This is one of those things I purchase, not because I really need it, but because I think it's great in its own little way. I don't really have trouble with acne, actually I only get acne these days when my skin reacts to a product or I'm stressed.
I don't use this scrub all the time, my skin is dry and if I use this to much my face will dry out even more, but it's great as a mild exfoliate. Also, the smell is amazing! I wish they made a body wash with the scent. I loved the smell so much I made my boyfriend smell if when he came home.
My skin does feel amazingly soft after using this, but since my skin is more prone to drying out around my nose and on my check area, I moisturize afterwards.
I've been obsessed with anything green my whole life lol
i came across this st ives green tea scrub at a local drugstore in sydney after read quite a good review abput this product. i currently using the neutrogena green tea scrub and loving it to the max. In a mission of trying out something new i decided to give this scrub a go. unfortunately, this is just not my thing. the beads was just to smooth, it does not scrub well. not too sure but neutrogena one contains 2% salicylic acid but it doesn't dry out my skin. Different story with st ives one, my skin look as if i have not drink for almost a month. anyway i wont repurchase!
I really cannot contain my excitement for this product- because it truly is amazing, and has really given my skin some amazing benefits in the short time I have been using it. When I saw this on display, I was so excited to purchase it- we kinda get products here in Canada a bit late, I had heard about this scrub a couple months ago but never spotted it at Wal-Mart, Superstore, Shoppers or any other stores. I picked this up for $3 which is a very decent price for such a great product. I never had luck with the St. Ives Apricot Scrub, it was way to abrasive, and left me with a horrible rash everytime I used it- honestly, it only worked as a foot scrub. Upon first use, the smell of this was so yummy! it reminds me of some sort of Candy (think Wonka Nerds or Sweet Tarts) ... I really cannot detect any kind of Green Tea scent. Anywho, this felt so amazing when I rubbed it into my skin, it felt like it was lifting away dead skin cells, and when I rinsed it left me skin feeling so fresh, and looking revived. I haven't had a favorite scrub since the MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator, and I can gladly say this has replaced it well :)
My skin is Combination, I only get breakouts around my monthly- sometimes a couple whiteheads, but usually 2 or 3 cystic blemishes, which hurt like living hell. I used this for two days, and the 2 cystic bleishes I had where pretty much gone on the third day! usually those suckers last about a week before they heal. I also have some mild acne scarring from when I had a bad breakout in my teens- and I have been using this once a day, everyday (prior to this I use the Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser) and my scars have drastically faded, and best of all- the REDNESS which accompanied them is gone to! I will continue to use this everyday, it such an amazing little gem. This will be the first time I will go out and get a backup of a skincare product :)
I am on my 3rd or 4th bottle of this. I love it, it's so much more gentle than the apricot scrub and the green tea scent is amazing. I love the consistency of this product, and the fact that it makes my face feel so incredibly clean, soft and smooth. My boyfriend also likes it so we run out of it pretty quickly, the only drawback about this product is that it's hard to get it all out of the tube, and it doesn't last very long with two people using it. I don't know how well it actually clears up acne, as although I have acne, I only use this every few days...
I was so excited when I bought this face wash and I'm sad to report that I do not like it. As others have said, it is hard to completely rinse off and if you don't completely get it off, it leaves white granules everywhere...which is super annoying. I've also broke out more since using this, and before that I never, ever had acne (knock on wood), except for maybe three pop ups my entire life. I don't think its the salicylic acid because I've used other washes with that and have not had any problems. I think my acne flare ups are a result of this because when I use my other wash the acne clears up, then I use this and its back. I have noticed a reduction in redness which is great. I'd like to try the green tea cleanser to see if its any better; maybe my skin just doesn't like scrubs. As for the abrasiveness compared to the Apricot Scrub, I've never used it so I wouldn't know.
I'm pretty neutral in regards to this product. Though it did reduce the redness, it did not reduce my acne much after a month - which was very disappointing. An annoying factor of this product for me is the leftover fine granules that dry up near my hairlines if I don't properly remove the product from my face (which is most of the time, lol) but other than that I did like the fact that it was less abrasive than the Apricot Scrub but still worked almost as effectively,
Since it didn't work for my oily blemished skin I gave it to my sister (dry, sensitive skin) and she LOVES it. Heh.
I am using this every other day and I think it's great. The scrub bits are much gentler than the regular St Ives scrub but they are not so gentle as to feel pointless.
I break out from Clinique 7-day scrub but this stuff is just really helping my congestion around my chin area, and I am very happy to have bought it.
Good value tube as well, nice and big, not like some of the DS scrubs!
Yup. Move over, apricot scrub. Green tea's taking over. This scrub is SO much better than the apricot one. Here's a list of reasons why:
1. Granules are VERY fine, and thus more gentle, easier to rinse off your face, and easier to clean off cloths.
2. This scrub cleans just as well, or maybe better than the apricot one.
3. It combats acne much more effectively.
4. It fights redness, which is awesome for those with scars from acne past. An entire side of my face is nearly scarless now since I've been using this scrub (3 weeks or so). The other cheek is getting there, too.
The only thing I like more about the apricot scrub is the price. You get alot less for alot more money with the green tea- a little bit more than half the size of the apricot scrub for about $3-4 more. Dumb.
Oh, and I like the apricot scrub's scent more. The green tea one smells like Nerd Ropes. Remember Nerd Ropes? The fragrance seems a little... unnecessary to me, but it's not gross or unbearable or anything. I'm willing to have a face that smells like candy if the scrub works. And it does. Try it. It's gentle, effective, and worth every penny.
PS: The scrub does leave some little white granules around my hairline, but they're easy to rinse off. No worries.
This product is acceptable, but it's so small! It smells good, and cleans my face, but I want a more vigorous scrub like the other ones St. Ives has. They're more ideal for my skin, and strip the dirt off. However, this product helps redness.
The smell is so pleasent ! I thought it would smell bad cos its green tea but this smells so wonderful! After i scrub my face with this, it leaves my skin soft and very refreshed. The small particles in this scrub is very gentle to my skin. The only down side is that the particles are so small that even after i wash my face many time with warm and cold water, the scrub left white particles on my face and most of them gets in my hair line even if i tie my hair back. But over all, a great product.