Queen Helene • Cocoa Butter Scrub • Scrubs
|Would buy this product again.||90%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Ok wow I got a my skin looks creamy compliment so I think that is evidence of how it got rid of my dull winter skin in one swoop. I was looking parched and dehydrated and this scrub does the trick. It gives your skin life again. I use retin and I had a ton of dry patches and this got rid of them so beautifully. It didn't hurt my skin at all as others have said it's the perfect sand like scrub that leaves your skin so soft and ready for moisturizer or whatever you like to use. It smells so yummy and you get a lot for the price which was so cheap at Sallys. I will be trying out there Honey Oatmeal next but this is an excellent scrub. Highly recommended!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This stuff is great! I wish I had known about it sooner -- I've would've swapped out my trusty St. Ives for this scrub in a heartbeat! I love how fine and even the exfoliating grains are...very similar to sand (as other reviewers have noted). Works like a dream and leaves your face feeling moisturized, not raw and tight. Also a great scrub to use on rough, winter-dry hands; leaves them soft and so much better-looking. I will be using this product as my HG exfoliater from now on!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is a great for exfoliating my face, especially when I get dry rough patches in the cold weather. It's not overly harsh like other exfoliators I've tried that leave my face red and raw, and doesn't dry out my skin. I've discovered it works great on my hands that get terribly dry, especially during the cold winter months. I wash my hands with this and they go from rough alligator skin to baby smooth and then I just apply lotion. I even had my son use this to wash his arm after his broken arm was healed and he got the cast taken off. After a few washes with the cocoa butter scrub, all the dead peeling skin on his arm was gone! I will repurchase this when I run out.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Dark, Warm Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
I don't know why these don't come to the front of my brain whenever I run out of facial scrub! I'm bought the cocoa butter and the oatmeal & honey and as of now, using the cocoa butter. I'M IN LOVE WITH THIS STUFF! It has, pretty much, the same texture as philosophy's Microdelivery facial scrub for MORE than half the price! It's like scrubbing your face with wet sand but the scent, as faint as it is, is more pleasant. The plastic bottle contains quite a lot so I know this will last me a good long while, and I use it every morning in the shower. It leaves my skin feeling so fresh! Love this stuff, indeed! :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I buy this scrub all the time. I buy the Oatmeal & Honey scent also. I absolutely love them. Other scrubs are either too harsh or too gentle, this one is perfect. It scrubs wonderfully & doesn't leave me all red faced after. I usually order off of amazon & get packs of 3 or 6 at a time. This is the only scrub I use.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Brown
I think all Queen Helene's facial scrubs are essentially the same. The difference is the scent. I have this one and the oatmeal and honey one. I like this scent so much better than the honey one. But they both makes my skin feel soft and smooth after using. Just be sure to be gentle when you massage your face. Last thing is the packaging isn't really made to use in the shower because the cap tends to hold water. Other than that, great line of product and very affordable!
Age: Unknown Skin: Other, Cool Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is a very gentle scrub. Perfect for sensitive skin. The smell reminds me of a beachy scent for some reason. You can smell the cocoa butter and almost like a light chocolatey scent. It's not overpowering but does smell. The texture is amazingly smooth. The grains of the scrub are as fine as sand on a beach. They don't scratch your face as you rub it on. It washes off clean with no residue. I use it daily because it is that gentle. It hasn't caused any redness or breakouts for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Great basic scrub! The grains are so fine that it doesn't feel harsh on my skin at all, and leaves it incredibly clean, soft, smooth and removes all the dead skin and dirt. I use it 2-3 times a week and it doesn't dry my skin out either nor does it break me out, definitely a plus! I love cocoa butter body butter so I am glad I found this as a scrub! I use this as a body wash in the shower on my shoulders, arms and chest too. For $6 CAD for a large tube, you can't go wrong.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This is my favorite scrub of all the ones I've used (St. Ive's Apricot Scrub, various acne-geared cleansing scrubs, etc). The consistency is a pleasant soft paste, creamy with tons and tons of very fine, sand-like granules. There is a faint, lovely cocoa-ish scent that fades quickly. Previously I had really liked Burt's Bees Peach and Willowbark scrub, but after trying this I realize how harsh and sparse the granules were in the BB product, and how much of a film it left. I generally trust Queen Helene products - inexpensive, good quality stuff. This cocoa scrub not only exfoliates very well (be careful to be gentle when you use it!), but also cleanses nicely and doesn't leave a film, despite the creamy application. I haven't noticed any moisturizing capabilities, but that's likely because I use this as a final step in the shower (and right before my potentially drying acne treatments). Because it exfoliates so well, I'd recommend using it only a few times a week - on other mornings and at night I use Cetaphil gentle cleanser. I have repurchased this in the past and will happily continue to do so!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly Eyes: Black
As of now, this is my HG scrub. I live in Canada and I've heard of people say that it's difficult to find their products, but I get mine at a Black hair care discount store down the street for about $5. Maybe anyone having difficulty would like to try there.
