I have oily, sensitive skin that is prone to acne. I found that using Dr. Hauschka's Cleansing Cream as a weekly exfoliant was more effective than using it as a daily cleanser. When I used it daily, my skin started to loose too much of its natural oil, resulting in an overproduction of oil, that made my breakouts worse.
But, as a weekly exfoliant, I think this product works. My skin doesn't feel raw or overly irritated (like so many scrubs that practically take off a layer of skin) yet it takes off some of the dead cells that my sensitive skin cleanser leaves hanging around. The texture is nice too, it feels smooth and doesn't contain particles that are sharp or abrasive.
In regards to the smell, it doesn't bother me. It reminds me of yeast. However, I am an avid baker, so the scent is not out of the ordinary!