St. Ive’s Apricot Scrub is one of the oldest, most classic facial cleansers around. Being inexpensive and easily accessible in all major retailers, St. Ive’s has been rewarded with a best-selling, classically efficient product that has stood the test of time. Now, we see St. Ive’s really expanding their brand with various scrubs for specific skin types and ailments, and new, modern packaging. I remember using the original St. Ive’s Apricot Scrub when I was just twelve years old, as my first real “face wash.” Now, thirteen years later, I am still purchasing from their brand, and loving their products. The new Green Tea Scrub is targeted at blemish-prone, oily, blotchy skin. Does this scrub live up to the high expectations I have for the timeless St. Ive’s collection?
St. Ive’s Naturally Clear Green Tea Scrub
St. Ive’s Green Tea Scrub has skin-soothing green tea which gently fights blemishes and reduces redness and irritation caused by acne. The result is clear, calm skin. The formula is oil-free and hypoallergenic.
I wouldn’t exactly describe my skin as acne-prone, but I do get occasional hormonal breakouts, and I have to work at taking care of my skin. If I get lazy and don’t stick with a skin care routine, I will pay for it in the form of blotchiness, dullness, and blemishes. My skin is oily, and during this time of year, I like to take extra care of my skin, because oil can seep into my pores faster than usual. St. Ive’s Green Tea Scrub has 1% Salicylic Acid in it, which is an acne treatment. If you’d like Beauty Gala’s in-depth look about treating problem skin, and Salicylic Acid, read our article.
This Green Tea Scrub is similar to the Apricot Scrub in formula, except it is green, like green tea, and has much finer scrubbing beads in it. So much so, that you can barely see the scrubbing beads, though you can see them easily in the Apricot Scrub.
The formula feels fantastic on your skin, as it is refreshing, soothing, and has the perfect amount of micro-scrubbers in it. It feels like it is exfoliating just enough, and is not abrasive, which would only further irritate problem-skin. Simply wet your face, work the product onto your face in circular motions, and then rinse off.
Afterward, my skin felt much smoother, cleaner, and it actually looked less blotchy and red than it did when I first woke up. I was pleased with how my skin looked and felt, especially after applying my daily morning moisturizer.
After using this product for two weeks, I would say that if your skin is more problematic, you can use this daily as your facial cleanser. If your skin problems are more hormonal or sporadic, you may find the formula just a bit too drying for daily use, and would be better off using it every other day.
Bottom line: If you are a fan of St. Ive’s #1 selling Apricot Scrub, you will love this variation of their product line. If you have blemish-prone, blotchy, and/or oily skin, this is a fantastic inexpensive way to cleanse your face daily.
St. Ive’s Green Tea Scrub can be found at your local drugstore, as well as mass retailers such as Walmart, Target, and Ulta.You can also browse and purchase this product online by clicking the photograph and link below:
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