I've always love the masks from St. Ives and since I heard alot of ravings about their scrub, I decided to jump on the band wagon and give them a try.
I've been wanting to do this review for ages but decided that I should try them out longer before deciding whether I love or hate them. And boy I have to say this...I am utterly disappointed with this scrub. Before I start, I must say that there are many skincare/make up products that either do u great or bad. So this review is based on my personal experience but it may have work wonders for someone else.
-The price was reasonable. I bought it at about RM 23 when it was on sale
-U get alot of product for tht price, a whooping 170g which can last you for really long time
-It was harsh on my skin
-The micro exfoliant/beads in it doesn't gradually dissolve as you scrub them on your face
-I don't like the smell
-I break out from it
-There were no changes (except for the breakout) after I exfoliate my face with it
So in general, u can see how much I dislike the Apricot Scrub. I tried to use it for about a month even after I broke out from it right after using it for 2 times. I am brave..LOL...I still have like 90% of products left in the tube and now I don't know what to do with it.
I often wonder how is it possible that a brand can come up with sucky products and amazing products at the same time. Though I loathed the scrub, I LOVE the masks from St. Ives. I have tried both the clay mask as well as the peel off mask. The clay mask was rather good but since I haven't been a fan of that type of masks, I stuck to their peel off mask.
-Clears off impurites on face
-Pore minimizing and skin tightening
-Brightens face right after application
-The smell is abit funky
Yes..in my opinion, there is only one con to the St. Ives Peel Off Hydroxy Mask. I adore it and have been using this product since I was in senior year high school. I guess that would mean about 6-7 years now (haha..now u know how old I am =P). I try to use it twice every week and the effect is awesome. I use it even more often whenever I'm lacking of sleep or stress out because that is when I feel my skin sagging. One tube would last me for about 3- 4 months and I am almost done with this tube. Time for another one! =)
Overall I recommend the masks from St. Ives but not so much for the facial scrub. I happened to own the body lotion and body scrub/wash too. They are awesome as well! Slightly more pricey than other brands but I really like them. Funny thing is that I adore the smell of the Apricot body scrub/wash but hate the Apricot facial scrub. Weird..
I'm planning to try the Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask too....I've heard too much ravings about it for the longest time but since I was a loyal supporter of St. Ives Peel Off Mask..I haven't thought of switching..That said, since now I'm almost done with my current tube, I wanna get the Queen Helene one...Anyone tried them before? How do u find them?
Do let me know.