|Would buy this product again.||48%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I really wanted to try this cause I wanted to find a scrub that also moisturized my flaky face. I was SORELY disappointed. It left my skin with that tight feeling that I hate and the scrubbies weren't scrubby enough, they were more like little jelly ball things...to use a technical term. Anywho, I haven't found a face scrub yet...so anyone want to help? I'm open to anything! well...maybe not anything
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This product isn't going to ruin your life.
The product doesn't seem as exfoliating as the apricot scrub but it's really gentle. Maybe gentle enough to use everyday.
Cleanses quite well. Doesn't overdry my skin (but I use moisturizer because everyone should).
I don't find the smell bothersome, I kind of like it. And the texture doesn't seem bothersome to me either. It's thick but it's not like it's so thick that you can't rub in circles on your face.
I like this product, because the scrubs are gentle enough on my sensitive acne prone skin.
If you're looking for a product that exfoliates really well, this isn't the product you want.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I did not care for this product, which is more like a cleanser than a scrub. You'll get more exfoliation by using a washcloth. I did not care for the film it left on my face either.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I got this product at a Walgreen's, and it didn't do much for my skin. After using it for a little over 2 weeks, I gave up on it. My skin was still the same as before, no signs of any improvement... or any changes.. I haven't tried any other St. Ives products yet, but I hope the other ones do a better job than this one. I definitely wouldn't recommend buying this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
Got this for free from work - and I hate it. The grains are so large I can't imagine it exfoliating a pore the size of texas. It feels like I picked up some gravel from my drive way and started scrubbing - St Ives needs to stop making 'scrubs' with friggin' rocks in them. As a cleanser or whatever this stuff is supposed to be - my face feels really oily afterwards. Maybe someone with super dry skin would like this, but I feel dirty and as if there is residue still on my face from... something.
Not worth the money if you want something cleansing, or exfoliating.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
If you have sensitive skin this should work out well for you. I can not use the normal heavy duty scrubbers out there because my skin reacts badly to anything abrasive. But like the other person said this doesnt have many scrubbers so it is alot gentler. I have sensitive skin with dry patches on my cheeks that I wanted to exfoliate away and this stuff worked for it and did not freak my skin out. It leaves your face super duper smooth. I love it. I only use it once a week and it has helped my skin smooth lovely.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I was in the middle of looking for a good new exfoliating product since I can't use my old standby the aspirin mask anymore. My mom suggested this (she's a St. Ives fan) and so I gave it a shot.
Awful, awful, awful! I don't know if it was because I'm on Tazorac or something but this stuff STUNG. I tried exfoliating with it but I just had to wash it off after about ten seconds or so. The part where I DID attempt to exfoliate still had flakes and stuff (the grains in it just didn't seem to do much) but on top of that my skin was an angry raw red. It did rinse off okay though so I didn't really experience any of that filmish thing other people seem to have gotten.
My mom seems to like it as a cleanser though, but she's got pretty tough skin so there you go. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone looking to use a gentle exfoliator for sensitive skin though, esp. if you're on a retinoid of some sort.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
Works well to exfoliate my oily skin with some dry spots on my chin and jawline. It does leave your skin a little slick, though.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I had a sample and never used it, I also bought a tube. It smells fresh, like olives, and clean. It reminds me of a spa product. I tested some on the back of my hand in the store. There are no beads.. it looks more like a parafin scrub. Very abrasive if you rub too hard on your face. It can scratch...but it leaves skin moist. If you have dry skin, you will want to try it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I bought this even though I have oily skin because sometimes after using masks for my oily skin my face does not feel moisturized. I think this product does moisturize well but it does not really feel like what a scrub should feel like. I think this product would be best suited for people with sensitive skin that usually can't take the harsh scrubs. My face did feel really soft after using this product.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
ugh stupid stupid product
it feels all sticky and my skin feels GROSS after i wash it off and it burns my eyes like theres no tomorrow
also like other ppl said there arent too many "beads" in it and the ones that are in there are too big and soft to do anything bleh im better off using my homemade olive oil scrub
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I recently tried a sample of this product. It is a scrub that feels a bit thick and slimy with a few scrubby particles that I found large and rough, though maybe that's just because I'm no longer used to using a scrub. It left my skin smooth but a bit red. I would be concerned about greater irritation with longterm use, so I will not purchase this product.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Potassium Laureth Phosphate, Jojoba Esters, Paraffin, Olive Oil PEG 7 Esters, Olive Fruit Oil, Acrylates/Palmeth 25 Acrylate Copolymer, Cocamide MEA, Sodium Methyl 2-Sulfolaurate, Acrylates Copolymer, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium 2-Sulfolaurate, BHT, Fragrance, DMDM Hydantoin, Disodium EDTA, Linalool, Limonene, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Yellow 5, Propylene Glycol, Red 4, Red 33, Blue 1, Sorbitol, Olive Extract, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, Primula Veris Extract, Sunflower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Flower (Matricaria) Extract.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I received a sample of this scrub from my Cosmo magazine.
