|Would buy this product again.||71%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
It speaks volumes if I repurchase a product, even if I really like it. I'm on my second bottle, as my first bottle lasted a whole year. I was hesitant to use a scrub every single day, but after trying it out I saw that it was helping and not harming my skin. I use it at night as a "take the day off" scrub. No residue, and no need for a toner. I use Skinceuticals Simply Clean in the morning.
Packaging could be better, after a few months the scrub dried and clogged in the piece of top where the product squeezes out of, resulting in my having to unscrew off and rescrew the top on when I use it. Kind of annoying because sometimes too much comes out. This product is still a keeper!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Ive wanted to purchase this product for some time but found it hard to find in Australia untill skincarestore opened online in Aus. I got a bottle of this for under $30. All natural, very gentle & smells great. Leaves my skin clean and soft. One of the best scrubs Ive ever used, doesnt irritate my sensitive skin and keeps my oily blocked prone skin clean. The plastic bottle is a plus as im careless and drop it on the floor every now and then
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I like this scrub a lot. Its very finely textured, but there are a million "scubbies" and doesn't have a super creamy base, so it really gets in there and exfolitates. Its easy to overdo it with this scrub, but its all about adjusting your finger pressure. It smells wonderfully, a very natural orangey smell, not perfumey at all. The packaging sucks. I like to use facial scrub in the shower, since its too hard to rinse at the sink, and the glass container fell and broke into a million pieces in my tub. I was hesitant to repurchase because of that (its kinda expensive to lose all over your tub), but it is a great scrub.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I think I've found the perfect manual exfoliant in Astara's Daily Refining Scrub. I don't use it daily, just once or twice a week. It's a superfine scrub in a light liquid/gel suspension with natural ingredients, and a very nice citrus fragrance. The exfoliation is like fine grit sandpaper, it feels as though it is really polishing the surface of my skin. And when I look in the mirror after use I see smooth skin with a satiny almost shiny texture. This is a scrub, so if you experience irritation from using it, just use less pressure when you're scrubbing.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I used this scrub for a few years.At the time I found its texture really nice.However this product leaves my cheeks irritated an the rest of my face very irritated.I have since found much better scrubs.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
love this scrub - i have dry, sensitive skin, but every time i use this scrub my skin looks rosy (in a good way, not an i-have-rosacea way) and glowing. i agree with the other review who said this scrub must have been the precursor to the microdermabrasian kits. it's phenomenal! i've been using this scrub for a while, and when i first started using it, it came in a screw-top bottle. for some inane reason, they put in a pump spout and that gets clogged. the product, however, is fabulous as always.
Age: Unknown Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I'm now on my 4th bottle of this. The only caveat I have is the glass bottle. I tend to be a bit clumsy and have dropped one. It's a really really excellent deeply resurfacing exfoliant. I use it once or twice a week, and that's plenty for my skin type which is acne-prone, oily and sensitive. It smells great, kind of a citrus-floral and it's extremely effective for refining pores and resurfacing. It's the one and only scrub that I truly love. Reading some of the other reviews, I'd like to add that for best results it should be used on damp skin (i.e. in the shower) or you're possibly not using enough product if it's drying up on you. Don't be stingy, it's worth it for the great exfoliation you'll get!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i love this scrub! it has a nice orangey scent and the scrub is really refined. does not irritate my acne-prone skin, and doesn't break me out. however, the glass bottle is really delicate, i broke it accidently, and there goes the whole bottle of scrub!
definately worth buying it if you don't have a budget and you are picky on fragrance.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Love the product...I could agree about the clogging of the bottle. It only happened when I moved and it was packed away for awhile, but I love this stuff. The texture is fantastic, the smell is invigorating and it left me feeling cleaner! Love it...
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
This scrub must have been the precursor to all the at home microdermabrasion creams out there now. I was introduced to this product 8 years ago and I really loved the results. A great alternative to those scrubs where the particles are so big they don't do anything but fall down the drain. A definite must try!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This product remains my favorite exfoliant to date. I have a very oily T-zone and after a few weeks of using this I literally stared at my skin in the mirror amazed at the difference in appearance. I could also feel the difference-my skin felt very soft. To me, most other "exfoliants" are slippery and have sparse scrubbing particles, but I felt that this product gave a thorough scrubbing. I have kept trying other scrubs, including Boscia, but I will go back to this one. The packaging is not practicle-glass which does not travel well. The pump did occasionally get clogged but it wasn't as bothersome to me as some reviewers. If you have oily or acne prone skin that tends to get clogged I highly recommend it. it did not irritate my skin at all.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Other
I was very disappointed in this scrub. First, as has been mentioned, the packaging is horrible. The granules get clogged up very badly around the pump and essentially disable it. I transferred mine into a flip-top bottle. I did not care for the actual product either. I like to use an exfoliant every morning in the shower and, unless I completely dried my face off, this scrub just dissolved. The base of the product is not adequate for exfoliation because once the base dissolves there is nothing but grit on your face and it is difficult to move around. I did not find the granules to stay very well dispersed throughout the product either - it needs to be shaken up very well before each use.
