Rated 4.77 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 1192 customers DO NOT BUY!
Jess from New York
The ingredients caused me SO much irritation and dryness. The product actually caused wrinkles around my eyes and my forehead from the irritation and dryness
Liz from Bakersfield
I have super sensitive skin & it does say it gives you a tingle burn feeling but I don't mind it. It makes my skin feel amazing after I moisturize. I've been using this for 2 months now & it's amazing. I haven't broke out or anything like others claim. Everyone's skin reacts different.
Not for sensitive skin
Ness from US
First time using it I loved it, skin felt soft and exfoliated. Then a had a contact dermatitis patch appear above my eye and it burns and flakes! The only new thing in my routine was this treatment! I've since stopped using it and the patch is now getting better and healing! Super bummed and annoyed that I wasted my money.
It's great but...
Ashleya20011 from Chambersburg Pennsylvania
My boss gave me this product for me as a gift for my birthday I tried it and suddenly I broke out instantly I will still use it because I'm not throwing away something someone gave me for my birthday but never again I will not use this. It seems really weird.
Allan from New York
Im a guy ... and this works miracles on its first job! My skin glows up and you pay for what you get! Worth all the $$$
Katiejean_88 from Chandler, AZ
I got this is I believe in either the Fab Fit Fun box or BoxyCharm, regardless, I love it! I'm quite skeptical when it comes to skincare at times because it feels like brands are constantly putting out products with that "new and game changing" ingredient that is a MUST! So I tend to stick the skincare I know works best for me. I decided to try this as it's quite expensive and has great reviews and I'm glad I did! I wanted to wait a decent amount of time before reviewing cause unless you have a crazy bad experience right off the bat you can't really base your opinion on just using it one or two times. It's been a little over a month now and I must say, my skin is better than it's ever been and I just turned 32! I have oily, slightly acne prone skin with old acne scars and dark spots and I feel like this has helped out with all of those concerns. I would definitely recommend! I will say it can be a little rough on your skin but the instructions do mention there will be slight tingling after application. You're only supposed to leave it on for 2-3mins so for me, it's not too bad but if you have really sensitive skin, it might not be good for you.
Works in zones
TxMom from TX
I have combination skin and I would say my skin is more "sensitive" because it's been fairly trained to be that way. I do not wear make up and I break out any time I do. I break out (usually one to two spots pop up) if I try a new product like a new moisturizer. I only wash and moisturize my face and switch my scrubs and cleaners up. I received this product in a subscription box and quickly realized it can be harsh. I have learned to either only use it on certain areas of my face or to cut the time it's on by about 1/3-1/2 to reduce irritation. The irritation does not last though. My skin feels a little irritation, I moisturize out of the shower and I don't have lasting redness or pain. This product is obviously doing its job because I'm left with softer brighter skin. And it does smell good. I just wish it wasn't so expensive.
Not for sensitive skin!!
Tiffany from Florida
I love Kate Somerville products but I got this as a tester and my skin burns so bad. Thankfully it's not breaking out yet but it's very sensitive to touch and I used over 24 hours ago
MrsS from Utah
Got this in my seasonal subscription box. Be sure & read instructions. i love how clean my face feels after using this. It has a nice earthy smell to it. My skin is super smooth after each use. This product guess a long way too, just used a dab.
mamafashion from ok
I got a sample and I tried and it smell super bad. I don't know why this item is getting so much stars for it but I guess it works for some people. The smell of this exfoliating treatment is not for me. I just can't stand it. The only thing I like about this exfoliating treatment is how it scrubbed my face, other than that, I do not recommend this item. If you wanna try because of the reviews than go for it.
Meow what? Sorceries!
Meowkitten from Desert wild cats
What sorcery is this? Simply, magic! I used to have ok skin until one day I developed facial psoriasis. All of the sudden, big pores, blemishes, dry skin and craziness emerged... today I got this baby in my boxycharm and it is magic! So insanely perfect! 1st time use and pores are smaller right away, skin is glowing! Will definitely purchase when I run of this one! Stings a little but well worth it!
Not for Sensitive skin
Adri from Beaverton
Horrible for sensitive skin. Major breakout and contact dermatitis after using once. My skin has been extra dry and irritated for over a week now.
Dani from Michigan
I don't have very sensitive skin, but this product made my skin burn like crazy. I used it twice and have not touched it since.
Dee from NC
Staple in my skincare routine. It is SO worth the price. After the first time I used it, I knew I would always purchase. My pores are smaller, my skin is brighter with fading dark spots. Must have! Seriously impressed with this product.
Yes I will buy this again
Katie from Los Angeles
I use this in the evening, once a week.
After using I apply serum and moisturizer.
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.