I have been alternating between this and QH's cocoa butter scrub, using mint julep when my skin needs a deeper clean and cocoa butter for when it's dry. I wasn't thrilled with the results of either initially, because I was using them as cleansers which they are not and my skin was oily, makeup and product building up and clogging my pores, plus some really horrible acne that was very hard to treat. I tried to cheat and hope they would remove my makeup, exfoliate my skin and ultimately clean it in one step but no. Another peek at the instructions and you do need to cleanse your skin (and remove makeup for sure) first and then use the scrub after. Since I figured that out (derp!) they have worked much better. They are very fine, sand-like scrubs that work really well on my skin that is combo/acne-prone. My skin responds really well to glycerin and I like the balance it brings of light, substantial moisture without being greasy and just the right amount of exfoliation leaving my skin soft. Much like the mint julep mask, this helps minimize pores and blackheads. I love this brand, they are and have been around so long for a reason. Simple, straightforward and very reasonably priced stuff that beats out harsh, overly medicated products by a longshot. I wish I had used these products when I was a teenager, instead of scratching and making my skin burn with Proactiv-esque products.