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on 10/30/2015 4:43:00 AM
More reviews by Youkoufarzi
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
It's one of my fave scrubs.. I have combination sensitive skin, it gets my skin feeling so fresh 'n clean without drying it specially around my nose area..it's a bit hard to use though.. but it's big advantage is you can use it with the cleanser you want
on 5/17/2015 7:14:00 PM
More reviews by maxrebo
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I would just like to point out ConradZimmerman that the number 1 ingredient is indeed Polyethylene and most of the other ingredients are also synthetic.... what do you know, over priced and killing the environment. Wonder what it does to our health? ....But I think we already know that:(
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 4/14/2015 3:47:00 AM
More reviews by ConradZimmerman
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Buffing grains for face is a novel way to add a little custom scrub to your cleansing routine buy simply adding it to any cleanser and giving yourself a nice little exfoliation. The grains themselves are not harsh, unlike most other commercial and generic scrubs that all use polyethylene beads(these end up in the ocean don't use them anymore!) or crushed nuts or kernels of some sort which actually when used to judiciously end up doing more damage than good. There is such a thing as over exfoliation so I dont want people to crazy with these grains. Also it does not compare to a liquid chemical exfoliant which actually the most gentle, efficient and safe way to remove dead skin and impart an even glow. The jar itself is easy to handle, expensive for what you get, they certainly could give you more. Ho hum results for me, I will not be repurchasing.
on 1/4/2015 11:27:00 PM
More reviews by willow1948
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
This is a great face scrub. It is not too abrasive. I use it with water, or with water and my face wash. It leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth. I would recommend it.
on 6/5/2014 12:11:00 AM
More reviews by galsunday
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I was given samples of this by the sales ppl at BB. OMG! i love this!! This reminds me of a similar product The Body Shop had a really long time ago and has since been discontinued. Im so happy this Japanese Adzuki beans are back. The grains are gentle enough to slough off grime and isnt as harsh as apricot scrubs! I just add water, apply, rinse. The sales person suggested to use cleanser, mix and apply but water works fine for me. My face feels softer, smoother and clearer just after a few days. Its smells like fermented rice but im ok with it. Definitely, gonna get this one. The packaging looks clean and classy in my bathroom. I like it. Like all BB products, u need to burn ur pockets! Exorbitant prices!
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 12/21/2013 1:40:00 AM
More reviews by julia178
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
Like some other reviewers of this product, I also started out with a little sample packette of the Adzuki Buffing Grains. I have only used the product in combination with my facial cleanser, not on its own. I have used Kiehl's Extra Gentle cleanser, which is a milky, non foaming cleanser and added the grains, making a paste and softly exfoliated my face. The resulting paste is relatively smooth and I like the soft natural scent of the ground beans. It remotely reminds me of oats and I find this smell soothing. I did not find the particles sharp or rough. I have sensitive skin and I have experienced rosacea from time to time years ago and so I try to be gentle to my skin and avoid any irritation. On the other hand, obviously regular exfoliation is a necessary basis for my skin treatments that follow to have their maximum effect. So far so good, I have used it for three weeks, once a week, and I have been experimenting a bit with the amount of grains I have used each time. I find that a dime size of the powdered grains poured into my palm and worked into a paste is sufficient to massage my whole face. Therefore, I agree with the reviewers who stated that they think that the price of one jar of this product is actually reasonable, given the fact that it should last for a year or longer. I also found that it takes a good amount of rinsing to remove any stray particles, but I didn't find this to be a real issue. My skin has been smooth after using the grains and I have not experienced any issues with redness or irritation. I have just today purchased a jar and will continue to use this product.UPDATE 11/15: Incidentally I looked at the ingredients of this product and was surprised to see that the main ingredient is Polyethylene beads, not Adzuki beans. Multiple recent studies have shown how damaging these plastic beads are for the environment, so I took down my rating from 4 stars to 2 - this is still a pleasant exfoliant, but I will not repurchase.
on 4/24/2013 11:07:00 PM
More reviews by chikahendrawan
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
you can get the same thing from the body shop spa collection for half the price, double the size! anw, it is undeniable that the product does such an awesome job to my face.
on 2/14/2013 1:20:00 AM
More reviews by Jake84
Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
This is an okay product. Grains that you add to water to create a paste, or you can add it to any cleanser to create a scrub. I found it not to be scrubbing enough for me and messy to use.
on 6/29/2010 1:26:00 PM
More reviews by lillian1717
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
Not good for sensitive skin at all. I've tried using it with water making a paste, in my cleanser, etc, but the grains are just too harsh for my skin. After I use it, my skin is left with a painful stinging sensation, so I have stopped using it because it's too rough for me. The lip of the jar is also fairy wide, so the grains can get a little messy pouring out.
on 5/3/2010 7:46:00 PM
More reviews by LUVrascal
Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool
I'm writing this at the request of my sister. Both of us have similar skin issues as far as sensitivity goes (although I definitely have more allergic/reactive skin), and exfoliation can be such a pain in the butt. It's necessary so that I can get rid of the occasional dullness and to prevent build up. And also just because I like that feeling of smoothness right afterwards. But so many scrubs are too harsh for my skin, and all the additives and ingredients just cause further problems. My skin just doesn't do well with cleansers that are disguised as scrubs and vice versa. And the majority of scrubs out there seem to be along those lines. Or there's the other end of the scale with scrubs that just don't have enough of a texture to feel like they're actually exfoliating. But this is the perfect middle ground. The texture is very fine, similar to sand, but it has a smoothed out shape so it doesn't cut my skin or overstimulate. I love that it's simple too. No liquid binders or ingredients to irritate. Just nice little grains to buff out my skin when I need it. I've been using this for about four years now and I love it. I only have to purchase it once a year and I use it about 2-3 times per week. I vary in how I use it. Sometimes I pour a little bit in my palm and just add a little water and it works great. Other times I add a bit to my cleanser if I want that soapy feeling. I use about a dime sized amount every time.I love the jar for some reason. It just feels like the perfect container for this, even though it is glass and isn't the best for travel. But the lid screws on tight and I've never had any problems with moisture seeping in. And surprisingly no breaks or spills yet, which is awesome considering I'm not the most coordinated. I highly recommend this for sensitive skin, or just for anyone looking for a simple scrub.
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
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