Rated 4.56 out of 5 stars
I could see results with this product after the first use. My skin instantly looked and felt so much smoother and softer. It looks as though my pores are reduced and my skin is glowing. Right after using it, my skin is a little red (which I feel is normal for an exfoliator) but once that wears off my skin has less red in it than it would be otherwise! So basically, I really feel like this product does everything it promises and I will definitely be looking into more from this brand!
I tried this because I wanted to lightly exfoliate my combination/oily skin once a week. Am I sorry that I tried this product. I read the label which states that this product is "for all skin types" and given the fact that the line is known for using natural ingredients and extracts, and had read the reviews, so I mistakenly believed this product is safe. Trust me, it is not! It's kind of greasy and takes a lot of rinsing to get this off your face. I splashed with cool water and gently used with only my fingertips in light circles on my entire face. Immediately, my face started burning, turning red in the areas where I'd applied the scrub. I freaked out and began splashing cool water and cold compresses only, but my face felt like it was scalded with angry red bumps everywhere. My skin was absolutely perfect before using this. All I was hoping for was to brighten in certain areas. There was nothing I could possibly have used to lessen the burn or to prepare me for this. Now, a full 4 days later my face has now started peeling, still feels hot and sensitive to even water, and I realize now that my face was burned by this product. I am afraid to put anything on since it's still healing. I did notice the red outline everywhere I had used this product. I have never written a review, but wanted other consumers to know that this product is not for everyone. Other reviewers had apparently had a bad experience. Before this, I'd only used the hydrating rose water, lavender water, cucumber water mists, but had not used any other Mario Badescu products and never will.
Lori from NJ
It's a nice scrub. I gave it 4 out of five because I think it's a bit overpriced.
Megan from Jupiter, FL
I received this as a sample and found that it was a little too harsh. My face actually hurt and started to flake so much immediately after using. However I will say that at the time when I used this, my skin was damaged and sensitive to certain products. My skin is much happier now but if you have sensitive skin I wouldn't recommend. Instead MB has a more gentle Strawberry or Kiwi Exfoliating Scrub that I currently use and it's amazing!
Skye from Tulsa, OK
Within the first week of use my skin was smoother and the color more even. The difference it has made in a short time has been fairly dramatic. I can see myself using it for life.
Carashortstout from Salt Lake City, UT
Absolutely love this. I got it as a sample in a package from Mario Badescu and loved it so much I've bought the full size twice now. Gentle but effective and so wonderful!
Nancy from Pennsylvania
Amazing at removing dead skin cells and smoothing out your skin. I actually mix it with Mario Badescu's Glycolic Foaming Cleanser for the perfect mix. I truly feel that it has also kept wrinkles at bay. I have used this exfoliating scrub for years and hope that it is never discontinued!
Amyzon from Denver, CO
This exfoliant can be pretty drying but I combat this by using a moisturizing cleanser and serum. Other than that, this product leaves my face feeling fresh and clean. Wouldn't recommend for extremely dry skin though.
Sam K from Pennsylvania
I use this product once a week to exfoliate my face, neck, chest, and back. It is very gentle and does not irritate my sensitive skin. My skin feels very smooth and refreshed. My boyfriend uses it too and enjoys it. Great product, would highly recommend trying it out. Price is fair. This brand has never failed me.
Donna in the Dessert from Surprise AZ
I love this product. The fragrance is wonderful. I use it in the shower every other day. It keeps my face and neck smooth and soft. I love that it is an exfoliant and cleanser in one. I only have to buy one product, which is a huge saving to me.
nank from OH
I've been using this about once a week. I have sensitive skin and this has worked well for me.
Lizzie from Gainesville,Florida
This is my
coming back to purchase. I have oily skin and would
break out here and there. Ever since I started using this, my face has ALWAYS been clear now!! If I feel a small pimple forming, I apply this and the pimple just vanishes in like a couple days!! This also cleared my scarring from those few pimples I would always have before using this!! I hope this never gets discontinued.
So soft,love it! from North Carolina
I absolutely love this!! I use it daily and I can tell a difference in my skin.. + leaves your skin feeling amazing and soft.
Abby from Saint Paul
I like the way this makes my skin feel - smooth and soft. It has a gentle exfoliation, and I think I might prefer a rougher scrub. It smells great. The texture is like a gel. I enjoy this product.
carashorts from Utah
I only recently started really getting into taking better care of my skin and let me tell you, it has absolutely paid off. But anyway - this exfoliating scrub is one of the reasons my skin is better than it's ever been. I use this 2-3 times a week and it makes my skin so smooth. Worth every penny because since you aren't using it daily, it lasts ages. Highly recommend. Love this scrub SO much.
darlingkt from North Carolina
It was recommended to me to use this 2-3 times a week; I had to pare it down to once a week because it was causing my sensitive combination skin to break out with deep painful zits. The last 2 weeks I've been out of this exfoliate, and honestly, I haven't missed it. My skin does need a good exfoliation, but I don't think I'll purchase this again. It was too harsh for me, and I haven't had but one bad zit in the 2 weeks I've not been using it (and using this wouldn't have prevented that because it's on my neck under my jaw). It will work well for others; but I'm looking for something else instead.
Thedding from Georgia
I use this product about 2x a week or whenever I feel I need a deep clean. Gentle on my older skin and leaves a smooth foundation.
JRC from Suffolk, Virginia
Love this face wash SO much. Smells fresh and clean and amazing. Leaves my skin feeling and looking wonderful. I usually have very sensitive skin and this has worked wonderfully.
Li from Columbus, OH
I was looking for an exfoliant to scrub off blackheads and dry skin, while helping to provide moisture. An Ulta staff member recommended this product together with the Enzyme cleansing gel. This scrub isn't harsh but definitely gets the job done. When paired with the cleansing gel, my face is full of moisture and feels so refreshed!
Ashley from Alabama
I have sensitive skin/ combination to oily skin and this is the best face scrub ever! I absolutely love it, and after one use my skin was smoother. I have used it a couple of times and my skin texture I basically completely smooth. So thankful I found this. This is a miracle in a bottle!
Kiki from Oregon
I had high expectations for this scrub because all of the positive reviews and price. Although it works, right after you use it I recommend to put on a very hydrating moisturizer. I failed to do this once and my skin became very dry and flaky. Since my skin is already really dry the scrub just stripped the little oil that was there. So U recommend only buying this product if you have combo/oily skin.
Eve Tri from Braintree, MA
I've been using this scrub for nearly 2 years and always comes through, helping to prevent and quickly clear breakouts
Jenn from Pittsburgh, PA
I have been using this for several years now and decided to write a review as I re-order. I tend to break out if I don't exfoliate somewhat regularly, and this is the best exfoliant I've tried. I've tried ones that are more like a cream cleanser with beads and I don't care for those. This formula is exactly what my skin responds to and I would recommend to others as well.
ashndenton from Jackson, TN
Everything Mario Badescu is fantastic. I like the thick, gel-like consistency of this scrub. Not as gritty as other scrubs I've tried but that's probably a good thing. Smells great, not too strong. I'd buy again!
Exfoliation Nation from Minneapolis, MN
Love the way this washes away my dead skin without being too harsh. You can feel the exfoliating beads working into the skin and a little bit goes a long way. I will continue to purchase. It's a must-have for me for the winter months. I am impressed.
Kim from Braselton
Made my skin smoother with just 2 uses
Miranda from IL
I've used many mario products but this is my favorite! You can feel the results immediately - I use a couple times a week - you do have to be gentle when scrubbing or it can be harsh!