Perhaps the best morning and night face scrub I have ever used that has made my skin smooth, soft and works well with my morning moisturiser. The combination of the two works delightfully well with or without wearing make-up.
Reviews here have mentioned it to be over drying but that's only if you don't apply moisturiser afterwards in the morning. When using it before bed, moisturiser doesn't need to be used because skin has already been moisturised during the day and this cleanser helps to maintain the skin to be soft and smooth.
Other reviews have also mentioned that it hasn't got rid of any previous blackheads but you must remember that it clearly states on the package (which may perhaps be misleading), 'see fewer blackheads', which in other words, your existing blackheads might still remain, but at least it prevents new ones.
Scrubs are generally used to rid blackheads eventually because they rub off dead skin cells over time, so the blackheads that remain stuck in the skin (however I've never experienced those really BIG blackheads) will make the spot stuck underneath to eventually appear on the top surface of the skin.
Admittedly I have two small cysts on each side of my cheek and I believe that it was to do with using an oil cleanser which I've stopped using.
My directions of using: Wet flannel with running water from the hot tap, use flannel to cleanse my face in circular motions. Splash more water over my face and apply less than a thumb size amount of Clean&Clear Scrub and move in small circular motions around the face. Then repeat the flannel action again with hot/warm water to wipe off the cleanser. Splash face one final time to remove extra residue of beads etc and then pat dry face with a clean towel.
In the morning, I then apply Olay Complete Care SPF 15 for normal/combination skin.
My advice is to skip all the other products that can give us a headache on deciding what else we n