|Would buy this product again.||75%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Grey
This is my new everyday cleanser. I love it sooooooo much. For the most part it keeps my acne away and it doesn't dry out my skin. The little apricot bead exfoliated my skin and left it clean and soft. I had one problem with the packaging however as on all 3 of the bottles I have bought the tip of the pump always comes off. And if you loose it it os quite a chore getting the cleanser out. Besides the minor fault I would call it perfect for me
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I thought I'd give this one a try since I love the St. Ives Apricot Scrub but this Apricot face wash cleanser gave me a rash first try. My skin felt tight and just didn't work out for me.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Better than the scrub since it doesn't irritate my skin or clog my pores, but still doesn't do anything for my acne :(
Edit: Now that my crazy acne is gone, it's not too bad when I use it, so I'm giving it one more lippie~
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I had some high expectations of this product because of the great reviews I saw on makeupalley, and I wasn't disappointed!!
I had clear skin for almost all my life except suddenly this year I started breaking out majorly on my forehead (don't know if it's hormones or something) but this has given me the best skin I've had for the entire year! My skin isn't perfectly smooth, still some bumps that may potentially turn into pimples if I stop using it I think, but I'm still very grateful, considering the price!
Only concern I have is that the beads are quite large and rough, and although I'm still young, I think that long term use might not be very good to my skin and may make it rougher. If skin remains clear even after 6 months or so I may start using it less frequently, at the moment i"m using it alternately with cetaphil because it's so gentle
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I like to use this when I wake up to get rid of the oil that accumulated during the night. I use St. Ives medicated apricot scrub at night before I go to bed, and then I use this when I wake up.
It does dry out my face quite a bit, but my skin is really oily, so that's a good thing. It makes it take longer for an oil slick to form on my face. I just use a moisturizer after I wash my face and it doesn't feel so tight and dry.
I just bought another bottle of this yesterday, and noticed that they have removed whatever ingredient it was that made your skin feel cool and minty, which I'm glad about. It made my face feel too cold.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i usually use this when i have acne and it does the job well drying them up..a cheap products that works! St. Ives is also generous with the amount of the product which you can get for just 3-4 dollars
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I got this for my blackheads on my nose, and i honestly didn't notice much difference (so instead i just started using oil blotting paper, which worked) but then i started developing acne from stress, and i found that this calmed down my skin. while not making my acne disappear overnight, which i didnt expect, when used periodically, this does reduce acne over time. i have combination-oily skin, and after using this, my skin feels slightly dry even though it has a creamy texture along with the gritty bits, so i just slather on moisturizer after. but my face feels very fresh and feels like my pores were cleared out.
NOTE: read the drug info at the back of the bottle/pot!! don't use this every day, your skin still needs its natural protective layer of skin and oil. and the acne treatment is salicylic acid, which is a widely used mild acne treatment
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This is AMAZING! I had perfect skin as a teen, but now into my mid twenties I was breaking out like crazy. I tried pro-active and every other type of acne wash you could think of. This was SO cheap and got the job done fast! My skin has remained beautiful and this is the only thing that keeps the acne away! can't beat it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
When I first gave this a try I thought it was too drying for me so I guess you could say that I didn't give it a fair chance. I gave it another go and it is still on the dry side but it does seem to be clearing up my skin. I think this would be perfect in the summertime when my skin is more oily. I just need to follow this up with a good moisturizer I guess. Update: I am very impressed. With continued use twice a day for nearly a week, paired with Neutrogena's healthy skin lotion w alpha hydroxy, this has significantly cleared up stubborn breakouts. It also makes my skin feel baby soft. I hope this continues to work. I will update if there are any changes. Update: This continues to work for me and have already stockpiled my closet. Can't believe how amazing this works and how inexpensive it is! Holy Grail.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I am thrilled to have found this product at Big Lots for $3. It works for me! I have so many half empty cleansers in the graveyard under my bathroom sink, high end and drugstore, but NOTHING that was $3. So here is the real deal. I started to break out horribly about a week before I am "due" as usual, but then I started using this and within 2 days of using it twice a day I was clearing up. Even the huge cystic ones were shrinking down and no longer red. I am still getting a few tiny whiteheads and I still have blackheads, but nothing I can't hide or treat with a mask/oil cleansing. I still have 3 days to go. This is pretty much unheard of at this time of the month. I will be stocking up ASAP. It is important to hydrate and exfoliate with this product after a few days it does feel like it's over drying and my face felt tight with a little flakiness, but I'm drinking more water and moisturizing and I love that I am not getting as oily throughout the day... my skin looks remarkably better with and without foundation already.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Not a miracle product, but keeps mild acne at bay without overdrying. I noticed that my bumps and whiteheads have not been as prevalent since using this at night about two months ago (also used with witchhazel toner). Best of all it's nice and cheap! I wish that the pump on the bottle didn't dispense so much product, but no matter. I am afraid that this is getting discontinued b/c I have not been able to find it ANYWHERE. However, I found a bunch of this stuff for $3 at my local Big Lots and stocked up - I suggest doing the same!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Brown
First off, this product is the face WASH not scrub! I think several reviewers got confused because this FACIAL WASH only has a handful of grains (that are basically for show, you only pump out like 5 at a time) and is NOTHING like the face scrub.
