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My skin has never been my best point, especially during my teenage years. It got slightly better in my early 20's until I was pregnant when it all went to pot again! I was breaking out in spots and blackheads and it seemed like every day another spot would appear. Desperate to not let my looks go completely, I read a few different reviews about good scrubs and this one came up trumps with most people. I bought it from my local Boots store for a reasonable £2.99. This was surprising as I expected to have to shell out at least a fiver for a decent scrub that would do the job. I have seen it on sale recently in a poundstore so will be heading there to stock up once this bottle has run out. The packaging it comes in looks pleasant. It has subtle colouring and doesn't look as cheap as it is. Its cap is on the bottom and is a simple 'flip up' design. I like it when liquidy products have their caps on the bottom as if it is nearly empty the liquid inside drips down to the bottom so by the time you come to use it you don't have to squeeze and shake it about to get it to come out. The instructions are very simple. You squeeze a small amount out and rub into your face, you really can't go wrong! I use a small blob about half the size of the end of my fingertip and this is sufficient. It is a very grainy texture but this doesn't cause discomfort when in use. I usually use it twice a week (I always use it while washing my hair after putting my conditioner in) as I prefer to use it in the shower when it is easy to wash it off my face under the stream of water compared to rubbing it off with a flannel in the sink. I love the way my skin feels after using this scrub. When I get out the shower my skin looks smoother and brighter. I find it important to use my moisturiser as normal as I can get a bit of dry skin otherwise. My face is soft to the touch and generally looks healthier. My spots seem to dry out slightly and they appear less red and angry. It is not a miracle cure as my spots remain, they just look less unsightly! I'll continue to use this scrub and will definitely repurchase once I've run out. For the price I paid it is certainly worth it and I wouldn't consider using a more expensive scrub, why bother wasting money when this works!
I have struggled with blackheads around my nose, on my chin and cheeks for years and I am quite some age now; 36! I thought that by the time I was 30, my skin would turn into a peach, but alas, the only thing peachy about it, is the kernels in this scrub! If you are expecting some full on, micro-dermabrasion-esq, spanking new skin to emerge after a few goes, well, it ain't gonna happen. However, as someone that gets disappointed, EVERY time I look in the mirror, I can say, that I am starting to see an improvement. Bear in mind that I have had this product for about 3 weeks and have used it at least 3 times each week, thus far! I have read many a complaint about this being too 'scratchy' and if you are using it as you would sand paper on some filler, then yes, it will hurt a tad. However, if rubbed over the skin in a nice gentle fashion with plenty of water (which you should be doing anyways), then this product will glide over the skin and should leave it feeling smooth and squeaky clean and not as if you have just blasted it with fire. If you understand that your skin will not miraculously change into that of a Chanel models, but you want to feel just that little bit more confident in that your skin will be smoother (use plenty of moisturiser afterwards!) and your blackheads will appear smaller, then give this product a try.
I have nightmare skin. I'm 32, but a combination of PCOS and oily skin means I'm very prone to spots and blackheads. I've tried many different lotions and potions over the years, but this is the scrub that I keep coming back to because it does seem to suit my skin. St Ives were founded over 25 years ago and their skin care products are inspired by nature. St Ives products have a presence globally in over 100 countries and this scrub is, according to the packaging, the Number one scrub in the UK (and the American website has a similar boast on their website). The scrub itself is a pale grey colour with flecks through it. There is also a slight apricot smell from this scrub. To use this scrub I just wet my face, squeeze a pea sized amount from the tube and rub onto my face, paying particular attention to my problem areas, which are my nose and my chin. What I like about this scrub is that it is exfoliates without being too harsh on my skin. It leaves my skin feeling very soft and smooth and it looks much brighter. I use this scrub every other day as it is recommended for use up to 4 times a week. It is slightly more expensive than some scrubs, but I don't mind paying for something that works. The ingredients are as follows; Aqua (water), Juglans Regia, Shell powder, Glyceryl Sterate, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Lauryl, Sulfate, Zea Mays (corn) kernal meal, Cetearyl alcohol, Triethanolamine, Cetyl alcohol, Linoleamide Dea, Salicylic acid, Lanolin Oil, PEG-100 Sterate, Apricot kernal oil, Matricaria flower extract, sunflower extract, Primula Veris extract, Sambusus Nigra flower extract, Sorbitol, Carbomer, Ceteareth-20, Methylparaben, Polysorbate 60, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Eugenol, Linalool, Parfum, CI 77891 (titanium dioxide) This scrub costs around £4 from most chemists. My current one was £3.79 from Poundstretchers, but I usually stock up when it's on offer in Superdrug or Boots.
