When I got this, it was just a part of a starter pack. I didn't really have any intention to get a face scrub. But its name did quite catch my attention. I mean, apart from apricot and oatmeal, I don't think I've ever tried any scrub that contains walnut.
When I first used it, I felt I kinda regretted the purchase. It felt really grainy and I can't really scrub my face hard the way I always do. The feeling is similar to the apricot scrub from St Ives those days when I was a teen. To me, a face scrub should be more fine and creamy.
Of course, I didn't want to let it waste since I had already applied it on my face and so I thought, I ought to just try to scrub lightly, adding a little bit of water every once in awhile to prevent too much friction. And once my skin got the hang of it, the scrubbing experience seemed to be more delightful. I paid extra attention to my jaw and neck areas where they are more problematic and stopped quickly fearing that I would over-scrub my skin.
Upon rinsing my face, I was stunned... in a mighty good way. My skin was oh so soft and the pores looked thoroughly refined. I felt really excited when I saw it. I mean, I have tried so many scrubs before and except for Dermalogica's Skin Prep Scrub, no other scrubs gave me this kind of result. Immediately, I decided that this would be a scrub for keeps and something that I would repurchase.
I am not sure how much it costs for a full size jar but this one in the starter kit comes in a 28g tub, good enough to last awhile, I think. Since it is quite grainy, just a little is enough to scrub one's face and once you apply the clay mask after scrubbing, you can be sure to wake up with super-soft, super refined skin the next day. That is, if you pamper your skin like this in the evening before your usual night care.
I am truly loving this scrub and have been using it twice a week for the past 3 weeks. I have learnt to not scrub my face too hard and I guess that is the right way to go, anyway. I believe I am seeing positive results with all the proper care.
How about you? What is your favourite facial scrub?