I've heard from multiple friends that St. Ives apricot scrub was good, so when I was walking down an aisle of facial products at Walmart today, I stopped to look for some. St. Ives was sold out, but there was some Equate apricot scrub. It looked decent enough, so I bought some.
This... is... amazing. It exfoliates so well, leaving my skin feeling refreshed and smooth. Really, really smooth! Like... crazy smooth. I can't even describe how insanely smooth my cheeks are right now. I can't stop touching them. I sound really creepy right now, but that's just how amazing this stuff is. *rubs cheek* I love the smell, too! And the product is really cheap as well, so I'll definitely repurchase if this continues to work for me (which I have no reason to doubt :D)
Compared to St.Ives, this is smellier and has less "grains". If you want a really gentle scrub, then this is for you. I have to say, I did break out using this compared to St.Ives.
I bought this instead of my usual St. Ives apricot scrub. Everything is the same, and it's cheaper, too. Score, right? Wrong. The smell is different, which isn't a big deal. Except the smell is pretty nasty to me. I have to hold my breath while washing my face lol. I would suck it up if it was a bigger price difference, like the amount I save when I use the Equate sunless tanning lotion versus the Jergens, but .50 cents just isn't worth the yucky smell to me.
Exact dupe of St Ives Apricot Scrub but maybe like .50 cheaper. It works exactly the same. Since it isnt much cheaper than St Ives I just get St Ives but if this were the only option they had I would definately buy it again and again. Good product.
Shopping a WM with my little Sis and was about to get the St. Ives ... She said save some money and get a better version. I listened and it is better than the St. Ives in the sense that your get more apricot pit grittiness =) I think the Equate has a better smell too! Score.
PROS: Wonderful for pre-shave exfoliating. Very inexpensive! (Found at Walmart.)
CONS: A little bit too harsh for a face wash for my skin. Doesn't smell quite as good as the St. Ives version, but it's okay.
ALTERNATES: This is a great dupe for St. Ives Apricot Scrub.
This is the non-medicated formula. I opted for the store brand after reading the review on st. Ives original apricot scrub. the smell is wonderful and it left my skin glowing and fresh and moisturized without a residue. The formula is gritty and it scrubs good. I only used a dab on dry skin, rub it in, then rinse. The product says to wet the face first but if i did, i know it would get drippy and go into my eyes. It works better on dry skin and then with a rinse-off. At this price and for the product amt. i would definitely repurchase and keep using. It makes my skin so soft!! (i have combo skin and break out occasionally, im hoping this simple product will help me to keep my skin in balance.) 5 lippies!!
I like this soooo much better than the St. Ives counterpart. They are pretty much the same but there is one big difference. The equate scrub seems to be more gritty. It actually "scrubs" better because of that. I have tough skin when it comes to exfoliants, but sensitive to chemicals. I have no problems with this. I wouldn't recommend this to everyone. It could certainly be too harsh for some. I have ugly, acne-prone skin so I use a sand blaster if I could lol. I do use this everyday which is a no no for most people but, like I said, I have ugly skin. It has made such a dramatic difference! The main benefits are fewer clogged pores and my skin is much more radiant.