The first time I used it (I had a total of 2 uses from the sample) was in the shower after cleansing my face so I probably have not used it long enough in order to notice long term effects. I'm writing this review to describe the experience for those who are curious though.
It's a creamy, thick texture with a light green tint. This scrub is not fragrance free. The smell does not bother me, it is not overwhelming like Olay's Smooth Skin Exfoliating Scrub (where it smells more of a sharp, strong perfume), but kind of a light 'clean' smell.
The consistency is thick like I have mentioned above. You don't have to use much to cover your face and neck (at least, less of an amount with Olay's scrub).
What I liked about St. Ives' Olive scrub is that it did not dry out my skin, even after a shower. My skin felt soft and moisturized, just like it said it would do.
However, what it did NOT do was scrub/exfoliate. The grains are somewhat soft, very soft compared to St. Ives' Apricot scrub and Olay's Smooth Skin scrub, and felt like smooth pieces of sprinkle-sized (a teensy bit smaller) rubber balls. I'm not sure if the balls were trapped in the wrapper of my sample, but their distribution on my face was pretty sparse as other reviewers have said. You do not get a lot of beads to help you scrub.
This could be an advantage if you don't want anything harsh, but for me, it wouldn't exfoliate the dry skin from my healing acne process.
My second time using this was at the sink with a washcloth. However, this time when I applied it, I applied it to a dry face instead of wet. Unfortunately this did not help the scrub to be more effective, but after washing, my face again did not feel dry.
I'm going to give this scrub a chance just because my skin has never been comfortable after using it. It does not feel dry at all. When I use Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser and wash it off, my face feels very slightly tight.
So, my next plan is to somehow combine the scrub with something more grainy texture. I'm in love with the moisturizing. Perhaps I will try to mix in some sugar to create a more scrubbing effect. I will get back to you all on that once I see how that goes. *crosses fingers*
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I had high hopes for this based on packaging. I have sensitive dry skin. I HATE THIS SCRUB. Its not very scrubish, its sticky and hard to get off. I often find beads randomly on me when i get out of the shower and apply moisturizer. it didnt do much other than BURN the crap out of my eyes. no good.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
the idea is good, but the product is pretty worthless. there is not enough beads for it to have any scrubbing effect, and the cleanser itself is very creamy not allowing the FEW beads to "perform".
other than that, it doesnt contain any deep cleansing ingridients. suprisingly it didnt leave my face oily, my skin felt nice and smooth, except that the next morning i was a lot more oily than usual.
so in all, the only thing this "scrub" does is lightly moisturize.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I really wanted to like this product, given the nourishing qualities of olive oil and my need for a new scrub. So, instead of buying my usual apricot scrub, I chose this for $6.99 (+tax) at the drugstore.
However, I was disappointed that the scrub did not do it's job (in fact, it didn't do anything with a dollop the size of a restaurant mint). I tried it one more time, to no improvement though.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I bought this scrub after having been a faithful user of the Apricot Scrubs for years. My face is generally sensitive, though at the same time, prone to clogged pores. Difficult, I know.
I was looking for a scrub that would be gentler than the Apricot and perhaps let my skin heal a little bit, as my daily exfoliating with Apricot Scrub kept clogging at bay but irritated my skin a bit. The Olive Scrub is amazing...my skin feels clean and lightly exfoliated though not sandblasted, and I think my skin feels much smoother and softer. I would definitely buy if you need light exfoliation but have sensitive skin. I may use the Apricot one a week for a more deep exfoliation,
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I bought this on clearance and THEN read the mediocre reviews here. However... when I tried it, it seemed pretty good! The "beads" are sparse as someone else said below, but I did get good exfoliation. I did not find it very moisturizing, but just applied a separate moisturizer afterward. My skin is soft and smooth and I don't think I'll have any problems using this up. It's not an HG, but not too shabby for $3. HTH someone!
Edited to subtract 2 lippes and add... the grains are not only sparse, but they also seem smooth and round. It's just not very scrubby and the scent is WAY too strong. I do find it fairly moisturizing, but it's so creamy that it doesnt rinse well. On the occasions I use it *in the shower* it seems to work ok because I can run water over my face for a while to get it off. I don't use this at the sink because it seems to leave a persistent filmy residue.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
this is a very gentle and creamy scrub that would be suitable for drier and sensitive skin types. the scrub beads are very gentle and mildly exfoliates. my favorite scrub is Clarins Gentle Exfoliating Refiner which costs more but this is fine to use and is so cheap.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is an ok gentle scrub. More creamy than scrubby. Maybe it is just my experience, but I had trouble rinsing it off my face.