Daily Microdermabrasion (Discontinued)
4 fl. oz. for $7.99
Category:Skin Care > Scrubs > Scrubs
Last Updated:02.22.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview
This doesn’t contain the same scrub particles used in microdermabrasion treatments or the various microdermabrasion-at-home scrubs available. That’s not such a bad thing, though, because this product ends up being gentler for all skin types seeking a scrub with cleansing ability. The silica beads glide over skin while polishing it, and the formula rinses cleanly. Vitamin E is called out on the label, but its role in this fragranced scrub is almost non-existent, not to mention that vitamin E is best left on skin if you’re hoping for antioxidant benefit.
Smooth away fine lines with Microdermabrasion scrub. Rich in natural vitamin E anti-oxidants, the fine mineral crystals exfoliate and deep clean to even out your skin's texture. While chamomile delicately soothes your skin, to leave you feeling moisturized and renewed. Powerful, yet gentle enough to use every day. Now that's amazing.
Water, Hydrated Silica, Glycerin, Sodium Methyl 2 Sulfolaurate, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Acrylates Copolymer, Disodium 2 Sulfolaurate, Acrylates/Palmeth 25 Acrylate Copolymer, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Cocamidopropyl PG Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Phenethyl Alcohol, PPG-2 Methyl Ether, Polyacrylamide, Linalool, Limonene, Butylphenyl Methypropional, Tocopherol, Methylisothiazolinone, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (Marticaria)
Brand Overview

St. Ives At-A-Glance

Strengths: A couple of water-soluble cleansers, a gentle microdermabrasion alternative; some good, inexpensive body lotions; excellent hand cream.

Weaknesses: Overly abrasive scrubs; ineffective anti-acne products; dated moisturizer; overall, the facial-care products are substandard, even if they are inexpensive.

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.

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