St. Ives - Fresh Skin Invigorating Apricot Scrub
Fresh Skin Invigorating Apricot Scrub
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St. Ives Fresh Skin Invigorating Apricot Scrub gently exfoliates to reveal smooth and radiant skin.The formula contains 100 per cent natural exfoliants and 100 per cent natural apricot extracts; which are home to powerful antioxidants. The formula works to nourish and care for the skin, whilst providing you with an effective, deep clean.
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Rating: Sep 20, 2012 11:23am
Great staple beauty product
This has become a constant in my shower and my boyfriend loves it too!
It is a little abrasive for everyday use but I use it 2-3 times a week and it always leaves my skin feeling fresh. Beacuse the exfoliating grains are so sharp and large, you don't need to scrub very hard to achieve good results. I also really like the apricot smell. As a bonus, I find this also works really well for exfoliating feet or on your legs before applying fake tan.
Rating: Sep 18, 2012 8:48pm
Baby Soft Skin!
In the past 3 years, I have gone through various brands of exfoliators but I always seem to come back to this one. The 'oh so famous' apricot scrub has transformed my skin feeling baby soft without drying it out.
A few years ago, this scrub had terrible packaging with a twist cap. Since the formula of this scrub is on the thick side, it was just a total pain to squeeze out of the tube. Compared to the twist cap, the current flip cap is definitely more user friendly. In my opinion, the current formula is also a tad thicker than the one they had with the old packaging but that just means I get more value for my money, since a little goes a long way.
The scrub is all natural and has tiny granules which don't dissolve and can be quite rough on your skin. However, with all exfoliators, I just gentle massage it onto my wet skin and it feels so refreshing. The granules gently roll on top of my skin whilst the creamy scrub cleanses my skin deep down. On top of this, this scrub has a beautiful, refreshing fruit scent which is why I love using this in the mornings, to wake myself up. After rinsing, my skin feels so soft, clean and all my dead skin and redness fades.
Even with my dry, sensitive skin in Winter, I can use this twice a week without any problems. Throughout the 3 years of using this on and off, my skin hasn't had any drastic break outs and my skin texture has slowly, but gradually become softer which I believe, this scrub has played a big role in achieving such results.
Whilst, it has been 3 long years since I first started using this scrub, I don't see myself changing any time soon. Not only does it exfoliate, it leaves my skin feel soft and supple. In the long run, my redness is slowly fading and texture is becoming softer by the day.
Dont massage too hard.
Those who want a scrub that isn't too drying.
Rating: Sep 18, 2012 2:40pm
Same same as the other scrubs
I think that this scrub is very similar to the other 2 or so of this range.
I find this harsh for frequent use and would actually use it sparingly and with very light pressure. It does a good job in exfoliating but can irritate your skin if you use it too often. It's full of apricot and other nuts (like walnut) crushed kernel parts and can be abrasive.
It is a good size for the price and can be found in most supermarket, chemist and pricelines.
Rating: Sep 17, 2012 9:42pm
BIB – Still my no.1!
I’ve just read my review from 2008 – although I gave it 5 stars, my measly 3 lines didn’t do this marvelous product justice. St. Ives makes terrific scrubs – I love them all, but there has been a special place on my shelf for this deep cleanser for more years than I can remember.
I have mature skin that needs regular exfoliation to maintain radiance and remove flaky skin bits, and I count on this “original” version to give it a thorough going over at least once a week. Although it’s probably the most powerful scrub in my kit, I don’t find it harsh at all – when I emerge from the shower, my skin is smoothed and soothed, and any hint of dullness has washed away down the drain. I wet my face first, squeeze a small amount onto my fingers and then gently massage it in, all the way down my neck to my décolletage. The fragrance is refreshing and natural, the soft tube makes dispensing a breeze (right down to the very last drop), and the generous 150ml lasts me months, making it great value.
Use it twice a week and your skin will glow...
Combination skin that needs a deep clean...
Rating: Sep 16, 2012 10:11pm
best in beauty 2012
A great staple scrub.
-The packaging is quite nice and appealing, fresh and simple.
-A hygienic squeeze tube which makes it easy to dispense the desired amount of product.
-The consistency of this product is quite thick. It feels lovely and rich, therefore you only need a small amount. A little goes a long way with this product which I love because it will last you ages.
-The scrub smells beautiful, feels great on the skin.
-It is quite abrasive so it is important to not apply too much pressure when scrubbing.
-Because of this roughness I only use it once or twice a week, otherwise it can strip the skin and cause breakouts.
-It leaves the skin feeling so smooth.
-I have found that after using this product my skin feel so clean, smooth and bright.
-I use less moisturiser because it is easier to spread on my smooth face!
-If it is a bit harsh for your skin, mix it with your favourite cleanser.
-Could also be used as a body scrub.
-Do not apply too much pressure and only use a small amount.
-For best results use twice a week, if this makes your skin tight or irritated, cut back to once a week.
Rating: Sep 14, 2012 10:02pm
B-i-B 2012- Too harsh for my skin
I bought this scrub because of some rave reviews. So i thought i'd give it a try. The first few times i used it, it was great. It cleaned my skin,leaving it feeling fresh and squeaky clean.
After about 2 months, my skin started going overly dry after i use it. My skin starts peeling, and when i exfoliated slowly, the rough particles are abrasive on my skin, roughing it up the wrong way. So i've decided to use it. Because of the dryness, i started breaking out with cystic pimples that hurt so much.
I had to end up throwing this product away. :( RESPONSE FROM ST. IVES: Thank you for your valuable feedback. We are sorry to hear you are disappointed with our product description and will take your feedback on board. You are welcome to contact our friendly St Ives team on 1800 888 449 to discuss this further. We look forward to hearing from you .
Rating: Sep 12, 2012 9:26pm
Best in Beauty 2012
This used to be my favourite scrub when I was in my teenage/twenties. I would use it twice a week, it always left my face feeling super smooth. The granules in the scrub are massive and can sometimes be a bit sharp but I always felt like I was cleaning out my clogged pores. Plus it is so affordable. I can't use it now though. I'm 42 now and my skin needs a bit more pampering not abrasive scrubs.
Rating: Sep 12, 2012 1:37pm
I wish it had more tingle. If they could combine the green tea scrub with this one, tey would have the perfect product. But overall, I love te scrub.
Expect a goodscrub down
Acne prone skin
Rating: Sep 11, 2012 11:34am
Keeps my skin clear
This scrub lives in my shower and I try to use it 2-3 times a week, depending on what my skin is like.
It is a white cream with little exfoliating particles that get rid of dead skin. I only use this on my nose, chin and forehead and it works wonderfully. I don't get dull skin as often and my breakouts have minimised. This is my favourite scrub as it does the job!
Rating: Sep 10, 2012 6:14am
MY HUSBANDS SKINCARE REGIME
St Ives Apricot Scrub has been my husbands only skincare purchase
He adores the scrub and has used it for many years
He likes the scratchy feel of the apricot kernels and says it makes his skin feel really really clean.
He works around as a fly in fly out tradesman on the mines so his face can get really dirty and grimy
This scrub is my husbands cult product