I really enjoy trying new beauty and skin care products, I was recently sent a sample of this to try. I was sent a 30ml tube. It is the St Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub. -- Packaging -- The packaging has been re-designed since the above photo. The background colour is white and has 'New Look' written in white on a hot pink triangle in the top right hand corner, apricot images and UK No 1's Scrub Brand in a circle with union jack colouring. It lists what the product does 'gently exfoliates dull surface cells to instantly reveal smooth, radiant skin'. It also says that it is suitable for all skin types. On the back of the tube it lists more information such as directions for use and the ingredients. --- Ingredients (As taken from the Boots website) --- AQUA (WATER), JUGLANS REGIA (WALNUT) SHELL POWDER, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE , ZEA MAYS (CORN) KERNEL MEAL, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, CETYL ALCOHOL, LINOLEAMIDE DEA, LANOLIN OIL, PEG-100 STEARATE, PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) EXTRACT, PRIMULA VERIS EXTRACT, SAMBUCUS NIGRA FLOWER EXTRACT, SORBITOL, CETEARETH-20, CARBOMER, METHYLPARABEN, POLYSORBATE 60, TRIETHANOLAMINE ETHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, PHENOXYETHANOL,METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE, METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE, CITRONELLOL, BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE). -- The Scrub & How to Use -- The scrub squeezes out of the tube easily, it is cream in colour and smells like apricots. The granules are quite small in the cream but effective. It has quite a thick consistency but a little of the product goes a long way. The scrub is easy to use and apply. The directions are simple: Moisten face with water. Dispense product onto fingertips and massage over face. Avoid direct contact with eyes. In case of contact with eyes, flush thoroughly with water. For best results use 3 to 4 times a week. -- Price and Availability -- This is available from a wide range of shops, at the moment is is priced at £4.29 from Boots for a 150ml tube. -- My thoughts -- I like the way this feels when it is being rubbed into my skin. When it is rinsed off my face feels really clean and soft. It doesn't make my skin feel sensitive at all and I would buy this again. Thanks for reading.
I tend to prefer scrubs that I can feel working. I'm not too keen on microbeads sporadically placed in vast amounts of cream (can this still be classed as a 'scrub'??) as I can't feel the beads on my skin. I like to feel the grittier scrubs that lift off my dead skin and get in, deep in, my pores to release the dirt from within. St Ives Apricot Scrub does just this. The packaging has changed somewhat from that listed, but it's still in a handy squeezable tube and is in a matte plastic that doesn't slide around in wet hands when you're in the shower. I have combination skin and this works well for all skin types. The smell is refreshing and not too feminine, so all you men out there can have a go too if you want! Even after one use I feel my skin is brighter and, well, invigorated! Great for first thing in the morning, but also satisfying when removing make up after a long day too! I'd highly recommend if you like scrubs that you can feel working. Although it says all skin types I'd stay clear if you have extrememly sensitive skin.
Whilst shopping in Superdrug I noticed that a variety of St Ives products were on offer so I decided to pick up a tub of tub of St Ives Apricot Body Scrub priced around the £2.50 mark (current price £5.09). St Ives Apricot Body Scrub i is presented in a 300ml sturdy white plastic tub with a screw on lid. The brand and product name are clearly displayed on the front along with a picture of some juicy looking apricots. The packaging has been recently updated and given a "new look", it looks pretty fresh and simplistic but in all honesty I am not really sure what it looked like before anyways. General information is given on the back including ingredients list and directions for use. Once opened the product should be used within twelve months. St Ives claim that this invigorating scrub will "instantly reveal ultra smooth, soft, radient skin". The product has been formulated with 100% natural exfoliants (walnut shells) and does not contain any parabens or pythalates. It is also suitable for all skin types. The scrub itself is grey in colour, the walnut exfoliants are plentiful and can clearly been seen throughout. It has a really thick consistency, it has a fruity clean fragrance too it which isnt overly powerful. I tend to use a body scrub / exfoliator once or twice a week and I feel these products are essential for keeping my skin fresh, clean and healthy. Exfoliating the skin before waxing or using tanning products is essential and will achieve far better results. This product should not be used on the face area, its far too intense, St Ives produce a specific facial scrub which is also available in apricot. To use I tend to scoop a generous amount of the scrub from the tub and massage it into my skin in a circular motion, I find that the exfoliants are quite rough so I dont need to apply too much pressure. After a good scrub I simply rinse the product away which is really easy. As promised my skin is left soft, smooth and feeling super clean. After each use the bath tub is always covered in a sand like residue so I have to rinse the bath thoroughly after use. St Ives advises avoiding getting water in the tub, but I find this pretty much impossible, I always try to remove as much excess water from the tub as possible but I find this a rather difficult and annoying task. Although I do have some minor niggles with this product I still feel the full five stars are appropriate. I really love this product, it leaves my skin looking, feeling and smelling fabulous and I will continue to buy it, even at full price.
