I've been putting off negative product reviews for such a long time! I don't like putting down a product because everyone is different and something that doesn't work for me might work for someone else. But without further ado lets talk about the St. Ives Apricot scrub!
The first few times I used this product I actually really liked it. My skin looked smooth and felt soft. But with more use I gradually saw my face become more red. I wasn't even using this every day- I was using it about twice a week. After a few weeks my face was becoming beet red. I looked like a tomato :[ It was not fun. My skin is sensative and prone to redness so I think this scrub was just too harsh.
Not only did it make my skin super red but it really irritated my acne. I felt like it spread my acne and made it worse instead of helping it. Overall, my face was so irritated that I had to stop using this.
I thought I could use it for my body acne but it's still too irritating. I currently just use it as a arm and leg scrub to get rid of it.
After having so many problems with this product I looked up reviews and did some research. From what I gathered, the beads (walnut or ground up apricot seeds?) in this scrub are too sharp and pointy- this creates tiny tears in the skin. The small tears in the skin lets in bacteria and damages the skin in the long run. I'm not sure if this is 100% true but either way it doesn't sound good!
You either hate or love this product. And I know a few people who love this. My acne/ redness prone skin however does not
What do you think of the St. Ives Apricot Scrub?
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