St. Ives Gentle Apricot Scrub, 6 oz
- Gently Exfoliates for a Deep Clean.
- Removes Dull Skin Cells.
- Instantly Reveals Noticeably Smooth, Radiant Skin.
- Gently Enough to Use Everyday.
- Dermatologist Tested - Won't Clog Pores.
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Important: Keep in cool dry places.
Top Customer Reviews
Ok, so of course I washed my face as soon as I got it ( I have those microscopic blackheads that I can see but my husband says he can't) and what a difference. I felt my face being smoothed over by those loving little walnut shells. OH and to those who say that walnut shells are bad. I did my research too, now they said that if the walnut shell powder is not ground properly than yes, it will hurt your skin. Also you shouldn't be scrubbing your face, allow the scrub to do the work for you....and trust me....it will!!!
Works well with my dry sensitive skin
Exfoliated very well without irritating
Didn't dry out my skin or leave it reddened
Smells great, very very light fragrance, if at all
Can become a bit abrasive if you're scrubbing too hard!!
Anyway, so yes, what a difference it made. I did feel a little tingly but I feel like I can include this into a once a week, or once every other week regimen since it's winter. I also followed it up with a little bit of St. Ives moisturizer to complete the deal. My face felt smooth, supple, hydrated, without being red or irritate. Thank you St. Ives for another wonderful product!!!! :)
However after I read the label, my opinion has changed about this product because one of the ingredients is Petrolatum.
It's almost ironic that this product which exfoliates your skin also contains Petrolatum, a hydrocarbon. Consequently using this product can actually plug up your pores with what is essentially oil. I did not personally experience this, but my wife did. She has very sensitive skin and frequently has a difficult time finding skin care products with proper ingredients that do not irritate her skin.
Much has been written about the potential evils of Petrolatum and I'd encourage you to Google it and do some research. You'll find, as I did, that it has possible cancer links, can inflame or cause acne flair-ups, and petrolatum has been found in breast cancer tissue.
I'm not trying to be an alarmist but I don't think I need to use a product containing Petrolatum when there are alternatives. I guess it's up to each person to determine whether Petrolatum is a reason to avoid this product or use it knowing that there might be some risks. I've elected to avoid products with Petrolatum whenever possible and convenient. In this case I'll not purchase this again.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Girlfriend loves this because it works well and it contains crushed walnut shells instead of plastic microbeads, making it environmentally friendly.Published 6 months ago by DrStTee
Amazon is the only place I can get this. I order 2 at a time. Best stuff ever.Published 7 months ago by Rocketgirl
great product! have used this gentle version for years; wouldn't be without it!!Published 18 months ago by Susan L. Kolodjay
I like and enjoy this scrub. I have sensitive dry skin. Leaves my face shiney and soft. I've used it for years.Published on February 19, 2012 by Cindy
I love this face wash. Since high school, I have tried practically every face wash on the market and this is the only one that has stood out enough for me to buy it repeatedly. Read morePublished on August 11, 2008 by Kevin Ryan