Overall, this scrub is pretty good. I got it as part of a bride's maid gift and didn't get around to using for a while. However, when I did finally end up using it, I was quite happy. The scrub particles are not so big that they hurt, but no so small as to not have enough scrubbing power ( I have encountered both of these problems with other foot scrubs). Effectiveness Although this is not the best foot scrub I have ever used, it is definitely not the worst either. I found that the best way for me to use this scrub and for it to be the most effective, I soak my feet first is a tub of warm/hot water for a few minutes, then use the scrub. Soaking my feet first softens the tougher skin and calluses and allows the scrub to work at maximum power. Scent I really like the scent of this foot scrub. It's really not that strong, which is really nice because it doesn't clash with any scented foot lotion I use afterwards.