Hey guys, okay so I give this product a good rating because it truly works for people with combination skin such as I and those who just have plain oily skin.It leaves my face feeling refreshed and clean with out drying it out!
Oh let me tell you this is the best scrub there is , i do not shower with out it , love it..It get deep into my pores and leaves my face feeling so clean, you got to try it.
My First Love
When my skin first started to give me problems such as redness, acne, blackheads, etc, I was at a complete and utter loss at what to do. But then, I found St. Ives Blemish & Blackhead Control Apricot Scrub. It was by pure accident too. I remember just standing in the facial wash isle at the grocery store, flabbergasted by the sheer number of products staring at me menacingly. So I just picked up a random bottle and ran away as fast as I could. I am so very pleased that I picked up this scrub because it ended up being my first love and I haven't looked back since.
It is a scrub, a legitimate scrub. Therefore, it may feel very strange at first on your skin because the texture is so rough. But once you slather that baby on and wash it off, your skin will feel amazing. There is something about the way the scrub really gets into your skin and roughs it up that makes me feel reassured that my skin is getting the cleansing it so very much deserves! It makes your skin feel so smooth and clean afterwards since all the dead skin cells have been "scrubbed" away. You also get this after glow that makes you look so fresh and awake! This definitely helps for early morning classes and work! I sometimes use the scrub as a mask by slathering some more on my face, neck, and a little bit of my decollete and letting it sit and harden. After 15 minutes of looking like a strange, mutated creature, I'll wash it off. The effects of the scrub mask are 10x better than just using it as a quick scrub. However, I only use it as a mask once in a while since I don't have the patience to sit there and let the product harden for 15 minutes every day and night and because I only use the scrub as a mask when my skin really needs to be pampered and a good detoxing. Regardless, this scrub is amazing and will always be a long time favorite of mine.
I like this scrub. Have been using for about three years. It's the only cleanser I use. It's gentle enough to use on my face everyday. However I have oily/combination skin. May not be good for dry skin. Removes all dead skin and extra oils or pollutants. Leaves my akin glowing afterwards
A product i always go to
A product i have been using on and off for years. Love the way my face feels after i use this product, my face always looks brighter. Best when used like 1-3 times a week.
I love this facial scrub! Although I have oily skin, I only use a small amount to get the flaky, oily dead skin off my nose. After washing it off, I'll apply my favorite face moisturizer, apply my bronzer, and I am glowing like the sun.
Changed my mind once used differently!
Original review whilst using the product with my hands: (1 1/2 star)
The granules in this product are more than exfoliating they HURT! This product is way too rough for the surface of our skin. It did nothing for my acne! The thing to learn about exfoliation is - its not how hard you rub its how long! So be gentle and use circular movements for around 1-2mins..
New review whilst using the Clarisonic Mia: (3 1/2 stars)
I gave this product a second chance once i started using my Clarisonic Mia and funnily enough i think its a great exfoliant! Using the sensitive brush head it actually is nice to apply to the face and is not rough at all - its great to use twice a week to refresh the skin on your face...
Goes to show the Clarisonic Mia really can change how products work on your skin - definitely loving it atm (too ripe for a deep review yet - 2 1/2 weeks of use)
If you want to Scrape the Skin off of your Face
Use This! This Scrub is not good to use if you really want smooth healthy skin. The Apricot shell in this product is jagged and uneven. It will rip the dirt and skin clean off of your face! The worst part about it is that people really believe that the harder you scrub the better the exfoliation. It is best if you find a scrub that incorporates a symmetrically rounded bead or ingredient that can buff away debris, dirt, oil and/or makeup without eradicating the top layer of skin completely.
Important To Use The St. ives
I'm not opposed to using store brands. But the store brand version of this has too much alcohol and stings my skin something awful. The real thing is a great great great scrub! The best i've ever had, better than proactiv! I use it as a cleanser and a scrub. It's the best!