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St. Ives Fresh Skin Invigorating Apricot Scrub

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St. Ives Fresh Skin Invigorating Apricot Scrub
 
4.4

(based on 408 reviews)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Exfoliates (4)
  • Softens skin (4)
  • Fights breakouts (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Even out skin tone (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Forgive me Father for I have sinned, I fell in love with a St.

Well I must say I have fallen in love with, ***ST. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Srub***, it is Invigorating. This is new to me, I have used a mask...Read complete review

Well I must say I have fallen in love with, ***ST. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Srub***, it is Invigorating. This is new to me, I have used a mask (some prefer that on me...lol). ***ST. Ives*** really left my face feeling soft, smooth a refreshing feeling. I noticed the difference the first time I used this product.

Having had no experience with a facial scrub, wasn't sure what to expect. Now I know, very smooth, soft skin. I was surprised by the difference I felt the first time. I believe I have found a new item, to put on my list of things to try and help this face.

I've been using*** ST. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub*** about 2-3 days a week, since receiving this sample from the kind folks at Viewpoints. Thank you for sending this "Fantabulous" product! I really do love it. A new addition to my old routine. Times change, and darn if age doesn't change.

**My Viewpoint:** I love the way ***ST. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub,*** makes my skin feel. My face is nice and smooth. Soft, clean, refreshed, almost like it is glowing. I love and will continue using this in my new nightly routine.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

There Are Less Irritating Ways to Exfoliate My Skin

Dermatologists and beauty experts agree that skin exfoliation of dead skin cells is an important step to revealing softer, smoother skin.  I tried **St. Ives Apricot Scrub** because I read...Read complete review

Dermatologists and beauty experts agree that skin exfoliation of dead skin cells is an important step to revealing softer, smoother skin.  I tried **St. Ives Apricot Scrub** because I read many positive reviews about it.  While it does have a few good qualities, it's not the product for me. **What I Liked about St. Ives Apricot Scrub:**

- Oil-free formula

- Pleasant fragrance

- Not tested on animals



**What I Didn't Like about St. Ives Apricot Scrub:**

- Apricot exfoliants were abrasive

- It was too easy to scratch my skin during use

- Irritated a couple of blemishes that had been healing

- Drying to the skin



The product claims to be hypo-allergenic and suitable for all skin types, but that certainly wasn't the case with my skin. 

If you are a fan of facial scrubs, you will probably like this formula because it does smell good and the particles are coarse enough to do the job.  However, if your skin is easily irritated, you may find that using an AHA product (like [Alpha Hydrox AHA Souffle][1] ), or a BHA product (like [Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control][2] ) exfoliates dead skin cells without the irritation of a manual scrub. I've given up facial scrubs altogether, yet I get the same smooth skin with AHA and BHA products. Therefore, I can't recommend **St. Ives Apricot Scrub** unless you know your skin can handle the abrasion.



[1]: http://www.viewpoints.com/Alpha-Hydrox-AHA-Souffle-review-bdeb1

[2]: http://www.viewpoints.com/Neutrogena-Oil-Free-Acne-Stress-Control-3-in-1-Hydtrating-Acne-Treatment-review-23161

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4.0

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from Brookwood Alabama

About Me Dry Skin

Pros

  • Exfoliates
  • Softens Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Moisturize
    • Treat Oily Skin

    Comments about St. Ives Fresh Skin Invigorating Apricot Scrub:

    I always use this it's the best I've found so far!

     
    4.0

    I Keep Coming Back To This Product

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    from Worcester, Ma.

    About Me Dry Skin

    Pros

    • Exfoliates
    • Fights Breakouts
    • Immediate Results
    • Improves Overall Texture
    • Softens Skin

    Cons

    • Could smell better

    Best Uses

    • Energize Skin
    • Even Out Skin Tone
    • Exfoliate skin

    Comments about St. Ives Fresh Skin Invigorating Apricot Scrub:

    I bought St. Ives Apricot Scrub for the first time years ago. I liked it, but I figured "If this works, the expensive brands must work better." I was wrong. I've tried the Boscia at $25, the Body Shop at $17 and Pro Activ, which came in a kit. I went right back to St. Ives Apricot Scrub. In most of them, the grains were so fine, it didn't accomplish anything. The grains in the St. Ives Apricot Scrub are gentle, yet just course enough that I feel like it's doing it's job. The only downside is that I have to use soap, then the scrub because it doesn't cleanse and the smell, which, although it isn't a bad smell, could be more fragrant. Bottom line: This is one product that has earned a permanant place on my shelf.

     
    5.0

    Always my favorite

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    from Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    • Exfoliates
    • Fights Breakouts
    • Immediate Results
    • Improves Overall Texture
    • Smells Great
    • Softens Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Even Out Skin Tone
      • Treat Acne
      • Treat Oily Skin

      Comments about St. Ives Fresh Skin Invigorating Apricot Scrub:

      I always rotate through product to maximize effectiveness, but I always come back to this scrub. It is the best product for what it does and it never fails to scrub off dead skin, soften my skin and help to reduce visibility of pores. there are other more expensive scrubs out there that are also effective, but this one will always be my go to for a fresh, simple, cost-effective scrub!

