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.
I like this product, it leaves my skin smooth for a few days. As for preventing blemishes & blackheads i didn't really see a difference but its a great exfoliant. I use it once a week at night
I really like this scrub, it leaves my face very smooth! Also I feel like it really does help skin control the pimples, blackheads, etc. I use this about every 2-3 days! I wouldn't really reccomend this for everyday use though!
I have been using this facial scrub on and off for years. It works perfectly for me. I am very careful about where and how I apply it. I used to be guilty of using it every day(Yikes!) and even around my eye area (Double Yikes!) But now I use it maybe twice a week and I stay far away from my eyes and my nostrils, just in case. This product is also great if used as a body/lip scrub for soft skin all over. Helps clear up breakouts as well.
One of my staples!
I love this stuff. I use a good amount every other day (don't use every day)right before I go to bed. My skin feels so soft and nice afterwards. I have normal-dry skin and it really helps. My skin keeps getting clearer! <3
I was using ST. IVES INVIGORATING APRICOT SCRUB for my face, hands a body but now I use this only for my face because it's more specific for oily skin.
I have to say that it's great product and I was a little worried that it dry to much my skin, but no. It feels really good and clean!