To me, along with the smell, the bead consistency is the most important part of a facial exfoliator. I particularly liked the size and feel of the tiny sand-like exfoliators contained within this cream-based product. They're not wimpy and barely there, but not large, chunky, abrasive, tear-into-your-skin kind of sloughing agents, either. Made with shiitake mushrooms, an ingredient known for its antiaging benefits, the cleanser/scrub definitely gave a boost to my lackluster skin, leaving my face feeling very clean and refreshed, but without leaving behind that overly tight sensation. I wouldn't use it every day, as it might be a bit too aggressive or heavy for all-the-time usage. But I, along with my chinny chin chin, give this thermal facial scrub a glowing recommendation.