Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Review: St. Ives Timeless Skin Apricot Scrub

Happy Tuesday!! Glad Monday is over with! I've been using St. Ives Timeless Skin Apricot Scrub for about 8 months now and found it to be quite a good exfoliator to have around the bathroom. 

According to St. Ives "This Apricot Scrub with gentle alpha hydroxy, visibly tones and firms, revealing younger-looking skin."




Application:
 Use once or twice a week. Moisten face with water, squirt some onto your finger tips and massage onto face using circular motions. Wash off once you're done.

Additional info:
  • Made in Australia
  • RRP $9.95 AUD (150ml)
  • Availability: Big W, Priceline, pharmacies, large retailers
  • Not tested on animals

What I like:

  • Exfoliating beads aren't too scratchy
  • I love exfoliators where you can feel the beads, for some reason if I cant feel it, I think its not working lol
  • Lovely apricot scent
  • Leaves skin feeling smooth
  • Formulated without parabens and phthalates
  • Affordable

What I dislike:
  • May not be suitable for really sensitive skin

Overall: Although the packaging says you can use this 3-4 times a week, I wouldn't. Initially, when I first bought this I used it every second day and found that it makes me skin feel really tight and it was starting to get a little flaky. I reduced it to once or twice a week and it was much better, no more flaky or tight skin. This is a pretty good exfoliator for it's price and I would buy again.


Have you tried St. Ives Apricot Scrub? What did you think?

Thanks for reading!!!
♥ kerker 
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11 comments:

  1. Those scrubs cause microtears on the skin. No thanks.

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  2. I love the smell! But not a fan of the creamy texture. I use Demalogica dermal clay cleanser in the evenings, and ASAP exfoliating scrub in the morns and find they feel a lot cleaner? Haha!

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  3. I reallly like using their original version and those scrubs have made a nice difference in my skin. :D I wonder if there really is a difference between this purple label and the orange label though...The texture looks the same haha!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I wonder if this is the same as the Invigorating version of the Apricot scrub :D but anyway, I like to try it to >w<

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  5. I heard this scrub has cleared up peoples acne!
    I'm like you, I have to feel the beads so I think it's working :P

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  6. I used to use the one for Acne... and then I heard about the microtears. I didn't really notice anything but I figured better safe than sorry. So I stopped using that one and switched over to one by Philosophy. It does cost a pretty penny but it's supposed to be gentler for your skin.

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  7. St Ives apricot scrub has been around for a long time and I used it when it was still in a screw tub and then the squeeze tube which doesn't look like what you have. I always feel that it is very yummy smelling and yes, I tend to think that if I can't feel the scrubbing bits, it means it's not working.

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  9. I've used the original version but the fragrance breaks me out I guess my skin is too sensitive.

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  10. i've used the previous version and i loved it. then again, i'm really attracted to anything with a distinct fruity smell. i love the tingly feeling after good cleanse/ exfoliation. i also find its way too rough to use 4 times a week!


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  11. I shall try this when I finish my scrub!(:

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