Rated 4.79 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review All You Need
I've tried every peel, scrub, and treatment out there and this stuff is the best. It's like it zaps the top layer of skin right off to reveal brighter, clearer skin that your makeup will be much happier on. Any time I have anything going on I use this in the morning to have my freshest face for the event. For all the people giving it a bad review because you have sensitive skin and it burned you, that's not fair. It says right on the package that it's "Intensive". It's not cool to review a product badly because your sensitive skin isn't compatible with an intensive product, as if that's the product's fault. You should test a spot to make sure you're not going to burn your face off first. They actually make a sensitive version of this now anyway. The product itself absolutely performs beautifully and does exactly what it's supposed to, and that's what reviews are (should be) based on. I have a little patch of dry skin on my nose that always comes back no matter what I do. The only intensive resurfacing product that takes it right off every single time is this stuff, and I've used many chemical and physical exfoliants. This one has the one-two punch of both chemical exfoliation (enzymes & acids) as well as the physical (the scrubby bits you gently massage in as you rinse it off) and your face is left feeling brand new and younger. I recommend this product to everyone. And the genius of it is that it only take a couple minutes! You don't need to make a big production out of this one or put time aside in your routine to use it. You just wash your face, put some on, and a few minutes later rinse it right off. I love to use it before I get into the shower. I wash my face and put it on before I get in, let it sit for a few minutes while I'm in the steamy shower, and then work some down onto my neck & chest, gently scrubbing in circular motions, before I rinse it off. Easy peasy! And yes, it is expensive, but you really need a very thin layer so it lasts a very long time.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not for sensitive skin
Its funny some reviews say this is too gentle, others say too harsh. If you know you have sensitive skin, steer clear. This does tingle, but didn't feel like it was bad for my skin until the next day. As soon as I washed my face and used my normal serum and moisturizer, my face itched and burned. Its 6 days later and I still have dry, textured red patches on my cheek and jawline, and tiny bumps covering my chin. Thank goodness I have some sensibio moisturizer on hand for when my skin reacts so I can soothe it. I'm now to the point I can start adding in my normal skin stuff. Thank goodness I didn't buy this on sale either, as I was tempted, I got it as a skin care sample during the love your skin event.
The only my sensitive skin seems to be ok with is FAB's Facial Radiance Pads.
Reviewed by 1177 customers 1st Day Using
Karina F. from New Jersey
This product is creamy with tiny grains that give a gentle exfoliation. It did make my face sting a little but nothing crazy. I also didn't leave the treatment on for the recommended time. I used it just as a regular scrub by massaging it all over my face for about 30 seconds and rinsing it off. My skin feels like a baby's butt! Only giving this 4 stars due to the minimal stinging and only having used it one time but so far so good!
Julia from Tennessee
I love this stuff! It's super quick and easy to use. My skin is so soft and clear! I will forever use this!!
Blob from Temecula
No noticeable effects. I'm 40 and have two slight forehead lines and this does nothing. Thank god I got mine 60% off in store. There's no way I'd pay that much for this even with the discount.
Ashley from Texas
Use about once a week. Makes my skin feel super soft! Love it keeps my hormonal acne at bay.
Luce from San Diego, CA
Worth the money
I absolutely LOVE this exfoliater!!
Andi from Indiana
I use this product about 2-3 times a week and it lasts forever! If you have sensitive skin, I don't think this product is for you. It is a very intense exfoliater, especially the first couple of times. My skin has never looked better!
Not for sensitive skin
M from Texas
I have overall sensitive skin and this didn't work for me. It left a strong tingly burning feeling and afterwards left my face red. It did leave my skin smooth though. It also wasn't easy to wash off.
Ok but NOT for sensitive skin
TinaJ from Ohio
Okay, so to give the most fair review I have to say both the good and bad. It really does leave skin feeling smooth and polished so totally what it says it will do BUT if you have sensitive skin... NOT for you. I had a pretty good case of contact dermatitis that made my skin legit flake off like a lizard. I don't think the product is bad it's just not for the sensitive type!
Best exfoliator I've used by far!
Madelynn from Brighton
I received this product as a gift when I first started using it. This product is definitely worth the price. A little bit goes a long way!
My skin is pretty normal, somewhat sensitive. I do get some random spots of acne occasionally. I use this once every 10-ish days. My skin feels so refreshed and clean after each use. The next day after using, I do notice my skin/acne spots being a little more exposed, because of the product digging deep into my pores. Other than that, I will continue to purchase this as my GO TO exfoliator
Emily from USA
This product is great!!! It got rid of my cystic acne and previous acne scars immediately after using it and I loved how it smells.
Yes, it's pricey, but worth it!
MollyB from College Station, TX
I'd read and heard great things about ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment but I'm no spring chicken and over the years have been disappointed with products that didn't live up to what they claimed. But I kept reading about this product and really wanted to see for myself, so I used my rewards points for my first purchase. My thinking was if it didn't live up to the hype, it wouldn't hurt my pocketbook so bad.
