July 12, 2009

Product Review: St. Ives Apricot Scrub, A-

Today's review is an oldie but a goodie. I have been using St. Ives Apricot Scrub since I was 13...no joke. Of all the exfoliators I've tried, this one is my fave and is super affordable at $3.99 for 6 oz.

This scrub smells nice and leaves your face (and body) super soft and glowing. Minor warning, this scrub is grittier than most, so I recommend wetting your face before using and using a gentle hand. Also, because it's a rougher grain scrub it can be drying so make sure you are heavy-handed with the moisturizer after using. The package says it's gentle enough to use daily, but because it's a fairly rough scrub, I only use it 2-3 times per week.

In the past few years St. Ives has added new formulations to their Apricot Scrub line to include the following:
  • Invigorating
  • Oily or Acne Prone Skin
  • Renew and Firm
  • Gentle for Sensitive Skin

Overall, this scrub gets an A- for me.

Pros: Exfoliates very well, affordable, accessible, not tested on animals
Cons: Can be a bit drying, harsh scrub for this with very sensitive skin

Have you ever tried St. Ives Apricot Scrub?


Lake Nokomis said...

I'm a new follower & have been having fun looking over your posts! I used to use St. Ives & loved it but at some point I got out of the habit of buying it. Your post reminded me how much I liked it and I will pick up a tube on my next Target run.

Coley said...

Welcome, Lake! Enjoy the St. Ives! :)