I'm not someone who has acne, severe breakouts or sensitive skin that may react to products. What I do get is one or two pimples, almost monthly due to hormonal changes, I'm assuming. Now I used to believe that these pimples would always be a monthly recurrence so I wasn't expecting them to not pop-up for almost 3 months now! (touch wood)
Now first things first, if you've used the St Ives Apricot Scrub and you expect this to be of the same texture, then it is not! Where that scrub is almost abrasive and harsh even on my non sensitive skin, this is much more gentler in comparison. I would describe this scrub almost as a gritty cleanser instead of a proper scrub. There are no visible granules, only tiny ones that can be felt when massaged against the skin.
When it comes to scent, then there is a faint scent which is acceptable to me, it may seem un pleasant to some but it is almost non detectable. To see whether you can deal with the strange scent you could just take a sniff of the product before purchasing it.
Now coming to the claims, the product is supposed to clear breakouts and reduce redness. I agree with the clearing breakouts part a 100%. The pimples that used to pop up almost monthly haven't come back to torment me in nearly three months and the only change in my skin care routine is the addition of this scrub, along with another product that I'll be reviewing soon. I can't vouch for whether it'll reduce redness since I don't have any and I can't tell any difference in that area.
All in all, for its price of PKR 275, this is hands down the best breakout reducing product I've used. Although the product doesn't have the typical scrub texture it still takes away dead skin and I can use it everyday, even twice a day without wearing out my skin.
If you're looking for something that'll control and reduce your breakouts, then this is a must try. Obviously it goes without saying that everyone's skin reacts differently to different products and what works wonderfully for me might not do anything for you and vice versa, but this is a product that I feel will work for most.Click here to know more about me if you'd like! :)
Until next time, tc.
P.S- Do you guys use under eye creams? Any recommendations which can easily be purchased in Pakistan? Let me know in the comments below :)