I have used St ives Apricot scrub my entire life and although I sometimes try other ones this is always the one that I come back to and is still the best one bang for buck that I have ever used. I use both the invigorating and the gentle one depending on the time of year. In winter I usually use the invigorating one as my skin is usually more dry and flaky and in need of a good weekly scrub. I also use it in the spring time at least every other day to get my skin well prepared for summer when I usually use lighter creams and make-up. The invigorating St Ives costs £3.99 and I think it is a really good price as I have tried scrubs which cost me £20 before and this one is just as good as those more expensive ones. In fact it feels a lot nicer to use than most of the other scrubs I have used regardless of what they have cost. The scrub looks like a really thick sand which has got wet but actually feels quite creamy on my skin. It is very thick and just a tiny bit oily feeling though not greasy at all. It contains kernals in it to exfoliate the skin and granules are dispersed throughout the mixture and there are loads of them. I use this by wetting my face then gently massaging the mixture all over my face. This can feel really abrasive if I am not careful so I make sure and do it gently so as to not damage my skin. When I have massaged for a minute or so I then rinse it off. The difference this makes to my skin is immediately apparent as soon as I have dried my face. My complexion looks like it is glowing and my skin feels so soft and silky and I have no tightness though my skin feels like it has been really well cleansed as well as exfoliated. My skin isn't that sensitive but I can go pink with some products and especially exfoliators but this never irritates my skin or leaves it red. It works great as sloughing off the little flaky patches of skin on my cheeks and especially in the corners of my nose which I don't see until I put make-up on and my foundation sticks to them. With this it leaves my skin smoother so my foundation goes on much nicer and with no bits sticking to dry patches. Although I have flirted with other scrubs this is still my favourite and I doubt that I will ever find one quite as good for such a good price.
I like to look after my skin and exfoliate on a regular basis. St Ives apricot scrub is one of my favourite exfoliators, it leaves my skin feeling soft as well as clean. There are a few different scrubs available from the range and today I am reviewing the 'blemish fighting' scrub. The packaging The product comes in a white 150ml tube with a clear plastic lid at the bottom. It has a new look compared to the product picture displayed above. The brand logo 'St Ives' is clearly displayed on the front in blue letters. Underneath the logo it says that it is a blemish fighting apricot scrub. At the top of the tube there is a picture of some apricots and it says that it is the UK's no.1 scrub brand. On the back of the tube it gives you a bit of information about the product, the directions, ingredients, shelf life (12 months) and some contact information for the brand. The product. The product itself is a creamy white colour with small brown bits in it. It has a thick gritty consistency which is how it exfoliates the skin. The small particles it has gives the skin a real deep cleanse. It has a nice fresh slightly fruity smell to it. You need to moisten your face with water before application and to apply simply flip open the plastic lid and gently squeeze out the desired amount onto the fingertips and massage over the face and then rinse off. The benefits. - Paraben and phthalates free - Oil free - Blemish fighting - Lifts away surface oils and dirt - Leaves skin soft and clean Price and availability. The product is available from beauty stores, some supermarkets and on line and usually retails between £3.99 and £4.29. I recently purchased it from Sainsbury's for £3.99 for the 150ml tube. My verdict. This is a great exfoliating scrub, it really leaves my skin soft and feeling really clean and fresh. The consistency is just right, it's not too abrasive or too mild. It does say to use the product 3 to 4 times a week for best results but I find once or twice a week is enough for me. I would definitely recommend this product, a super big 5 stars.
