I've always had pretty normal skin, but now that I'm approaching 30 a switch flipped and I'm dry and incredibly reactive. Artificial fragrances & traditional scrubs turn my face red. I develop tiny bumps that take weeks to heal, but I still needed a way to exfoliate. Enzyme masks are sometimes gentle enough, but I could only use them once every other week because they dried out my skin. This powder is gentle and soothing, without sacrificing effectiveness. I love that I can use it on its own for a more intensive scrub, or mixed with cleanser for a gentler effect. I usually apply a soothing oatmeal based mask after exfoliating (First Aid Beauty makes a great one) but I've found I can just leave powder on and it has a similarly soothing result.