its gentle enough for daily use which I love. I moisturize afterwords with equate moisturizer. I don't really care for the smell but it's not a big deal. GREAT product.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I was a bit hesitant to try this scrub just because it felt kind of like small grains of sandpaper. Once I got it home and have used it a few times, I can say it's easily one of my favorite scrubs.
I use a makeup remover then I splash my face with water, and apply a warm washcloth a few times to my face to soften the skin. I then pat it a bit so it's still a bit damp. Then I use the scrub very gently on the skin. You have to really take your time using this because if you scrub too hard and fast you may end up with red skin. I scrub for a few minutes ever so lightly with the tips of my fingers. Wash it off and apply my toner, moisturizer and a little bit of the Beyond Belief Vita C antioxidant serum. Within minutes my skin looks so smooth (like I just had a facial!) and glowing. It was like I detoxed my skin . The next day it looks even better. I would recommend using this no more than 2x a week if you have a sensitive skin--maybe more if you have really clogged, oily skin that isn't smooth. It works amazing on the roadmap of black heads i have on my nose.
On the down side it has a bit of a peroxide chemical smell to it mixed in with a black licorice scent. It also tends to be quite drying so definetly use a bit of extra moisturizer and serum.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I just bought this because Sally's is having a buy one get one on Beyond Belief products. I didn't expect much, but when I woke up the next morning my skin tone was even.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is perfect for anyone who is struggling with clogged pores. This scrub helped keep my pores clear and smaller-looking.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
UPDATE: After trying Beyond Belief Vita C+ Exfoliating Apricot Citrus Scrub (better smell, but fewer grains, less effective), I have a new appreciation for the ABH Deep Pore Scrub. Unfortunately, when I went back to Sally Beauty to repurchase, I saw that Beyond Belief is reformulating, discontinuing or repackaging, and upping the prices all of their products. The new scrub in the ABH line is called "ABH Exfoliating Facial Scrub". It no longer has the anise smell (thank God) or the perfect concentration of scrubbies (oh God). I'm heartbroken. Run to Sally's NOW to pick up a clearance tube of the discontinued stuff.
REVIEW: I love how many grains/scrubbies there are in this! They are so concentrated in the cream and super tiny. The first time I used it, I was unimpressed with how gritty and harsh it felt, but once I rinsed it off, I was amazed at how baby-butt-smooth my face was.
I never really noticed a decrease in my pore size with use, but after I went a week or two without using it, I did notice that my pores looked a little clogged, and I really think this helped keep the clogs at bay.
My suggestion is to use it on damp skin your first time. I personally scrub dry for half the time and finish scrubbing with wet hands. This makes it a little easier to rinse it all off.
Since my skin is dehydrated more than flaky, I use this about 3 times a week.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Other
HG skincare product. Seriously. This cleared up my acne 99% with nightly use and made my skin so ridiculously smooth. I have scars on my cheeks from milia I had as a baby and this has even helped those look better. I normally use this as a mask in the shower at night. I put it on, let it sit while I wash my body, shave my legs, etc., then gently scrub as I rinse it off. I haven't had any issues with dryness from this product either. I will definitely repurchase and am planning to check out the other Beyond Belief ABH products. It was $8 at Sally Beauty Supply.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Other
This is the first AHA and BHA containing product that I have tried so far and has it ever made a difference! I (mostly used to) suffer from very clogged pores, blackheads, bumps all over my face, acne scars as well as dry, flaking skin patches and was looking for a solution.
The scrub is gentle, the pieces do not feel sharp like St Ives scrub, the smell is slightly like licorice, but not bad. I found that this product works better on moist skin.
I started a new routine a few weeks ago: OCM, using jojoba oil and rinsing it off with Shiseido's The Skincare foaming cleanser.
BB AHA/BHA scrub every day before sleep on damp skin and I saw the difference immediately! The AHA helps with the scars and flaking skin, BHA takes care of the blackheads.
Having used this for about a week daily, my skin is absolutely radiant! My BB cream applies smooth and the bumps are slowly going away...I've noticed some hard pieces some out when I cleanse with oil, those being the pore "clogs" coming out. I also use it on my neck sometimes, it gives me the softest, smoothest skin.
