I like rough facial scrubs. I use them once or twice a week and I like to feel them scrubbing. I don’t like gentle refining polishers at all.
I have been told all my life that harsh scrubbing is not good for your skin. But I figure that at the age of 52, daily baking in the African sun without any sunscreen, and yo yo dieting in my teens and twenties did worse things for my skin than any scrub ever did.
Of the two, I prefer Aapri but St Ives is easier to find. I love it. If I can find neither of these two, I like Clinique 7-day scrub cream.