I have been using this scrub for as long as I can remember (over 10 years for sure). I use it once a week or so, when I find time to give myself a weekly facial (something I do to keep my acne at bay). I love this scrub because of the size of the grains. They aren't too large where you feel like it's scratching your skin. They are small to medium fine grains in a minty, tingly, creamy blue base. After cleansing, I scrub it all over my face and let it sit for a minute or two before rinsing. I just love that minty, tingly thing! Then I rinse it off before I apply a clay based mask for my oily skin. I do think that people with normal skin can use it because it is not a soapy base that lathers. The grains are embedded in a cream base so it won't dry out those with more normal skins. I have tried others from St. Ives to Clinique but this is my all-time fave because of price and effectiveness.