St. ives is actually pretty bad for your skin, because the little "beads" in it are actually shards of the apricot pitt so its so big it actually scratches the surface of your skin..bad bad bad
this is great for a once a week thing. especially if you're sweaty a lot or during the summer. but you have to have to have to have a great moisturizer otherwise you're doomed lol
I would recommend this to anyone! It exfoliates well and gives you just a light scent of apricot that's not over powering and annoying! Best of all...it's not expensive and it does the job! <3 it!
One of the best
this is so amazing, I don't think I will look 4 another one.
This is my go to in the morning, and is very gentle on my skin. It doesn't dry my combo. Skin in winter and does give a very soft feeling after using
Too rough on your skin!
Thing is, I used to absolutely love this! It did a really good job at exfoliating. But then I realized, even at twice a week usage, it is waaay too harsh & rough for your skin!
Been using this since I was 12 or 13. I really like the way it makes my skin feel. However, I do notice that after I've used it, my skin gets oily a few hours later. I suggest using a matte or balancing moisturizer right after. P.S. It's great to use right before bed! <3
St. Ives Apricot Scrub has probably been part of every girls skin care routine at one point or another. It's been part of mine for about 6 or 7 years, so it's a product I'm very familiar with. St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub is not tested on animals, dermatologist tested, oil free, paraben free, contains 100% natural extracts and exfoliants and is made in the USA. I purchased my 10oz jar at Ulta for $5.49.
This apricot scrub is available in two packaging formats. A 6.3oz squeeze tube, and a 10 oz jar as show above. I like both versions, they each have their pros and cons. The squeeze tube is more convenient and travel friendly, but contains nearly 4oz less than the jar. The jar is a better value, with 4 more oz for only a dollar or two more. However, its a large, bulky jar, making it inconvenient to travel with, it takes up a good amount of space, and isn't the most hygienic form of packaging. The jar is made of a sturdy white plastic with screw top lid. Labeling is fairly appealing and promotes a natural image with its use of pictures of fresh apricots.
The scrub has a thick consistency with a texture that's both gritty and smooth. It has a pleasant, natural scent, that's fresh. It smells a bit like dried apricots, but not as sweet. It's refreshing.
It feels smooth on the face until you start rubbing it in. This scrub can be very harsh if used incorrectly. The key to using this product correctly is to dampen your face with warm water, massage it onto the skin in a circular motion, and rinse off with warm water. I use St. Ives Apricot Scrub all over. On my legs after shaving, my hands before doing my nails, my feet or elbows when they're feeling rough. I use this scrub on my face every two to three days, anymore would be too often.
Even though this scrub is a bit harsh on the skin, I never experience any redness or stinging after use. The label claims its non-irritating and I agree.
The results I get from this scrub are great. My skin is extremely soft and smooth after use. It looks and feels a lot healthier with a more even texture. It does a great job removing any rough patches and dead skin.
A few things I'd like to mention; this scrub is not 100% natural, only the extracts (apricot) and exfoliants (walnut shell powder) are. If you have a nut allergy, you may want to steer clear of this scrub, as walnut shell powder is the second ingredient.
I highly recommend St.Ives scrubs, and all their products as well. They're always very high quality. St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub is a drugstore skin care classic for a reason. It exfoliates well, leaving behind impressive results. A tube or jar of this scrub will get a lot of use out of it before you run out, and its available for a very affordable price. Some may find it too harsh, but for me, this is the perfect exfoliater. This'll remain in my skin care routine for a long time.
This is a really amazing product. I don't use it often because I have really dry skin and it can be really harsh, but when I do use it i can feel how clean it gets my face. I love the scent and the price too.
The only thing I don't like is it can take forever to wash all the beads off your face.
I used to use this all the time until I found out in Esthetician school that its not such a good idea to use it on your face. Great for body but if you want something better to use on your face you would be better off using something like Daily Microfoliant or something that has a similar structure to it.
I love this and the price. I have bought this for years and love how it works for my face. I wouldn't use it more than once a week. There are plenty of other products you can use in the interim bc it can cause you to dry out your skin