This product works well for combination/oily/acne prone skin! I use to have huge red pimples on my cheeks and now most of them are gone and the ones still they're are much smaller and aren't as red. On the packaging it says that you can use this up to 4 times weekly, I'd recommend only 4 times weekly, because I used it every day which did help with acne, but it made my skin a bit dry and flaky on the nose, I use it less now, but it's still a great product.
This review is for apricot fresh skin cleanser. On the tube it says oil-free blemish fighting and 100% natural extracts. It has exfoliating beads and some salicylic acid. The beads are very gentle so if you like more course exfoliating this isn't for you. For me its perfect and its probably gentle enough to use every day but I use it about 1-2 times a week in the morning. I don't follow up with moisturizer as this is hydrating enough and I don't usually use moisturizer anyway. I feel that the less chemicals on your face the better. This makes my skin feel smooth and healthy, plus it prevents breakouts. I have tried many products including apricot scrub original and the blemish fighting one. There are very few products that I would repurchase and I am on my second tube of this!
I think it's a good scrub to get the makeup off. it dries out the skin a bit and can be abrasive at times, especially if you have open wounds on your face. it didn't do much with blackheads or acne for me, but it has a pleasant smell and is generally a good scrub. I feel very clean afterwards- just a little dry.
I have been using this stuff since i was younger. I have tried many other face scrubs and wash but this stuff is ALWAYS my go to. If im not using this stuff i break out.I will continue to repurchased because my skin cant go without it!
Even though I have acne prone skin, I found the grains in this too harsh. The smell was also a little strong. Compared to the gentle version, this has much more grains. I didn't find this helped blackheads either. I much prefer the gentle version which is more creamy whereas this left my face a little red. Not too bad as a body scrub and usually found on offer so not too expensive.
Omg, the best. Makes my skin suuper soft and smells great. It's cheap. Plus, St. Ives doesn't test on animals. For my face, I prefer scrubs to anything else (cleansers, creams, gels, etc)!
CVS Retails under $4
Walmart Sometime has two packaged together for $6
There are different kinds!!!
the main reason why I am giving it a 3 is because the first week of buying one, a bottle bursted on the side so I have to put it in a container.
Suggestions: Your skin re-new it self during night so it best to use it before you go to bed.
If you do it during the day time you can cause yourself to get sun damage due to raw skin
this one is very abbrassive I suggest using this one once every week, no more than that. You will only need a dime size to clean your face. Please do not use a brush it can cause scratches and tears to your skin which is what happened to me.
I use this every other day, its less abrassive than the invigorating scrub, and gentle to use. You can use this with a foam brush. The beads are however still too large and rough to be using it with a brush that uses bristles.
I love this product. Its cheap and it works!
I've been hearing some bad things about this scrub lately -- not the Blemish and Blackhead Control one, but the Apricot Scrub in general -- that its exfoliating beads are too harsh on the skin and that it does more harm than good in the long run. I choose to ignore these criticisms, because my skin just doesn't feel right without it. I suppose it could be too harsh if used every day, but I use it only twice a week and it makes my skin so soft and smooth, I can't help but stroke my face afterwards. My skin never feels more perfect than after I've used this scrub.
As for the blemish and blackhead-fighting aspect of it, I can't say that it's done much to clear up my acne, but then again it hasn't really irritated it either, so I can't fault it too much for that. I have a bunch of blackheads on my nose that this scrub hasn't helped with at all, but I've been told that they're actually "sebaceous filaments" and are virtually permanent, so once again, I can't fault this scrub for that.
I suspect these "sebaceous filaments" also apply to a lot of MakeupAlley members, so you may want to do your research before spending a load of money to get rid of any particularly stubborn blackheads.
Overall, the smell is light and pleasant, the tube is easy to use and it's relatively cheap (around $10 here in New Zealand depending on where you get it). I've been using it for over a year and have strayed to other scrubs to compare, but I would never permanently change from this one. It just makes my skin feel so damn good. Will always repurchase when it runs out.
I have used this product for years and I just love it. I try other exfoliants, but I keep coming back to St Ives. It clears my skin of debris and old skin cells and makes it lovely and soft. I have SUPER oily skin, so I use this two or three times a week. Certainly one of my staples and one that I will continue to repurchase.