No, you will not have a problem with this because the pieces are spherical (round). If you've been using St. Ives you will love this because it still provides that gritty exfoliation but it smells way better and won't cause the tiny cuts your dermatologist warned you about. I made the switch about three months ago and it has done a great job removing dead skin.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
I have had very little or no adult acne since I started using it, but everyone's skin is so different!
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
(St. Louis, MO)
i also used st. ives apricot scrub; it felt great on my skin and only cost me about $5. however...little did i know how harmful those apricot bits could be! they tear and damaged my skin over time. even though this walnut scrub is a bit more expensive than st. ives, it is worth it. the tiny pieces of walnut are not as abrasive as the st. ives scrub, and this will leave your skin feeling so much better than any scrub you will ever use. after using this product once, i instantly fell in love. it is a staple in my skin care regime, and i highly suggest it!
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
It will cause abrasions if you scrub too hard. The key to exfoliation is to scrub gently for a little longer. Instead of scrubbing hard for thirty seconds, go more gently for a minute.
answered 5 years ago
I have cystic acne along my jaw line. I added this product 1 week ago and my face is the clearest that it has ever been. In the morning I wash with Dial soap, then put on the Philosphy acne salicylic lotion. Since I have very fair skin that burns easily, I also use the shisedo sunscreen. At night, I wash with my dial soap again and then put on a retinol. I think this product is helping to slough off the dead skin and allowing the retinol to real work a miracle. I can't believe how nice my skin is starting to look...I can almost go without makeup!
answered 5 years ago
(sierra vista, az)
I have always heard the same thing about St. Ives and have wondered about this scrub as well. It's more abrasive than St. Ives (which is what I was looking for) and would absolutely get rid of your dead skin. But I would think the walnut pieces would have the same issues as the apricot scrub pieces. I have acne prone skin and don't break out at all with this scrub, but everyone is different. I would give it a try and you can always take it back if you don't love it like I do!! There's really nothing this "scrubby" out there.
When I purchased this, the sales associate told me to not "scrub" this on my face...to use circular motions and lightly press because the walnut pieces will do the work on its own...the harder you press the chance you have of causing damage to your skin.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
I had that happen to me before with scrubs by actually causing abrasions but this product I found to be gentle and did not do that. You only need a little and it goes a long way.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
I personally don't think it would hurt you but your best bet is to take a sample of the product into your doctor and ask him his opion first.
answered 6 years, 4 months ago
Personally, I don't think the walnut will hurt your complexion or cause more breakouts. I used to use St. Ives, too. It caused my skin to break out even more b/c it was waaaayyy to harsh (for some reason though, I continued to use it for years. LOL). The walnut ingredients in this do not cause my skin to break out. It is not harsh at all, IMO. Just a good, even exfoliation. Yep, I remember those St. Ives days...It's a thousand wonders I even have skin left on my face from using their product(s). LOL
answered 6 years, 7 months ago