I love this product! At first I did feel the product was quite harsh on my skin but after a week; my blemishes rapidly began to disappear. I recommend a purchase, it leaves your skin very soft and clean. Amazing!
i use it for years...once a week. i always have to have it in the house! love the smooth feeling, cleans skin like no other product. eliminates blackheads, leaves skin bright, soft and very clean
Stop using this
I hear it all the time. I ask, do you exfoliate? and I get oh I use that apricot scrub.
NO. The walnut shell pieces that make up the scrub will cut your skin. I used to this in middle school thinking, yea I'm exfoliating. I could SEE the little cuts. My skin was super dried out and wasn't helping my acne. Unless you have rough feeling skin, I suggest a chemical exfoliant. Something with AHA's in it, or pinapple enzymes. Use regular table sugar in your cleanser if you really like that scrubby feeling.
worth a try
first time purchasing this product an I do like it. my blackheads are gone within one use. as to not damage my skin I only exfoliate 1 to 2 times a week. I will probably not repurchase on the fact that professionals say it can cause micro tears. plus I want to explore and try new products. :) I would say that this is good but can be harsh. so if considering buying by all means I'd try, expesically for the price but keep in mind that there are other products out there that can be better an less abrasive.
Amazing, but maybe too harsh.
I have been using this more a very long time on and off due to my sensitive skin. I find this harsh and that it makes me breakout. I stopped using this a few days ago and my skin has broken out MUCH less. That's just me I feel like, sadly. I do however love the smell, and it did make my skin smooth. Just too harsh. Instead, I use this on my back for my occasional back breakout. All my blemishes on my back are gone. This is more of a body scrub then a face scrub, in my opinion.
HOLY GRAIL. 💁💁💁💁💁💁
this scrub is my holy grail. the exfoliant balls are "huge" as some say but when you feel your skin after using it, you feel a baby's ass. yes, I SAID IT. A CHILD'S ASS. this scrub right here? keeps my skin soft, clear of acne, smooth, glowing & everything good you can imagine. trying this product out will NOT be a regret.
this scrub feels great!
The little scrubbie bits aren't so tiny that you can't feel them but aren't so huge that they feel too tough on my skin. My skin feels great after I use it! Because I have stubborn acne I actually use this twice a day and it has helped more than just their regular green tea face wash. My skin is still not clear by any means (which is why I left off a star) but it's the best over the counter scrub I've used! Doesn't smell bad, either!
Okay, but better scrubs out there
I've used this scrub for about three years. I always thought it was okay. I liked that it was natural (sort of), I liked the scent, and I liked that it made my skin smooth for a few days, but I always hated that it seemed to create redness even when I hardly scrubbed at all! But I kept using this scrub because of it's reputation as one of the best. I can't even count how many bottles of this I've purchased.
BUT I just recently tried another "natural" scrub (Yes To Tomatoes) and I leaped to make the switch. So much better, has a lighter scent, still has salicylic acid, and ROUND exfoliating beads, which lessen redness and don't cause microtears in the skin.
Leaves my face smooth for a day or two, it definitely works! It can be irritating however, depending on your skin type. It's very grainy, which helps slosh off the dead skin cells off my face. I haven't used this in a while however, because I have found better products and exfoliants that suit my skin needs better.
Leaves micro cuts in the skin
I know I know, so a scrub once a week will make your skin feel like magic, but the truth is if you don't ever really use stuff on your skin this will feel like magic because you have no idea what else is out there and any scrub is better than no scrub. The apricot scurb is tiny granules that will slice the skin. A scrub needs perfect round beads in order not to harm the skin. You won't realize this but on a cellular level you are doing damage and thats the last thing we want. Plus this won't do much for blackheads, you want an acid for that not a scrub. A scrub will only effect the surface not get in and clean everything out. So yes if you want a cheap scrub once a week I suggest Alba pineapple enzyme scrub. Otherwise please do some research and find an exfoliant for your skin type, there are many kinds such as leave ons, masks, and even powder mixes. Scrubs will only activate the oil glands so acne clients stay clear because over time this will only dry your skin out and cause more acne.