Blemish & Blackhead Control Apricot Scrub
My go-to scrub
I've used this product for several years now and it's great for exfoliation. Some say it's too harsh for daily use, but if I don't use it daily during the winter, my skin gets flaky when I put my face make-up on. During the warmer months I only need to use it every few days though. While it's great for exfoliation, it doesn't do anything for my blackheads or blemishes. They don't get any better, but they don't get any worse either.
You get for what you paid for
This is a really good facial scrub to exfoliate your skin. It removes all of your makeup and the micro-bead-things leave your face feeling fresh and smooth. The price you pay for this is only $5 or so. The downfall to this product is that if you use it too much or too harsh, then it can dry out your skin. So just be careful when using this product.
My favorite scrub!
I use it twice a week, I have lots of acne and blackheads, specially on my T area. My skins feels clean and fresh after acrubbing it and it smells very good! Some people say it's not recommended for sensitive skin. I can't use it more than twice a week, kinda hurts my face, but that varies from person to person. it is my fave scrub, I absolutely recommend. I wrote a portuguese review about it here: http://sernaiotto.com/?p=2932
Really removed my blackheads since my nose really is a problem area. I scrub it on my face twice a week and that's all it takes. I plan on using it on my back for exfoliation and also to avoid backne. Overall a really good product but I can't tolerate using it everyday since it does slough off a lot and that might agitate my skin.
my life saver
I was recently was put on a steroid to help my get better because I have been really sick lately, which one of the side effects was acne. Which, of course been a teenager, really didnt help. Then I discovered this product & started using it in the shower every night after removing make etc. and it help clear up my skin, i still struggle with acne thought & am willing to try anything to help with it!
I can't say enough good things about this product. I suffer with Acne and occasional dry patches and this gentle enough to use even though I have sensitive skin. My face always feels soft and squeaky clean after using and I've noticed a difference in my Acne as well. It also feels a lot less abrasive than when I used it as a teenager.
I have used this product for years, and I always liked the texture. I have somewhat sensitive skin, but it never seemed to cause any problems. I typically used it every other day, and I could tell that my facing was getting grimy if I went without using it for a while. It has a nice scent, and my face always felt freshly scrubbed afterwards.
The only thing that bothers me is that I have used this scrub along with the Blemish Fighting Apricot Cleanser (creamy texture with sparse exfoliating granules) since high school, and I have had continual breakouts through my teens and 20's. I assumed that if I stopped using these products, my acne would only get worse since the salicylic acid was keeping pimples at bay. So I kept using it and dealt with pimples and blackheads because that was just what my skin did, right? Only recently have I branched out and tried other products, and I must say that my skin looks so much better! Now I'm kicking myself for being in a beauty rut for so long, and I'm left wondering if I would have had the same problems with acne if I had tried something else a lot sooner.
Overall, it's a good product, but I wouldn't hang my hat on its ability to fight blemishes. I have a brand new tube in the shower, so I now use it to exfoliate my feet. It does a great job on that, so all is not lost!
My Second Bottle
I use this about once or twice a week to help keep my skin looking bright and young looking. This also keeps my skin clear of acne. Before my skin got too sensitive I used this almost daily and this kept my skin incredibly clear.
Don't know what exfoliator to use?
I bought this product couple years ago and started to use it again this month. The St. Ives apricot scrub is the best product to exfoliate your face! not only it's affordable, but it leaves your face supper smooth like a baby's face! It also has a great scent to it! It does not irritate my face which I love because I do have sensitive skin:) Great product over all and I will definitely repurchase this product!