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Brand: Tesco / Scrub / Type: Facial Scrub / Suitable for: Face / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Exfoliates,

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      22.07.2011 22:02
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      Worse than other scrubs.

      Well... anyone who has tried a supermarket skin product will know how hit and miss their quality can be. However the simple packaging of this exfoliating scrub made it look a bit less 'cheap' despite the low price tag.
      Trying it for the first time, I was expecting some sort of bead like friction on the skin as you normally get with good exfoliating products, however the small lumps were so tiny that they just felt as if the creamy mixture was starting to dry out instead. While it felt very nice and moisturising in the process, it did not fulfill its true potential which is to take off skin and refresh the skin layer.
      Once I was dried off, I noticed that some parts of skin were soft while some parts were quite dry and flaky, so I wonder if this is a product in which quality is affected by the skin type, something that isn't great for a lot of people whose skin is not one particular 'type'- besides, the product is not marketed for a certain skin type.
      I tried it a few more times over a week or so but I found that it wasn't really doing anything to my skin and so I ended up throwing it away. If possible, it's worth getting a more expensive scrub as this one isn't even worth the tiny amount of money you spend for it.

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      01.06.2011 12:31
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      WOULD NOT BUY THIS AGAIN

      I have recently tried out the Tesco Vitamin E face scrub and this is my review.

      I had been shopping in my local Tesco store when I saw their range of cosmetics and I liked the look of the Vitamin E products so decided to buy the face scrub and see what it was like. I have also been trying to save some money on my weekly shop and thought that the Tesco own brand of products might be a bit cheaper than some cosmetics I would normally buy. I paid 75 pence for the tube of Tesco Vitamin E face scrub which I thought was very good value.

      The packaging is quite nice looking and it is a plastic tube with a plastic cap at the bottom. The tube stands up on its cap which I think is a good idea as it stores in the bathroom cabinet nicely. The plastic tube is a peach colour and I think it looks quite nice. The tube is 150ml sized and this is a bigger bottle than the last tube of face scrub that I bought so I think the Tesco Vitamin E scrub is great value.

      I use a face scrub on my face every two or three days as I think they are good at cleansing facial pores and removing traces of dirt. Because I do not use the scrub products too often they do not usually dry my face out to much.

      So I was surprised when the Tesco Vitamin E scrub dried my face out to much and made my skin look slightly flaky on my forehead. I think that the Tesco scrub is to harsh for my own skin but maybe other people might not find this is the case when they try it. I was surprised by how dry my skin was after using the Tesco scrub because it did not feel to harsh when I was using it on my face.

      A lot of face scrub products feel quite scratchy and harsh when I am rubbing them into the skin but the Tesco Vitamin E face scrub did not feel harsh at all. The scrub is more like a facial wash gel and it did not contain any harsh beads to rub into my skin. The beads and little bits in the scrub felt quite smooth and soft when I used it on my face and it felt nice when I was using it.

      The Tesco scrub is very easy to use and all I do is to squeeze a small amount of the scrub from the tube and rub a few drops of water into it in my hand. Then I spread the scrub over my damp skin and do this for a few minutes to make sure all of the face is covered, but you need to make sure you don't get any of the product in your eyes or it will sting.

      The Tesco Vitamin E scrub did not foam up to much when I was putting it on to my face but I think facial wash products have more soap in them than facial scrub products so this was not to much of a let down for me and I was not to bothered about this as I wash my face each morning with a facial cleanser that contains soap products anyway. I thought the Tesco Vitamin E scrub was quite easy to wash off my face and it did not take to long as it was not to soapy. The scrub has a nice smell to it but it is not to overpowering or anything and the smell does not last to long after I have finished using the scrub on my face. The smell reminds me of soap or bubble bath but is not flowery or to strong.

      I thought that the Tesco scrub cleaned my face quite well and my skin felt clean and quite fresh after I had used it on my face but the skin on my forehead felt very dry and quite tight which I thought was a bit uncomfortable. I had to apply a lot of moisturiser products to help the tight feeling in my skin go away and this helped the feeling.