That said, I just used it and then decided to look it up on MUA- backwards I know. First impressions are that I love the scent, and my face, neck, and decollete felt very clean, though my face was a bit tight afterwards. Normal for an 'acne' product. Something wierd went on though when using my regular toner- my whole face stung like crazy! No redness and it went away in less than a minute.
I will update in a few weeks but I had to say something because one of the pictures for this product is the apricot scrub which this is NOT! I repeat, there are hardly any grains in this. This is not an exfoliator.
EDIT: 12/30/11. I'm still using this product, though not in love with it. My face still feels 'tight' but my toner still removes a good deal of gunk afterwards. I like to use this in the morning as it's gentler than the scrub (currently using St. Ives Green Tea), but once it's done I doubt I'd repurchase. I think it's the fact that it's a gel, but it feels slimely on my face. My skin didn't improve with this product, but thankfully it didn't worsen. Oh well!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is extremely good for people with oily skin. Personally I had bumps on my cheekbones probably due to some crap blusher which I had discarded since. No other cleanser has managed to clear away these bumps so effectively! Also, the exfoliating power of this cleanser is so great that it reveals new skin pretty fast. I reckon using this cleanser 3-4 times max a week will do. Great stuff! :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I was looking for a cleanser to basically leave at the downstairs bathroom, as sometimes I like using the bathroom downstairs and most of my skincare prods. are up at the other bathroom. So, i got it since the bottle claims to control acne, i dont have much hope for it, as i have never found a cleanser that got my acne problem under control. And since it was on sale and pretty cheap...i got it....a few days later i noticed, how my pimples have reduced in size and number...i was pleasantly surprised to discover it was the this face wash that helps to clear my face...i usually slather this on my face and leave it for a few minutes, and it does wonders!
-really helps get my pimples under control
-leaves the skin a tad dry..
all in all , a great cheap product that really works...just make sure to adequately moisturize ur face afterwards..i'm glad i found this, the only cleanser that has ever helped me clear my face...btw: i'm taking off one lippie as it dries the skin slightly...but a good moisturizer helps with that..great buy!
UPDATE: I have been using this for a good 2 months now, and I'm loving this, not only does it control my acne but it has diminished most my post acne scars that are red and brown! its really great...a 2-in 1 product....i just cant believe how wonderful it works and cheap it is and how great my skin has looked ! love love love!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is the only face wash I constantly go back to. I started using it 4 years ago and I have always felt like it does a good job with exfoliating and cleaning my skin. I have tried MANY different face washes, all price ranges and this is my definite favorite! I have dry skin, so I make sure to moisturize and not overuse.
A little off track :P lol:
-- I had dark acne scars on my face since high school and ever since I started using this scrub, the scars have faded dramatically. After hearing that exfoliating helps with hyper pigmentation, I figured I'd give it a try. I'm glad I did! I can barely see the scars :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This is available only in certain drugstore so when I come across it, I buy a few bottles.
This is the cleanser I bought after getting off Proactiv (complete garbage btw). I was hiding in my room because Proactive was giving me ridiculously huge cystic acne that caused alot of scarring both physically and emotionally. I started using this as a last resort after trying a few other cleansers and within a few days, my skin started clearing up. After I got over the Proactive breakout, I strayed (for some odd reason) and when my sephora makeup started giving me bad breakouts again, I started using this once more.
What I do is I slather castor oil all over my face (yes, castor oil) and rub with hot water, then I wash that off with this cleaner and follow-up with this neutrogena night cream (for deep wrinkles that oddly helps with acne) and then BAM, clear skin!
So ya..good cleanser. Washes all my makeup off. Yes, it dries up my skin but nothing that a good moisturizer can't help!
Good call on my part!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
i use this product only as an exfoliator 2-3 times a week. Although it does not magically remove all blackheads, it does bring the dirt to the surface for easy removal. It smells great and the texture is grainy, which makes it a great exfloitation product. It did not break me out either. I dont recommend using this as an everyday cleaner though; the only acne fighting properties in this product is salycic acid, which can be found in other cleanser.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Have repurchased this product three times so far... :) <3 it!!!
This can be used as a cleanser or exfoliator. However, if you have sensitive skin I would recommend to only use it 3-4 times a week.
The price is dirt cheap..Really cannot beat that. I feel that it does a good job cleansing, it does not remove eye makeup..so ladies.. DO: Remove eye makeup before cleansing. :)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I just absolutely love this face wash. When you use it you can instantly feel it doing its job-- to clean your face. The only down side to it, is that it doesn't completely take off all eye make up. But thats okay because I use make-up remover for my eyes anyway. But it does clear up your acne in 2 weeks minimum.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Brown
This is a great product! In under less than a month, it literaly washed away all my blackheads! The only downside is that it sort of dries out my skin, though that could be because I scrubbed it too hard.