Hello my sweethearts! Today, I am going to talk about a new brand. I was unaware of this brand (like seriously!) until I bought it’s scrub. I bought this just before Nykaa launched the brand on it’s website, though this particular scrub is not available on their site. Let’s directly hop on to the review and find out whether this scrub is a great buy or otherwise.
St. Ives is a natural-organic brand which claims to use 100% natural ingredients in their moisturizers and exfoliants. All of their products are paraben free and their packaging is Eco-friendly. You can check out their page here to get an idea about the brand and their products.
Coming to the product:
Price: INR 349 for 170g of product.
Shelf life: I couldn’t really find the expiry or the manufacturing month/year written anywhere on the tube! 😳
Texture: It has a grainy~creamy texture. As per the information on the tube, the formula contains of creamy oatmeal with 100% natural exfoliants. Though the main ingredient is oatmeal, it smells of coconut, which feels like heaven!! 😇
Use: It can be used in 2 ways:
- Just like any other scrub: Massage on moistened face and rinse off.
- Like a mask: Apply evenly on face and leave on for 5-7 minutes. Gently massage and rinse off.
Some benefits of oatmeal(1):
- Helps sensitive skin. Oatmeal is suitable for all skin types, and even for the most sensitive skin because of its anti- inflammatory properties.
- Yields clean and clear skin.
- Removes dead skin cells.
- Treats acne and eczema.
- Tackles oily skin.
- As a natural exfoliant and homemade scrub.
The verdict: I was really not expecting much because I had never tried a face scrub apart from Everyouth and VLCC, but I must say, I am super impressed by this product. It exfoliates gently yet completely. The exfoliation factor given at the back of the tube says gentle but is sufficient to remove all the dead skin and cleanse the skin deeply. The skin feels so fresh, becomes soft and supple & doesn’t feel dry. I have a sensitive skin but till date it has not irritated me or broken me out.
- No parabens
- Affordable (you get a huge bottle for the price)
- Super gentle on skin
- Will suit all skin types
Will I repurchase: Absolutely Yes! I will probably never look towards any other brand (for a face scrub). ☺️
Do let me know whether you have tried any other products from St. Ives??
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