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Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Face Polish

What it is:A creamy cleansing face scrub.What it does:This effective scrub cleanses and exfoliates, removing dead skin cells to leave skin smooth and even-toned. Suitable for all skin types, Face Polish helps remove dead skin cells with purifying microbeads, while emollients soften the skin.What else you need to know:This product is dermatologist tested.
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Questions & Answers for Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Face Polish

Question
Cleanser or exfoliant?
Do you use this product more as a daily cleanser or a weekly exfoliant? I am looking for a new exfoliant that can help clean out my pores and remove the dead skin on my face. Thanks!
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
connie1985
(Montreal, QC)
on Flawless Skin Face Polish
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
It is an exfoliator, I suggest pairing it with the Laura Mercier
Flawless Skin Oil-Free Foaming One-Step Cleanser http://www.sephora.com/flawless-skin-oil-free-foaming-one-step-cleanser-P280931?skuId=1314855
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
melissabt
answer 2
Its an exfoliant. For normal to dry or oily to combo skin I would recommend using this no more than twice a week because its pretty intensive. Would never recommend to people with acne or sensitive skin.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
sephoramusthave
(USA)
answer 3
I add just a dab to my cleanser 1-2 times a week.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
ktsaum
(Carlisle, PA)
answer 4
I use this as an exfoliant in addition to my cleanser.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
drummerswife
(Sacramento, CA)
answer 5
I can only compare the Laura Mercier Flawless with Clarins Gentle Exfoliant. Clarins is definitely more gentle than Laura Mercier, but I prefer the Laura Mercier because I see better results after using it. I wouldn't recommend it for everyday if you have very sensitive skin, so maybe once or twice a week, depending on how your skin is. It smells nice and I do find my face feels softer after using it.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
connie1985
(Montreal, QC)
answer 6
I use it as an exfoliant. I always use a gentle cleanser first, and I have textbook combination skin. I probably use it between 2 and 4 times a week to keep my skin soft and smooth.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
karladawn823
(Michigan)
answer 7
I've been using this product every other day and a less abrasive cleanser on the off days. My skin looks fantastic without getting irritated from the harshness of the scrub.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
alternachic
(Boston, MA)
answer 8
Hi I use this product daily, just a little pea size and work it in with warm works great!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
sailorchick
(Boston, MA)
answer 9
I would recommend it only as exfoliant, because it is not gentle enough to use too frequently.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
emilie116
(Montreal, QC)
answer 10
I don't know about everyone else but I use this about 2-3 times a week. I think it does an excellent job as an exfoliant and a cleanser! :D
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
socialcasualty84
(Albany, OR)
answer 11
I use it after my face is cleansed I use the scrub twice a week max.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
sckauai
(Lihue, HI)
answer 12
This is more of an exfoliant, but you can use it everyday. It's not as rough as others but still gets the job done.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
bllhjk
(Lexington, KY)
Question
Is this good for acne prone skin?
I just ordered this product online and i wanted to know if this was good for sensitive , acne prone skin?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(new york,new york)
on Flawless Skin Face Polish
11 answers
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answer 1
It works great for mine! An exfoliator should typically be used 2-3 times per week, best after showers and before face wash, for acne prone skin. I feel this is a gentle but effective exfoliator, and it has shortened the duration of pimples that could've been monstrous.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
depechelover101
(Northern California)
answer 2
I wouldn't recommend it for acne prone skin, I thought it was too harsh for my acne prone skin.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
danall
(NY)
answer 3
If you have acne or sensitive skin I would recommend that you DONT use this. Its very intensive, its like washing your face with beach sand. If you have raised acne bumps, pimples or whiteheads, do NOT use this product because it will open up the pimples and spread the bacteria around your face, leading to more breakouts.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
sephoramusthave
(USA)
answer 4
I think would be gentle enough for acne prone skin, it's not too rough but it does take off the dead skin. I love it!!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(Economy, Indiana)
answer 5
I have acne-prone skin and it has not had a negative effect on my skin. I use it 1-2 times a week added to whatever cleanser I'm using (I alternate between gentle and acne-clearing cleansers).
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
ktsaum
(Carlisle, PA)
answer 6
I would say yes. I have a tendency to break out, and I haven't had any issues with breakouts since I started using this product.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
drummerswife
(Sacramento, CA)
answer 7
i would not recommend using it daily for acne prone skin.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
loveyouth
(New York, NY)
answer 8
Yes!! It is good for acne, it helps unclog pores like no other scrub I've ever used!! Try it, I don't think you will regret it.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
cyj312
(Bethlel, AK)
answer 9
Nope! Not in my case, unfortunately :( I wanted it to work for me, but it made me break out. Hopefully it'll be different for you.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
serpentnoire
(Aubrey, TX)
answer 10
I would not recommend it, i have very sensitive skin and have acne just once in a while, but this made me break-out.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
emilie116
(Montreal, QC)
answer 11
Absolutely
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
vyp11
(New Yok, NY)
Question
Do I take off my make before using this scrub?