      I would not buy the Tesco Vitamin E scrub again as it really dried my skin out and I think it is to harsh for me to use on my skin. I would not suggest giving it a try out as I thought it was a bit of a waste of money and will be throwing the rest of the tube of face scrub in the bin! In future I will stick to buying something I have tried before because I know what dries my skin out and what doesn't.

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      20.02.2011 23:29
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      Stay away from this cheap gel

      My normal facial scrub that I swear by is St.Ives apricot but at my local Tesco they didn't have the St Ives scrub and I need some facial scrub as I had run out. There was the Clearasil facial exfoliating scrub as well as the Tesco facial scrub but I have tried the Clearasil scrub and it is really rubbish and expensive. This only cost 71p and for that price it was worth testing it out.


      This does contain vitamin E which helps to combat free radicals that are formed by UV light i.e. sun rays. This doesn't have an SPF but it helps to reduce damage from the sun. It has been dermatologically tested and when I tried it, it did feel extremely weak and so I think it is suited to those with hypersensitive skin. It is paraben free and pH balanced so this definitely makes it suitable for people with sensitive skin.


      The scrub is in an upside down tube with a white lid and light pink tube. The St Ives scrub also comes in the same sort of tube. The scrub is a clear gel like colour with pink exfoliating beads. I made my face damp and then I applied the scrub to my face. I found that the scrub did not lather and it was not creamy like St Ives or Clearasil. The exfoliating beads were also useless as they didn't make my skin smooth or clear my pores. The beads couldn't be felt at all, they weren't harsh enough to remove the dead skin. Taking the scrub off was a bit of mess because it took really long and it wasn't very easy to remove. It is fragrance free as it didn't smell like anything to me.


      By the end of the day my skin is oily, tired, dehydrated and my pores are clogged. So it is basically in a bit of a mess. The main thing I would want from a face scrub is to exfoliate the skin and remove dirt from my pores. I don't expect it to do any miracles but this scrub is really poor because it doesn't do anything to my skin, its like paying 70p for a gel with beads. Its useless.

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        18.02.2011 21:59
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        I won't be buying it again

        I bought Tesco's Vitamin E Face Scrub about a month ago for the first time. In the past I've gone for more expensive branded facial scrubs but decided to give this a try due to it being so much cheaper, I won't be buying it again though.

        The face scrub is a disappointment compared to other competing products. I've found it to be a bit watery and it doesn't produce a good lather on the skin. After use, my skin doesn't feel as freshened and clean as I'd hoped. There are a few exfoliating 'bead' type things in this product but not as many as you'd expect from a 'scrub'. Where a more expensive product will be full of little gritty beads that really get rid of all the bits of dead skin and the random dirt that seems to attach to your face after a day at work, this Tesco face scrub doesn't seem to do any exfoliating at all! It doesn't matter how much you scrub and rub this cream in, if there are only 5 little beady bits, they aren't going to do anything!

        The packaging of this product isn't terribly attractive, which doesn't normally matter if the product is good, but for some reason seems like even more of a negative when the product is poor! The peach colour won't match most modern bathrooms, and the plain design makes it look really cheap, almost like a value product.

        The scent of the face scrub is pretty neutral, nothing offensive but not the lovely refreshing, invigorating smell you hope for in a face scrub. It mainly just smells of ordinary soap.

        So all in all, I won't be buying this again, I will probably try other 'own brands' rather than go back to paying more, but this one has been a definite failure. I don't think the condition of my skin is much worse for using this product, but its harder work to keep it feeling and looking clear and healthy.

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          29.12.2010 14:14
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          A fantastic product - highly recommended and well worth a try for only 72p! :)

          I have really really dry skin in the winter and it is sensitive as well. I bought this product just over a week ago from a large tesco store. I get dry patches especially in the winter and it makes my foundation look awful as my foundation sticks to it, but this product works great at getting rid of my dry skin.

          *About the product*
          It comes in a squeezy tube container, which is 150ml and this is the only size of container for this product that they make. It is dermatologically tested, paraben free and it is also pH balanced - so it should be suitable for sensitive skin types like mine. It is a clear slightly thick liquid and it has small grains/beads in it for exfoliating, it is like a face wash and a exfoliator in one.

