St Ives Apricot Scrub Review

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St Ives Apricot Scrub Review

Hi everyone!

I hope you’ve had a good start to the week! 🙂 It’s so nice that the evenings are starting to get lighter now. I seriously cannot wait for the summer!

Anywho, today I wanted to share with you my St Ives Apricot Scrub review. I got this a while back for my birthday, but haven’t had a chance to use it yet as I was finishing off another face scrub that I was using!

I had previously used St Ives Apricot Scrub a long time ago, but because I wanted to experiment with other products I stopped repurchasing. Why I did this I’ll never know, because since I’ve started using it again it has been doing my skin the world of good!

They’ve revamped the packaging and it looks much more fresh and youthful, which is really appealing!

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Aside from the packaging I did also notice that the smell is a little different compared to before. Although the scent of apricot is definitely present (which you would expect from an apricot scrub, lol), there’s also a distinct other fragrance.. Perhaps it’s from the walnut and corn which is included in the ingredients? I really can’t work it out, but it’s not an offensive smell, just different 🙂

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I normally squeeze a good sized blob into my palm and then rub my hands gently together. I then proceed to apply to my dampened face, gently massaging the scrub all over and focusing on my problem areas such as my chin and around my nose! After a few minutes I rinse my face thoroughly with warm water, finish with a splash of cold water to close my pores and pat dry.

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I immediately notice the difference to my skin once I’ve used St Ives Apricot Scrub! It does as it says and “Gently exfoliates dull surface cells to instantly reveal smooth, radiant skin”. My skin feels so soft afterwards, and once I apply some moisturiser it feels incredibly nourished! It says for best results to use 3-4 times a week, but for me once a week is plenty!

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Naturally of course you can pick up this fab scrub from Boots and Superdrug, but also supermarkets too for only £3.50 for 150ml! I think it’s a bargain considering how much product you get! I’m not going to be using anything else. 😉

So how often do you use a face scrub? Have you ever tried St Ives Apricot Scrub before?

Love Sophia xo


  1. 28 February, 2012 / 11:08 pm

    Thanks for following my blog hun. You have a great blog and am now following.

    • Sophia
      6 March, 2012 / 8:08 pm

      Thanks hun! I hope we’ll keep in touch 🙂 I love your blog! xxx

  2. 28 February, 2012 / 11:11 pm

    I love this scrub! Chop and change but always come back to St Ives! The body one is pretty good as well 🙂

    • Sophia
      6 March, 2012 / 8:05 pm

      Hey! I’ve never actually tried the body scrub, but I’ll definitely look into it now! Thanks for letting me know 🙂 Hope you’re well xx

  3. 29 February, 2012 / 12:00 am

    Great post hun… I’ve never used their stuff before but you’ve talked me into it! xx
    Bea @

    • Sophia
      6 March, 2012 / 8:03 pm

      Aw glad you like my review 🙂 You should definitely give this a try if you haven’t already! This stuff does wonders xxx

  4. 29 February, 2012 / 6:38 pm

    I love St. Ives Apricot scrub, it’s the perfect exfoliator. I do like the scent of the new formula better than the old one. Great review! xx

    • Sophia
      6 March, 2012 / 8:02 pm

      Yes it’s a fab exfoliator 🙂 I can’t remember what the old one smells like, but I know that this new one is different! I’m glad you like my review 🙂 I hope all is well with you xx

  5. 1 March, 2012 / 7:19 pm

    very nice and helpful review! seems like it’s a great product 🙂
    and you get a lot of product *_* wow! 🙂


    • Sophia
      6 March, 2012 / 8:00 pm

      Yeah it’s amazing how much product you get! Definitely worth the £2 for the magazine! This month the magazines have been really generous! Cosmopolitan are giving away Clinique products at the moment! xx

  6. tracy
    20 March, 2012 / 5:13 pm

    i havent used a face scrub as such in years, have used exfoliating gloves. this post reminded me of this product, so i bought some and a cheaper version.
    i dont remember this product smelling like it dose to me now, i found it very citrusy like lemon and orange zest. yes it made my face look brighter but it left me quiet red in the areas i focused on, t zone, it also made the moisturiser i applied later sting.
    the cheaper version was much more nicer to use it had finer granuals smelt lovely, left my skin soft and my moisturiser didnt sting. i will continue with the st ives one by alternating between the two. i do prefer my gloves and whichever shower cream or soap i use. thanks for the trip down memory lane lol

    • Sophia
      20 March, 2012 / 11:36 pm

      I’ve never tried exfoliating gloves! Are they gentle on the skin?
      I find the smell different to what it was before too! It does the job though so that’s all that matters 🙂 shame that it made your face a bit red though :\ what’s the cheaper version that you used?
      Have you tried other St Ives products? I heard there’s a different exfoliator available with finer granules xx

  7. tracy
    22 March, 2012 / 9:53 pm

    hi sophia,
    the exfoliating gloves can be a bit rough when new but for rough areas like elbows they are pretty good, after a few uses they soften but still work good i use my gel/soap and lather the gloves well before using where i want, on the body arms and legs they are fab, i do tend to go a bit gentler on the face and neck though, sometimes i can look like a beetroot when finished but colour soon goes lol, one caution is dont wear stoned rings or jewellery as they do tend to catch and pull .
    the cheaper exfoliater i got was from a discount store (quality save) the name is, osiris avise, cost was under £2, my youngest daughter has been using this too, for a few days now, at 14 the acne is tormenting her, in the few days she has been using it her face looks brighter and the acne looks better, she didnt like the st ives one as it was too harsh even though it is for sensitive skin, (i hadnt noticed that before) it seemed to cause some of the spot heads to break and bleed.

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