Monday, 23 April 2012

St Ives Apricot Facial Scrub

My skin has been feeling slightly dull & unloved recently. I have been generally using just a cleanser & muslin cloth, although, I remembered my old love of St Ives Gentle Apricot Facial Scrub & immediately repurchased. I know I needed a scrub to replenish my skin.

A little about the product its self: 

St Ives Gentle Apricot Facial Scrub. UK's No. 1 Scrub Brand, St Ives captures the secrets of naturally beautiful & healthy looking skin in this mild cleansing formula that gently exfoliates to instantly reveal smooth, radiant, healthy looking skin.

For Dry/Sensitive Skin
  • Extra Mild formula gently exfoliates dull surface cells to reveal smooth, radiant skin
  • Hypo-Allergenic
  • Contains more than 95% naturally derived ingredients, including Swiss glacial water & Swiss botanicals
  • All St Ives formulas are dermatologist tested in Switzerland
  • Promotes healthier looking skin. Gentle enough to be used everyday
How To Use
Moisten face & neck. Gently massage onto skin, avoiding eyes. Rinse well, dry & apply moisturiser as usual. If this product gets into your eyes, rinse thoroughly with clean water. - Boots.
New Packaging
Original Packaging

Just for those that weren't aware, like me - St Ives have repackaged their scrubs with a new look. opposed to the sleek & classic design, they have changed it up, whilst keeping it simple.

I chose the 'Gentle' scrub, as its suitable for use daily. Its a smooth texture, with sand like scrub pieces, which gently & carefully removes dead skin cells, leaving you with soft, replenished skin. I used this for 7 days in a row, to see the results, not in conjunction with any other I has been using. Throughout the 7 days, I  didn't feel any discomfort or harshness to my skin. This is really important to me, as I want a powerful results in a gentle formula, which this certainly has.
Of course, do I need to even mention the scent?
Some rather unflattering photographs, although, I thought I'd take some of the product in actual use, rather than a swatch, so for anyone that hasn't heard/seen this before, you know what to expect!

Over all - I would definitely re-purchase this. Without an absolute doubt. As I mentioned, I have previously owned this a few years ago, which did wonders. I struggle to remember why I stopped, although, I am over the moon to be using this, as well as a refreshing alternative to my usual cleanser & muslin cloth. For £4.99, you really can't complain. The smallest amount will do just the trick.

Thank you!




  1. I've been wanting to try this for a while now so I am now very excited to go out and purchase this! :)

  2. Ah, its absolutely lovely! I'm so happy I have it!


  3. Heard so many great things about St Ives, everyone seems to love it. Will have to add it onto my list!

  4. I can honestly say I couldn't look back. It has done wonders for my skin!



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