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Rated 4.43 out of 5 stars
I'm throwing out my mesh facial scrubbers, brushes and abrasive scrubs. This is the best product I've ever used for exfoliating. I've tried similar products with the fruit enzymes in them that were way more expensive and they didn't work as well as this and were difficult to use because they would ball up in my fine facial hair. This doesn't. Super pleasant to use, fast (doesn't need to sit on the skin for any length of time), shockingly effective, and unbelievably affordable. This is THE product I've been searching for my whole life. I've just purchased 2 more bottles.
Yes there are ingredients in this exfoliant that will definitely help remove dead skin from the face, but everyone thinking that the stuff rolling or pilling up as they massage it in is skin, is being midled to believe this is more effective than it really is. What you see balling up on the skin is actually the cellulose added to the exfoliant, it is not skin. Cellulose has to rubbed quite a bit with a good amount of friction before it will pill or ball up, but it will. I make my own products and everytime I have used cellulose, it balls up when I rub it in leading me to have to change to another "thickener". Cellulose can help give a little "texture" to products to help with sloughing off dead skin, but I assure you, what you see is almost entirely cellulose balling up, not dead skin. I think elf should be putting this myth to rest.
A from Oklahoma
skin is so soft
Rebecca from Arkansas
This is my first bottle of this and I was pleasantly surprised at how well it works. I plan to keep using this because it's not $50 and it works. However, the pump sucks. Hopefully ELF will switch the pump on this product before long.
Em from Amelia, OH
I really wanted to like this. I'm normally a fan of e.l.f. products but this is terrible. It smells really really bad. Like a mix between grandma soap and chemicals. There are much better exfoliants out there. Don't waste your money on this one.
B Aldo from Florida
I really like this one. The smell is even nice. Can see my dry skin balling up as I use it, not just the product balling up, but can actually see flaky spots being removed
Skincare junkie from Cincinnati OH
This is a great product to exfoliate 1-2 a week. I have dry sensitive skin and this does not irritate my skin. This is my 4th bottle. I wish it came in a squeeze tube. The product is nit runny at all and you cannot get everything out of it when it's running low. The pump stops working with time. 4 stars for awful packaging.
Lusine from Armenia
I'm using this for almost a month. It cleans my skin well. This product smells fine and is comfortable to use.
RedRaven from Time,New York
I have always had problems with dry skin & dry skin patches all over my face. I have used mechanical exfoliating but still those patches persist.
NO MORE!!! I used ELF's chemical exfoliate and my skin has never looked so soft and healthy. it is harsh enough to remove the layers of dead skin without burning my very sensitive skin. I love it!!!
Mudmama from undisclosed
Although the product is great, the pump is awful. I see from the reviews that this hasn't been improved.
Duchess Essence 23 from undisclosed
I bought this a while ago and decided to give it a try. I have sensitive skin and always break out whenever I stress and this is literally amazing. My face looks cleaner and brighter after every use. Totally recommend
kclee from Queens, NY
For those expecting instant results, the key word is gentle for this exfoliant and you need patience and commitment to achieve the complexion of your dreams. I am in my late 40s and have a light complexion with some sun and age spots and fine lines by the mouth and eyes. I tried out this Gentle Peeling Exfoliant and was impressed by the licorice root, papaya and tangerine extracts. Licorice root helps with dark spots on the skin, papaya helps remove dead skin and tangerine has vitamin C. These are all natural ingredients that together pack a punch for a better complexion without any dryness or excess inflammation. I found that I could tolerate this exfoliant without further irritating my skin and that's the kind of product I was looking for. I used this product once a week for 6 months and I liked how my skin looked calmer and smoother.
Poem from Cardiff, Ca
I have been using this product for about 2 weeks now. (2x/week). The exfoliants always recommended to me were the scratchy ones that left my skin flaky and the red areas redder. This Gentle Exfoliant is perfect. It pushes away dead skin leaving it smooth and soft. Not tight and red.
tippytaps from New York
I've been using this about twice a week for the past 3 weeks and my skin feels softer and looks glowing after every use. It's very gentle but effective. I use it on dry skin before showering and it's an easy step in my routine.
Parv from Edmonton Ab
Product is nice and i like the way how it works on your skin but the only thing I didn't like is the pump on the bottle. It works and sometimes it doesn't work. Just the pump quality is little low.
Jstreet from Jonesborough TN
This seems just like a normal exfoliating peel. I didn't notice my face being any softer or glowing after I used it. I also hate how they put ingredients in it that ball up to make people think it's doing more than what it actually is. I'll use it but probably wouldn't purchase again.
Lydia Deetz from undisclosed
So I have combo skin, I go morning and night routines. I'm 33 but get called 28 or 29 constantly, because I've been strict in face care AND I use a ton of ELF items. I used to sell and use Proactive regularly, and this is the BEST exfoliating/cleanser I've ever used. Immediate results y'all! I rinsed off the makeup, used my ELF toner, then followed with this....:: CHEF'S KISS:: This is my holy grail and I'm super confident that it can help even my skin tone and texture. Thank you ELF, so great!!! I can't wait to buy more!!! But I will say the pump top doesn't work but I just open it to use it.
Anna from West Virginia
You can definitely feel balls of dead skin come up with this product! Gross but effective. Also, at a great price.
D444 from Long Island, NY
Bought this a month ago and have been using it to compare with a more expense named brand exfoliant that I have been using. I can say I like the feel and texture of this one better and I can truly see it working. When I wash my face I can feel that it is smooth and amazing feeling.
Nikomc from Kettering
I've been using this for quite a while with other elf products and my skin is looking so much better for it
mlucas22 from charlotte, nc
I LOVE this!! i used it last night for the first time and it worked so well. my skin peeled so much and it looks great!
MiyaCmacke from MD
I bought this because I've been looking for a good gentle exfoliant that wasn't as abrasive as most physical exfoliators (looking at you St. Ives).
This one is perfect and reminds me a lot of the few K-Beauty exfoliators I've tried in the past. Would absolutely recommend it!
ElsaFan1307 from Rockville, MD
Gentle and effective! Couldn't find a better one than this!
LadyA_1980 from Dallas, TX
I was so excited to try out this peel but it broke me out! I love elf's skincare line, but this particular item didn't work for me at all!
AccVick from Dallas, TX
akyay from SC
I've use this three times now. After rinsing my face feels good. I generally follow with the exfoliating scrub just to get a really good exfoliation. I don't think this product is an absolute need for me, ymmv.
I did have two gnarly breakouts after using. This could be due to the product or due to sleeping in makeup around the same time. I'll use again and update if I notice any similar breakouts.
It's ok. Seems to do what it promises, just not sure it's for me.
Rara3687 from MS
I was appalled at the amount of dead skin that came off of my face. My skin is so much better and healthy looking since I started using. I use it twice a week and just wow.