In conclusion, this is pretty much my HG scrub, being relatively gentle and effective at the same time! Will buy again and again and again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I found this to be very very harsh and drying. I feel like it was damaging my skin...not a good thing. afterwards my skin was tight, painful and flaking :-(.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I have had this product and used it for quite a while and have found that you can use it in 2 ways.
For a gentler scrub you can use on damp skin, have a scrub around and rinse off.
My preferred method for a deep exfoliation is to apply to dry skin and kind of press it all over the face (avoiding the eye contour area of course) until it feels quite dryish. Then supporting the skin, press and roll and it starts too flake and peel taking all the grime and dead skin cells and nasties with it.Keep going until there is little or no product left and then rinse well,tone (If required) and moisturise.
I use this method once weekly and I feel gives me a deeper peel and suits my skin well but wouldnt do this more than that.
Hope this helps, I tried this as i used to use the Clarins doux peeling and the Decleor peel (darn, cant remember the name of the product) and felt it gave me a deeper exfoliation.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I really like the Beyond Belief A.B.H. line of products for acne prone skin. This scrub has tiny scrubbies but there are a lot of them in a creamy base which makes this super effective at exfoliating without being too harsh. Contains glycolic acid, lactic acid, papain enzyme and salicylic acid to act as chemical exfoliants. Also contains the skin soothers allantoin from comfrey root, and chamomile. People have stated that it has a licorce scent. Actually, the scent is fennel because this has fennel oil in it. I use this along with the ABH foaming cleanser and am very pleased with the results.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I just finished my whole tube recently and will be buying another one asap. I like it because it doesn't scratch my face or dry out my skin. It leaves my skin looking and feeling smoother after using this. Overall it's not a miracle worker but a pretty decent average exfoliator. I also use this around 2 or three times a week on my normal t oily skin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This is pretty good! I picked it up at Sally Beauty. They are currently having a B2G1Free on most of the Beyond Belief products until 9/30/10 (I believe). Otherwise I think this is around $7.
The scrubbies in this stuff are pretty small, and feel like they're doing an effective job. I feel that a little goes long way.
I bought this mainly because I need some help with my blackheads/pores on my nose and the cheek part right next to my nose.
I didn't notice any specific scent - it's maybe just a typical soapy scent.
I've only used it once, so I'll be back with an edit that will be more helpful, but so far I'm pleased!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I have been using this 3 plus years now and I believe this to be the reason my skin has improved 100%. I love everything about this. First the price....$7. I mean OMG what isn't to love about that? Sometimes on sale buy one get one. Anways...the texture of this is perfect really cleans your skin without being harsh and afterwards your skin will feel like a baby's bottom. The pores on my nose got smaller, my overall texture of my skin improved and my skin glows. PLEASE try this. You have nothing to lose. PS---def. use a sunscreen with this since is a ABH it can make your skin sensitive to the sun!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Will definitely repurchase. I used to use Clarins pore refining scrub - but I always felt guilty because it was so expensive for such a small tube. I'm so glad my friend recommended me this product because it works if not the same, better than the high end Clarins scrub. It makes my skin extra soft and I feel like I don't get any more gross whiteheads and blackheads. I asked my friend to get this for me but I believe you can get it at Sally's.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
Love!! Bought this after reading reviews here and am so happy i did! I use it twice a day and my skin has changed dramatically. I still have blackheads on my nose, but they are definitely smaller. The rest of my skin looks great! I did get a zit last week (THAT time, you know) and it started healing almost as soon as it reared its head. Will most definitely, absolutely repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have read the reviews here on MUA and have saved money and potentially avoided costly mistakes. I have bought some products that I would not have even known about if not for you reviewers. So, I thought I’d contribute too and hopefully others can make some informed choices as I have. I'm really impressed with this.
I bought it at Sallys in Knoxville for $6.53 inc tax, (the Beyond Belief range is in Sallys in Edinburgh but not this product, Sigh). This is hands down the best exfoliator that I've come across, and does actually seem to minimise the appearance of my open pores. It comes out of the tube as a white, lightly scented liquorice cream. The exfoliation beads are spherical and non abrasive. I even used it on my bf who has great skin but some open pores and hey presto they really seemed to have disappeared. Buy it!