Having worked for a handmade cosmetics company myself, I know all about exfoliants and how they should feel and what a bummer it is when they're wrong. This is just right. The sugar is fine enough that you don't feel like your skin's going to peel off, but it more than certainly gets the job done. The blend of oils feel great on cranky winter skin that's gotten a bit reptilian. The only thing is that the scent is a bit sweet for me, but that just means I'll try another when I'm done with this tub.