YES! I have the same kind of skin and this scrub has worked wonders for me. The small beads avoid stretching out my already large pores and they don't irritate my sensitive skin. Doesn't do much for my oil but it helps with everything else. Plus, a little goes a long way with this product. Don't scrub too hard, light, small circles. Good luck! :)
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
(New York, NY)
I don't think you should use this exfoliator if you break out at all. Try Caudalie's exfoliator instead (that is my new FAVORITE). I have combination skin which is somewhat sensitive, and I use a prescription retinol gel every day (Tazorac) because if I don't use it I break out a lot. Ren made me break out after using it twice (which is tough to do when you're on Taz). It left a greasy film on my skin which I had to wash off with my face-wash after using the exfoliator. Bit of overkill if you ask me. Wash face, exfoliate face, wash face again to get the exfoliator off. No thanks.
This was also too gentle; I felt I got better results just using a wash cloth.
Caudalie and Ren both use the jojoba beads to exfoliate with, but Caudalie washes clean and feels more scrubby. Jojoba beads are good because they are gentle and will keep you from over-exfoliating (they actually melt if you apply too much pressure or create too much friction, which protects your skin, unlike sugar, salt, crystals, or walnuts). Good luck!
I would definitely recommend this product for medium-oily skin. My skin is usually perfect in the winter (I rarely use facewash because it tends to mess up my skin chemistry even more) and oily in the summer. It is just what you need in the heat of summer!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
You can use this scrub if you are oily and acne prone, however you might not like it b/c it does leave somewhat of a residue behind. I would recommend the Peter Thomas Roth Blemish Buffing Beads. PTR's product uses jojoba beads but they are in more of a gel base, not a cream. Also includes just a bit of salicylic acid to keep breakouts away.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago