Rated 4.44 out of 5 stars
I am in my early 40's and have always had great skin with slightly oily t-zone with minimal need for specialty products. A few months ago I developed really dry flaky patches just above and between my eyebrows. I used a different microfoliant that contained charcoal and although it worked great, it was just too messy. I decided to look on the Ulta website to see if I could find something different and found this product. I have used it 3 times over the past week and I love it. It isn't too heavy and hasn't made my skin break out. But most importantly, it gets rid of the flaky skin so I am prepared to add my moisturizer and foundation. It makes my entire face feel fresh and smooth without feeling like it's been scrubbed. I love it!
I've used the pictured product before and really liked it—it had a lovely scent and mild (but clearly functional) grit. My skin felt pleasantly exfoliated after.
But I ordered recently from Ulta online and was twice sent a jar that was named the same thing—but was clearly not the original formula. While I was refunded, the product has a completely different ingredient list and packaging, and doesn't really work. I find it to feel oily, the smell is warm/almost vanilla-y (previously had a more seaside scent), and the grit feels like it is doing nothing. I've been using up my jar but it honestly feels useless. More like I'm smearing a paste on my face that just adds oil and exfoliates nothing.
I would not recommend buying from Ulta because it is NOT selling the advertised product—and even though they will refund you, it's not what you're looking for. I don't know if they reformulated recently, or I got 2 really old jars—but I was shipped the same wrong product from completely different ulta warehouses.
Mary from Baltimore, MD
The scrub texture is not coarse but fine. It works well on my patchy dry skin. It also smells nice. It rinses off relatively quickly with little residue on my washcloth.
Tess from Asheville
I normally don't review products, but I had to with this one. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!! The con on the product description says it's not even supposed to be used for exfoliating! It left me with pimples and clogged pores! What's the point of having an exfoliating scrub if it doesn't exfoliate! For now, I'll keep searching for some other reasonably priced exfoliating cleanser. Wha wha wha…
momoneyy from Bay Area
I love this face scrub! Its abrasive forsure & you only need to use your hands for this. For the price you cant beat. This unclogged my pores and left my face feeling clean and fresh! I will continue repurchase this.
Emma from Montana
Was skeptical at first because of some of the reviews but as long as you follow the directions its okay. Use on *damp* skin and rub in very gently. It's abrasive as heck so it does its job. Got rid of my dead skin and left my face glowing and soft. It did not strip my skin at all. It smells amazing too which is a plus! Only thing is that i wouldnt recommend using it more than once in a while as i said it is very abrasive. Just be gentle with it and youll get good results
Liz from Florida
At first I was very skeptical about the price then after my first use I was very much in love. Ive read many complaints that it feels like glass on their skin but it also says to place it on damp skin. . Definitely, do not use if your skin is super sensitive. It also has a nice minty feeling after applying it. Its such a nice feeling after being in the garden all day. The texture is perfect and it smells like ive been at the beach all day ! Its helped with my acne and it gives a nice smooth feeling after washing it off .
Hailey from United States
This product feels like rubbing glass shards on my face. I do have sensitive skin, but I used that infamous apricot scrub religiously as a teenager, so I would like to think I could handle rough exfoliators. Guess not? My fiance also used this product and said it was fine (hence 2 star rating instead of just 1) but he's not as picky as I am.
But since this product has so many good reviews maybe I'm just the problem. If you have sensitive skin just stay away as a precaution.
Hannah from Naples, FL
This product makes me feel like i am at a resort, it lterally smells like a beach resort spa! I love the texture of the product, it goes on your skin nicely and foams up a bit, it really exfoliates and lives my skin soft, plump, and hydrated! It does bot strip at all but makes my skin so smooth! This is one of my favorite finds ever, and the price is amazing!
from San Diego, CA
I have very dry skin. This immediately exfoliated the skin. Texture kind of feels like sand. Great for the price. Note, does not make dry skin hydrated.
