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If your skin requires more than exfoliation, try Peter Thomas Roth Beta Hydroxy Acid 2% Acne Wash, which purifies pores and clears up blemishes.


Birchbox Breakdown

Here’s the thing about buffing: it’s not as intense as it sounds. This gentle scrub is an easy, streamlined way to unclog pores and clear away dead skin on both your face and your body. It has jojoba beads to turn over fresh skin cells, plus aloe vera to hydrate and soothe.

How it Works

Unlike abrasive scrubs, which can tear your skin’s surface, this formula uses tiny jojoba beads to slough away dead skin without triggering irritation. Aloe vera and other botanicals leave skin smooth and healthy.

How to Use

Squeeze a small amount onto your fingertips and gently massage into damp skin. This formula is gentle enough to be used daily, and appropriate for all skin types.

Salicylic Acid 0.5%, Water (Aqua), Denatured Alcohol, Glycolic Acid, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Butylene Glycol, Triethanolamine, Argininine, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Symphytum Officinale Extract, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Allantonin, Fragrance (Parfum).

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One of the best

Having oily/combo skin, I find myself needing to exfoliate regularly, and this scrub is gentle enough to be used daily. I usually remove my makeup, steam my face slightly with warm water, and scrub away (you don't need much--a dime-sized amount is fine, and a little goes a long way with this product). I feel much safer applying these beads on my skin rather than the ground nut shells that are found so commonly in other scrubs.

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Gentle and Fresh

I am hesitant to try new scrubs, since I think most work the same. This scrub however is amazing! As you massage it into your skin, you feel soft and fresh. The smell is very clean and it works for your face or body! My knees and elbows can finally come out during summer! It works well on tough areas but is very soft for your face. I mainly use it for my body but I sometimes use it on my face to feel cleaner. Highly recommend!

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I was super skeptical, but I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!

I had been looking for a new skin cleanser with beads in it for a while before I decided to purchase this one. In my teen years i used clean and clear daily pore cleanser - and I LOVE the texture and creaminess of it. However, it would dry out my skin so I wanted something a little less harsh. Over the past three years I have been switching around cleansers as I could not seem to find anything that was compatible with my skin, that did not give me acne breakouts. (It is that hard to find balance of strong enough cleanser, without drying out the skin)
This cleanser - the first I have found in months with good beads in it - has become my new favorite! I have used it now for well over two months, and I love just about everything about it. The beads get that wanted 'mild-scrub/feeling-clean-but-not-dry'cleanse, and it is absolutely not harsh on my skin. I have found a balance between this product and the Vasanti BrightenUp! cleanser, and the rest of my skin regime it mostly Ole Henrikson or MyChelle. It does not have a strong fragrance, I use it with my Clarisonic, and a little goes a long way, so it lasts for a long time - which is fantastic for longer vacations as you really don't have to worry about running out, even if you fill a smaller, more flight friendly bottle with this. I wish they offered a 'travel'-size bottle - if they did I would absolutely buy that too.

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Best face wash

I'm in love with this face wash I love the tingle I feel when I'm washing my face and the fact that i actually feel my face nice and fresh afterwards it's amazing. The beads on the face wash are great I love feeling my face being scrubbed off the dead skin. I use this more in the summer since I'm more oily. It's a must have !

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love this face wash

Love the micro beads in this face wash! Does not foam up like other face washes but leaves your face feeling clean- Would recommend this product and will purchase again!

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I love this product!

I just recently purchased this a few days ago from Birchbox and so far I love this facewash! I needed something that would exfoiliate my skin, but without being harsh and this product does just the trick! I am hoping it will also help with acne so I am crossing my fingers. The smell is also great too!

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Refreshing feel!

This brand is great for sensitive skin and acne prone skin! I love the refreshing feel you get after using this product! Clears up your acne in about 3 weeks!

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