This is a really good exfoliating gel, but quite expensive. You apply a small amount on your face, wait about 30 seconds and then use circular motions to exfoliate your face. It will slough off the dead skin cells and then rinse your face. Make sure you wear a headband or tie your hair back because the gel mixes with your skin cells and dries and you have little pieces of skin and gel on your face. I don't love the fact that it's in a pot where you open it up to use. It can dry out more easily. I've used The Face Shop papaya peeling exfoliant and the Skin Inc pure revival peel. Both work the same way as this product. If you're looking for a comparable one, get the skin inc one. It's a bit cheaper and it comes in a bottle with a pump. The face shop one is a fraction of the price of the bella terra and skin inc. It doesn't work as well as the other two, but it costs a lot less.