Should I cleans with the flawless oil cleaner first then exfoliate?
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
pudden
(Reisterstown, MD)
on Flawless Skin Face Polish
10 answers
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answer 1
Yes
answered 10 months ago
nisi2u
(Marionville, Mo)
answer 2
The directions do not call for removing make-up before use, however I have used with clean skin and with make up still on. I will say I like the feel I get with clean skin. I want my exfoliant to CLEAN the dredges of my day off my face! My face feels so clean and looks bright after use I will say, always pat your face with water before scrubbing in the WONDERFUL product!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
bbl3
(PORTLAND, OREGON)
answer 3
Yes, we suggest using a make up remover before applying the creamy cleansing face scrub.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
melissabt
answer 4
YES! It's not a cleanser.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
cardiacmomma
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 5
I cleanse before using this product for better results. You should definitely take off your make-up before using it. I hope this helps.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
sulfonamide
(Miami, FL)
answer 6
Yes wash your face with a cleanser first and then use this.. I have also just took off my eye make-up first and used it twice.. But since it isn't excatly cheap I would just wash your face first!!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
heartmakeup87
(tulsa, ok)
answer 7
I use this in the morning in the shower If you use it at night I would at least rinse my face off before using it.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
rowland
(Asheboro Nc)
answer 8
I don't wash my face prior to using the scrub, I get my face wet with warm water, gently massage in the scrub and rinse off, then use whatever cleanser I have (for me, Christian Dior), that way im not drying out my skin, but I am getting it nice and clean!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
apethy
(Concord, CA)
answer 9
Yes, always take make off first, before anything. Makeup remover --> cleanser --> exfoliator --> moisturizer
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
ctbeautyeditor
(Greenwich, CT)
answer 10
I typically take off my make up with an oil based cleanser, and then use this with a bit of a milk cleanser as I have dry and sensitive skin. This is not a make up remover so I would first remove your make up with a good makeup remover and then use a pea size or two to gently exfoliate, then moisturize. You don't need much at all.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
liz48170
(plymouth,MI)
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Ok to use with Clarisonic?
Just wondering if anyone has used this with their Clarisonic brush. I've heard it is ok to use seed-based exfoliants with the brush, but not shell-based ones.
asked 2 years ago
opinionkitty
(Honolulu, HI)
on Flawless Skin Face Polish
10 answers
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answer 1
Actually if you read your instruction booklet with your Clairsonic it tell you NOT to use it with exfoliates because it can ruin the brush bristles or shorten the life of them! That's why I use the foam pads on my DDF cleanser...that is what these are designed for since an exfliate comes with the DDF cleanser and even it states NOT to use the brush attachment with the Exfoliates...just the foam pad!
answered 5 months ago
vtpj
(Knoxville, Tennessee)
answer 2
I use it with my Clarasonic and love the results.
answered 10 months ago
nisi2u
(Marionville, Mo)
answer 3
These are not shells! They are microbeads.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
bbl3
(PORTLAND, OREGON)
answer 4
Works well! Give it a try.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
lef2007
(nacogdoches, tx)
answer 5
I use this product with a Clairsonic and have had mixed results. I am prone to dry skin, so using this with the normal brush on the Clairsonic is sometimes drying for me. However, with the sensitive brush, I have much better results.
That said, using this product alone (without the Clairsonic) gives awesome results.
Good luck!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
JLC9000
(Ontario, Canada)
answer 6
I have the cheaper Olay version and I use it but I add a small amount of creamy facial cleanser (Revaleskin). I have extremely sensitive and delicate porcelain Irish skin and I get along fine. My skin has an awesome smooth texture now and it glows, even my dermatologist has commented that I look much younger than I am and my skin is beautiful. Exfoliation!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
jakesmom414
(Decatur, IL)
answer 7
i have a clarisonic and this product and they work together well
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
cdrennon
(Rock Hill, Sc)
answer 8
Way to harsh...you will cause damage to your capillaries and develop redness that can only be treated with laser treatments.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
Sqerlygirl
answer 9
I don't use it with the Clarisonic but I do use it, faithfully, with the DDF skin cleanser system...I have used it with the brush attachment and the pad attachment and have had no problems what so ever! I love this stuff!! It has not damaged the brush at all and I am still using the very first brush that I got with it originally and that has been well over a year. It washes out completely. It also has not damaged the sponge pads either and washes out of them completely as well!
answered 2 years ago
vtpj
(Knoxville, Tennessee)
answer 10
OMH I would not. It will rip up your skin. I found this too harsh for my face and use on my body. For face, I use baking soda with a creamy face cleanser, that is enough "scrub". Use this with even a harsher clarsonic you are asking for issues, your face skin will be worse than if you sat in ice cold wind for a hour (red, sore, burned) Way way too harsh
answered 2 years ago
lovinglady
(Northville MI)
Question
Is this product ok for someone with large pores?
