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St. Ives Apricot Naturally Clear Blemish Control Review

Hey, Glamour Dolls

It's my first post of the new year! I hope that 2012 is off to a great start for you all :-)  Thanks for the wonderful support in 2011. I hope to bring some new and exciting things on my blog for this year, so; please, please stick with me.

I think I've realized that I am now a product junkie and I've added a new exfoliant to my skin care regimen. I bought the St. Ives scrub and I've been using it since the summer. I've heard so many great things about the St. Ives skin care line, so; I didn't hesitate to buy the scrub-especially since it's a blemish control scrub. Here are my thoughts.





PRODUCT CLAIMS

" Salicylic Acid Acne Medication with 100% Natural Exfoliants

•Oil-Free

•Exfoliates to Prevent Blemishes and Cleans Pores

•Fights blemishes without over-drying

•Dermatologist Tested

•100% Natural Extracts

America's #1 Scrub gently cleans pores and helps stop breakouts before they occur.

Not tested on animals.

Formulated without parabens and phthalates"


PROS

-The price is really affordable, it was under $5 at Target.
-The scrub contains acne medication to treat and prevent breakouts.
-100% natural exfoliants.
-100% natural extracts, such as: apricot (skin antioxidant), corn kernel meal (promotes skin cell turnover) and walnut (exfoliant ingredient).
-Polishes skin and deep cleans pores.


CONS

-The beads in the scrub are a bit stubborn, so make sure you rinse extremely well because they can be hard to remove.





MY THOUGHTS

It's an affordable scrub that does the job. I use it once a week to slough off old skin cells and clean my pores. After using it, my face is smooth and soft. I have noticed that it is a bit drying, but; everything is drying on my skin now, especially since it's winter time.

St. Ives makes another apricot scrub, but; I chose this one because I have adult acne. The salicylic acid (acne fighting ingredient) treats my existing breakouts. I have noticed that when I stopped using this, I would experience more breakouts. When I use this weekly, I get few breakouts... a few breakouts for me is like one breakout every two to three weeks. Normally, I get breakouts at least once a week.

You really don't need a lot of the scrub, I use one squirt and a half. The consistency is thick and it's enough to cover your entire face, just be sure to rinse, rinse, rinse because those beads can be stubborn. Overall, I'm really satisfied with the scrub.

Comments

Sharon said…
Happy new year hun,wish u a happy&blessed 2012. Definitely stickin with u,love ur blog,always look forward to ur posts. U r among my fave bloggers

Btw great review I think my skin is exactly like yours. My skin been playing up lately. Maybe should get the burts&bees skincare u reviewed? Do u use or know great serum for sensitive skin?
Ms. Viva Glam said…
Thanks, a million Sharon! I'm glad my blog is one of your fave's... that makes me glad. You know I will continue to support your blog as well :-)

I don't use a serum right now, I was given a few from The Body Shop and from Sephora but I haven't used them yet, I don't know if they
re supposed to be used with moisturizer or in place of moisturizer.
Jennifer said…
Happy New Year lady! I've thought about buying this scrub but the Oil Cleansing Method has really been working well for me. Glad you've found an face scrub that works for you too!
Ms. Viva Glam said…
Thanks, girl! I hope 2012 is bringing you nothing but good things.

I haven't thought of using cleansing oil as an exfoliant, but it's good to know that it works.
Trina J Makeup said…
Happy New Year!! This is such an awesome product and budget friendly too...LOVE IT Thanks for sharing :)
Ms. Viva Glam said…
Thanks, Trina! I love the budget friendly product, especially when they perform well.

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