Inspired by nature, St Ives is a line of skin care products that has been around for around 30 years! All of their products are natural and safe for all skin types.

The Blemish Control Apricot Face Scrub is one of St Ives best selling product to this date. The face scrub is made 100% from natural ingredients and totally oil free. It claims that the scrub will clean all the impurities in the pores to prevent future breakouts. The natural ingredients in the scrub helps to gently exfoliate the skin, leaving it feeling soft and clean.

So, I’ve been wanting to use the face scrub for such a long time and I finally tried it! So here are my St Ives Apricot Scrub review.

First impressions

Texture – The texture is not that runny or creamy compared to some other scrubs such as from Safi Balqis or The Body Shop. So I quite like it.

Smell – It smells a bit sweet (?) due to the fragrance. I don’t quite fancy sweet smell in my scrub but this one’s alright. It doesn’t bother me much.

Does it work? – The first time I use it, I feel like the scrub is bit harsh on my skin. It doesn’t irritate the skin but it feels harsh, probably due to the fact that it contains walnut-shell powder. It’s a natural exfoliator in case you’re wondering.

Post scrubbing – My skin feels so soft, but I don’t see too much difference on my oil sebum.

Final Verdict

So, here are my final thoughts on the scrub after using it a few months. Personally I do think that this scrub has some pros and cons. I’ll try to be as neutral as possible for this St Ives Apricot Scrub review, don’t worry. So, lets’ take a look at the pros first shall we?


First of all, the product is natural. What more can you ask? I always, always go for natural products. They’re the best! I also love how the scrub makes my skin feels. I know I said that it feels harsh on the skin but that was my first impression. After months of using it, I kinda get used to it and I had this satisfying feeling every time I scrub my face. The shells make me feel as if the scrub really gets into the pores and exfoliate everything. I also enjoy its texture. It’s not that runny but not creamy either, just the way I like it.

I think that the apricot scrub also helps to control my acne but I don’t have a serious acne problem at the very first place too. Thus, I can’t quite tell. BUT I rarely have acne these couple of months. So I guess, it works? Lastly, the best thing about this scrub is that it doesn’t dry out my skin like some scrubs do. You know that your skin can get dry if you do too much scrubbing right? But it’s not the case with this one. I scrub my face thrice a week and my skin doesn’t get dry at all. Plus, my skin also feels soft and looks extra radiant after using it. Extra points for that!


Maybe you already see this coming but I have to point out the fragrance-y smell of the scrub. Not that it bothers me but I think I would love it better if it smells less sweet. Another thing is that St Ives claims that the scrub would exfoliate the skin and remove the impurities in the pores but I can say that it doesn’t do that much. I have a serious excess oil sebum on my nose but every single time I use the scrub, the sebum doesn’t seem to reduce. Maybe they did but only a little. But I can tell that they are all still there. What a bummer because the sole reason I need to scrub my face is to remove my oil sebum in the pores.

So that’s it for my St Ives Apricot Scrub review! These are all my final thoughts on it. Price wise, the scrub is worth it but there are better scrubs out in the market in my opinion. Don’t get me wrong, I do love this scrub but it doesn’t really help to remove the excess oil in my pores. This one is a major downside for me. Other than that, I really love it! Plus, if you’re just looking for a scrub to exfoliate dead skin cells and to keep your skin radiant, then this one’s definitely for you!

p/s: you can get St Ives Blemish Control Apricot Scrub for RM19.90 at your local Watsons stores!

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St Ives Apricot Scrub Review | Blemish Free Skin! was last modified: May 12th, 2017 by Husna