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POLL: St. Ives Apricot Scrub...yay or nay? - Clumps of Mascara
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POLL: St. Ives Apricot Scrub…yay or nay?

If I could list my Top 10 Beauty Staples, this kid would definitely make the cut. I’ve been using St. Ives Apricot scrub since I was a teen Clumps. I mean, who HASN’T heard of this world famous scrub? While I only use it every now and then, I can alway guarantee,  that this baby will leave my skin smooth beyond smooth. And guess what? They’ve made the formula free of parabens and phthalates.

Yea mon! And yeah, I’ll sing praises over the almighty scrub that this is, but I have to admit…it isn’t all wonderful. When my skin is super  inflamed and my pimples are too tender to touch, the Apricot Scrub isn’t the best thing to use. In fact, those with super sensitive skin should probably stick with the Gentle formula of the scrub. While it is just as effective as the Naturally Clear, it isn’t as harsh. And who doesn’t love the faint but not overpowering apricot scent?

So what do you think, darlings?

 

ETA: How could I forget St. Ives’ Green Tea scrub? It is definitely a gentler version of the Apricot Scrub.

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  • http://lovedestinee.blogspot.com Destinee

    I have a love/hate relationship with this scrub. I love it but I have gotten it in my eyes one too many times and it KILLS my eyeballs lol

  • http://aliceinnappyland.blogspot.com/ Alice

    I don’t like it! The scrubby bits were too big and scratchy for my sensitive skin!

    Alice
    Alice in Nappyland

  • http://bajanbeautyblog.blogspot.com Kim

    St, Ives Scrub used to be my staple back in school.. I need to check it out

  • http://www.glitterglossgarbage.com Aprill

    It was too harsh on my face. I still have mine but I’m a hoarder and I wont trash it, but I never use it.

  • http://neonchipmunkmakeup.blogspot.com/ Mary

    Best scrub evar. n_n

  • http://adventuresinmakeupandjewelry.blogspot.com Minta

    I personally prefer the microdermabrasion that they discontinued. Luckily I managed to stock up when I found several on clearance or I might have had to cry a little. ;)

    • Brittany

      Ooooh, I don’t remember that.

      • http://adventuresinmakeupandjewelry.com Minta

        I believe it was a cheap dupe of Philosophy’s microdermabrasion. I don’t know what I’ll use after I run out. Hopefully by then there’ll be something new out that’ll be close enough to work for me. :)

  • http://www.thefrugalista.com Frugalista

    I think it’s a main stay. I’ve used it for longer than I care to admit. Good stuff!

  • http://beautyinfinitum.blogspot.com eight

    I like it a lot, but the apricot seeds can be harsh. I want to try their Green Tea Scrub because it’s supposed to be gentler (but as effective?)

    I love how inexpensive St. Ives is!

  • Lavendar

    I must admit, I only use this for my feet and it really does the job.

  • http://www.lifeishardlaughanyway.com Optimistic Mom

    Not sure about the blemish & blackhead control version….but my husband loves the St Ives Apricot scrub. He has used it for years!! I’ve tried it on occasion and like it to. BUT I am more interested in the green tea version you mentioned.

  • Joanna

    Love it! I have been using forever. I sometimes add a drop of honey to it :)

  • http://www.SherryBlossomBeauty.com Sherry Blossom

    I used it when I was young too and I scrubbed way to hard. MY face would look like plastic and then it would OVERproduce the oils I stripped it of. Now that I’m wiser (and older) I go for milder scrubs where the beads dissolve. this one doesnt and you find yourself with grains all over your skin. so “its okay” but unless you want waxy skin and LOTS of oil after your skin recovers from the “Scrub” id say past…clean and clear has an awesome scrub!

  • http://meticulouscontentment.wordpress.com Lorelei

    Interesting! I have pretty sensitive skin (and so does my boyfriend) and we both use it as our daily or every-other-day face wash. I’ve been warned numerous times that it’s too harsh to use on your face but it just keeps it so clear and is just the right price (compared to other facial products I use) that I can’t give it up. Love it.

  • Anita

    I completely agree, I find most scrubs don’t do enough for my dry flakey skin but sometimes this stuff can be a little tough. XD

  • Ambreen

    Oh cool, I didn’t know they made it paraben & phalate free! I’m so glad cuz I’ve been thinking about reducing my chemicals lately. I prob won’t switch my make up but I’m changing over my lotions, soaps & face wash once I finish what I already have.

  • Simone

    I say Yay! I use this a few times a week! As for the harshness… I just scrub gently. Proble
    Solved, lol.