This is a highly recommended product by one of my favorite bloggers, Kandee Johnson, the Burt’s Bees Citrus Facial Scrub. I trust her reviews and recommendations so I had very high hopes for this product. Like all things, everything is not for everyone. Something that works well for person may not for someone else. This was the case for me with the Burt’s Bees citrus facial scrub. The first time I used it, not only did it make me break out on my cheek but it also left my skin dry and irritated.
When you first put it on, it feels smooth and gentle. It does not feel like you are using a “scrub”. I think due to this, I used a little too much pressure when massaging it on my skin. If the texture were harsher, such as with the St. Ives apricot scrub, I would not have used as much pressure. So please keep this in mind. After you wash it off, your skin feels smooth because it has absorbed a lot of the natural oils that’s in the product. I think this was the cause of my skin breaking out. I washed my face again afterwards with my Cetaphil cleanser because I did not like the “oily” residue that it left. The next day, my face felt dry and irritated, I had some small dry patches on my skin and my cheek had two break outs. Overall, I would not recommend this product if you are like me, where you like your face to feel completely clean after using a cleanser with no product left behind, even if it is meant to be moisturizing. I would use caution with this product because it’s definitely not for everyone, especially if you have sensitive/oily skin.