I loved using this product. It is a thick, light grey creme with a bit of grit in it. It is designed to work best in the shower, with the theory that the heat and steam allow the main active ingredient, Glycolic Acid (bolded in the ingredient list, see the hydroxy acids post for more information) to sink further into the skin. A minute is really all that you need, any longer and your skin will start to tingle, reminding you to rinse. The product is meant to be scrubbed (helping to exfoliate the skin) and then rinsed away!
Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polyethylene, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Glycerin, Glycolic Acid, Polysorbate 60, Steareth-21, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Montmorillonite, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Xanthan Gum, DMDM Hydantoin, Fragrance, Betaine, Methylparaben, Sodium PCA, Menthol, Sorbitol, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract, Serine, Saccharum Officinanum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Glycine, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glutamic Acid, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Alanine, Arginine, Lysine, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Threonine, Proline, Iodopropyryl Butylcarbamate, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone. May also contain: Sodium Hydroxide.
This product also contains quite a few moisturizing ingredients to help create a glowy look (italicized in the ingredients above).
Overall, I thought that this worked extremely well. It definitely smoothed my skin, creating a fresh and glowing look. It was fast and efficient, which I loved. It is even gentle enough to use a few times a week.
I think that this would be a great option for young teens, who tend to think that "more is better" especially when it comes to skin care. I know I used to try and scrub the pimples off of my face, I can't imagine what would have happened if I had a product like Neutrogena's Wave to go after my face with! The In-Shower Facial is just the right amount of exfoliation with each use, so it would be a bit hard for a teen to go too overboard.
One quick word of caution- as with any hydroxy acid product, your skin will be more sensitive to the sun. So, be sure to use a sunscreen when using this product!
Clean & Clear's In-Shower Facial at Amazon.com