Absolutely LOVE this!! The smell is great, I use it in the shower morning and night! It really helps with the texture of my skin as I often get little bumps on my nose and forehead. My skin is so much softer and smoother, and it literally GLOWS!
The cons are that it doesn't really help with blackheads so I use pore strips and toner for that. Also, whatever you do NEVER get this product in your eye. It hurts like hell! I got a nasty eye infection, because one of the abrasive beads scratched my eye and the scratch got infected. NOT NICE!! Also, it is rather pricey at my local grocery store, almost $10 per bottle, but its well worth it!
I would highly recommend this scrub to anyone! :)
i don't get it-i hear from practically everyone that this is awful for your skin and will make it worse. but i've been using it for years, and on my skin it works really well-keeps me fresh and glowing and safe from breakouts since the dead skin cells can't build up.
it does dry my skin out a little but i just use a good moisturizer. and i like that i can use it all over my body, too.
maybe i'm just exfoliating more gently than other people?
Other people have said it, and I will too: the granules in this scrub are too big and will cause microtears and damage over time. When it comes to exfoliating, a scrub with tiny granules, used gently, will be much better. I do not recommend this one. I would suggest Queen Helene's Oatmeal and Honey scrub, or plain white sugar, which I hear is a good scrub, although I have not tried it myself.
Love it. Been buying it for years and years. Only now I discovered the Blemish control one (and actually had the cajones to buy it because of the reviews) and now I have a new love. :)
Yes, it's cheap and scrubby and all natural....but the texture is so bizarre. I've purchased this several times hoping I would start to like it (it's so cheap, you know), but it just doesn't work for me. It didn't cleanse my skin very effectively; it left my face feeling dirty, but scratched all over; the consistency felt uncomfortable on my face (it gave me the creepy-crawlies)...and to top it all off, I had major breakouts while using this product. The grains are just too greasy and too close together for me. With my Burt's Bees cleanser/scrub, my face looks soft, smooth, and glowing. With the St. Ives scrub, my face looked irritated, broken out, and every little bump or blackhead stood out like a sore thumb. So disappointing for a St. Ives product :( I gave this product 3 lippies because it would be awesome as a body scrub or manicure/pedicure scrub.
I'm a medical esthetician and whether this product is cheap, smells good or is making your skin feel soft is irrelevant. What it is definitely doing is causing tiny tears and scratches all over your face and stripping your protective barrier allowing bacteria in and moisture out. This causes pimples and sensitivity. I have seen the effects of weekly apricot scrub use under a mag lamp and it's not pretty. There is no skin type that needs an abrasive scrub and there are so many exfoliant products that use polyethylene or jojoba beads that won't damage your skin while still providing a scrubbing feel at a cheap price. Aveeno for one. Enzymatic exfoliants are my personal preference but there are much better and frankly safer alternatives to this product in all it's "formulas" no matter what you prefer to slough dead skin off with. You can use this product on your body if you want although again it really is just too abrasive to impart anything other than irritation. Tube packaging and price are great, product inside is overall terrible for your skin.
This product is alright. As people have said before, the beads in it are too big, so it doesn't exactly feel like it's exfoliating in my opinion. However, once I'm done, I do notice my face is brighter and smoother, so you can tell it does something for your face. For me personally, I wouldn't buy this product again because I want a product to actually feel like its rubbing away all the dead skin, and this just doesn't make me satisfied enough.
This scrub is too harsh for the facial skin in my opinion. The grains are too big and it felt I was scrubbing my face with sandpaper. It works really well as a body scrub but I don't think its for sensitive skin. If the grains were fine, I would give this product a better rating.
I really liked this product! It didn't clear up my bad skin but did exfoliate and I did have very soft skin after use. I really liked the smell and I will be buying it again!