Hi! Today I would like to review My favorite acne scrubs. There are actually two that I use, one is for my face and the other is for my body and I have been using them for a couple weeks now and I love them so much that I wanted to talk about them here :) Now to talk about what kind of skin I have, I have combination skin. Some parts of my face can be a little dry, and other parts, specifically my t-zone can be oily. Through out my teen years and up until my early twenties I never had a problem with acne. The only time I would get a small blemish was around that time of the month. However when I turned 24, I suddenly started to randomly break out. I got pretty annoyed by it because I was so used to having clear skin so I started to look for some good products to clear up my skin again. I started using some Neutrogena products, which worked ok as far as diminishing the break outs, but not preventing them. Especially around that time of the month, it honestly would not stop the break outs at all at that time. So after using a couple of the Neutrogena products I wanted to try something else from a different brand. I started doing research (meaning google) trying to find what was good out there. I stumbled across St. Ives. I saw some pretty good reviews for both the apricot scrub, and the green tea scrub. So I went out and gave them both a try. I found that one works better for my face and the other works better for my back, chest and shoulders where I also get some mild acne. So below are some pictures and descriptions of the products.
I will start off with the Green tea scrub. Its my favorite of the two and I use it on my face. First off, I LOVE the smell. It doesn't smell like green tea at all, it has a very fresh, sweet, fruity smell. I actually prefer the smell of this over the apricot one, not that the apricot one smells bad, I just think this one smells better. Anyways, It has a light green color, as you can see from the picture, and the beads are so small you can barely see them. They are very small but there are a lot of them, some people say they feel like sand, yes I agree they do but as long as you are rubbing gently like you are supposed to, it is not rough at all. In fact this scrub is more gentle the some of the other scrubs I have tried, and especially more gentle then the apricot one. I use this scrub once everyday, It does not dry out my skin at all, it leaves my skin feeling smooth and clean and the lovely smell lingers. So after about 3 weeks of using this what are the results? Clear skin! I actually had my period while using this and I did not break out! This product has amazed me, my skin has stayed clear, and if I do get a blemish, it is very small and hardly noticeable. So as long as this product keeps working for me I will not buy another one, it has given me amazing results and is very affordable. I got this for about 5 dollars at target.
Ok so now unto the Apricot scrub. This scrub has a nice smell too but again in my opinion not as good as the green tea. It actually does smell like apricot. Honestly I feel like this one is a little too abrasive for my face. So I like to use this one for my back, shoulders, and chest because I do tend to get some mild-moderate acne in those areas as well. I feel like those areas do need something a little more abrasive then the green tea scrub so this is great for the body, but I don't use this one everyday. I use it every other day and it works fine for me like that. It also has 1% more salicylic acid then the green tea scrub. So below are the pictures. The pieces in it are a little bigger and rough compared to the green tea scrub, so you definitely have to be more careful with this one and very gently rub your skin with it. Even on the bottle this is recommended to be used only 3-4 times a week, while the green tea scrub is recommended to be used daily. This bottle is actually bigger then the green tea scrub but less expensive. I found it at around 3-4 dollars at Walmart.
So those are my opinions on these products, they have worked well for me and I really like them. However everybody is different, and although they work well for me doesn't mean they will work for everyone else. So it depends on the person but I don't think it hurts to give them a try especially considering they are very affordable. So that is all and I hope this was helpful :).