St Ives Oatmeal Scrub and Mask Review & Swatches

St Ives Oatmeal Scrub and Mask

If you like Queen Helene Cocoa Butter Natural Facial Scrub you might be interested in trying St Ives Oatmeal Scrub and Mask which is launching in drugstores now along with the new St Ives Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub for the Spring season!

Take a look!

I purchased St Ives Oatmeal Scrub and Mask earlier this month at but it has since become available at and my best friend recently told me he picked it up at Harmons.

This is a gentle scrub according to St Ives as they have a little exfoliation meter on the back of their products now which displays how gentle, moderate, or deep a scrub the formula is. I can understand the gentle factor as it has quite a refined formula with very small granulates for scrubbing away dead skin. It quite reminds me of Queen Helene’s Cocoa Butter Natural Facial Scrub and even the fresh cocoa butter-like scent smells similar.

You can use this as a mask to soften skin or as a gentle way to exfoliate skin. Personally the mask thing puzzles me as it doesn’t really soften my skin much just sitting around “wearing” it for several minutes. The formula is very creamy and rich but unfortunately like many St Ives products I end up feeling very tight and dry after using it. They do say it can be used 3 to 4 times a week but I tend to use St Ives Facial Scrubs perhaps once every two weeks or even in some cases once a month when I wanna just scrub away all my flaky, dry areas.

St Ives Oatmeal Scrub and Mask swatches

Although meant for all skin types I think it’ll work best for oily or combo skin and might just be a bit much for those with drier skin. Or at least that how I felt…!

If you love St Ives Facial Scrubs I’m sure you’ll be quite excited to see two new ones at drugstores this Spring.

Anyone try this one or the new Pink Lemon formula?

Do share!

St Ives Oatmeal Scrub and Mask2


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  • 1/29/14 17:48 Celine:

    Yes, sounds confusing having a scrub and mask in one. I liked the sounds of it, but think I’ll stick with Clinique 7-day scrub. Works great, and I feel comfortable using it once every 2 weeks.


  • 2/1/14 1:33 Stephanie:

    FYI: St Ives scrubs are TERRIBLE for your face. The exfoliating particles are jagged and literally tear open your skin on a microscopic level. The best physical exfoliators have rounded beads, not sharp jagged pieces.


  • 4/15/14 6:42 Kayla:

    I think the scrub/mask was made for people with a dryer skin type rather then oily usssually product labeled smoothing or contain oatmeal are ment for dry skin it feels fine on my skin I have extra dry skin too.


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