I had gotten this as a gift when coming to college and at first I thought oh geez not this again. The last time I got something similar to this I broke out and my face didn't clear up whatsoever. Though this product is great! After showering my face is damp and I massage the product over my face and use the brushed to deeply get into the pores and clean my face the proper way. Right when I put the product on and begin brushing I already feel the minty fresh feeling of the product actually working and when I rinse off I feel new and smooth not dry and rigid which feels so good!!