I have dry skin, as well as eczema that causes my skin to be pretty sensitive. I base my skin care routine on products that clean, moisturize, don't break me out (acne-prone) and are gentle/non irritating. This is amazing for me. I use it about twice a week to get rid of flakes, and it works perfectly. The smell may not be the truest cocoa butter scent I've ever sniffed, but that doesn't bother me. It's gentle, doesn't sting or hurt when I exfloliate and gets the job done. Best of all it leaves my skin feeling clean without stripping it of moisture. Huge amount for the price, totally worth it. It's a must in my skin care routine. I've repurchased once, and I'll do it again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I picked this up yesterday as an alternative to the $26 kiehls scrub i've been lemming. the kiehls stuff is luxurious, but i have to say that for $5 this is extremely high quality. the granules in the scrub are extremely fine - my first thought was that it felt like fine sand on my skin. the cocoa butter fragrance combined with the texture is really nice - i feel like i'm at the beach :). i have eczema and the oat & honey queen helene irritated me a little bit (my eczema does not like honey), but with this i'm so far, so good on irritation. i will update if i have a reaction, but as of now i'm left with soft, glowy skin :). excellent product!
*EDIT* Unfortunately I've come to realize that the fragrance in this product irritates my eczema. Still gets 3 stars though because it is nice for the price, and i can use it on my body without irritation.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I used this stuff years ago, then the store where I bought it closed and I couldn't find it again until a few days ago when I spotted it in Sally's. I can't tell you how excited I was when I saw it! lol I love it. The grains in it are small and fine, and don't irritate my skin. It actually feels nice on the face, unlike some scrubs that feel just plain scratchy. My face feels sooo soft after using it. I did take away one lippy though because the fragrance is superstrong. It's not necessarily a bad smell though, just a bit overwhelming.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Dark Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I am a fan of the Queen Helene facial range, and was quite excited to try this one.
It does the job, but the scent is quite boring. It has somewhat a fake scent as well, which is quite disappointing. But the fact that it cleans my face really nicely is a plus.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
LOVE all the QH scrubs because the granules are sooo fine and not harsh at all. This one and the mint julep scrub are my faves. Will def. buy over and over!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
This polishes really well without causing undue inflammation. I also love how beachy it smells, like cocoa butter and hot sand. Reminds of the days I used to bake in the sun (long time ago). :>
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I love this scrub! I had been using the medicated St. Ives apricot scrub for years but I was still breaking out. I started using this scrub and the oatmeal and honey scrub and threw out the St. Ives! It's been about three weeks and i haven't had a breakout yet. I am so impressed with all of the Queen Helene products so far. They are so much better than any other drugstore product I've used. I can only find them at Sally's so I stock up when they're on sale. Everyone should try this scrub as well as the other products you will not be disappointed!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I used the oatmeal one ages ago. I have to agree with the user below me, that I wasn't that impressed. This scrub is different though, the smell is also nice. It doesn't irritate my skin, and the beads do the job, a little goes a long way.
I'm always on the run for scrubs, and by far, this one gets an a+.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Dark Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Purchased this finally after passing on it so many times during my trips to Sallys. I thought it was going to be like the Oatmeal and Honey scrub which ove never been so impressed with to continue using. Well recently o figured out that my skin loves cocoa butter, much more than shea, so I decided to give this a go. The granules are very good, I know they're the right size because they don't leave bumps on my cheeks the way harsher scrubs do. I didn't find this to be moisturizing like some others have, but it has not particularly dried me out either. This leaves me brighter and smoother! I'm still trying to figure out how often to use it though. If this is good for me over time then it will definitely be 5 lippies.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
Highly Recommended! :D
I love this scrub, it does eveything I want plus its cheap. I got mine at Sally's Beauty Supply for only $3 and some change. The granules are small, smooth and provide a nice scrub down without scratching or irritating the skin. The product leaves my face feeling fresh and smooth. The cocoa butter smell is smooth and inviting without smelling overly strong or intensely sweet. Also the cocoa butter prevents the face from being overly stripped and dry.
I believe this is great for all skin types (however if you have more sensitive skin I would suggest using this less often)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Green
Loved it! I have sensitive skin prone to acne. This scrub made my skin super soft,fresh,clean, and glowing! And it smells like yummy chocolate. I wish I knew about this sooner.