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I was in search of a good exfoliator for the face, so what better than good old St. Ives face scrub. Let us see how it came out for me.
Cost: I got it for Rs. 335 for 170g.
Over the centuries, the Swiss have developed and perfected their secrets for naturally beautiful skin. St. Ives captures these secrets in this extra mild formula designed for sensitive skin. Gently exfoliates for a deep clean, removing dull skin cells to instantly reveal noticeably smooth, radiant, skin.
Gentle enough to use everyday. Pure Swiss Glacial Water: Nature’s pure form of moisture. Swiss Botanicals: Skin nourishing. 100% Natural Exfoliants: Smoothing. Does not contain animal ingredients
Made in Canada.
My take on St. Ives Sensitive Skin Apricot Scrub:
We all know St. Ives scrubs are amazing. I have dry sensitive skin, this scrub is meant for sensitive skin. It treats irritation-prone sensitive skin gently but effectively. Extra mild formula exfoliates dull surface cells to reveal smooth, radiant skin. St. Ives formulas use effective, natural ingredients for younger and radiant skin.
This exfoliates my skin pretty well keeping it moisturised at the same time. The beads seem abrasive in the first look but they are really small and soft and exfoliate quite well. It has a smooth texture with a bit runny consistency. My skin feels really refreshed after using this.
But I have noticed after continuous usage, the beads might be really abrasive sometimes. I got red marks on my skin after 2-3 usage and found it a bit harsh. Though, It cleanses decently well but I think it can be a bit too harsh on sensitive skin too. It leaves skin feeling supple and super soft and removed my make up really well. The smell is absolutely divine. It says suitable for daily use but I wont really recommend that. I would say twice a week is enough. Also it lathers a bit when moistened it with water which is a good thing if we wish to use it for daily purpose. This product fared out really average for me.
Pros of St. Ives Sensitive Skin Apricot Scrub:
•Beautiful and addictive scent.
• Exfoliates well.
• Keeps skin moisturized.
•Brightens up the face giving it a radiant look.
• Makes skin supple soft.
• Dermatologist tested.
• Paraben- free.
• Made from 100% naturally derived exfoliants.
Cons of St. Ives Sensitive Skin Apricot Scrub:
•Might be harsh for some.
• Can cause red marks on the face with continuous usage
• Smell can be strong for some.
• Might not suit oily-skinned beauties.
IMBB rating – 3/5
I won’t suggest it as it is little abrasive and harsh. Instead, you can go for Forest Essentials’ gentle face scrubs which work wonders and don’t really harm the skin.
I had been looking for a simple scrub which does its job well but I doubt if this is good for my skin. So I won’t repurchase it.
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