       
      5.0

      very natural scrub

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      from new york city

      Pros

      • Exfoliates
      • Fights Breakouts
      • Smells Great
      • Softens Skin
      • Soothes Irritated Skin

      Cons

      • Dries Skin Out
      • Hard To Wash Off

      Best Uses

      • Energize Skin
      • Even Out Skin Tone
      • Moisturize

      Comments about St. Ives Fresh Skin Invigorating Apricot Scrub:

      very cool

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      5.0

      Great for deep cleaning

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      from USA

      Comments about St. Ives Fresh Skin Invigorating Apricot Scrub:

      I have mostly normal skin but i like to exfoliate here and there. A lot of washes out there have little beads in them that don't do a whole lot. This stuff is super abrasive and it definitely gets the dead skin off. I have a lot of trouble with my calves getting dry and it's really visable. I decided to try this stuff on my legs and it worked wonders! My legs are smooth and shiny after using this and my skin absorbs lotion much better now. It's pretty cheap so it's worth giving a try. The scent is not very good but it's hard to find a cleanser that actually gets the dead skin off.

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      5.0

      St. Ives Fresh Skin Invigorating Apricot Scrub

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      from Booneville, AR

      Comments about St. Ives Fresh Skin Invigorating Apricot Scrub:

      I've been using this for years. I used this as a teenager to help with clarifying my skin to prevent breakouts and it worked like a charm. I very rarely had a breakout. As I've gotten older I have continued using it as it works great as preventive care it help my skin stay smooth and youthful looking. I apply a moisturizer afterwards and it just seems to help the moisturizer blend so much better with my skin. And it has a pleasant smell and the price is actually pretty cheap. I remember when I first started using it and the price as stayed pretty reasonable. It's rare that a good product stays reasonable priced. I am proud to say I'm a long time customer.

      Effectiveness
      This product is very effective. Its good to keep skin young and healthy looking.

      Ease of Application
      Very easy to apply and washes off easily.

      Scent
      Scents pretty good its not overpowering which I like

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      3.0

      I tried using St. Ives Scrub as a facial cleanser.

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      from Muskegon, MI

      Comments about St. Ives Fresh Skin Invigorating Apricot Scrub:

      I purchased some St. Ives Fresh Skin Invigorating Apricot Scrub a couple of times to help improve the texture and eliminate blackheads from my face. The beads in this product feels good and your face feels refreshed after use, but I found that this St. Ives Apricot Scrub was over drying my skin and my face begin to peel from usage. To eliminate the excessive dryness this product was causing I started using it every two or three days until I emptied the container. I think that St. Ives Apricot Scrub has too much Salicytic Acid as an ingredient which didn't agree with my face. To prevent my skin from becoming overly dry and burnt I discontinued use of this product. This product may work for some but it didn't not work for me and my oily skin.

      Effectiveness
      It dried my face to point of peeling and becoming burnt.

      Ease of Application
      To apply all you have to do is wet your face and apply a ample amount onto your damp face and massage it in circular motion. Applying is simple.

      Scent
      I liked the Apricot smell.

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      3.0

      A little too harsh

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      from USA

      Comments about St. Ives Fresh Skin Invigorating Apricot Scrub:

      I have mixed feelings about this product. On one hand, I think it does what it advertises -- which is exfoliates your face. On the other hand, this product is too harsh for facial skin. There are a lot of other products that are good exfoliators that aren't as harsh on your facial skin but still cleans just as well. **BEWARE** using this product on your face can cause micro cuts and wounds.

      However, this product is useful for a variety of other things. I actually use it as a foot scrub in the winter to help with dryness and calluses. I actually have another foot scrub that has about the same consistency and texture as this product...made for the foot. Yikes. It's also a pretty good body scrub if you want to exfoliate and work any uneven skin there.

      FINAL RECOMMENDATION: I would tentatively recommend this product as an exfoliator, but strongly recommend against using as a face wash.

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      5.0

      LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Did I mention LOVE?

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      from Toms River, NJ

      Comments about St. Ives Fresh Skin Invigorating Apricot Scrub:

      Have used for many years and it is fantastic! Even got my kids started on it.

      Effectiveness
      My skin feels smooth and soft as a baby's you know what after use.

      Ease of Application
      Wet skin and apply...what could be easier?

      Scent
      Apricot doesn't do a lot for me smell-wise but the product works so well I can overlook it.

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      3.0

      Not so great to me

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      from Ellerslie GA

      Comments about St. Ives Fresh Skin Invigorating Apricot Scrub:

      I must say that I have purchased and used this St Ives Fresh Skin Invigorating Apricot Scrub and I was not really impressed by it. I know I will not use it again. First of all after the first time I used it my face broke out which it hardly every does. I tried using it every day for a few weeks but it kept giving me pimples and breaking me out. I did like one thing about this product and it was the grainy stuff they have in it for the scrub which I found did a really good job scrubbing my face and removing the dead skin and leaving very healthy skin. The price of this product is pretty reasonable but not worth it to me because I did not like it. Again, it did a good job scrubbing but once I rinsed within an hour my face would be oily and I did not like that. I did like the scent it was definitely an apricot scent. I suggest you try it and decide for yourself. One other thing about this product is it is kind of messy. And then the product dries in the cap and then it gets clogged.

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