St Ives: Gentle Apricot Scrub Review

Sunday, 18 August 2013




Hi Lovelies! I've recently been trying extra hard to look after my skin and I've finally ditched the face wipes, and it's safe to say I'm not looking back. I have a love hate relationship with exfoliators as they can be too harsh for sensitive skin, however my dry skin needs exfoliation to keep it smooth so I can't win. Apart from my Soap and Glory exfoliator most others leave me with a red rash (attractive!) so when St Ives contacted me asking if I would like to try one of their exfoliators I was a little hesitant. After properly reading their e-mail I realized that they had a range for sensitive skin so I thought I would give it a go. 

St Ives gentle scrub is perfect for those of you with sensitive skin as it is formulated to gentry exfoliate dull surfaces and reveal smooth, radiant skin. This is just what I needed as I love that healthy glowy look, something that doesn't come to me naturally. It is made from apricots which contain powerful antioxidants to help cleanse your skin and apricot oil which is known for its hydration qualities. It also contains ground walnuts which make up the larger darker particles in the scrub and corn kernels which make up the more sand-like particles in the scrub. 

I haven't been having any problems with this exfoliator which is a miracle for me as I really do struggle to find a good exfoliator that doesn't damage my skin. The texture is a lot like sand but with larger particles as well so it's quite gentle on your skin. I also love the smell of this product, it smells kind of fruity but not too overpowering and it's a perfect 'wake me up' in the morning. 

I love the feel of freshly exfoliated skin so I have to admit I've been abusing this product and using it a couple of times a week instead of my usual once a week and it's helped to keep my skin smooth and clear without drying it out which is exactly what I was looking for in an exfoliator. The only thing I would say is that you do have to rinse this off quite well as some of the smaller particles do tend to get left behind but I don't see this as a major issue as I like to ensure I haven't left any product behind before I use my moisturizer anyway. 

If your looking for an exfoliator that won't react with sensitive skin but leaves you with a fresh feel and smooth skin then I would definitely recommend this, and at only £5.10* it won't break the bank. 


14 comments:

  1. I used to love my St Ives Apricot Scrub, im definitely more prone to use it again now i know they have a sensitive skin range :)

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    Frankie xXx

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    1. I tried one of the other types but it was too harsh for my skin so this gentle one is perfect for us sensetive girls! xx

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  2. Sounds great, fab blog post and really informative I will have to pick it up at boots the next time I go shopping.

    thanks xoxo

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    1. I'll definitely be repurchasing this one, nothing makes my skin soft like this does and it's so cheap too! xx

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  3. I have always loved St. Ives scrubs and am glad for the reminder of how great their products are. I haven't re-purchased in a while, but mean to when my current exfoliater is empty.

    Jenna ♥ ♥
    Northernbeauty85.blogspot.ca

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    1. I'm definitely going to be picking another one up, especially at this price! xx

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  4. I did a review on this scrub love using this :)

    Sophie
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    www.pocockins.co.uk

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  5. I really need to sort out my skin care routine. Mine is simply using facewipes and a few tea tree products. It's awful! I really like the sound of this though :) tempted to give it a go!

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    1. I used to be like that but recently I've been really sorting my skincare out and my skin has never been better! I'd definitely recommend setting up a good skincare routine, you'll never look back xx

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  6. I absolutely love this scrub but had forgotten about it for so long haha, Thanks for the review hun, it's made me pop it on my list next time i'm in boots!


    Latasha x | Today I Adore

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    1. Everyone seems to have forgotten about it! They have a few different types of scrub now so there is one for everyone :) xx

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  7. Love the St ives products, the scrubs are wonderful. x
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    1. This is the only one in their range that I can use as the others are too harsh, so I'm so glad they've bought this one out as nothing makes my skin as soft! xx

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