          *My opinion of the product*
          I really love this product, I was unsure whether to get this product as there are mixed reviews of it, but for only 72p is works fantastically for me. I have super dry and sensitive skin and usually face scrubs and products that this that are slightly abrasive or harsh on the skin don't work well on my skin and cause it to become irritated and red, but this product has no such effects!

          It has a really nice texture, it is like a soft gentle face wash with small exfoliating pieces in it. The bits of exfoliators are spread out through out the product, the product is not packed with them either and they are also really quite gentle on my skin - unlike some face scrubs I have used in the past which were very grainy/harsh on my skin.

          It is very easy to use, I just wet my face with warm water and then squeeze a small amount of the product on to my hands and massage in gentle circular movements on my face - obviously avoiding the eye area. The one thing I don't like about this product is that you only do need a tiny amount of product but the product comes out a lot at a time, which I don't like. Maybe if the product was a bit thicker or if the hole for the product to come out of was smaller this would not be a slight problem. But other than that they product works fantastically well for my skin, it does not irritate my skin or dry it out.

          It does have a scent to it, but it is not a harsh/unpleasant smell. It smells a bit like the skin widsom moisturiser that I have reviewed, it smells kind of like sweet baby powder and it is slightly floral too, it is really nice but when I have washed the product off my face and put on my moisturiser the scent is undetectable.

          *Price*
          I bought this from a large tesco store and I don't know if they have this range or this product in smaller stores or the express stores. It only cost me 72p which is quite amazing as the product in my opinion works really really well for my skin, So I would so recommend it and even if it does not work for your skin it only cost 72p!

          Conclusions
          Good points
          *Very cleansing with out stripping my skin
          *Gentle on my skin - not harsh like some other face scrubs I have used
          *nice simple packaging
          *Contains the antioxidant Vitamin E
          *Paraben free
          *pH balanced
          *Dermatologically tested - does not irritate my skin
          *Face wash and exfoliator in one
          *Works really well with my super dry and sensitive skin
          *Easy and quick to use
          *Does not dry out my skin or cause it to break out
          *Gets rid of most of the dry patches on my skin
          *Leaves my skin smooth, soft and less dry
          *Only need to use a very small amount of product
          *Super cheap at 72p for 150ml
          *Smells nice
          *Washes off easily without any residue left on my skin

          Bad points
          *The product comes out the contain quite fast - so you get a lot more product than you actually need

          Thank you for reading my review

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          21.10.2010 20:46
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          Should have listed when my mam told me 'buy cheap, buy twice'

          I have very dry skin and I get flaky patches which are unsightly and make me very self conscious. Also, whenever I apply make-up it tends to cling to the dry bits, highlighting the problem rather than covering it. I mainly get the flakiness around my nose but as soon as the colder weather shows up my skin gets progressively worse, and the dry patches start to appear on my forehead and even underneath my eyebrows! To keep the problem in check, I regularly use a face scrub to slough away dead skin, in the hope of leaving it smooth and healthy looking.

          I don't have one particular brand that I stick to, I usually just buy whichever one is on special offer at the time, although I once tried a Clinique one and found that despite being three times the price I'd normally pay for a scrub it wasn't really any better than its cheaper cousins. When I was in Tesco a couple of months ago, I spotted this Vitamin E scrub on the shelf for just 77p. I must admit I was not particularly convinced it would be any good at that price, but I thought it was cheap enough to take a chance on.

          Packaged in a pale peach tube with red writing and a white lid, the scrub doesn't exactly look expensive, but nor does it scream 'Value' either.

          The packaging says that this product will exfoliate and renew the skin, it is dermatologically tested, paraben free (although it does still contain sodium lauryl sulphate) and is pH balanced. Of course it is also enriched with Vitamin E which is known for its anti-oxidant properties.

          The scrub should be dispensed into wet hands and then massaged onto the face. The small exfoliating particles should then, in theory, slough away any dry, dead skin.

          I remember the first time I used this, opening the tube and then squeezing it into my hand. Big mistake! This tube should not be squeezed! The product is so thin you should just open the cap and leave it to flow out like water. My mistake of squeezing the tube lost me about half of the 150mls of product before I even started. Quite frankly now I've used it I'm not sure that was a bad thing...

