The Biore Charcoal Pore Minimizer micro crystals gives the product a fine, but effective, grit. It was smooth and slightly gel-like in it's feel, but it really made me feel like it was getting inside my pores and thoroughly cleaning my skin. The product has a great, fresh scent by the way (it doesn't smell like charcoal!), which really perked me up
*This product was provided courtesy of Biore PR for reviewing purposes.