As I mentioned in my daily skin care routine post - I am a big fan of St Ives. I have recently finished this and before I had even finished this I had repurchased it! I really do love this as my daily facial exfoliant.
Above: St Ives Apricot Scrub
I had never really heard of St Ives as a brand till I was 16. I didn't really have an exfoliation method either. When I was looking in to it I found rave reviews about St Ives as a brand and I have to say I really do agree with them.
Above: The product itself
As far as exfoliants go the St Ives exfoliant is on the abrasive side, you can definitely feel the product on your face. I really do feel like it works away any dead skin and it always leaves soft and smooth skin behind. The smell does, in my opinion, pretty much resemble apricots. Since the formula is medicated towards blemish fighting it can have an underlying smell of the typical acne products you can buy - but that could just be my subconscious smelling that since I always feel like if something is designed for acne it must have that weird smell that follows!
Does the blemish fighting element work? The answer is yes it does help. For me I use this more as a deterrent to acne rather than a cure but on the occasion I have gotten a spot it has helped to clear it up pretty quickly.
The price for this product is pretty good and it lasts a really long time! As I mentioned I have recently finished my most recent one of these and it lasted over a year of daily exfoliation. For the price of £4.29, go check it out on boots here, you can't argue with it!
- Really does exfoliate the skin giving a noticable difference
- Price is good at £4.29 for 150ml of product
- Scent is nice
- Slight 'acne medication' type smell
So what facial scrub do you use? Have you tried St Ives before? Let me know in the comments!