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Good for cleansing, not acne though...
I use this as a makeup remover and gentle cleanser now instead of an acne treatment. It used to be my number one acne remedy but my skin quickly became immune to it after a month or so. I have oily skin and it does what it promises, just not clear up acne. Which it doesn't promise that anyway. The fragrance is light and floral and I like to bubble it up with my hands first before applying to my face. Great of oily skin, regardless :)
February 17, 2010
Just started/Day 1 CAUTION: VERY THOROUGH REVIEW
**Well I'm not going to post a day after day update, but I will write another review after a week.** I have oily & acne-prone skin with a good amount of acne scarring. I actually read up on reviews for this product (instead of just giving in to the marketing without any research) and I bought this today from Walmart, it was around 8 dollars with tax. So let's just say that the pricing is good. Anything under 10 dollars is always good for me. Even though a lot of people said it left a "film", I bought it anyway. Came home and washed my face with Cetaphil (liquid not the bar) because I had a bit of makeup on. Cetaphil is my makeup remover, and it WAS my acne remedy up until my skin decided to be immune to it. So it's just good for makeup removal now. (I'm including this information just in case using Cetaphil prior to Burt's Bees has an effect on the results.) After washing my face, I wiped my face with a paper towel just to make sure no left-over makeup was present. Then I proceeded to wet my face again and use the BB scrub. I used about a dime size worth, maybe like .5 bigger, and followed the directions. One: the little sharp "beads" or whatever were a little harsher than your regular Neutrogena/whatever/etc., beads but not by a long shot. I actually like it better that way so that I won't feel pressured to rub harder just to make sure that it srubs away all the dead cells. Anyone who said stuff like "it's too harsh" or "it made my skin BLEED" should try NOT applying as much pressure as you did last time. Basically just move the beads around in circular motions especially around the affected area (in this case, my cheeks and jaw) and that'll do the trick since they're not actually rounded. So after about 20-30 seconds, I rinsed it off. And I actually splashed and lightly rubbed my face more than twice (like I usually would with Cetaphil) to get the "greasy film" off. After patting my face with the paper towel making sure I got every drop of water, I waited about 5 seconds to see if the film was there. Voila, no film. Or at least, not the really greasy thick film that everyone keeps talking about. It was a REALLY REALLY thin layer, and I've also read that that's basically the "post-wash moisturizer". After about 3 minutes, the film was gone. I guess my skin absorbed it and my skin DID look smooth and healthy. I refrained from touching it though so my "hand oils" wouldn't contaminate my newly washed skin, lol. I guess the "film" all depends on how much of the product you use for that one wash. My advice, never more than a dime size because a little goes a long way. Even though it'll look thin and there's not enough of the white creamy part, just focus more on the beads getting around like I did. And it worked! *** I like this product, as of now. But I can't really say anything since it's just day one. I'm also debating on whether I want to use it again tonight before I go to bed. I probably will, but not with Cetaphil this time (because it did dry my nose out a little bit, and made a little red spot that went away after 5 to 10 minutes. And I want to know whether it was because of Cetaphil or not.) It's been at least 2 hours now, and my face's natural oils are starting to come back out again but not as bad as it does when I have makeup on. I plan on using this in the morning (if it doesn't do anything to my skin tonight) and Cetaphil at night to get my makeup off followed by BB again to exfoliate. I'll write another review if something else happens!
February 17, 2010
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