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My St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub Review

St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub

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The first time I used a facial scrub, I was in 300Level and it was St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub. One of my friends had suggested I tried it when she saw my face. I moved on to use other facial scrubs as I moved on in life but always came back to St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub. It was like my default facial scrub.

So, I am not the kind of girl that has a lot of beauty products, I just do staples like the facial cleanser, facial scrub, body cream, body soap, you know and all of that. Nothing extravagant and complicated and that’s because I have always been very particular about the long-term effect of skin care products.

My mum would warn us so sternly that all you want to use is Vaseline lol. And we used vaseline for a very long time, fam. You have no idea! When my parents sweet talk you into anything, you are gone.

Fun, distracting fact: Because she didn’t want to get me an extra bag, she told me that wine colour basically goes with any other colour so I can use the bag with any outfit, any colour and just about anything. I was a fresh undergraduate Y’all, I believed that until my exasperated roommate burst my mum’s bubble.

Long story short, because I have stuck with St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub for this long, I think a review is in order. I will try as much as possible (like I always do, you should give me a million thumbs up fam) to mention everything you need to know to make a purchase decision (to buy or not). I will talk about how to use St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub, how much it costs in Nigeria at the moment, how often you should use St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub, the before and after feeling of St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub and as many other things about the facial scrub as I can remember.

Why should you use a facial scrub?

People exfoliate their skins with different methods. Some people do physical exfoliation. Physical exfoliation is mostly mechanical. You use exfoliating brushes to manually exfoliate. Chemical exfoliation or scrubbing as hasher as it sounds is actually a milder, softer form of facial scrubbing.

In this case, you don’t have to exert too much of pressure on your skin to get your exfoliation to begin. With the ingredients in the facial scrub, you are at a double advantage of using chemicals and the physical action of coarse granules.

Every day, we have dead skin cells accumulate, dirt and facial oil on our skin surface. Skin cleansers are not enough to get rid of this accumulation effectively. This is why a facial scrub is necessary for deep scrubbing to reveal fresh, new skin.

How to use St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot

1. Try to get your skin damp first by applying some water all over your face. Try to make sure that your hands are clean to avoid transferring dirt and germs unto your skin surface.

2. Squeeze a little amount of Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub into your fingertips and gently massage into your damp skin in circular motions. You can apply some pressure to make the granules rub well into your skin. Be careful not to scrub too hard to avoid physical irritation.

3. When you are done rubbing this in all over your face, wash off with clean water.

4. Pat your facial skin with a clean towel. I usually try to pat my skin rather than rub dry.

How to use St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Video

How often should you use St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub?

Ideally, you should not use any facial scrub more than 3 times a week. When I first started to use facial scrubs, I used to use it too regularly. It made my skin really tight and I began to break out after a while. After reading the internet, facial scrub reviews and how often one should use St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub, I established a better routine for it.

Why I like St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub

St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub is such a good facial scrub because it exfoliates the skin well without making it dry out or flake. It leaves my skin very well moisturized and smooth. Some of the reasons why I couldn’t cope with the other facial scrubs was because of the way they dried out my skin after use. With just one use St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub also made it look like it was enough for the week. With this facial scrub, I have had it easy to pull off the all-natural look.

What I don’t like about St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub

On two occasions, I have had the packaging break right from the store. I did not know until I got home. The packaging even though looks firm enough, seems to be a little bit fragile. I would suggest that you try to check the packaging very well before you buy.

St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub Ingredients

Water (Aqua, Eau), Juglans Regia (Walnut) Shell Powder, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Zea Mays (Corn) Kernel Meal, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetyl Acetate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Polysorbate 60, Ceteareth-20, Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Fragrance (Parfum), PPG-2 Methyl Ether, Phenethyl Alcohol, Limonene, Linalool, Methylisothiazolinone, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract.

St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub Price

When I bought St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub for the first time, it was 1,200 Naira. Now, you can’t get it for less than 3,000 Naira in online stores. It’s somewhat cheaper in offline stores and supermarkets. For as low as 2,800 Naira, you can get St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub at a credible store.

You may be interested in reading my Nivea Natural Fairness review too

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(22) Comments

  1. Oluwakemi says:

    Wow… Facial scrub… I only use skin cleanser. I will get that St. Ives scrub. Will give it a try today sef. Just learnt about this facial scrub on your blog today o. Never knew it’s such nice. Thanks Esther. Will get it today.

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Okay, I should give myself a pat on the back. I got you to want to buy? But really, it’s been an awesome facial scrub. A friend mentioned that there are a lot of the fakes everywhere. Please be careful to buy at a credible store.

  2. Tofunmi says:

    St. Ives fresh skin apricot scrub. I have heard of this facial scrub before but i didn’t know it’s this good. I need it to exfoliate my skin. My face is usually very oily. With the way you explained and analysed, i will get it. I have fallen in love with it already. Thank you dear.

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Happy to have been of help. Let me know what you think of it when you get it.

  3. This facial scrub is actually so good, it is so soothing. My mum had been using it for years and one day I decided to use it as well and it was amazing. When I ran out of my first one, I realized I had to be careful when buying it. Make sure you purchase from a credible cosmetic store, because a quick dash into a random store got me a St. Ives tube filled with something that wasn’t St. Ives apricot scrub, but that is Lagos for you.

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Hello Anuoluwa, sorry for the experience you had with the fake facial scrub. Thank you for sharing your experience and a brief review of St Ives Fresh Skin facial scrub.

  4. St Ives products are really good. I used it alot while in University. Haven’t used any of their range recently. Love the review.

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Thank you

      1. Can I use it with my daily moisturizer?

        1. Esther Adeniyi says:

          Yes, you can. You should even.

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  7. Very nice review here. Well done

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Thank you

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    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Almost a decade now

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    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

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  11. Sharon says:

    What if you have a problem with not just your face but your whole body. I have gotten really darker and I don’t know what to use

  12. Lowkey says:

    Please where can i get the genuine product in Lagos and how can i differentiate between the real and the fake one?

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Hello. You can check Shop rite or other credible super stores like Just rite, Medplus etc.

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