From beauty magazine editors to beauty junkies and a slew of your favorite bloggers, St Ives Apricot Scrub gets a strong yay and approval all around.
This cult classic is cheap as chips and as hyped as the legendary Maybelline Great Lash Mascara.
But is it a hit or a miss for you?
It is all hype?
Or it something that actually works?
St Ives Apricot Scrub is made up of walnut shells and cornmeal, pretty abrasive for most skin types. I’m not most skin types by the way and my dry skin can take it on with out a problem but….. The amount of sodium lauryl sulfate (this is basically detergent which is added into most shampoos, body washes, etc…to get that foaming action) in the mix makes my skin so amazingly dry after use. I imagine if you have oily skin it’s an absolute God sent but if you have dry skin oh lordy wait for the flaking to begin!
Needless to say used once a week it will scrub away dullness and dry flaky areas but even once a week it’s still a tad too much for my dry skin.
St Ives markets it as an everyday scrub, I suspect they were on crack when they pitched those directions to the world (kidding, kidding!).
I think it’s an effective scrub but way to harsh.
I’m leaning towards hype.
I’m not sure how this continues to get as many raves as it does but it seems to be a huge hit with many beauty lovers just not with this one.
What do you think?
Is it a hype or a hit?