A Review on St. Ives Blemish Control Apricot Scrub
I was doing the grocery with my dad and my sister one time when I discovered this product. Actually, it was more of my sister getting it from one of the shelves, and introducing it to me. “I use this,” she said. “I think it made my pores smaller and it improved my skin.”
My ears perked up upon hearing this, of course. “Really?”
That day, we came home with two—one for my sister, and one for me.
The grocery is perhaps one of the least likely places I’ll find a skincare product, not for anything really—but mainly because all of the products I use in my skincare routine are found in Watsons or Beauty Bar. St. Ives is a brand you can find just about anywhere, which is convenient! It’s also really affordable.
Because of the feedback from my sister, I decided to try it out. I’ve been testing it for two months now, where I use it to exfoliate my skin twice a week (Tuesday and Thursday evenings). I must admit that it has impressed me. My skin always feels soft and smooth even until the next day. I don’t expect it to actually minimize my pores, but what I’m hoping it does is that it strips off the dead layer of skin cells for my other products to be absorbed faster—pretty much like what diamond peel does for me.
As you can see (and as one would expect from an exfoliating scrub), the texture is thick and grainy. It’s not rough on the skin though—not like some scrubs where your face kind of feels like it’s burning after.
I guess the only thing I don’t like about it is the smell of apricot—it smells similar to peaches, and I’m not a big fan of peach scents. Other than that, I think I’m going to keep using it! I think it’s an effective alternative to Avene Eau Thermale—I just wouldn’t recommend that you use it everyday because it might dry up your skin.
Got any questions? Feel free to drop a comment!
A Review on St. Ives Blemish Control Apricot Scrub
September 5, 2015 @ 8:16 pm
ano pong pwedeng gamitin pang alternate sa st ives?
September 6, 2015 @ 9:46 pm
Hi, Jessie! I’m not so sure lang because I’ve never tried any alternative to St. Ives. This is available in leading drugstores and groceries naman. 🙂
March 6, 2016 @ 8:43 pm
How much is it and where did you bought it? I have a acne prone skin and I want to try this /
March 7, 2016 @ 9:39 am
Hi, Nicole! I don’t remember anymore how much eh, but it’s available in all groceries, etc.
April 2, 2018 @ 6:43 pm
190 pesos 6 is 170g po sa Mercury drug store
April 10, 2016 @ 2:01 am
i just had bought it kanina .. meron syang 1 oz which cost P60 something then 6oz P202.. tinry ko muna yung maliit .. then i found it maganda nga kahit konti lang gamitin mo. siguro yung maliit will last 2 to 3 months kung hindi mo naman aarawan and syempre kung ikaw lang magisa gagamit.
April 21, 2016 @ 11:39 am
My mom’s a St. Ives user since I was in elementary so she’s the one who intoduced this to me. Used it for years since I was a masunurin kid (Ahem! hahaha) but when college days na breakouts just a PAIN! I had to switch to other brand since this cant kill pimple ASAP. But my kuya from NY whenever he visits eto talaga pinapabili and ginagamit nya together with my teen nephew.
September 18, 2019 @ 3:06 pm
Hi. San po available yung smallest size? Wala kasi sa groceries na pinuntahan ko
September 19, 2019 @ 11:48 am
Hello! So sorry, I’m not sure lang. I always see the big size kasi in groceries. Try checking online shops and department stores! 🙂
March 28, 2017 @ 2:42 pm
kelan po ba yan ginagamit? same as facial wash po ba yan? what i mean is babanlawan rin po ng tubig?
March 30, 2017 @ 12:58 am
It’s a facial wash. 🙂
November 28, 2017 @ 2:05 pm
Hi, Ms. Gretchen! I am so confused dun sa directions ng binili kong St. Ives Apricot Scrub Blemish Control ( 1 oz) It says: “Clean the face thoroughly before applying this product.” etc. Then kapag nakakakita ako on how to use this product, ibang iba dun sa directions ng packaging nila. Help me please
December 4, 2017 @ 9:07 pm
I would use it like a regular facial wash, but not for everyday use. Maybe just twice a week. 🙂
December 6, 2017 @ 7:07 pm
hello! may nabasa po kasi ako na twice lang sya dapat gamitin pero may nakita akong post na she’s using st. ives twice a day, so pano po talaga sya ilan beses po? and pwede po ba sya sa 16years old?
December 7, 2017 @ 7:34 pm
It depends on the skin type. If the skin is sensitive, I don’t recommend using it twice a day. That’s too much. But if your skin can handle it, then that’s okay. If your skin is sensitive, better to use once or twice a week lang. But if kaya naman everyday, go lang. I think okay naman siya for a 16-year old. 🙂
May 28, 2018 @ 3:13 am
Normal po ba na mag labasan na pimples sa first week na gamit???
May 29, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Hi, Kyle! I think that’s not normal. I suggest you see a derma and stop using the product first.
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August 21, 2018 @ 9:21 am
Hi. Just wanna po what’s tge diference between st. Ives fresk skin apricot facial scrub vs. St. Ives blemish control apricot scrub? Thanks
August 21, 2018 @ 3:16 pm
Blemish Control has salicylic acid to help prevent acne breakouts, while Fresh Skin is the regular one. 🙂
September 9, 2020 @ 10:06 pm
Is it really effective for blemishes? Because I’m considering on buying one.
September 9, 2020 @ 10:50 pm
Hello! I wrote this many years ago, and I think based on my experience with more skincare brands, I recommend checking COSRX or The Ordinary instead. If your concern is blemishes, you may want to check out The Ordinary’s Niacinamide serum, as it helps lighten dark spots and even out your skin!