St. Ives Exfoliating Body Wash – Apricot

St. Ives Exfoliating Body Wash – Apricot

Hello girlies,

So as I wrote in my earlier review that I had a visit to the beauty centre near Crawford market and I picked up three shower gels and I don’t know why! So this shower gel was one of those random picks. But never mind , shower gel is a daily necessity , I am going to use them some or the other day so that’s okay. I bought two shower gels so though I would pick an exfoliating scrub or something. I have had great experience with St. Ives scrub, so was expecting good results from this too. So let’s go on to how this shower gel worked for me.

St.Ives Exfolitating   Body Wash Apricot


Rs. 270 for 400 ml

Product description:

Formulated without parabens and phthalates. Reveal the radiance of fresh, vital skin with this gentle St. Ives exfoliating apricot body wash. Containing 100% natural jojoba beads and apricot extracts, this formula gently exfoliates away dull, dry skin as it cleans. Use daily with St. Ives lotion to enjoy skin that looks and feels smooth, healthy and full of life!!

St.Ives Exfolitating Body Wash Apricot (5)


Pour onto moistened pouf, sponge, washcloth or hands. Work into a rich creamy lather and rinse. Avoid contact with eyes. In case of contact with eyes, flush thoroughly with water.

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My experience with St. Ives Exfoliating Body Wash – Apricot:

I was half done my Adidas daily scrub shower gel and was really bored also using the same one, so thought I’ll remove this one and start with this. It comes in a super big bottle that is a 400ml one, they did not have a smaller size so I picked up this biggie. The bottle is a sturdy plastic one and it is transparent, so you can see how much amount is left. It has a cute picture of apricots over the bottle. The shower gel comes in a cute peachy pink gel and is not very thick not very runny, the consistency is almost similar to the shampoos. The gel is almost similar to all the shower gels, I did not find any difference in that. The smell is pretty good. It is a blend of apricots and pink grapefruit, it does not contain grapefruit though but smelled like that. It has very minute granules for exfoliation and are not very much visible. When you concentrate very much, only then the tiny granules would be noticeable.

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It lathered up properly and also it smelled really good but I couldn’t feel the granules whether they were actually cleaning my skin or not. As I shower gel it did a perfect part but as an exfoliation one I don’t think it did because the granules did not do anything as such. So after rinsing my body when I came out, there was no smell at all. I was like are you serious? What kind of a shower gel is this? The quantity is very good for the price but no smell after rinsing was a big disappointment. Although I can use it as just a shower gel, but I already had picked up two shower gels and expecting this to be an exfoliation one I picked this. Now I have stocked up three shower gels and three currently in my washroom. Overall not a very good one, not a bad one as well, it would be somewhere in between.

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Pros of St. Ives Exfoliating Body Wash – Apricot:

-Cleans my skin well.
-Did not make my skin dry.
-Lathered up pretty well.
-Very good quantity and would last for full 3 months.
-Amazing price for such a big bottle.

St.Ives Exfolitating Body Wash Apricot swatch


Cons of St. Ives Exfoliating Body Wash – Apricot:

-Availability might be an issue for some.
-Granules did not work that nicely.
-No fragrance after rinsing at all.

Would I repurchase or recommend St. Ives Exfoliating Body Wash – Apricot?

No, I would not repurchase it again because I have no idea how am I going to use this one as well and I like the CK scrub better as it cleaned my skin superbly. I will not recommend it too because there are far better shower gels than this one in the market.

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27 thoughts on “St. Ives Exfoliating Body Wash – Apricot

  1. i also get bored saloni *hifive* i use each one daily depending on my mood 😛
    heard so much about about st ives scrub,but never tried *headbang*
    this looks yumm,but wil skip as smell dont last *hunterwali*

    1. Yaaaa man i have sooo many and get bored of the smell , so i keep it and start using the other one *hihi* *hihi* *hifive* It does look yumm but was okay , not that happening *cry* but do try the apricot scrub from St. Ives… and see that u pick it up froma reputed store because it has sooo many dupes around *headbang* *headbang*

    1. Me toh thought the same Neha di *cry* *cry* St.Ives+ exfoliating scrub+ pinkie cute packaging… but it was okay… nothing so extraordinary about this one.. *waaa* and no smell at all *hunterwali*

  2. I am actually looking for an exfoliating shower gel..and wen i read the title of this post..thought I got wat i need….but after going thru the post..i will give this a miss.. *shy* nyc review btw…

    1. Even i thought the same when i saw this bottle *woot* but sadly it didn’t turn the way i expected it to be.. *cry* but try the CK scrub… it has been reviewed here.. i guess before a few days only…. *happy dance* its works great for face and body as well *pompom* *pompom*

    1. *thankyou* *thankyou* soo much Maria *woot* me too loved the colour *hifive* but the product was pretty boring *headbang*

  3. sad it didn’t turn out to be that good. I was hoping that it would be pretty nice when i saw the title. most st ives products do live up the expectation isnt it? 🙂

    1. Yaaaa Rati di the product was not that satisfying *nababana* *nababana* didn’t turn the way i was hoping *cry* i have used many St. Ives products and all worked really well *hifive* but sadly this one did not *waaa*

    1. Me tooo bought actually because of the smell *cry* i sniffed it there and it smelled awesome but then no smell was a big turn-off *pan* *pan* *pan*

  4. i too get bored of shower i have a huge collection of different shower gels n creams in my bath..each to match my mood *pompom*

    1. Hahahahahaha same here Rinni… *hifive* *hifive* girls have enough but they are never satisfied *hihi* *hihi* this quality must be there in each girl’s blood lol rofl rofl

  5. I’m tired of st Ives I’ve tried their shampoos,bodycreams,scrubs and I found nothing appealing in them so quit buying them…me too Saloni..I get taken up by the color of the bottle hehe..anyway nice try huh!sweet review ya *puchhi*

    1. Awwwww *thankyou* sooo much Melissa… *puchhi* *puchhi* all the other St. Ives products gave me good results except for this one… *pompom* *pompom* yaa man the colour attracts soo much and the products turns to be a dud *waaa*

    1. Me too loved the bottle *drool* *drool* but didn’t like the stuff inside the bottle that much lol rofl rofl

  6. Awwww no smell *pan* why do they make body washes who smell doesn’t last long that’s soooo bad I was soo happy to read the title of ur post I thought at Ives body wash might be good as I was v happy with their face scrub but *spank* this is a no no fr me

    1. Same here Abeer *hifive* even i thought the same that the scrub is one of the best products toh even this would be somewhat the same… *hihi* i know yaa if fragrance is not there only then why would someone pick up such a shower gel *headbang*

  7. Surprised that the fragrance didn’t last for you. It left a faint fragrance on my skin for a couple of hours. Agree with the exfoliation part though!

    1. Seriously when i sniffed it and till the time it was on my loofah, the smell was amazing and i thought it would last.. *haan ji* *haan ji* but when i wiped the body with the towel there was no smell at all *headbang* *headbang*

    1. It did a pretty good job as a shower gel *pompom* but did not exfoliate the skin that properly *nonono*

  8. I’ve been eyeing this product for quite some time now, good thing I read your post Saloni. 🙂 I want a body scrub with more beads or scrub bits. Awww, will skip this.

    1. Exactly Val *hifive* these granules are not that harsh *nababana* skip this for sure rather buy some other brand’s scrub *happy dance* *happy dance*

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