St. Ives Blemish Control Apricot Scrub Review

So i decided to do a full review on my current favorite scrub as i said on my november favorites, which is The St. Ives Blemish Control Apricot Scrub. I’m no longer using my clinique 7 day scrub ever since i tried this product also this one is a lot cheaper. I used to use the Apricot Scrub for the sensitive skin one from the same brand, but it didn’t work that well for me, it was too gentle for my skin type.

St. Ives Blemish Control Apricot Scrub

This abrasive scrub contains Salicylic Acid which is a great ingredient to fight acne. I personally like Benzoyl Peroxide better, but this scrub works for me so i’m good.

Salicylic Acid meant for people with sensitive skin. It is a great peeling agent, though it is more gentle and lacks the oxygen to help kill acne bacteria. Now, when you’re using products with Benzoyl Peroxide what you’re getting is benzoic acid and oxygen. The oxygen helps killing the bacteria that contributes to acne. However benzoic acid causes skin to peel and dry, exfoliating out the plugs of dead skin and sebum that inflame follicles, causing bumbs. So if you have acne and sensitive skin, i suggest using salicylic acid not benzoyl peroxide.

The thing i love the most about this scrub is the way that it makes my skin feels extremely soft and just take out that excess dirt and makeup that i have on my face even after i use my makeup remover.

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I always, always and always read the ingredient of a product before i buy it ESPECIALLY if it’s a skin care products. If it contains any kind of parabens, synthetic fragrances or synthetic polymers even sulfates, i’ll pass on that product. I can still consider parabens in cosmetics, but skin care? H-e-c-k no. That’s why i’m using Clinique, even though the effect is not that amazing, but i love how it feels on my skin AND it’s parabens free, fragrance free, dermatologist tested, and not tested on animals. So does this scrub, it says on the container that it’s 100% natural exfoliants. If you have problems like blemishes or blackheads and your skin is normal to oily, i highly highly recommend this product. But maybe not if you have a super dry skin, it might be too harsh for you.

Overall:
9.8/10
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– Making my skin feels soft afterwards
– Parabens & Phthalates free
– Dermatologist tested
– Oil free
– Hypoallergenic
– Non-comedogenic
– Safe for normal to oily skin
– 100% natural exfoliants
– Smells really good

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– Kinda hard to get in my country
BUT St. Ives products are sold in Kem&Chicks on Pacific Place (Indonesia), unfortunately they dont sell this one. But they do have the timeless cleanser, sensitive skin, and some other ones i believe. The price rage is around IDR 100k – 200k depends on which one and how big or small the product is. I think the sensitive one is IDR 140k.

So thank you for reading, and have a wonderful day. Cheerios!

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