I've used a facial scrub before and the little beads in it got stuck in my pores and broke me out. Will this happen with this product?
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
beckylmnop
on Flawless Skin Face Polish
8 answers
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answer 1
I think its ok - it is a really good scrub for people with large pores I think. It has worked for me so far. It washes off very well and leaves face feeling smooth!
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
SGSmith
(New York, NY)
answer 2
These microbeads are SO small and easily dissolvable. I have never had a problem with this happening. Get a sample- this is how I discovered this wonderful product. I love it, it has a light smell, not over scrubbing, as some scrubs feel as if your skin is falling off!!! I have nothing but great things to say about Laura Mercier flawless skin. It will be a staple in my skincare line for ever :)
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
bbl3
(PORTLAND, OREGON)
answer 3
Hi, I have had the same problem in the past and this product has not done that. It is amazing. I have large pores and after I use this they are much smaller. This is an amazing product and I fully recommend it!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
ciccanti
(Pottsville,Pa)
answer 4
I think the grains are too large to clog pores. You'll love this!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
danaLW17
answer 5
I've got huge pores myself, to the point that I've NEVER found a pore reducing product that works. I haven't had any problems with the grit getting stuck in them so far, and I've been using the product for about 2 months now. I can't say that it has reduced the size of my pores, but the skin on my face overall looks less dull and I have found that I don't need as much foundation to cover things up now. Hope this helps!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
jk2the4th
(Baton Rouge, LA)
answer 6
I have large pores in my t-zone (blackheads galore) I use this product and rinse throughly and have no issues...I had the same problem with the exfoliating seeds or shells clogging my pores, but not with this.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
mrsessie
(Newark, DE)
answer 7
It works just fine for me and I have large pours and acne pits...if you are worried about it clogging pours you just need to wash your face again or rinse more!
answered 2 years ago
vtpj
(Knoxville, Tennessee)
answer 8
I din't have that problem, maybe you need a more astringent product, I would go see a Dermatologist !
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
mahja
(scottsdale, AZ)
Question
can I get laura mercier products at jcpenny's
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
waterglass
(peoria il)
on Flawless Skin Face Polish
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I believe Laura Mericer products are not available in JCP ocations.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
adrie61
(Tacoma, Wa)
answer 2
no you can not, you can get it at saks and sephora.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
heartmakeup87
(tulsa, ok)
answer 3
Order online.....easy and fast delivery
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
princesswife
(Ebenezer,NY)
answer 4
No. At least the JC Penney in my area (Tallahassee, FL) does not carry Laura Mercier products.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
lgreene
(Tallahassee, FL)
answer 5
No, Laura Mercier is only available in the big Sephora stores.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
isammiex3
(Long Beach, CA)
answer 6
We recommend calling the store directly to confirm product availability. Please visit our store locator on Sephora.com for contact information. Thanks!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Compared to Exfolikate?
Has anyone used both the LM Face Polish and the more expensive Kate Somerville Exfolikate? How do they differ/compare? Which one is more effective?
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
fabme
(San Francisco, CA)
on Flawless Skin Face Polish
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have used both and I must say that I find this product to be just as high quality. It is a lot less expensive, but just as great! It leaves my skin just as deep down clean, soft, bright and more even toned. It is a must have!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
misj
(San Diego, CA.)
answer 2
LM is more worth the money> I find it absolutely the better product.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
nana163
(waterbury,CT)
answer 3
the laura mercier product is more dense - meaning it has more exfoliating particles in it. The creamy scrub is just more effective overall - really feels like it's taking the dead skin away. The exfolikate is good but it doesn't really take the dry skin away as well as the laura face polish
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
kmojuice
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 4
Love Exfolikate but this does not even compare. I would never use this on my face again. Large particles that scratch delicate facial skin...this product is a huge disappointment and I expected more from LM :(
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
Sqerlygirl
(Chapin, SC)
answer 5
I have used both Laura Mercier's Face Polish and Kate Sommerville's ExfoliKate. I would consider them in different skincare categories. Face Polish is a cleanser that has smooth beads, and it's gentle enough to use daily. ExfoliKate has smaller crystals that feel rougher on the skin, and the formula tends to make my skin tingle. It is more like a microdermabrasion treatment that could be used weekly.
