The Olehenriksen Pore-Balance™ Facial Sauna Scrub contains powerful ingredients that make it the effective cleanser and scrub that it is. It is packed with alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) for the complete cleansing of the skin, plus the Green Fusion Complex™ and Icelandic volcanic sand that both purify the skin by absorbing excess oil, taking away whatever blocks the pores. The volcanic sand is the main exfoliating ingredient in this scrub, and we think it does a good job without actually irritating the skin. The Green Fusion Complex™, on the other hand, is the mix of Irish moss, algae, eucalyptus, and green tea extracts which all have antiseptic properties that help refine pores as well as absorb those excess oil. This product was made by Olehenriksen without phthalates, sulfates, or parabens, so you can rest assured that it will not cause your skin any harm.