“ Brand: Oxy / Type: Exfoliator / What it does: Exfoliates, „
I bought this along with the OXY Seaweed Power Fresh Skin Wash thinking it was a brand new range. As you may have read, I was dissatisfied in finding out that this was basically the exact same product as the previous range, in this case the Oxy Maximum Face Scrub.
I bought both the products for under £10 on the official site during the promotion when the range was released which makes this product less than £5 which is cheaper than buying in store.
What is new with this product is that it comes out as a clear gel but the beads are still ever as harsh and it definitely grates on your skin which at first is VERY harsh but you get used to it after a while. Whilst the OXY maximum face scrub was designed for men which justifies the harshness of the product, this rebranding of OXY does not specify who this product is for. In this way, I feel this product may be far too harsh for the delicate skin of females (no offense).
For me, using it once a week does give my face a very good deep clean, but toner and moisturiser must be used afterwards as it is so harsh and intense!
I gave the maximum scrub 3* and I'll have to do the same as it is pretty much the exact same product, just under a different mask. Personally I did not feel the power of the seaweed, it might as well have been the same product as before, but I was not happy with the increase of price.
Whilst it is the harshest scrub I have ever encountered, other products can do the same job. Here are some similar products I have tried and tested for a different price range which I would recommend:
-Neutrogena Blackhead eliminating daily scrub £4
-Clean and Clear daily scrub £3-4
-Origins Modern Friction £10+
Overall, I find it a bit sneaky of OXY to just rebrand their old products these ones and using very flowery language - "seaweed power"- to attract buyers. I still feel this range is more suited to men due to the harshness when using them although it doesn't explicitly say so. Nonetheless, if your face can handle the sandpaper effect, it can definitely give you a decent deep clean.
Please feel free to ask me any questions about the product!