I have dry,sensitive skin which is very reactive and gets red easily.I also have some very tiny blackheads and whiteheads on my forhead,nose and lateral sides of my face
Scrub is a must-have for me.if I don't use scrub at least once a week,thick layer of dead skin cells and skin flakes makes any foundation look like dissaster on my face.also an exfoliator helps my blackheads to go away without leaving scar;but finding a suitable scrub is very difficult for me.whatever I used,made my skin superdry,irritated,red and stingy.
My friend suggested me to use st.ives oatmeal scrub and I bought it without much hope but it's perfect
No irritation and redness with this one.it's creamy and has a lot of tiny beads which are not harsh at all.it won't exfoliate skin as strong as other scrubs but it's gentle exfoliating can gradually make my skin even and soft.it doesn't dry out my skin.whenever I take a shower,my skin gets dry and flakey but when I use this baby my skin is smooth and not much dry
I use it as mask and scrub at the same time.I apply a thick layer of it on my wet face when I'm in bathroom and massage it with circular motions,then let it sit on my face for 5-10 minutes,again massage it while washing it,specially on places like my forehead,nose and sides of my face
The only CON is that there's no expiration date on ST.Ives products and they're not sealed.another thing I didn't like about it is that I don't like it's scent at all.I prefer a fruity or floral scent
I love this product and will repurchase it
After going through a tube of it,I decided to reduce it's rate to 4 lippies.I still believe it's a nice,gentle,non-drying and creamy scrub which is one of the rare scrubs that's really suitable for dry,sensitive skin types.
it's creamy,softening texture,very tiny grains,it's cheap price and the tube packaging(I hate scrubs that come in a jar packaging) are it's PROs so it really deserves 4 lippies.it also lasted a LONG time.I used a thick layer of it once or twice a week and it think it was with me for a year(or maybe more!)...But...
But it doesn't do much exfoliating.as mentioned before I have very flakey skin due to my Eczema and flare up and need scrub to remove those flakes,it made my skin very smooth and soft but whenever I wanted to apply foundation I saw that there's still flakey skin problems.Maybe it would so a better job if I had used it daily(I used it twice a week) and yes,it can be used daily as it's very gentle,for now I prefer trying different scrubs and if I didn't find my HG I will come back to ST.Ives Oatmeal Scrub and this time use it daily.right now I'm using 7th heaven strawberry cream.it's 4 times better exfoliating without drying out or irritating my skin and has a heavenly scent,but it can be used just once a week so I have to continue searching as I need a daily scrub
P.S:after using it for a month or two,a small part of it's cap broke and I couldn't close it properly