I’ve been using a little 30ml sample (quite a large sample really) of St. Ives Apricot Scrub for the past few months on and off. I received this sample through Facebook, but i found about the offer through studentbeans.com. I really recommend signing up if you’re a student as every couple of weeks ( i think) they send you an e-mail with the latest offers and most of the time there are some free samples to claim in there too. I got this through that e-mail, i then clicked on the link and it took me to the Facebook page for St.Ives, i filled out some details expecting a sachet sample or something and a couple of weeks later it arrived in the post and it was a lovely 30ml sample (which retails for 99p!) It also came with a £1 off coupon!
I have been using this scrub on and off, maybe once a week, when i feel like my skin needs a nice exfoliate, i use the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish which really really mildly exfoliates, but this is more my proper exfoliator! I got the apricot Scrub which is targeted towards all skin types, aiming to be invigorating and to create fresh skin. It claims to be oil free with 100% natural exfoliants which sounds good to me! I like the smell, it smells lovely and apricoty and fruity. It claims to ‘gently exfoliate dull surface cells to instantly reveal smooth, radiant skin’. I would say this claim is correct. Everytime after i use this my skin feels glowy, doesn’t feel tight, and feels oh so soft and when i go to put on my moisturiser it sinks in instantly! And when i apply my foundation or just concealer afterwards, it looks flawless!
|(L-R): A Pea sized amount of scrub, scrub rubbed in with no water, scrub with water.|
Directions on the back say to ‘Moisten face with water. Dispense product onto fingertips and massage over face. Rinse with water’, which is what i do with scrubs anyway aha. Although i do like to leave the scrub on my face for a few minutes, sort of like a face mask.
I initially worried about my sensitive skin, but so far i have had no problems, it has just made my skin look healthy, glowy and made it feel SOO soft!
I believe there are 4 types of different facial scrubs, an Invigorating scrub, a Renew and Firm scrub, a Blemish Fighting scrub and a Gentle scrub, these are all currently on offer for about half price in Superdrug at the moment but normally retail for up to £5 for 150ml of lovely product. This little tube has lasted me forever, so one massive 150ml would last a fair while too (depends how often you use it). I only like to use an exfoliator once a week, maybe twice if my skins playing up. Although on the back of the tube it suggests to use it 3-4 times a week which seems as though it would be a bit too harsh for the skin.
I give this product 5 Sophie Hearts!
I didn’t realise how large the St. Ives range is and I really want to try out the St. Ives Invigorating all over body scrub now! Have any of you tried any of the St. Ives scrubs?