I've been using this stuff for the past 2 years and it's been nothing but good to me. It keeps my skin clear and smooth.
It's a bit harsh though, so if you plan to use it everyday like I do, definitely MOISTURIZE afterwards...esp in cold weather.
UPDATE 2/28/08: After years of using this, my skin has finally said NO MORE! Every time I use it I break out horribly and no longer have smooth skin! My cousins who used to use it also found the same thing happen to them!!! Maybe St. Ives changed the formula?! I changed my review from 5 lippies and would buy again to 2 lippies and NO!
Well I read that the walnut granules in this are abrasive to the skin so I tried looking for scrubs that maybe had round granules that would be less abrasive. I looked into the Olay Thermal Skin Polisher which has great reviews but I didn't want to shell over the money, so I figured STICK with THIS and just rub GENTLY on the skin. LOL. I remember using this when I was 17 and I'm 21 now. It has 2% salicyclic acid which helps with my breakouts. I usually scrub with it and then leave it on for 2 minutes, go do something like make my bed and then come back, wash it off w/ warm water, pay my face dry and then IMMEDIATELY apply moisturizer. This is awesome stuff. About $2.69 from Walgreens.
This is the scrub I turn to when my skin gets flaky and needs a boost. One of the few on the market that does not make me break out. The granules are a little big, so you do have to be careful not to overscrub! I use a small amount, lightly rub over my face and rinse. Leaves my skin nice and soft, with no breakouts. ***Update 10-6-07*** They've changed the formula since I last posted, and I'm not sure it was a good change for my skin. Guess I'll have to wait and see (and possibly break out!).
i use this twice a week as it's to harsh for everyday use.
good,effective on blackheads.
This is an old favorite for about 15 yrs. The best scrub for me, I have oily acne prone skin and this leaves my skin soft and smooth.
A great exfoliator. I use it about 2 or 3 nights a week. Makes my skin very smooth & soft to the touch the next morning. If you want a good exfoliator, this is a great one to use (& it's cheap). I'm not sure the SA in it is necessary. I could probably use the regular st. ive's apricot scrub & be fine. I love this stuff. continued >>
i think it helps on clearing the blemishes on my skin. love the smell and the fact that it is so dirt cheap. until i still see the result, will continue to repurchase.
After reading all the great reviews on the St.ives Medicated APricot scrub, i've been dying to buy it. I have been using it for 3 days now, but it is one of the best scrubs i have ever used. I still have to wait a while to see what affect it has on my skintone and acne. I'll UPdate in a couple of months.
I love this stuff. I've never had real acne in my life, I have a few blackheads but that's all.. and I used this and my skin is so soft and radiant. I love the way it smells and makes my face feel. I love it.