St. Ives Apricot Scrub with Soothing Elder Flower Review

by Anveshi on October 19, 2011 · 22 comments

St. Ives Apricot Scrub with Soothing Elder Flower

St. Ives is well known for its range of apricot scrubs. So, when my mom got this for me, I was really happy to try one of their well known apricot scrubs with soothing elder flower. Also important to me was the fact that the company believed in eco-friendly products and packaging which is a necessary initiative taken by them.
st ives apricot scrub
About the Company:
I checked out the website of St. Ives to know about its various products and philosophy. Here is what they have to say about their products:
St. Ives believes that nature has the power to soothe, heal, awaken and energize. Above all, we respect the natural world as a vibrant source of energy and life and are just as commited to bringing you its power as we are to preserving its vitality.

The company believes in
1. Power from Nature
2. Eco friendly packaging
3. Environmentally sustainable vendors
4. No animal testing
5. Nothing artificial. Only natural products
6. Tries in recycling and reducing waste

About the Product
Quantity: 7.5 oz or 212 g
apricot scrub
What product promises to do: As your skin undergoes its own processes of natural renewal, dead cells and other impurities accumulate and hide your skin’s freshest layer. Swiss formula Apricot scrub quickly unclogs pores, removes blackheads and complexion dulling dead cells. Our natural fiber cleansing complex in a smooth elder flower lotion base is gentle enough to use every day.

Directions for use:
1. Moisten face and throat
2. Apply with wet fingertips and massage gently
3. Rinse well and pat dry
4. Exceptionally clean, healthy skin is visible immediately.
5. Try it in the shower too.

Ingredients: For the list of ingredients, see the image below
ingredients
My take on the product:
Usefulness of Apricot for the skin: APRICOTS are known to contain one of the highest levels of carotenoids (think vitamin A) and super-effective antioxidants. All of this natural power might seem, well, too powerful, but they are actually quite gentle and nourishing and they help make fresher, more nourished skin beautifully possible.

Usefulness of Walnut for the skin: WALNUT is known for its hard shell, but when it’s ground, it becomes an amazingly effective, all-natural exfoliant ingredient in our scrubs. Not only are walnuts plentiful on the planet, they also help newer, healthier skin comes to the surface.
Usefulness of Elder flower for the skin: Elder flower is a bitter, pungent, cooling herb. The flowers and fruits are used to lower fever, reduce inflammation, soothe irritation and have a diuretic and anti-mucus effect, while the leaves are insecticidal. The flowers have diuretic, laxative, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties, while the fruits again have antioxidant properties. (http://www.ageless.co.za/herb-elder-flower.htm#Properties)
With the presence of these fruits and herbs in the scrub, the prospect of it working on the skin is a lot. And it does work. Here are the pros and cons of the Apricot Scrub from St. Ives

Pros of St. Ives Apricot Scrub with Soothing Elder Flower

• It contains Apricot, elderflower and walnut whose benefits are well known
• It is a company that promotes environmental sustainability
• The scrub works well on the skin. It cleans superbly without making the skin excessively dry.
• The granules are visible which works on the skin
• Regular use lessens blackheads

Cons of St. Ives Apricot Scrub with Soothing Elder Flower

• The smell is not that enticing. Perhaps they refrained from adding artificial fragrance.
• It does not work that well on the pores
• Though it cleans really well and removes dead cells properly, it does not miraculously give us instant glowing skin as claimed
• Availability can be a constraint for people living in India

My Rating of the Product: 3.75/5

Will I buy it again: If I do get it, I would buy it. I would also like to try the other scrubs in this apricot range from St. Ives that are available.

St. Ives Apricot Scrub Blemish Fighting
St Ives Apricot Whitening Scrub
St. Ives Blemish and Blackhead Control Apricot Scrub
St Ives Collagen Elastin Advanced Body Moisturiser
St. Ives Invigorating Apricot Scrub

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Monika Agarwal October 19, 2011 at 5:31 pm

This was my first ever scrub…….u rekindled the memories….:)

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Anveshi October 19, 2011 at 6:43 pm

U remember it? I dont even remember the first scrub I used!! :waaa:

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Bee October 19, 2011 at 5:52 pm

I used this one for so many years when I was in pune :)) it really is grt . Good one Anveshi :)

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Anveshi October 19, 2011 at 6:44 pm

Thanks Bee….the scrub is good!

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jyo October 19, 2011 at 5:56 pm

this is my first ever scrub too. i used to luv it so much. ‘ll try to get my hands on this again. :thanks:

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Anveshi October 19, 2011 at 6:46 pm

This scrub seems to be the first for many…hehe…even I want to buy another one…Mine one is almost over

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neha October 19, 2011 at 6:07 pm

oh my this was like a luxury when i was in school
i love their whitening scrub :happydance:

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Vaishnavi October 19, 2011 at 6:22 pm

my atte swears by this….i liked it when i used it once :)

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Poo October 19, 2011 at 6:34 pm

I really wanna try St.Ives oroduct. Could anyone tell wheer i could get these proucts nearby delhi.. :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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sukanya October 19, 2011 at 6:45 pm

this was my first scrub tooo….. i loved it so much :methinks: …but dont find it here in kolkata now :(

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Anveshi October 20, 2011 at 12:19 am

Really? how sad…I wanted to try the whitening scrub. Are you sure you dont get it anywhere in kolkata?

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sukanya October 20, 2011 at 12:38 am

no am not sure :| ,me too was planning for the same anveshi… i think new market would be a good idea to scroll :haanji: :haanji: ….havent seen them in south city though :struggle:

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Keirti October 19, 2011 at 7:23 pm

me use apna home made… besan turmeric pack with buttermilk for scrubbing… it does a decent job compared to scrubs available in bazaar.. even blackheads reduce… ladies give it a try 4 at least 1 week.. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Ruchira October 19, 2011 at 9:30 pm

I used this 2 years ago. i found a mini pack though. But i didn’t work that well on my skin :waaa: . i don’t know why :scream: . but it’s good to know that at least some are happy :balle: :balle: :clap: :D

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Nidhi October 20, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Have used this and loved it in my college days …but its lil oily/greasy for me – It works well for normal to dry skin .

You may be having oily skin. I have oily skin i use clean and clear daily scrub its good .Try it :)

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Parita October 20, 2011 at 10:50 am

i have used St Ives whitening scrub and honestly it didnt work for me at all..m happy with my Hip Hop scrubs..they clean my skin superbly and make it baby soft :))

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Anveshi October 20, 2011 at 12:17 pm

This really worked for me…But I wanted to try the whitening scrub….Now I am confused should I get it or give it a miss!! :(

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Pragnyadeepta October 20, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Hm…I don’t care much for it coz I’m still lemming after the whitening one that’s s’poed to give you glowy skin. :teeth
:thanks: for the review,Anveshi.

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