          I was going to describe the scrub as a clear gel but I'm not really sure that's fair since it's not really gel like. As I say, it's barely thicker than water, so you have to be careful not do dispense too much or it will dribble through your fingers making it difficult to apply. You can see lots of bubbles in the scrub and also the scrubbing particles which are also clear.

          The product has a floral smell to it, and quite frankly it smells cheap. Does anyone remember those plastic air fresheners that had a piece of scented gel in them and a floral pattern cut in the front of the plastic to let the scent out? Well my mother used to be quite the fan of those when we were children and that's what the smell reminds me of. Cheap 80's air freshener.

          When applied to the skin this starts to foam slightly and to me it felt more like I was using a face wash than I was a scrub. Although you can feel the grains against your skin very slightly it doesn't really feel like you're using a scrub and I knew pretty much the moment I first tried this, that it would be no way effective as an exfoliater.

          After rinsing the immediate thing that strikes me is how tight my skin feels. Having dry skin I usually use cream cleansers and avoid anything that foams up, as foaming washes tend to dry my skin out. Unfortunately this one was no exception and I am left with a dry, tight feeling to my skin for quite some time after using it.

          As suspected it does nothing in the way of exfoliation. Perhaps it's because I have drier skin than most people that I fail to see any results from this, but I really can't see any difference to the dry patches (other than perhaps they're even drier!) and my skin doesn't feel softer or smoother in any way.

          I know I paid just 77p for this product, but having checked the Tesco website it's now even cheaper at 60p. Although it probably sounds like a bargain, I would have to advise you not to be lured in - 'buy cheap, buy twice' as they say and in this case it's definitely true.

          Overall I can't really think of anything good to say about this product at all. Yes it's cheap, but that's not really a plus point when you consider the fact that it doesn't work and in fact made my skin worse than it was to start with! Avoid at all costs!

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            10.10.2010 13:27
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            Avoid it!

            I am used to wash my face in the mornings not with a wash but with a face scrub. As I don't have a favourite one, I often try different scrubs. The last one I bought is Tesco Vitamin E Face Scrub.

            VITAMIN E RANGE

            Tesco made the whole range of products that were enriched with vitamin E which is an antioxidant, protects and conditions skin.

            Products, included in the range:
            - Facial Wipes,
            - Eye Make up Remover,
            - Toner,
            - Facial Wash,
            - Cleansing Lotion,
            - Face Scrub,
            - Night Cream,
            - Moisturising Lotion,
            - Hand and Nail Cream.

            PACKAGING

            This Tesco Fase Scrub comes in a peachy tube of 150 ml with a white lid. As many other Scrubs this one also stands on the lid. Tesco logo and name of the product in red; and 4 features: "Exfoliates and renews, dermatologically tested, Paraben free, pH balanced" in pink placed on the front of the tube. All additional information is placed on the back of the tube. The design of the tube is very simple and I wouldn't call it attractive. But usually I don't care about packaging much. The most important thing to me what's inside of the packaging so I decided to give it a try.

            Before first use I noticed that it is quite difficult to open the lid. Usually I do this with a thumb. With this scrub it is a bit complicated. I hold it in one hand and open with another as I really can't open it with a thumb. I thought after using Tesco Scrub for a while it will be easier to open it but not... Well on the other hand it is good as there's no way the tube could leak. It is closed so tightly!

            THE SCRUB

            It was stated on the tube that Scrub cleanses and exfoliates skin, removes dead skin cells, leaves face fresh and renewed. It all sounds good but what did I find in that peachy tube?

            Smell
            Smell of Tesco Vitamin E Face Scrub is very light and pleasant (I call it smell of cleanliness), doesn't stay on the face after rinsing it away. I liked that as every cream also has one or another smell so they don't mix together.

