Rated 3.52 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Decent
I've used it twice a week for about three weeks and my acne has improved, which might be because of this scrub or the new foundation I just started using. Also, the little exfoliants are like actual pieces of almond which is cool/effective but its super gentle on even the most sensitive skin (aka mine)
Most Helpful Critical Review Didn't seem non-abrasive to me
Because I have super sensitive skin, I am always on the lookout for mild exfoliators, and a lady at my local Ulta recommended this one to me because it is supposedly "non-abrasive". I like some of the other Mario Badescu products, so I thought I'd try this one. I was surprised to find that the almond in the scrub is not finely ground (like I was expecting) - instead, there were very visible almond pieces. Trying to use this scrub felt like I was scratching my face with almond shells. The other ingredients (including the honey) did not seem to do much for my face either. If you are looking for a gentle exfoliant, I'd pass on this scrub.
Reviewed by 113 customers Not what I expected
Kay123 from Pennsylvania
Definitely not what I expected, I bought this product as an exfoliate her even after hearing all the bad rep that this brand has gotten I still thought I would try it. I forgetting at home and opening it I noticed it did smell very nice but I almost had the consistency of a clay mask which I wasn't mad at. When I actually using this product I noticed they were very large chunks of what I'm assuming or almond considering it's an almond and honey scrub and it really didn't do much exfoliating. It honestly didn't do much of anything my skin did feel soft after use but I have a feeling that's just from the almond and honey in the product in a creamy consistency but as far as exfoliating goes I really don't think it does much as an exfoliator. I will finish it since I bought it and I don't hate it... but I definitely would not purchase this again.
i would buy it again
laila from CA
This scrub is very gentle and effective, I love it, because not at all aggressive for the skin. I use it before the Mask or my Hydrate cream in the evening.
Huge chunks of almond
Dani from Dallas, TX
I have dry, flaky skin so I was looking for a moisturizing exfoliator. I thought this would be perfect. When I opened the jar, I was surprised to see such large, visible chunks of almond. Once I started scrubbing my face with it, I knew it wouldn't work - the almond pieces are too big to exfoliate. After I rinsed and applied my moisturizer, my skin was still flaky. I returned this to the store after one use.
Great for sensitive skin
Casi from Panama City
Since wearing a face mask I've developed dry patches on my face. This does a great job getting rid of the dry skin and leaves my skin feeling super soft. I've been using it 3-4 times per week for a few weeks now and there has been zero irritation.
Hien_nessy from MS
So when I purchased this product, it was fairly new. I bought a slew of MB products to start a routine for myself and figured this would be a nice fit. The product smells really nice. It's not super strong - lightly scented with almond & honey, of course. I stirred the product and it seemed like maybe it was oats or almond chunks? It's not a face scrub at all compared to others I've tried. I feel like it doesn't do the job as an exfoliant. The cream is nice and smooth, almost calming to the skin, but it certainly wasn't what I was looking for.
Didn't work for me
Chas from Dallas
This product dried on my face extremely fast...I put it on for about 3-5 mins and had to use another product to take it off.
Tired momma from Katy, TX
This is the first product if this brand that I have purchased. It leaves my skin feeling so soft and smooth.
NOT A SCRUB
sswan from Estero FL
It smells great and you get a decent size but the texture is not good for a scrub. The almond crystallized pieces aren't small enough and their isn't enough to be a scrub. I get absolutely no exfoliation from this product. I love the brand and love that they're cruelty free but I'm exchanging this for an actual scrub. 1-10, it's a 3 overall.
It's good but not what I was expecting
Kara B from Lodi CA
It smells amazing and leaves my skin soft but it's not an exfoliant which is what I thought, it's more of a heavy face wash with a little bit of sharp pieces
The Worst Face Scrub I Have Ever Used
Claudia from NJ
It is basically just a cream that has extremely rough & sharp cut up pieces of almonds in it. It doesn't exfoliate your skin and it doesn't feel like it does anything. And the pieces of almonds in it cut up my skin. I haven't seen any improvements from using it if anything I've broken out more. I have never complained about any scrubs I've used in the past but this one was horrific. please save your money and get a different one.
The smell is so strong I couldn't appreciate this.
Simone Star from Boston
I love every Mario B product I've even tried but this did not do it for me. I didn't even notice if I liked this product because the smell is so strong and off putting I didn't even care about the results I just wanted it off my face as soon as possible. It smelled like strong chemicals which was surprising since all my other MB products have little to no scent. I would've returned it but decided instead to pass it along to my mom who said the smell didn't bother her, so I guess its hit or miss smell wise. I would still suggest this brand though.
Not really a scrub but still feels nice
Mackenzie from Virginia
It wasn't totally what I was expecting, I thought it would be really graining like a scrub. It has some grainy pieces in it but I think those are pieces of almonds. Even though it was not what I thought it was I really like it. It makes my face fell really soft and nourished after using it. It smells really good too! I like to use it in the shower as to not create a big mess in my sink.
Strange and sticky
Mandizzle from Los Angeles
I really wanted to like this, but it was so strange. It was like creamy gooey honey with large chunks of almond shells that didn't really scrub anything.
Cee from Oceanside
I read a comment in regards to this before I received it saying not enough maybe almond or what ever is in it to. Exfoliate your face and I was thinking well I would not want to over exfoliate and scrap my face up, but after trying it the other reviewer was right this product could have a more exfoliating power to it, it's very light almost like it should have be a mask instead.
Not what I expected
Kvultrashopper from DEERFIELD Beach
It doesn't really feel like a face scrub. I was expecting something I could work into my skin to get rid of old skin but this doesn't quite have that effect. The almonds do not work as a mechanism to scrub your face. It does leave your face a bit dry afterward (not in a bad way) if you have oily skin and are looking for that. For a face scrub I will not be buying this one again.
Eliese from Washington
I really like this ! I have very dry sensitive skin and it didn't break me out. It smoothed my skin and the smell is amazing. I use it twice a week!
Rea from Usa
I used this once and it has a very strong smell and there are very few exfoliating shards, these shards aren't equally cut and will most likely create micro cuts on your skin😬 do NOT buy
Jeannette from Indiana
Smells very natural in a good way! Leaves my skin baby soft. I will definitely be sad when the jar is empty
Ana from El Paso, TX
I am very picky with whatever I put on my face specially because I work outside so my skin needs quality skin care or I won't see a change. This scrub feels really gentle but once I washed it off, my skin is so smooth. No dead skin left and it makes my skin glow. I use very little makeup after I use, my need for it is less. I really liked the product.
tess from Colorado
I would not buy this again it was not even a scrub very disappointed
Laura Alice from Houma, Louisiana
I think product is amazing but it depends on your skin type. I can literally see the dirt coming out of my pores when I use this. I got just a sample but will be getting more.
Waste of product
mattie from Lubbock, TX
The scrubbing particles were chunky and sparse. There were not enough scrubbing particles to actually exfoliate my skin. Each use contained maybe two chunks of what I'm assuming is almond.
Not a fine scrub
SLJ1023 from MD
I really like this face scrub- but do not purchase thinking it is a micro scrub or sandy scrub. The scrubbing parts are a bit chunky- rather large pieces of almond. It smells great and the texture of the cream is really nice and leaves my skin feeling hydrated.
Would buy again
AW from Phoenix
I use this as an exfoliator on my face. I love the way it smells and it feels very creamy. I wish it had more of the scrubbing particles in it though, they are very sparse.
This product is one of the worst smelling products ever.
kate the self care lover from Boston, MA
I would not recommend using this product, it is not worth sitting through the stink for absolutely nothing at all. It does nothing for your skin.