I’m so happy that I’m finally starting to get all my product reviews up and other posts besides just subscription box reviews. It takes a little bit of time to get back into the swing of blogging and developing a good variety of content, so I’m glad that I’m finally getting this whole blogging thing down. I just have SO much to write about and I have so many photos of dozens upon dozens of products to review that have been sitting on my hard drive for months, I didn’t even know where to start.
I just did a little drugstore shopping yesterday at Walgreen’s so I’m going to start with those most recent purchases (I didn’t want to do another haul post, so just individual reviews for the items I bought). I just ran out of my favorite facial scrub, the Blemish Control Apricot Scrub from St. Ives, so I immediately ran out to the store to get a new one.
I was using the regular St. Ives Apricot Scrub for years and then, about a year ago, my skin changed a little bit so I switched over to the Blemish Control version. I’m 26 right now, going to be 27 next month, and I had near-perfect skin pretty much my whole life, so I was pretty upset and shocked when I started breaking out seemingly out of nowhere.
I did a bunch of reading on it and it’s actually quite common for skin to change like this around your mid-20s, so I had to switch up my skin routine a bit. I don’t have, like, AWFUL skin now, not by any means, I just have never really had any breakouts before in my life so when I was suddenly hit with redness, dry patches and a few breakouts here and there I was pretty shocked.
The Blemish Control version of the St. Ives scrub seriously makes my skin near-perfect again and I notice a HUGE difference when I don’t use it for a few days. It’s pretty gentle for an exfoliating scrub and I usually use it every day or every other day and the suggested use on the tube is actually up to three times a day. I’ve been leaning more on the every-other-day side since my skin has been extra dry this season.
St. Ives Blemish Control Apricot Scrub ($3.51 for 6 oz.; drugstore.com) is described as “America’s #1 Scrub” which “gently cleans pores and helps stop breakouts before they occur.” It is formulated with “100% natural exfoliants,” it is paraben-, sulfate- and oil-free, it contains 2% salicylic acid to treat and prevent breakouts, it is dermatologist-tested and hypoallergenic with key ingredients of apricot, corn kernel meal and walnut.
This stuff is seriously my favorite drugstore product ever and I always get that deep-clean feeling after I use it. Plus, I usually find that most skincare products I try have little to no results for me and this scrub has given me serious, actual results for years.
St. Ives Blemish Control Apricot Scrub usually costs between $3 and $5 (and sometimes less), depending on the store. It is available at most drugstores and mass retailers that sell beauty and skincare products, or you can buy it online at Drugstore.com, CVS.com, Walgreens.com, and any other retailer that carries St. Ives skincare products. For more information, visit StIves.com.