answered 2 years ago
beautyjunkie1
(Oklahoma)
answer 6
I have the LM. It is too harsh for my sensative face skin so I use it on my body

FOR FACE: Get this I use baking soda and my favorite face cleanser (I have dry skin and use Gergans the pink goopy thick cheap stuff but any cleanser will do)

I would not recommend anything stronger than baking soda for your face as it is too harsh

KS has great products that I love, but again anything that even feels harsher than a tiny bit of baking soda in a cream (barely notable) may be way too rough for your face.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
lovinglady
(Northville MI)
Question
Is this product good for highly sensitive skin?
asked 10 months ago
Anonymous
on Flawless Skin Face Polish
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
My skin is sensitive but I have no redness or itchiness when I use this.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
MermaidSummer
(Dallas, TX)
answer 2
Depending on how sensitive your skin is, I may not recommend using this product. The beads used in it are small and not very granulous. However, if you scrub medium to aggressively, you may not be able to tolerate it.
answered 6 months ago
MeeshBforBeauty
(Pasadena, CA)
answer 3
NO, THE PRODUCT IS NOT GOOD FOR HIGHLY SENSITIVE SKIN LIKE MYSELF. IN FACT DON'T BUY ANY PRODUCT UNLESS YOU CAN GET A SAMPLE IN ADVANCE PREFERABLY A COUPLE DAY'S WORTH. BUT NO, HIGHLY SENSITIVE SKIN WAS NOT HAPPY.
answered 8 months ago
MNV1219
(EDEN PRAIRIE, MN)
answer 4
Yes, I think so. You may not be able to use it everyday, but I find it to be very gentle.
answered 10 months ago
beanie16
(North Salem, NY)
answer 5
We'd recommend requesting a sample at your local Sephora. It is not overly aggressive or hash on most skin types though. Sensitive included.
answered 10 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 6
I have very sensitive skin, and I found that this product works for me. I've tried many other scrubs, and this one doesn't break me out. That said, I use a good face wash afterward, so it's cleaning off anything that might break me out. I've been using this scrub for about 2 years. It used to be daily for exfoliation, but then I started washing with a towel so I bumped it to every other day after a shower. Now I use the Clarisonic and I'm happy with it (but the scrub still helps, once in a while for great exfoliation)!.

With my sensitive skin, if it helps, I noticed that while products can break me out, so can not exfoliating enough. So I'd really recommend this scrub.
answered 10 months ago
depechelover101
(Northern California)
Question
What is a good moisturizer to use after cleansing with this product?
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
BJewlz
(Dearborn, MI)
on Flawless Skin Face Polish
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I'm using the AmorePacific Rejuvenating Cream. Between the two I have the most luxurious feeling skin I've ever had in my life. I'm about to break down and purchase the Verso Facial Serum. The reviews have me intrigued.
answered 10 months ago
nisi2u
(Marionville, Mo)
answer 2
I like either the Fresh soy cleanser or Fresh rose foaming cleanser. They left my skin super soft
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
sbpa
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
My favorite moisturizer is Alba's Jasmine and Vitamin E daily moisturizer.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
emzyhooha
answer 4
There are SO SO SO many choices!! Your skin will feel ultra clean and smooth after using this product. I would use a serum if you have older skin, as the serum will soak right in. Moisturizers are one of the most important aspects of skincare, but is as individual as each of us. Go to Sephora, ask a professional, THEN get a few samples. Use these samples at least a week. This should give you an idea what is good for your kin. REMEMBER-- The product you choose should go with your needs at THIS time in your life!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
bbl3
(PORTLAND, OREGON)
answer 5
There is no particular type of moisturizer recommended so you could use your favorite moisturizer.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
tira1
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 6
any Laura Mercier moisturizer that fits your skin type.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
elliesalas
(Elgin, IL)
Question
Is this new packaging for the Face Polish Gommage Facial?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
shigee
(Mililani, HI)
on Flawless Skin Face Polish
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
It seems to be; I had the same concern but I still love it; so it must just be new packaging.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
cardiacmomma
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 2
Yes it is.. The old one was clear!!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
heartmakeup87
(tulsa, ok)
answer 3
Yes, it is just the same.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
greatgatsby
(Philadelphia , PA)
answer 4
Yes. It is new packaging. The tube is a tiny bit smaller but the product is just as fabulous as it always has been!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
happi217
(New Orleans, LA)
answer 5
I was wondering the same thing. Yes, I just received this new one and it's the same product. Love it....
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
apatillo
(Vail, Co)
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