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on February 28, 2013
I usually use Clean & Clear with the microparticles as a daily face wash, so this product is pretty similar for comparison's sake. That product as well as this one both have particles to help scrub your face without having to use a washcloth. I've noticed that Clean & Clear is the gentlest on your face in terms of the particle smoothness and size. The store brand version of C&C has larger, less even particles. The Simple Smoothing Facial Scrub is the roughest of the three. When it says it contains rice granules, believe it. They are rough and feel large. Short of scrubbing your face with a loofah, I don't know any other product that would be better at scrubbing. I take this as a preference thing - if you want something that's aggressive, this is your product.
I do think it does a very good job of making your skin look and feel clean, so I do give it some positive points for that. No perfumes does not mean it has no smell. The lack of perfumes does leave it and your face smelling a bit chemical-ly, since it's just the smell of the raw ingredients (mineral oil, etc) with nothing to counter-balance them. So while it does its job, be aware, it's pretty rough and doesn't have a very good smell.