Rubbing oil on my poor, sensitive, easily-inflamed, volcanic skin?
Oil + oil = acne, correct?
Add in the ground up natural abrasives in this molded, shaped cleansing bar and it sounds like a scratchy, awful mess.
Sweet Japanese Girl is a cute name for a visibly adorable product--it's shaped like a little Japanese bean cake, the chubby-cheeked face of a little girl. The packaging is a plastic baggie, which is great because LUSH strives to be eco-friendly, but I wish it would come in a tin. The scent is fresh, light lemon with the barely-there aroma of tea tree oil. It is not strong-smelling, which I very much appreciate.
The back side of the bar is gentler, while the shaped front is scrubbier. I set the bar on dry, unwashed face and let it warm up to my body's heat. Then, it glides across. The contours of the bar's shape help scrub the contours of my own face! I leave the oily, scrubby goodness on for about 10 minutes, but you don't have to. I scrub it in gently.
I grab a washcloth, get it wet with very hot water, wring it out, and put it across my face and repeat a few times until the residue is gone, along with dirt, makeup, pollution, grime, oil...! I then swipe with a toner but again, it's not necessary.
Oil binds to oil and removes it. My blackheads are gone, my whiteheads are diminishing, and overall I LOVE the results I've seen. I glow!
I suggest this for combination skin, oily skin, acne-prone skin, and normal skin that needs perking up. Due to the tea tree oil in this product, I might avoid it if I had dry skin.