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Sunday, April 19, 2009

St. Ives Apricot Scrub

When we talk about facial scrubs, i'm pretty sure St. Ives Apricot Scrub will always be mentioned. Its affordable yet effective way of exfoliating. With its grainy & creamy texture, its a good way to slough off the dead skin cells on our face. I'm pretty sure most of us have tried this product & have had their own shares of experiences to tell.

Some people might find it too abrasive & might cause more harm rather than improving their skin. Just don't rub it too hard. Make sure that you scrub in a gentle circular motion. To make it thinner (so to lessen the exfoliating grains), just mix it with a little bit of water.

Before it was still in the big plastic pot (which i think is not hygienic), i would scoop out some & transfer it in a film container so that i don't contaminate all of it. Why? It's because if you scoop out some of it using your bare,wet hands water would seep to the product & if you do that every now & then you would be able to use it afterward because it would develop this weird smell.

During the time that i had no idea about that, i would generously scoop out some with my wet hands then put the lid back & leave it there....& after a week, it developed this weird smell that i had to eventually throw out the pot...To think i haven't even used half of it!...such a waste...
So,keep that in mind of you are going to buy the big pot.

For people who purchased it but are not able to use this on their face, you can still use this a body exfoliator. If it's too rough on your face, then i'm sure it will work for your body.

Same goes with any skin care products that you purchased but are afraid to use or just doesn't seem to compliment your face...Use it on your body!

Regular Exfoliation is a must to keep our skin looking healthy & glowing... This is a good product to use, just don't get too liberal & use it everyday. Its better to exfoliate at least 2x a week...or if you are more exposed to dirt & pollution, use it every other day. Just be gentle....

And what's another great thing about this product is that its not tested on animals...yipee!



Colette said...

I love this stuff! Thanks for the review. ♥

~tHiAmErE~ said...

no problem,sweetie!

Chrissy said...

I do love the St. Ives stuff but my dermatologist said that it gives you whiteheads! Gasp. And she told me this just after I bought a new huge tube. Grrrr.

Good idea, using it for the body. Might just do that. :)

~tHiAmErE~ said...

ohhh...that's too bad..

well,im pretty sure you'll still enjoy this as a body scrub nonetheless


Blair said...

I like to exfoliate regularly too haha

~tHiAmErE~ said...

exfoliation is the key to pimple-free face... XD

Ahleessa said...

Thanks for the review! :) said...

St. Ives was my first exfoliant, and I still like it. It's abrasive enough to slough dead cells but gentle enough not to hurt. Thanks for the review!

Ahleessa said...

I actually have pictures of that abalone porridge recipe. I just haven't posted it plus many others... lol~ :X

~tHiAmErE~ said...

@the shades of u
yep,you're right...
that's why i still use it every now & then

ill be looking forward to that post!


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