Apricot Scrub Renew & Firm is a fairly gentle scrub primarily because it contains just a tiny amount of abrasive walnut shell powder and because what’s listed before it provides a buffering effect. This can be an OK scrub for normal to dry skin. Note that the tiny amount of AHA glycolic acid has no impact on the exfoliating properties of this scrub.
Exfoliates to help visibly tone & firm skin. From America's #1 Scrub brand, this Apricot Scrub, with gentle alpha hydroxy, visibly tones and firms, revealing younger looking skin.
Water, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Juglans Regia Shell Powder (Walnut), Glycol Stearate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Zea Mays Kernel Meal (Corn), Capric/Caprylic Triglycerides, Jojoba Esters, Glycolic Acid, Ceteareth 20, Urea, Titanium Dioxide, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Caffeine, Polysorbate 60, Triethamolamine, Fragrance, Carbomer, Arginine, Disodium EDTA, Phenethyl Alcohol, PPG-2 Methyl Ether, Methlisothiazolinone, Prunus Ameniaca Fruit Extract (Apricot)
Two things set this line apart in the minds of consumers familiar with the brand: the Swiss angle and their apricot face scrubs. This notoriety didn't translate to thoughtfully formulated products, though. Instead, most of the scrubs are too abrasive, and the apricot is simply there as an extract, never mind that in a scrub it doesn't have any significant benefit for skin. The same can be said of the selection of supposedly Swiss-based herbs. Most of them have soothing properties, but it doesn't matter to skin if the ingredients came from Switzerland or South Dakota. If anything, the whole Swiss angle is getting a bit tired. You can bet that there are no scientists working high in the Swiss alps to formulate these products. St. Ives is a line with very little worth considering, so feel free to breeze right by as you shop for skin-care products at your local drugstore.
For more information about St. Ives, owned by Unilever, call (800) 333-0005 or visit www.stives.com.