St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub: Fresh, Invigorating, And Hydrating
Upon checking into my motel room, I was delighted to find a tube of St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub in a “goody bag” provided to me as a wedding guest. After a long day of automobile travel, I decided to relax with a cup of tea and bath and felt the St. Ives Apricot Scrub would be an addition to the luxury I was anticipating.
To my amazement, the St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub was considerably more luxurious than I had anticipated it would be. From the moment I first dispensed it from the tube, the lite, romantic, slightly sweet, aroma invigorated my senses and added to my relaxation. As I lay back, relaxing in the warm bubbles, I put a dab of the St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub on my washcloth and began gently exfoliating my facial skin. It was invigorating and fresh and as the silky smooth crystal soap exfoliated my skin, the air contact became even more refreshing.
What are the benefits?
Although this scrub offers exfoliation, the mixture provides a softness that invigorates and refreshes the skin. Because my skin is somewhat problematic with a mixture of both dry and oily areas, I wondered what the effect would be. It was awesome! The scrub removed and cleansed the blemishes on my face and did not exacerbate the dry areas. St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub refreshed and brightened my face leaving the skin soft and clear and invigorated. The scent and feel of the scrub refreshed my mood and greatly enhanced my relaxation.
Further, the feeling did not diminish immediately after rinsing the soap from my face and the scent also remained. My skin felt silky and smooth and fresh for hours after use and I looked forward to using it again just before bedtime.
How to use it?
I also used the St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub on my neck and chest. Just like on my face, I started with a small dab on a washcloth and gently massaged it into my skin. It quickly and gently softened my neck and chest area and left a beautiful, light, romantic fragrance. Upon dressing, the difference became even clearer as my clothing felt softer and moved more freely over my now smooth skin. The difference was absolutely amazing.
I have now been using St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub all over my body and notice that my skin is softer and more hydrated. The exfoliation also increasing the sloughing of dead cells causing my skin to appear more toned and even colored. The product is absolutely amazing and I have noticed that when I use hydrating lotions they sink into my skin quicker and more smoothly. Lotions don’t seem to sit on my skin anymore but, rather, they seem to quickly sink in allowing my skin to be more hydrated and supple.
Can St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub be used everyday?
I now use St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub every day in my morning shower and it continues to amaze me. It is the start to my day and invigorates my skin and senses to help me prepare for the day. It also saves me time as when I get out of the shower, my skin dries quickly and lotion quickly absorbs into my skin so I can dress in a shorter period of time. Daily use keeps my skin soft and healthy looking and provides an unbelievable freshness that I have never found with other products. I was very lucky that I just happened upon this one.
I have also noticed a significant decrease in blemishes, not just on my face, but also on my neck and back. I rarely notice blemishes anymore and attribute this to my continued use of St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub. I used to have fairly problematic skin and this has diminished drastically. Because I feel so fresh and clean, and the light, fresh scent stays with me I have also been able to cease using a fragrant body spray which dried out my skin.
This product, St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub has completely changed my morning routine and makes my skin feel fresh and vibrant all day. My skin no longer has dry patches and even throughout the dry winter months my skin maintains its’ hydration as lotion is so much more effective as it quickly soaks into my skin after the soft and effective exfoliation provided through gently rubbing, in a circular motion, the St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub into my wet skin. It then rinses away with little to no effort leaving behind soft skin ready for hydration.
This is also an extremely easy product to use and continues to be refreshing despite continued use. Each time it is used, it feels like the first time and remains as refreshing with night time use as morning use. It does not dry the skin but leaves a soft, fresh finish ready to absorb hydrating lotions or even powder and foundations. It aids in ensuring powders and foundations applied to the face remain in place by absorbing in the area of application.
Eye shadows do not easily slough off nor does face powder. Aside from the wonderful, fresh, clean feeling of St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub, products used after appear brighter and firmer and provide a feeling of confidence throughout the day. The fresh scent ensures a confident, clean, fresh feeling will be ever present and provide an invigorating feeling throughout the day and night.