I never intended to buy this item. I had a coupon for any Biore product, and this was the only thing that fit the perameters of the coupon, so I got it very inexpensively. I tried it reluctantly. What a nice surprise it was. It deep cleans so thoroughly, it's really amazing, especially for the price. The smell of the product is nice too, not too over-powering, and yet has a soft, distintive scent. I am now a regualr user, and have not looked back. Even my son who has acne, and my husband like it, so we go through quite a bit of it. No one wants to use anything else!