I normally have quite managable skin luckily for me but following the recent very cold, very dry weather I've found patches of the skin on my face getting quite flaky and dry. The two particular problem areas where my upper cheeks and my forehead. The problem wasn't so bad that my skin was actually cracking or hurting, but it was enough that it was annoying, and as I never manage to upkeep a proper skin regime, I bought a tube of this product which I have used and enjoyed before to fix this. The scrub is kept in a flip lid bottle which you squeeze to get out the contents. The smell is really gorgeous and smells very light and fresh. The apricot smell is strong but not overwhelming, sweet and yet not overly so or washed out. The bottle is made of a soft plastic material which makes squeezing the scrub out much easier which I was glad of as I often have difficulty with bottles due to small hands and bad wrists together. The colour of the liquid is a pale white/blue colour which looks fresh and almost like a plain yoghurt. The scrub is thick and the beads inside are very well condensed. This is good as it means you get a lot of exfoliating scrub for your money and the size of the bottle, and dont need to waste loads trying to get enough to apply. The hole the contents pours from is a decent enough size so that it doesn't get clogged up or alternatively leak out, and usually I'll squeeze only a blob and just wipe it off from here. Application is very easy as the scrub lathers up well and its easy to get across the surface you want to. The granules are quite rough at times, but this assures you that the exfoliating is really in process. When I wash off the scrub I do find there are sometimes random granules about and never fail to get it in my eyes which is an annoyance, but its simply a case of rinsing a little more and drying up. The abrasiveness of the product means that my flaky skin is removed entirely and only really comes back if another bout of bad weather comes my way. I have been quite loyal to this product which is rare for me, at various points over the year, usually when the weather is very harsh. It has always been high quality and reliable and the price is very reasonable too. A 150ml bottle costs between £3-4 which is probably average for the scrubs I've purchased. You can get yourself a bottle pretty much anywhere, from the supermarket to the pharmacy which I like as I can grab myself one whenever I require it. Overall I would recommend this product as its one I trust and use frequently when needed. It really does get the job done and leaves my skin feeling less heavy, cleaner and very smooth. The price is what you would expect and within the proper range for something very high quality. You really do notice a difference almost immediately and the effect does last a good amount of time even if I don't use additional products on my skin. It is very creamy and the perfect consistency for application, very easy to use and there aren't really any instructions other than to apply to a dampened face.
I paid £1.99 for a 150ml tube of this body scrub in Superdrug and given how amazingly cheap it was the results have been extremely impressive and would not hesitate in both recommending this product and also going out and buying it again, in fact I wish I had stocked up on more that one tube at the time just in case the price goes up in the future. I tend to use an exfoliater about twice a week and at least once a week depending on how my skin feels and looks. The packaging is nice and simple as you can see from the picture above and the product has a flip top lid which also acts as the base when not in use, having the lid as the base also means that when you want to use it the contents are there ready to come out with out having to do lots of squeezing when you get near to the end of the contents in the tube. It is sold as being suitable for all skin types and certainly I found it to be very good on my skin, there is just about the right balance of abrasiveness and creamy feel to this scrub. It has a lovely fruity smell to it and you can get a nice scent of the citrus in the apricots, I use it on my face as well as my arms and legs and it feels nice as I massage it into my skin. It washes away nice and easily as well. The abrasiveness is provided by walnut shell which is the first time I have come across this ingredient in a scrub. Certainly after use my skin feels nice and soft to the touch with a nice glow about it. I certainly feel as though it has removed any dead skin cells and my skin feels and looks good. Overall given the price this has proven to be a bargain and certainly stands up well when compared with more expensive alternatives.
