xBrunetteBarbie's review of St. Ives Apricot Scrub Blemish and Blackhead Control


1622 reviews

79% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$


Active Ingredient: Salicylic Acid (2%). Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Juglans Regia (Walnut) Shell Powder, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Zea Mays (Corn) Kernel Meal, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cetyl Alcohol, Triethanolamine, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Primula Veris Extract, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol, Carbomer, Ceteareth-20, Cetyl Acetate, Polysorbate 60, Sodium Chloride, Sorbitol Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance (Parfum), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Okay, I have a long story for you, and hopefully at the end if you're struggling with mild/moderate acne and seriously oily skin you will TRY this product despite the fact that some people say it's too abbraisive, etc.
So, at the beginning of this semester, almost 4 monthes ago, I went to a medicenter doctor to get my usual refill of ortho tri cyclen. I had moved to a different city about 2 years ago, and I still hadn't found a regular GP so I had to see a walk in clinic doc. So anyways, he said, "why don't you take tricyclen lo? It'll do the exact same thing, and you'll be fine if you like ortho tri." Okay, I trusted him and got a years worth.
It only took one month for my skin to break out in mild/moderate cystic acne and other random spots on a constant basis. My skin literally has gotten worse and worse, it's now 3 monthes since that day. One day, only 10 days ago, I got super f*cking fed up with my skin, after missing my share of college classes due to embaressment, I sat down and thought about what I was doing when my skin was amazingly clear (I had clear skin my whole life, FYI - and the best it's ever been was the 4 years previous to this ordeal).
I thought back to what cleanser I had been using that whole time, and I remembered it was the St. Ives Apricot Scrub w/ 2% SA. I had gorgeous skin. I was complemeted at makeup counters by the reps, and all of a sudden I had cystic acne and was surfing acne websites most of the time.
At the same time I broke out with ortho lo, I found a website (acne.org) that said that this scrub was one of the worst things for your skin. So obviously since my skin was so bad from the BCP change, I stopped using it. Like I said before, my skin got progressively worse over the next 3 monthes, and literally 8 days ago, I decided to re-purchase the same scrub that kept me clear for so long...
I had to call my Mom today, almost crying, after a 3 month struggle with shitty skin, to tell her that I had literally brought my skin back to its original state in 8 days. If I would have known how much my skin missed this scrub, I would have never stopped it.
I am not joking when I say I'm seriously considering purchasing 5 extra tubes next time I'm at superstore. (They're less than $10 AUS).
St. Ives Apricot Scrub with Salicylic acid, I love you.
4 lippies for packaging quality because it sucks when you get to the end and have to cut open the tube (I've gone through probably 10+ tubes)

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