Before I started using this product, I started to panic. I was continuously having breakouts, huge pimples and many blemishes on my forehead, cheeks and chin. When I started using this product, it definitely controlled the amount of blemishes I got but I still got a few. I have got to say, this product is very good and pretty impressive for it's price but there can be a few small improvements from St Ives...
St. Ives vs. Aapri
Of all the skin care routines; I support facial scrubs as my number one practice, then moisturise! If you’ve ever wondered (like I have) why a man’s face still appears youthful in his 40’s, it’s because when he shaves he exfoliates!?
Hence if the same exfoliating principle applies; why not use a facial scrub for women that would give a similar effect?
Apart from genetics playing a major factor in our appearance; I would recommend the use of a suitable facial scrub as part of a daily/weekly/fortnightly routine to preserve our good looks. ...It’s something I have done for decades with Aapri Apricot Scrub before they took it off the supermarket shelves and replaced it with St. Ives… St. Ives Apricot Scrub - *150ml $9.99, by comparison is a lot gentler, less abrasive, and more costly than Aapri original - *100ml $7.99, in the long run… So for me, St. Ives; lacks sufficient grit (exfoliant particles), economy and constitutes an obsessive daily routine, because it’s been formulated gentle enough to use every day as to once a week per say. Given that everyone’s routine and skin care/type differs… If you have sensitive skin this product will perhaps suit your skin type over mine.
Not too bad
I have very stubborn acne and this product doesn't get rid of it completely but it does reduce my redness, smells amazing, makes me feel fresh and leaves the parts of my face not covered in bumps baby butt smooth. I suppose it's just the fact that i'm 17 and all hormonal and what not that it doesn't do everything i need/wish a face wash would do. Reasonably priced too, i really would not complain if it cost an extra $5 on top of the price now, it's worth it.
Great for the price
This is a great low budget product. If used correctly, it leaves the skin smooth and clear. As a qualified beauty professional, I am always looking for good quality and trust me when I say, in the cosmetics world, price means nothing. The only thing I highly suggest when using this product, DO NOT SCRUB! The abrasive particles are not smooth, or spherical. They have tiny sharp edges to them, so smooth and gentle circular motions are essential to ensure you don't scratch and damage the surface of your skin.
Cheap, effective, easy to find in stores
Uneven particles can damage the skin, if used incorrectly.
This scrub is my absolute favourite! It gets rid of pimples and prevents them from coming back and makes your face so soft! It was the only product that got rid of my acne and iv never had it again since! If you have trouble with acne or even just breakouts every now and then and you haven't tried this yet, do yourself a favour and go get it! Its amazing. Its also pretty cheap and smells so good!
Everything! It does wonders.
I love this scrub,it smells very devine! It is creamy and leaves my skin soft and hydrated.I mostly use it in the shower,and leave it on for about 3 minutes, it works great with a steam!
I would recommend this product to anyone. It is also great value at local big w store.
Great Facial Scrub!
It was my best friend who introduced this product to me. She has a lot of acne before we part ways over summer then when the school opened again, I was amazed that slowly her acne were fading away. I am so happy for her not just because she got rid of her acne but more so, she regain her confidence and started going out from home. After seeing such incredible result, I bought one for me and it didn't disappointed me. I have acne but can be counted with fingers. I felt smoothness after washing. Definitely, won't try another brand.
removes acne, smoothness
don't use if you have open wound on your face
Not suitable for me...
I’m a male teenager who love’s testing various products to see which among them is suitable for me. I’ve tried using this product because of my mom who keeps a range of products inside the bathroom.
On a spur of the moment decision, I decided to use this St. Ives Apricot Scrub. I love its smell but then when I started applying it on my face I noticed that it cannot create a good lather. When I wash it, I felt that my face is becoming oily, though it is softer.
After that trial, I decided that maybe this product is not for me because I am not...
This is amazingly good
I am a 17 year old boy and i have not bad acne just those bumps on forehead and cheeks and a few pimples and i used this for the first time and it works great skin feels softer and clean, after about 2 days of using it my skin is already starting to clear up! and after 2 weeks it is clear and soft! i also use a good moisturiser which helps so much as well! and drink a lot of water and eat fruit everyday! which also helps from the inside of your body for acne! so if you want clear smooth skin! use get this product! and a good moisturiser like Ol...ay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream Fragrance which is so so so good and makes your skin the best but first you need a good scrub so the st ives apricot scrub is the best! use that and that moisturiser and drink al ot of water every day and eat fruit everyday and straight away like i mean straight away your skin will be amazing! and then after a bit it will be perfect :) It is great for making your skin clear and feeling clean and soft after about 2 days :)
My easy clean facial.
My sister put me onto this when I was about 19. So I have been using it for 20 years. I have tried other products but this wins hands down. Love it!
Makes my skin soft and clean and keeps the blackheads at bay by eliminating my oily skin. I use this every night.
natural products used.
I have tried so many different products to help clear my skin. None have worked until i came across this amazing product! I have only used it for a week now but i can already tell a difference! My face is clear and feels great! I love the smell of it and the texture feels great. My face feels smooth, clean and lovely after i use it. I highly recommenced this product to anyone with any skin type. I also love how it is all natural.
All natural, great smell.
Waste of money!
This procuct is not worth hype that it gets. I have combination oily skin this product did nothing for my skin. The apricot peices are super abrassive and my skin just couldn't atke it. This didn't clear up any of my acne and my skin didnt even feel clean from using it. This product is realitvely cheap but still not worth it.
Abrassive, dosent clear acne, my skin didnt feel clean
Best exfoliating scrub for face that I've ever tried.
Other ones feel too synthetic and not rough enough to exfoliate my skin. Little beads in normal exfoliator don't exfoliate we'll enough.
However my skin feels smooth, the smell is great and it the stuff lasts ages!
Wouldn't buy another exfoliator!
Texture, smell, size.
Could be cheaper, but so could everything!
It doesn’t leave the skin feeling tender
St Ives Apricot Scrub is the most pleasant to use exfoliator on the market , in any case it is the gentlest I have ever used and I have tried many, most of them have proven to be ‘ more of the same’ . This one is foamy and fragrant and doesn’t leave my skin feeling tender the way some harsh ones have done in the past.
Gentle yet effective
I have used this for a while now, along with other products along the way. My acne has never been overly problematic but definitely persistent! I have found St Ives apricot scrub to be gentle and effective. I used it a couple of times a week, sometimes every day and I am happy with the results :) I have found that using this along with toner has been the best remedy for me!
Feels nice, cheap, smells good
Questions & Answers
Does St Ives test their products on animals?
The following link leads me to believe they do, which is devastating, because I do like their exfoliant, but i love animals more. Http://peta.vg/1ks9#StopAnimalTests
They have a document listing brands that still do and brands that do not. Brands not on one of the lists are said to not be determined as yet.
Check it out, it's really worrying.
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