11.06.2012

Review-St Ives Green Tea Scrub

I'm not someone who has acne, severe breakouts or sensitive skin that may react to products. What I do get is one or two pimples, almost monthly due to hormonal changes, I'm assuming. Now I used to believe that these pimples would always be a monthly recurrence so I wasn't expecting them to not pop-up for almost 3 months now! (touch wood)


Now first things first, if you've used the St Ives Apricot Scrub and you expect this to be of the same texture, then it is not! Where that scrub is almost abrasive and harsh even on my non sensitive skin, this is much more gentler in comparison. I would describe this scrub almost as a gritty cleanser instead of a proper scrub. There are no visible granules, only tiny ones that can be felt when massaged against the skin.

When it comes to scent, then there is a faint scent which is acceptable to me, it may seem un pleasant to some but it is almost non detectable. To see whether you can deal with the strange scent you could just take a sniff of the product before purchasing it. 

Now coming to the claims, the product is supposed to clear breakouts and reduce redness. I agree with the clearing breakouts part a 100%. The pimples that used to pop up almost monthly haven't come back to torment me in nearly three months and the only change in my skin care routine is the addition of this scrub, along with another product that I'll be reviewing soon. I can't vouch for whether it'll reduce redness since I don't have any and I can't tell any difference in that area.

All in all, for its price of PKR 275, this is hands down the best breakout reducing product I've used. Although the product doesn't have the typical scrub texture it still takes away dead skin and I can use it everyday, even twice a day without wearing out my skin.

If you're looking for something that'll control and reduce your breakouts, then this is a must try. Obviously it goes without saying that everyone's skin reacts differently to different products and what works wonderfully for me might not do anything for you and vice versa, but this is a product that I feel will work for most.Click here to know more about me if you'd like! :)

Price-PKR 275

Until next time, tc. 

P.S- Do you guys use under eye creams? Any recommendations which can easily be purchased in Pakistan? Let me know in the comments below :)

35 comments:

  1. Wow, this has to be my next purchase, when I do, I'll give credits to you. My skin has been acting crazy lately with the hormonal issue. Ugh, breakouts on my chin, forehead; everywhere. No idea why it was so bad this time around. Seems like a good detoxifying scrub. I really need this. :)

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    1. haha hope it works for you like it worked for me and you get rid of those pesky breakouts! must be stress? or too much chocolate consumption? haha

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  2. I Loved St. Ives Apricot scrub , now i wanted to go for Ponds but after reading ur review i guess m gonna buy it .

    Nayab i havn't used much eye creams and m looking for one as well as i have few fine lines under my eyes :-(

    but for dark circles m using Fair n lovely , yup the new fair n lovely treatment cream . I purchased it for no reason. it was lying down in my drawer for 2 months and then suddenly i started using it on my dark circles n in just 2 weeks i saw amazing results ... my dark circles are visibly gone like 50 % n am surprised but happy :-)

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    1. you definitely should! wont be disappointing :) fair and lovely for dark circles, haven't heard that before but i'll give it a go! thanks for the suggestion :)

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  3. I wanted to buy the apricot scrub but even the senstive one had prominent granules which are a BIG NO for my senstive skin now ill try to get this one as a gentle scrub is good to be added in skin care regimen..thnx for sharing honey

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    1. the apricot scrub, ugh! not one of my favorites for sure. thanks for stopping by

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  4. Hi Nayab! Found you through the last bbloggers blog hop! This is a great review of a product I've always wanted to try... I think after reading this I'll give it a go! Also, about eye creams, Clarins makes a great under-eye balm, but for a cheaper one I'd try The Body Shop's Vitamin E one! I'm not sure if either of those are available in Pakistan though. Following you now, I'm excited to read more :)

    x Ellie @ Ellalogy 

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    1. Thanks you for such a kind message! Yaay, gotta love blog hops! Unfortunately Clarins isnt' available in Pakistan but I'll definitely look into the Body Shop one since that is :) Thanks for the recommendations :)

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  5. Hi Nayab!
    I just found your blog and this a really good review! I will have to give this a go! I already have the apricot scrub so I think I might try out this one now!
    xx
    beautybynaynay.blogspot.com.au

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    1. you definitely should! thanks for stopping by :)

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  6. nice blog ^^ loves it))

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    xoxo Christy

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  7. This is a great review - the scrub seems great. I love St Ives products xx

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    1. they are! some o them work wonders and they are soo fittingly priced :)

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  8. Even though I usually prefer roughy and grittier face scrubs, I simply can't stand St Ives Apricot Scrub because it seems to completely destroy my dry face - I never experienced something like this before! I just don't understand how anyone could use it. The texture of this scrub, on the other hand, looks amazing!

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    1. ahhh true! the st ives one was a bit too much ugh. it is, gritty but not harsh-perfect! thanks for stopping by :)

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  9. St Ives are so good with their face products. I never saw this one when I used to go and buy St Ives Apricot Scrub over and over. I am surely loving the formula in the picture.

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    1. you should pick it up if you see it in anywhere! wont be disappointed :) thanks for stopping by

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  10. I love St Ives products, I do find the Apricot scrub a bit harsh on my skin , this sounds lovely!
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Great review!! This must be an amazing product if it reduces 100% of the spots. I never heard of the brand before, but I love reading about new brands and brands they sell abroad!
    The way you photograph your products is so cute and creative! :)

    X

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    1. oh maybe it isnt available worldwide! it is, i never fall claims, but this did everything it said and more!

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  12. This looks great - and amazing photos. Love your blog - I'm a new follower!

    I've just started blogging over at saskiasattic.blogspot.co.uk - perhaps you'd be kind enough to have a look?

    Thanks! xxx

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    1. thanks for stopping by saskia! ill definitely have a look over at your blog! good luck with blogging, you'll love it :)

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  13. I love St Ives! Really want to try this one x

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    1. you should give it a chance! wont be dissapointed :)

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  14. Nice product.
    Maybe follow each other???
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  15. great review, lovely blog!

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  16. where to find it in Islamabad/Rawalpindi?

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  17. Wow, your review has me slayed. It sounds simply beatific.

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