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St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Exfoliating Facial Scrub Reviews

Description

Apricot Scrub deep cleans, instantly leaving skin smooth and glowing.

Product  Benefits
- 100% Natural Exfoliants
- Sulfate Free  
- Paraben Free
- Oil Free
- Dermatologist Tested 
- Hypoallergenic

Key Ingredients
Apricot, Corn Kernel Meal, Walnut
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    3.5/5
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    January 14, 2011

    Very good scrub and inexpensive comparing to its effectiveness. I also like that this scrub can be also applied for combination skin and that really does not dry your skin. The scrub cleans very gently without irritations and the smell is so soft and pleasant. I will recommend that to my friends.

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    3.8/5
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    January 14, 2011

    Love the stuff. It works well and is inexpensive.

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    December 31, 2010

    I was so upset to see that this product is getting such good reviews as an Esthetician this is one of the only products I will tell my clients to throw out. Apricot scrubs cause so much damage to the skin they cause little tears in the skin that over time will cause enlarged pores as well as increase your chances to infection on the skin. You are much better off using acids or spherical scrubs on the face if you want to exfoliate the dead skin away.

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    4.5/5
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    December 27, 2010

    I love this product! I have used it for years and find it works best once a week to keep my skin looking fresh and exfoliated. Every few days if it's a particularly dry winter... It can be quite abrasive if you rub too hard or too often but it definitely does the job! I've even used it every so often on my arms and hands when I've been feeling extra flaky and it can be good to exfoliate a little before shaving to bring the hairs out (just not too much - you don't want to irritate the skin too much). I've even caught my bf using it every so often and it does wonders for his sun-damaged skin! The cost is definitely reasonable and you can find it at pretty much every store that sells face care products. One container lasts me for awhile.

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    4.7/5
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    December 20, 2010

    I've been using this product for years and it's the only exfolient I will buy. It's not tested on animals which is a pretty big thing in my books. A lot of the ingredients are natural which is also very important to me and it smells great! It's ultra gritty which is very important to me when it comes to exfoliating. I hate those products that only have a few beads in them. USELESS!

    Pros:
    Not tested on animals
    Mainly natural ingredients
    Very inexpensive
    Leaves skin silky smooth and refreshed
    Smells great


    Cons:
    If left around for to long it begins to smell fowl (which is expected since they are natural ingredients)

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    4.5/5
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    December 16, 2010

    I LOVE this product! It is my absolute favorite exfoliator! I know a lot of people complain about it being too rough and gritty, but that is why I love it. I can't stand to get an exfoliator and it have like 4 little grains in it. I use it about 3-4 times a week and have never had a problem with it drying out my skin. And who can't love the price???

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    3.3/5
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    December 06, 2010

    I've tried the St. Ives Apricot Facial Scrub several times and will be honest, while the creaminess felt nice, the little granules did not! I've tried using it at the sink, as well as in the shower and I always get a granule or two in my eye. This makes me not want to go through the trouble of using it. Also, I would advise those with sensitive skin to use with caution. My oldest son tried it on more than one occasion and had bad reactions each time.

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    4.3/5
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    December 03, 2010

    Okay I have a dirty little secret....I love APRICOT SCRUB!!! It is my tried and true all-over exfoliating miracle.

    I started using Apricot Scrub around 2006 and I immediately noticed that my skin was smoother, more even in texture and the appearance of my complexion improved. I used it for several months before a girlfriend dissuaded me, saying, "It's horrible for your skin." Around this same time, I started visiting a new aesthetician who also encouraged me to stop using it (and start using some pricey $60 retinol cream that eventually made my skin peel....literally eh). I fell off for a while because I was paying an arm and a leg for monthly microdermbrasion treatments. I bought the MAC Microfine Refinisher as a replacement, but it didn't give the same results, and the cost is at least 8x more than the Swiss Ives formula.

    A few months ago while I was in Target (my version of paradise that I can visit every day of the week) I picked up a new tube and felt the sting of Cupid's Arrow ...I was in love all over again.


    The lesson I learned is- don't ask for advice if I don't need it. In this case, I should have listened to the results moresoe than the opinion of others!

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    3.0/5
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    November 26, 2010

    I've used this for years and I think it does do a good jobs of cleaning pores but it could be better. I feel like it could be stronger. It tells you to massage for 1 min and I always feel like my skin is being sanded off so I just rub til I think its good.

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    4.3/5
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    November 23, 2010

    I love this scrub, but I do agree that it can make your skin a bit dry. My solution to that was to just use it every other day.

    The smell is delicious, even my brother fell in love with this product! It actually made his acne improve which is great for such a cheap price.

    I'll have to try using it on my elbows like maya88 mentioned, I don't know why I never thought about that!

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