Chelsea from Oklahoma city
Smells so good and makes my skin smooth and happy! I cannot express how much I truly love this.
Shon from Austin
Bought this little jar on a whim. And omg! After 3 days my skin is firm, soft and supple, very brightening, my skin is tight and my pores have shrunk. I've been getting compliments how how youthful my skin looks.
Kbrock from MI
I don't know why but it burns before I even start to massage it into my face. I'm not allergic to any of the ingredients and I do not have sensitive skin. I don't ￼have any reaction to it after it's off. Am I missing something?? ￼ otherwise, I love texture and how well exfoliates. Would I buy it again….probably not, it's burns enough to were I can't enjoy to feeling of the exfoliate.
Katy from Tom's river,nj
A lot of face exfoliators are chunky and hard to cleanse off. This was just an instant joy as soon as I felt the product. It's so finely ground and you can feel it doing it's job. It also smells amazing! I bought this on a whim and it's the 2nd amazing product I've purchased from this company!!
Lindsay from Mandeville, La
Love this project so far! It had cleared up a couple of my dark spots and I have only been using it once a day at night for a week! Does burn just a bit but nothing to bad.
from North Carolina
Exfoliating but gentle on my skin. Leaves my skin feeling so soft and smooth.
Sue from Wichita, KS
Great scrub and gentle enough to use every day if you choose. Wonderful smell. Side note: I ordered this online and it came in glass jars instead of the plastic tube pictured. It wasn't bubble wrapped at all and both jars were broken and scrub covered everything in the box. Fortunately, I took it to my local Ulta store and they were wonderful about providing me with new product in the plastic tubes.
Holly from Monrovia, CA
Moon from New York
I bought this exfoliator again after using up all of my first one! The consistency is not too thick but not runny. The smell is great too! It's a light coconut-ish scent and not overwhelming in my opinion. It's super gentle and I have pretty sensitive skin but have never had an issue with using this product. Would really recommend to anyone with congested skin :))
Mel from McAllen, TX
This face wash shredded the skin on my face. It's been 5 days since I've used it, and my face feels like I have little scabs all over! My skin has been itchy and irritated. AND it broke me out on my cheek! (I've never had pimples on my cheek. Just the random one every so often on my jawline during my time of the month.) I highly recommend you not use this product.
from Evansville Indiana
This face scrub smells so good. It feels like very light sand, as you use it. Freshens your skin. You'll love it!
NaNa from Philadelphia, PA
This definitely transformed my skin! Exfoliates all the dead skin cells, clears pores and leaves skin soft and smooth. I have/had a issue with textured skin and large pores and this helped tremendously. I also noticed my skin looks and feels firmer. I just can't say enough about this scrub!
I use it every other day. Only thing I will say is be cautious around the eyes, make sure you rinse well as the beads are very small and sorta gritty. It can easily get into your eye. Other than that buy go head and buy it!
Abigail from Branson MO
Just a quarter size in your palm and you have enough to gently exfoliate your face and neck.
LookingAtMountains from Tulsa, OK
They didn't have what I was originally looking for, but saw this and thought, "why not".. well im glad I did! I prefer this much better than my $25 face wash that I was using prior to my finding this.
Becca from Cookeville, TN
This scrub has a nice smell but it irritated my skin- it's a lot more abrasive than I thought. Instructions says you can use it 3-4 times a week but I'm thinking, at least for my skin maybe once a week.
William from Tyson's Corner, VA
To be honest, I've been looking for a scrub for a long time. Found this one and tried it. The abrasive material is ultra fine so it gets in the pores well. Left my skin feeling really soft and smooth each use.
Kristy from Clemson, SC
This was WAY too abrasive for my face and I do not have sensitive skin by any means. It left my face red (almost like a sunburn or windburn), it radiated heat, and felt very sensitive the day after using it. I am not allergic to any of the ingredients. I was going to return it, but just decided to use it as an exfoliator for my body instead, and it works fine for that. I will not purchase it again, though.