Saint Ives Fresh Skin Invigorating Apricot Exfoliating Scrub  » Cosmetics  »
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  • I found it to be unnecessary because most of them do very little to remove these stubborn blackheads on my nose
  • Being the crafty person that I always am, I thought about using the scrub instead for my body
  • After getting the taste of heaven with a Clarins buffing wash, this definitely feels comparably substandard
  • A big factor to consider is the hot summer weather
  • By principle, I cannot recommend this as a body scrub since it’s not intended to work for such purpose


    • by jhunie

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      Saint Ives Fresh Skin Invigorating Apricot Exfoliating Scrub It’s been a long time since I put down this apricot scrub, only for the product to be detained inside the bathroom shelf for months. The reason I discontinued this exfoliating facial wash was that the bead-y particles felt too abrasive for my intolerable skin. It actually did a lot of polishing on my forehead but I’m always concerned with it causing my face to appear red after washing. Nevertheless, I stopped exfoliating my face through abrasive methods; I found it to be unnecessary because most of them do very little to remove these stubborn blackheads on my nose. I’m happy with using a kojic-based cleanser and a foaming Elizabeth Arden facial wash which I use irregularly at the moment.

      Being the crafty person that I always am, I thought about using the scrub instead for my body. The idea came


      to mind after reading a featured beauty article pertaining to alternative organic ways of caring for the skin. It proposed the use of oatmeals as well as other fruity home-made recipes for the body. Recently, my troubled skin has been clearing up, yet again there were some white heads coming about probably as a consequence of all the stressful sleep-deprived days I had to endure. I’m talking of my back and the occasional acne flare-ups that reside there. So instead of throwing this away, I use this St. Ives apricot exfoliating wash to scrub my back.

      After getting the taste of heaven with a Clarins buffing wash, this definitely feels comparably substandard. It’s nothing rich or nourishing perhaps, it’s really just a straight up scrub. The beads are decent in size, at least for my body. It’s abrasive of course but applied with moderate pressure over skin,


      • I learnt to control the unlikeable friction as the grains cause the rubbing sensation. The good take away is how it leaves a smooth buffed out skin. I’m almost convinced it lodged off all those impurities in my back, but a close inspection on the mirror tells otherwise.

        The positive outcome isn’t superficial at all over a certain period of scrubbing the supposedly face exfoliating cleanser. Aside from improving the texture of my skin, I thought my back didn’t sweat as much as before. It’s bizarre but a genuine observation. A big factor to consider is the hot summer weather. I sweat inevitably though my back right now tends to remain dry. It’s that fresh matted feeling after you get out of a shower. It’s normal for my body to end up feeling humid, I avoid getting drenched in oily skin as possible to prevent break outs.

        At present, scrubbing my back every 3 or 4 times a week keeps the back-zits at bay, coupled with plenty of rest.

        Exfoliating really do wonders for troubled oily skin types like me, even for my back. It’s oil-free plus laden with natural exfoliants as quoted on the packaging. I’m still bummed why it failed for my face, yet I’m just happy to have found a cheap solution to backne for the price of 5 dollars. So far, I have no blemishes on my back except for some darkened spots which are healing acne scars. By principle, I cannot recommend this as a body scrub since it’s not intended to work for such purpose. I can only share this tip as an alternative use for the product. At that end, I give it a score of 9/10.




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