I like to exfoliate my facial skin regularly, and for a while now I have been using this St. Ives Apricot Scrub. St. Ives is quite a well known skincare brand and is widely available in chemists, supermarkets and other shops that sell skincare products. St. Ives claims to be the UK's number 1 scrub brand. This product is a facial scrub and St. Ives say "this cleansing forumla gently exfoliates, removing dull, dead skin to reveal smooth, radiant, healthy looking skin". St. Ives Apricot Scrub comes in a white/peach tube with the product name and some information on the front, along with a picture of some apricots. The packaging has recently been updated. The tube has a flip top lid on the bottom meaning it kind of stands "upside down" which is helpful when you are nearing the end of the tube and need to squeeze some out. To use this face scrub you need to moisten your hands and face then gently massage into skin, avoiding the eyes. I find that I need about a 10p sized dollop to cover my whole face. The scrub itself is a creamy beige in colour and has visible granules throughout it. When I apply it to my face and gently rub it in, I can feel the little granules getting to work and scrubbing my skin. The scrub has a creamy/soapy consistency. I do find the scrub quite difficult to remove from my face, the creaminess means you need to rinse quite thoroughly to remove all traces of it. For this reason I tend to use it in the shower as the running water makes it easier to get off than when I am just washing my face over the sink. I have used this scrub to take my make up off before but as it can't really be used around the eyes I don't find it effective for this purpose. I usually use it around 2-3 mornings a week when I am in the shower. On times when I have used this scrub over the sink I have found that it leaves a bit of residue behind in the sink and is quite difficult to rinse away from there too, I usually have to give the sink a bit of a wipe afterwards. This scrub smells delicious. It has a fruity apricot/peach smell that is evident when you are using it. The smell doesn't really linger on your face after you have rinsed, however. This doesn't bother me as I am usually applying moisturiser and make up afterwards anyway, so wouldn't notice a smell that lingered. After using this facial scrub and drying my face, my skin does feel slightly tight and in need of a good moisturise. I don't think this is out of the ordinary for facial scrubs as they are getting rid of dead skin cells. My normal, quite light, moisturiser resolves this problem. After using the scrub and applying moisturiser my skin feels soft and smooth. Any flecks of dry skin that I had disappear after using the scrub. I definitely think my skin looks a lot fresher and brighter on the days when I have used the scrub. This apricot scrub is quite a gently scrub and could probably be used daily if desired. I tend to use it 3 times a week maximum because my skin can be quite sensitive and I don't like to exfoliate it too much. Having said that, this scrub does not irritate my skin in any way and therefore I would recommend it to anyone else with sensitive skin. This facial scrub costs anywhere between around £2 and £4.50 for a 150ml tube depending on where you buy it and what offers are available at the time. I think it is a decent product at a decent price. Thanks for reading/rating.
St Ives is a brand that has been around for as long as I can remember. My earliest memory of this product is of seeing my mum using it when I was very little to wash her face,. I then graduated to pinching it to use myself, before moving out of home, and sometimes feeling a bit nostalgic and buying it again. The product is an exfoliating face wash which I tend to use as a daily facial wash when I use it. I find that although the product is quite effective, it is not so harsh that it irritates my skin. At between £2 and £4 for a 150ml tube of wash, it is also good value for the price, and is widely available within supermarkets and in places like boots. Packaging has always looked very traditional with an image of the swiss alps as shown in the catalogue image, but by the looks of the boots website this has now been updated to a more contemporary design featuring similar colours with an image of a cut apricot. The flip top tube is easy to use. I find a bit as big as a grape is ample to wash my face thoroughly. The appearance of this product is a thick peachy coloured cream with plenty of granules. There is a scent to it which is partly soapy but partly fruity. It is quite strong when using the scrub, but doesn't linger too long after use. The thing that always strikes me about this is how creamy it seems. I think really it is a bit too rich for my skin, which is more dry than oily, so I find that while it is easy to use this to wash my skin, it can be a real pain to get it all off again especially in contours like around my nose and mouth. I usually just use my hands to wash things like this off, but this is a lot easier with a face cloth. Instructions are to moisten your face, and then massage this into your face and neck, but taking care not to get too close to the eyes. I follow this to the letter as I would not want to accidentally get this in my eye as I think you would scratch your cornea very easily with it. The kernels feel quite rough when you are applying pressure to them under your fingertips, so you can control which areas of your face get the harsher treatment. I tend to rub harder around my nose and chin than any other part of my face as this is where I get blackheads and blemishes. I find that I do tend to see a few tighter patches on my skin when I do rub this off, and my skin needs to have moisturiser applied afterwards. However, I have never seen any redness or obvious irritation from the scrub, and to be fair, I need to apply moisturiser after most brands of cleanser so it is not unusually drying to my skin. After washing my face, one thing that always annoys me is how the bits from within the wash always end up sitting around the side of the sink or bath so you need to make sure they rinse away properly after use. While I do not use this all the time, it is a product that does help my skin a little, but I have other products that I prefer for exfoliation, and others for blemish fighting. This one does seem a little old fashioned and not fully effective on blackheads or red spots. However, it is cheap, and something that still slips into my repertoire now and again when I'm feeling nostalgic. For the price, it is effective enough in my opinion, and for someone with less problematic skin than myself, they might find it entirely adequate to deal with their skin imperfections.