I recommend saving your money and looking elsewhere. I highly recommend Laura Mercier Face Polish. I paid $30USD at Beauty.com for the Astara.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Green
i bought this after a SA at sephora saw that i was about to leave with the boscia scrub (way better in my opinion, see my review)and assured me that this would not irritate my skin, and would exfoliate better than the boscia after i gave him a brief description of it, needless to say i am very disappointed with the results of this product. I have never given a product 1 lippy before, and I have never returned anything to sephora, but this product was so awful i had no other choice. first it is very difficult to get the product out of the pump, the pump gets clogged and you have to pat the bottle onto your palm to apply to the face. second, it is so abbrasive that it left my skin red for hrs and made my skin parched and patchy from where my skin got too dry. third, becuz my top layer of skin was so dry from using this product, i had 6 painful zits attempt to come to the surface in one area of my cheek but couldn't becuz the top layer was so dry. it took almost two months for my skin to heal itself, ladies if you don't have really oily skin do yourself a favor and do not get this product.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Well, I've found what I believe to be the best scrub out there. And it's entirely natural, organic, and good to the skin. The first ingredient is Diatomaceous Earth...I used to use this when I was younger in masks I'd make with yogurt. Kept my skin oh-so-clear and refined because it was slightly drawing and absorbtive. It is used as the scrub in this product, and is very finely ground, with some of the same absobtive qualities, and works wonderfully for this purpose. Then there are several organic extracts, aloe vera, and sea plant extract. This creates the hydrating, purifying base for the silica particles(Diatomaceous earth). I can't recommend the scrub enough if you want a natural, completely gentle yet effective exfoliator for your skin. Superb! UPDATE***Have found that the ingredients listed on the Astara website are only a partial list. These formulations contain artificial/chemical ingedients just like everything else. When a developer is not proud enough of their recipes, and tries to limit full disclosure of the product, it makes it look like they have something to hide. I'm pretty disgusted, and feel like they "got me" under false pretenses, but will not change the rating until I've used the system for at least six weeks.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is best scrub I've ever used, hands down. My skin is so soft afterwards, and selftanner applies very easily and evenly. The smell is great! my only complaint is the pump, which can get a bit clogged up.
Age: Unknown Skin: Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is my favorite, favorite scrub, bar none. It's got a delicious citrusy scent, the perfect texture - a fine sandy grit that's super gentle but really grinds away that icky dead dry skin - and is packed with yummy botanicals. Lovely, right?The packaging is awful, however - a glass jar with a sticky-cloggy pump. A tube would be a vast improvement. And the price ($30/4oz), much as I adore the product, is ridiculous for a scrub. If someone gives me this as a present, I'd be thrilled to use it again, but I won't buy it myself unless the price and packaging improve.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love the happy grapefruit smell. This does a good job, and yet it would be difficult to irritate and scratch your skin even if you scrub, scrub, scrub just to enjoy the smell a bit longer. I only use it occasionally, but it has good shelf life and it's nice to have around. The pump can get a bit jiggy and glass containers make me kinda nervous, but I think it's a worthwhile product.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This scrub is so much better than all the others I tried. It's alot more densely packed with particles than most scrubs, so the whole face gets exfoliated instead of portions of it.
But the particles are very fine silica, so it's more gentle (and natural!)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy Eyes: Black
If you like very fine, very dense scrubs, then this is for you! Forget this scrub if you prefer sparse plastic polymer beads in a slippery base (like most drugstore brands), this scrub is packed with very fine sandy granules! It rinses clean and smells fresh and citrusy. I have very fair, slightly dry, very pampered skin and this scrub delivers. Aluminium oxide granules for those high-priced dermabrasion scrubs? This one's a cheap alternative. One complaint, the packaging could be more practical. The glass bottle is breakable and the pump is NOT clever for such a thick product with earth/clay that can clump.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
Save yourself $28 for a 4 oz bottle and purchase instead a sheet of fine grain sandpaper--it will do the same thing. I found this scrub to be the MOST abrasive scrub I have ever tried. It really is sand as the description on sephora.com reveals "Very fine diatomaceous earth." Fancy euphemism. The sand particles are floating in a mediocre cleansing that is drying. I firmly believe this product is too abrasive and should not be used unless you want to damage your skin. Maybe it is safe for the feet . . .