            Texture
            This Scrub is like transparent gel with transparent micro beads. You can feel those beads with Your fingers or while scrubbing face but to see them You have to steer closely. I found the consistency a bit too watery as almost every time I managed to squeeze too much of the Scrub. I squeeze the tube so gently but the Scrub starts running and I get irritated as I don't need a handful of it! And when I start applying this Tesco Vitamin E Face Scrub I face another problem... As it is gel but watery, the Scrub especially most of the beads slip through my fingers...

            HOW TO USE

            Everyone who has used a face scrub before will know how to use it. But if someone hasn't tried a scrub don't worry it is very simple! Simply squeeze a little fit of scrub into wet hands and apply to Your face in circular motions. Then rinse it off with water. That's it - apply a face cream!

            RESULTS

            Well I am very disappointed with Tesco Vitamin E Face Scrub. As I have mentioned, it slips through my fingers so I don't feel much scrubbing on my face. This means that the most important thing why I use a scrub - to remove dead skin cells - is not completed at all. For me this Scrub is more like a simple face wash but I bought a scrub didn't I????

            The Scrub is gentle to use every day and doesn't irritate my skin but I don't feel my skin is cleansed or refreshed properly. I have a facial wash so why do I need this neither Scrub nor wash????

            PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

            Tesco Vitamin E Face Scrub is Tesco's product so You may buy these only from Tesco stores or their website. The best thing about this Scrub - the price as it costs only £0.60 for 150 ml tube!!! Really bargain! Just a pity there is no use of this product...

            OVERALL

            I won't be buying Tesco Vitamin E Face Scrub again and don't advice You to try. Yes, it is extremely cheap but at least some noticeable results would be great...

            So I give Tesco Face Scrub only 2 stars out of 5: one for the price and another one for being gentle on skin and Paraben free.

            Thanks for taking time to read my review! Hope You'll find it useful!

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              30.07.2010 20:30
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              My skin looks beautiful!

              I am a huge fan of vitamin E products as I find that they work well with my skin and as my skin can sometimes be dry I find that it is lovely and moisturising too.

              It comes in a upside down bottle / tube in a slamon, pale pink colour. It cost me just £1 or £2, which is brilliant seeing as some of the bigger named brand products can cost £4-£5 and some even over this price.
              It is a Tesco Vitamin E product, so it is exclusive to them and can be found in the larger Tesco stores.

              On the packaging it does not say whether it is exfoliating or not or any idea as to what may be inside, except for the fact that it is Vitamin E. When first squeezed out, which was very easy to do unlike some that are stiff, I noticed that it wasn't exfoliating and neither was it creamy, it was just a plain, clear gel.

              I really liked the smell, I do like really fragrant things, however on your face I sometimes find this can be too much, which is why I was glad it had a light, fresh, floral fragrant.

              To use it didn't really work up a lather, though you could feel it moisturising and cleansing deep in the skin. I was surprised to find that it was moisturising as it didn't look like it would, however the gel is quite thick which also means it soothing on the face.
              I also found that it was very mild and wasn't harsh so I am sure it'd be fine on sensitive skin as I have quite sensitive skin and it didn't cause any problems round the sensitive eye area!

              After using it my skin definitley felt well cleansed and as I was expecting from the vitamin E it felt lovely, soft, smooth and moisturised. After using every morning and night for a week or so I also noticed that I was getting less spots and also the ones that I did had had considerbly reduced in size!

              Overall I would definitley reccomend this product as it is such a good price and works better than some of the branded ones that I have used!

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              16.07.2010 00:17
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              It didn't work for me but it's worked for others - it's cheao enough to try at least!

              I have been told that my skin could do with extra Vitamin E, so I decided to try this from Tesco as it's quite cheap (78p for a decent sized bottle) and contains Vitamin E so it did seem quite perfect!

              It comes in a peach tube, with a white flip-top lid and the words 'Tesco Vitamin E Facial Scrub'; written in white across the front of the tube. It's ingredients and directions, as well as warnings etc, are in white on the back of the tube. It's the simplest bottle design I've ever seen! The liquid inside is a pearly white, and smooth; no facial beads in this one unfortunately, that would be one improvement I would make as I love the facial beads!

              It states you should squeeze out a small amount and lather your face, avoiding the eyes but if you unfortunately manage to get soap in them just rinse them out with water, or seek medical attention if it's really bad. Wash your face the same way you would with any other facial wash or scrub, and watch the Vitamin E make your skin look and feel better in days! Or so they say...

