My skin tends to break out at the worst possible moment, like the week before a wedding. I picked this up because I got a sample in a ma gazing and LOVED IT!! It feels tingly at first and them when you rinse it off it makes your skin feel fresh and taught. If you have oily skin and a lot of acne(like I do) pick this up and in a week of continues use you skin should start to clear up.
I have oily skin, so charcoal was an excellent ingredient in this product to help control and eliminate the oil. It does have some little beads, but not coarse enough to actually exfoliate your skin. It leaves your skin with a cool and tingly feeling and it really does clean well. It is good as a daily cleanser (especially in the morning to freshen up!) but I would only recommend it to people with oily skin, because my sister, who has more dry skin, said it made her skin feel very tight and more dry after using it once. It does clear your pores (I live in the city, so sometimes blackheads can be a problem), but in terms of treating other problems, like acne and such, it is powerless against those.