Figured I'd do a quick review of this before going out of town (again) for work. I've been trying out St. Ives Apricot Scrub - Blackhead and Blemish control for the past 4-5 days.
For a while I have had a couple of friends that has been using this stuff. They act like it is one of the best things on the face of the earth so I finally decided to try it for myself. So far I have to say that it is working out really well for me!! It has these tiny little grains inside the cream that is designed to exfoliate your skin. Plus, it helps scrub out the dirt/oil that's deep in the pores as well.
After I get done rinsing it out, my face feels very clean and I can clearly see that the blackheads are much less noticeable. In my opinion that says a lot especially since forehead/nose area tend to get fairly oily when waking up the next morning. In fact, I'm not for certain but I think this stuff even helps shrink the pores around my nose a bit.
I have used this stuff to wash all of my face except for my eyelid area. For no particular reason, I am still using my old face cleanser for that. I guess the reason might be because I'm afraid one of those grains will accidentally get in my eyes. Or perhaps I was afraid this wouldn't wash my face well before trying it out. It's important that my eye area is clean, especially while putting in contacts.
The only disadvantage I see so far is rinsing out all those little grains can be a bit of a pain. It takes a bit longer and sometimes it'll get in the hairline or eyebrows. For those who have little time to get ready in the morning, I recommended using this scrub RIGHT BEFORE taking a shower. So that way you just stand in front of the shower and let the water rinse it off for you. Trust me it's much faster that way!!
Overall it's a great product and I'll probably buy it again. I rate this an 8 out of 10!
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