I first tried St Ives apricot face scrub when I was sent a little 30ml sample from a giveaway on facebook, before then I had been using whatever scrubs were in poundland! I now buy St.Ives because I have found it suits my skin perfectly. As I work in a nursing environment it is always quite warm and stuffy, my hair, nails and skin really suffer because of this, the skin on my face has become quite dry and needs regular exfoliation. St Ives apricot scrub really does the trick! A regular size tube costs £3.99 in Sainsburys but it sometimes on offer -at the time of writing it is jus £2.65 for 150ml. I think this is a good price considering my 30ml tube lasted me about 3 weeks because you really do not have to use much at a time. The scrub is a beige colour and has speckles throughout ( walnut shell ). It has a slightly sweet scent although I would not say I smells like apricot. The scrub is gentle, I have used scrubs which have been rough in the past and they have caused irritation to my skin but with this scrub I found no problem, it is gentle but very effective. You need just a pea size amount which will cover your whole face, just dampen your skin and apply over your face in circular motions for about a minute, then rinse it off. I have found my skin feels refreshed and clean after use, it certainly revives it after a series of 12 hour night shifts! I use this twice a week and love it, it is dermatologist tested and contains 100% natural extracts and no parabens which I think is why my skin reacts so well to it and I have no blotchy patches on my skin as I do when I use other scrubs. I definitely recommend this scrub especially for people with sensitive skin.
St Ives is the UK's number one scrub brand and I can definitely see why. I have been using St Ives facial scrub for a number of years now, almost daily and I love the way it takes the "day off my face," and leaves it really clean and sparkling. St Ives say that this scrub, "captures the secrets of naturally beautiful and healthy looking skin. The formula gently exfoliates and removes dull, dead skin to reveal smooth, radiant, healthy looking skin." The scrub comes in a little tube so its very easy to squeeze some out onto my hands to be able to use it. I firstly like to make sure that my hands and my face are wet because I find then the scrubs works better and does not pull or irritate the skin, the water and moisture I find, enables the scrub to get even creamier than it already is and smoothes onto my skin gently. The scrub is quite thick and creamy and when you squeeze out a dollop on your hands you can see lots and lots of grains, almost like sand grains in it but a bit smaller probably. This is mixed with a really creamy type lotion and I just love the way you can really feel the scrub grains working to exfoliate all the dead skin on my face. The scrub has a gorgeous apricot smell to it. I love fruity smells and I think this just adds to the nice natural feel of it. Apparently the scrub also contains more than 90% naturally derived ingredients, including Swiss glacial water and Swiss botanicals and the formula is dermatologist tested in Switzerland. I think this makes it quite a good quality product knowing that it is properly made and formulated. I love what this scrub does to my skin. Immediately after use my face looks really bright and fresh and feels extremely clean. I always use it last thing at night and then in the morning I have such a nice base for applying my make up. My face looks really healthy and after years of use my skin has really benefitted from using this scrub. I will continue to use this for a really long time as its such a great product for such a good price. A 150ml tube costs just £4.29 which will last me quite a few weeks.
I have dry sensitive skin that tends to flake during the winter months. I find that using an exfoliater about once a week really helps to improve my skin. I have recently discovered St Ives apricot scrub and have been really pleased with the results. St Ives apricot scrub comes in a toothpaste type tube with flip top lid. The information on the tube tells me that this product contains naturally derived ingredients including Swiss glacial water and Swiss botanicals. It is paraben free and rich in antioxidants. It is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. The manufactures claim that regular use will give me radiant, glowing skin. So does it work? The first thing to say about this product is that it has a lovely fruity, fresh scent. It is really easy to use; simply moisten your face before squeezing a little of the exfoliant into your hands and massaging into your face and neck. Then rinse well and moisturise. The product is quite thick and grainy with a pale apricot colour. The grainy bits are actually walnut shell and it is these that will help to remove dead skin cells. After use I find that my face feels really smooth. Some products leave my skin feeling tight and uncomfortable, but there is no hint of this. I tend to use this product on a weekly basis and it really does leave my skin looking brighter and has helped to prevent any flaking. I do find that I need to be gentle when massaging as the grains can be a bit harsh if you rub too hard. The apricot scent can be detected for some time after use and I like to use it before I go to bed so I can enjoy the scent! Overall I think this is a great product. It is widely available and is on offer in Superdrug at present with a 150 ml tube costing just £1.96.
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