Thursday, 8 March 2012

St Ives Apricot Gentle Scrub :)

HI Booper's

This is my first EVER facial scrub! As mentioned before I have really really dry sensitive skin which gets easily aggravated by a whole world of things such as, stress, weather change, diet, lack of sleep, certain products......I could go on and on!

I can tend to develop raised areas on my forehead and dry patches (attractive i know!) So I decided to be brave and try out different scrub products that were specifically for my terrible skin that would hopefully help me minimise these episodes of what I can only describe as the 'sunburn effect', without the pleasant memories of having been somewhere tropical and exciting! lol (maybe then I could live with it! lol)

So whilst browsing the 'facial scrub' aisle in Superdrug I spotted this St Ives Apricot Gentle Scrub and grabbed it off the shelf for closer inspection....the more I read, the more I liked! This wonder scrub wasn't just for normal/dry or sensitive its was for DRY/SENSITIVE my exact skin combination! its like it was made just for me! :)

So, obviously I bought it at a very reasonable price of £4.95 (you can buy HERE) and was very excited about giving it a try as I was in the midst of a 'sunburn face' episode and thought there was no better time to try it!

The consistency of the scrub is quite light, the best way I can describe it is that its similar to houmous (sorry to anyone eating houmous right now!)  and its filled with really small exfoliating beads that give it a grainy effect. 

I only needed a small amount to cover my face and really worked it into my problem areas where I felt it was needed. It didn't feel coarse but just enough scrub to feel like it was 'doing something' which is what I was hoping for. After rinsing of the scrub my skin didn't feel instantly tight and it felt really smooth and clean, I moisturised as normal and left me skin bare so I could get a feel of the product and make sure there were no aggravating after effects.

Picture taken after 3 weeks of using this scrub daily

After rinsing off the scrub my skin is left clean and smooth without
 and signs of aggravated redness!


I personally feel that this is a breakthrough scrub for my skin, it has given me confidence that I can use these types of products on my skin and specifically for my awkward skin type. I highly recommend the St Ives Apricot Gentle Scrub to anyone who has the same skin issues as me and is looking to try out a new product, its gets a BIG THUMBS UP! from me :)


B x


  1. Glad to see you have found a product that helps, often the less expensive do just the job. I love your blog by the way. Especially found the lip colours blog very helpful

  2. i've been curious to try it!

    now i will =D