Do you remember St. Ives Apricot Scrub? I am almost positive this was my first beauty obsession.
As a pre-teen, I would get St. Ives Apricot Scrub with my mom at the supermarket. And I would scrub my skin till it was raw and red and I loved every second of it. I think I might be able to blame St. Ives with my scrubbing obsession. Eventually, I grew up and moved onto other scrub obsessions (Mario Badescu has an amazing line of ‘exfoliants’) but recently came across St. Ives again.
I was food shopping with my son and I noticed this tub on a bottom shelf. It’s completely re-designed and is a stellar value. I paid $7.99 but you can find it for less online and Wal-Mart has it for $4.87. The tub holds 10 oz. and is really enormous. It will take a long time to get through that tub of scrub.
The formula is still the same – 100% natural – with the addition of one ingredient: Salicylic Acid. Salicylic Acid keeps your pores squeaky clean and helps to get rid of existing blemishes and pimples. It’s a thick scrub so you should dilute it with water to make it less abrasive to your skin and a little goes a long way.
I love scrub. In fact, in my humble opinion, scrub is my go to when my skin is acting up. I also believe it’s anti-aging secret #1. And I have been told by some of the top trainers at the top brands that I do it way too often (cough, cough every night). I think the best way to use this or any scrub is a few times a week, at night when you can replenish the skin with a nice moisturizer afterwards.
I am so glad I re-discovered this! Though I do love Mario (and would recommend his scrubs highly), I love revisiting a childhood favorite that is a superstar scrubber for barely $5. You cannot get better than that!