              For me, it took 3 days for my skin to break out in spots and rashes. Not bad when I'm supposed to be using something to help prevent that! I don't even usually get spots; my face is quite sensitive to some moisturizers and soaps, but this really did surprise me after it stated 'Vitamin E' which is supposedly good for me!

              Even after that rash I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt and try it again earlier this week; I've walked into work on my second day with 3 lovely spots popping up on my chin! I'm not impressed and I've slung it at my boyfriend - his skin is fine though! He does get rashes from shaving, which could be covering up rashes from the face wash, but unless he stops shaving for a few weeks we can't really tell!

              My advice is to avoid this if you have sensitive skin, but if you're not too sure then it really doesn't break the bank; 78p and if it doesn't work for you it can work for someone else! Unfortunately, as it's under a pound, you don't even benefit from the 2 points you'd get - they would have possibly made up for an outbreak!

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                28.05.2010 18:42
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                A good cheap facial scrub

                After Avon discontinued my favourite (and most effective) face scrub I turned to the big brands for an alternative, however after trying a few, each of which failed to meet my needs, I came across Tesco Vitamin E Face Scrub for 72p! Yes 72p!

                So what do you get for your money? 150ml of face scrub boasting that it is enriched with vitamin E "for its antioxidant, protecting and conditioning properties".

                The scrub comes in a peach coloured tube which stands on its white circular lid which is approximately 4 centimetres in diameter. The packaging is very simple. The only writing on the front is the name of the product and its unique selling point, that it "exfoliates and renews, dermatologically tested, Paraben free, pH balanced. This information is delivered in three lines in a slightly lighter colour to the pinkish red title. "Tesco" is typed above the text.

                I love the simplicity, there is no need to "find" the information you are looking for because the important stuff isn't embedded in a sales pitch or fancy designs.

                The back of the tube offers a brief specification of the Tesco Vitamin E range, directions for use, the normal warnings, i.e. in case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately and the ingredients. Now I don't know an awful lot about the ingredients in cosmetics so with Tesco making it clear that this product is Paraben free I felt I should research what that really meant.

                I discovered that Parabens are found in many products from cosmetics to foods such as blueberries and are often used as a food additive due to their ability to reduce the effects of spoilage. 90% of cosmetics contain Parabens. Falling into the main families, butyl, propyl and ethyl Parabens, the biggest risk they pose appears to be down to prolonged exposure of facial lotions or skin creams. There does however appear to be some confusion over the pros and cons of Parabens, in that that some types are linked with premature aging and breast cancer, whilst others are added to anti-aging products for the benefits.
                So there was a brief lesson on Parabens, so it sounds like we don't really need them in our cheapy face scrub.

                The scrub itself is a transparent gel with exfoliating bits. I couldn't see the harsher elements of this scrub but I could definitely feel it. If you peer closely and really study the gel it looks like it has salt or air bubbles in it. This exfoliating element isn't too soft but neither is it too harsh. I think Tesco have found the perfect balance between a facial wash and a facial scrub. This product is gentle enough to use daily and there is nothing on the tube to say it should be used more sparingly.

                You do not need a lot of these per "scrub" because the gel spreads very well increasing coverage. I would suggest for your face and throat area a 2pence piece size would be apt. The smell isn't strong, but I cannot quite place it. It smells slightly perfumed but more or a clean scent than a bold fragrance.

                My only complaint about this product is the lid. The tube stands on its lid and on the plus side the lid does not leak. However, when in the bath/shower it is quite tricky to open it. I found that I couldn't just flick the lid open with my thumb, instead I had to hold onto the tube with one hand and put some force into opening the product. Because of this I need to be careful not to squeeze the tube on opening.
                There is nothing on the tube to suggest that the product is recyclable so I am assuming it isn't.

                For 72p at Tesco this face scrub is a bargain and I would recommend 100% for those with sensitive to "normal" skin stypes. If you have excessively oily skin or are prone to breakouts of spots, a more concentrated formula may suit you better.

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