I didn't get a sample of this one, but went ahead and bought a full-size product after reading the reviews. I just ordered my second jar of it. I use it in the shower every morning, and it does a terrific job of keeping my face looking fresh without getting irritated. You rub it in your hands before applying - you can keep it on the grainy side for more scrub or keep rubbing until it's just suds, whatever works best for you. It's made entirely from natural, degradable materials (sugar, fruit, etc.) which is really important for the environment. Apparently a lot of exfoliates have tiny plastic beads that land on the floor of rivers and the ocean, and fish mistake them for food. So I've eliminated guilt and found a great cleanser at the same time!