This nifty and unpronounceable sample came in April's (Oh god, what month is it again?) Birchbox. Did I review April's Birchbox? Probably not, that sounds like me.
"Scrub fluid." This was the only clue as to the potential beauty benefits of this mystery G-1 fluid that I could decipher from the back of the tube. Just a hint, if you want people to buy your stuff, how about a bit more English? That's all I'm saying. My point is, "scrub fluid," to me, meant facial cleanser, which is how I attempted to try this minuscule (0.1 oz) sample. Its creamy texture and small beads also lead one to this conclusion. However, as I attempted to apply the formula in the typical cleansing fashion, I was sure I was mistaken, as this lovely smelling liquid feels more like a moisturizer than a cleanser. Rather than removing my makeup, this formula merely smeared the black mascara around my face, even after I had used the whole tube! :/ Cleansing... not so much. My face does feel incredibly moisturized, however, without feeling oily.
Sure enough, Birchbox touts this as an "exfoliating facial cleanser," but I stick with my original assessment. Great for moisture, not so much for the cleansing. Perhaps this product would be useful for ladies who use makeup remover beforehand, or for a morning facial cleanser if you're feeling especially dry.
Overall, the effects of this cream are lovely, but differ far from how they're described. For a moisturizing cleanser, however, it's a great product. My skin feels great! Just don't look at those mascara smears everywhere :p