Well, guess what? It really is worth it! I'm retired and careful with my money but this is one product that delivers what's promised. My skin glows, the texture is refined, and my pores are very diminished since I've been using this. It doesn't sting, I love the smell and will pinch pennies elsewhere if I have to in order to keep using this.
Would buy again
Zoey from North Carolina
Amazing! Don't wanna use anything else
My new favorite exfoliator!
Carrie H from IL
I use this twice a week (in place of my usual exfoliator) after washing my face and absolutely LOVE that my face is so soft & smooth and definitely bright & glowing! I don't have sensitive skin but I have noticed that the area around my nostrils can get a little irritated. It goes away quickly though so it isn't an issue for me. I typically only leave it on for about a minute but want to try bumping it up to the full 2 minutes. There is some tingling before I rinse it off, but again, it isn't an issue for me. If you have sensitive skin or even semi-sensitive skin, I'd probably steer clear of this.
My holy grail!
Malorie from Alpena Michigan
I love this! This is my other holy grail product for her line!! Just works the best for my dry skin! Just love it all the way around. Make any skin so much better and softer!
Arizonajazz from Arizona, USA
Yes, I did notice a tiny tingle on applying but it was gone quickly. I think it was just telling me it was working. I have seen an incredible difference in my skin and I'm 74!!! I don't want to look 20 but looking 55 would be fine with me. Expensive yes but you get what you pay for. I will definitely order again!!
it left a burn above my lip
Revy5532 from Bloomington,MN
it left burn marks and I didnt even have it on over the recommend time. the burn took a week to heal, few days after to not feel like a patch.
Left me with blistering rash!
Jay from Pennsylvania
I got this as a free product (part of an Ulta promotion). I was left with a severe rash on part of my nose, above my lip, around my lips, and covering my entire chin and partially my cheeks. It left my skin bleeding and blistering. I cannot smile and am embarrassed at work. Hopefully it heals quickly, though the other reviews are not promising.
heartfulmom from Marietta, GA
When we think of an exfoliator, we think of the typical granulated scrub. This is NOT a scrub. It's an ACID treatment. If used properly, it can get rid of the yucky stuff and let your new skin shine. If not used properly, it can BURN! Like serious medical burns. READ all the directions first. PATCH test. Then start with leaving on the treatment for one minute, then gently wash off. The next time go for two minutes if your skin responded well. The directions say three minutes, but that amount of time really burned my skin. DON'T massage the treatment in until you've passed all the previous steps. I bought the travel size, but ended up returning it. Honestly, this is too much of a risk for me.
MT girl from Bozeman, MT
I got it as a sample and love it!! The sample last a long time. Skin feels clean, the smell is refreshing. Once a week is perfect for me. For sensitive skin once a week works fantastic.
The Big Guns
Rae from USA
I saw lots of people talking about their skin reacting. This has lactic acid, which can cause skin to flare up! Before a chemical peel everyone should be patch tested to check for any reaction. This stuff is hard core and shouldn't be used if you're not familiar with chemical peels or enzyme peels. It's basically a peel in a bottle. I suggest only keeping it in contact with the face for 30 seconds for your first use, and then working your way up. NEVER keep on longer than 2 minutes. That results in a chemical burn!!! And if you have sensitive skin I would avoid any exfoliator that isn't all natural ingredients as the chemicals and scrub will irritate your skin immediately! I've been using a sample of this stuff and I'm officially saving up for a whole bottle! I absolutely love the result. I use it about once a week. Only a little. I stay away from inflamed areas of any acne breakouts as best as I can and focus on areas like my chin, forehead, and nose. My skin literally feels like I just got an enzyme peel each time. I recommend this for anyone who loves peels, but wants to save money since they can get expensive over time. This bottle should last a long time, since you don't need anymore than barely even a dime's worth. If you use it correctly for your skin type and sensitivity then you'll love it!!!
Brings everything to surface
Anna from Cincinnati
AMAZING! literally within 2 minutes of letting the treatment sit on my face, I rinse it off and all my blackheads and whiteheads rise to the surface almost popping out to remove with ease. Never used a product like it.
Not as strong as anticipated
Jazzy from Clarksville Tennessee
I received this in my Allure Beauty Box January 2020. I was excited to try this because I normally wouldn't purchase something this expensive. I was surprised that I couldn't immediately see any instant effects of this product considering the price point. I have had much better luck for lower priced products. Not worth the hype for this chick!
Not for sensitive skin
Victoria from Washington, D.C.
Got this product as a free sample during my ulta checkout. Was intrigued by the product. After one use my face was irritated (as expected when using exfoliants). Since removal, my skin has been bright red and burning (for 2+ days). This product gave me an allergic reaction and hives on my eyelids (the product did not come in contact or within a half inch of my eyes or eyelids). Wish I had not tried the free sample.
Soft and silky skin!
Kris from Las Vegas, NV
Let me tell you I never like to write comments on products that I try but this right here... pure magic. I tried it for the first time earlier today and I could feel how clean my skin felt right after and how much smoother it felt as well.
M to the P from Washington
Made me get a chemical peel! My skin reacted so bad to this product. NEVER EVER AGAIN!