When I was given the opportunity by Influenster to try the St. Ives Coconut Oil scrub before it hit the stores (in early January 2017) I was super excited! A fan of the popular St. Ives Apricot scrub (since probably high school?) I love that the brand decided to expand and offer not only a new fragrance/ingredient combination, but a new consistency that also offers all natural ingredients!
Suitable for all skin types
Dermatologist tested. Paraben free. (Yaay!)
Does not contain Animal Ingredients
Made with 100% natural exfoliants
Boasting “soft, smooth, radiant skin,” the Exfoliate and Nourish scrub is a gel with gentle exfoliating particles (of coconut shell) that polish your skin as it cleanses. In comparison to the original Apricot scrub, this exfoliant is definitely more gentle. (Check out the texture differences below.)
I love that this scrub gives you the feeling of exfoliation without feeling harsh, abrasive or drying. As grapeseed oil is the first ingredient in this scrub, it is such an incentive– and just as the name implies, it DOES nourish your skin. Upon rinsing I was left with clean, supple skin and a beautiful healthy glow. This would ideally be the place where I would insert a photo of my skin after using it, but of course I was too captivated to remember to do so.
TIP: The directions suggest applying and massaging onto DRY skin, then adding water to allow it to emulsify. The scrub turns a white, creamy color and consistency. I’m usually bad with reading directions but in this case I’m happy I did because I imagine I’d have a different experience otherwise!
I’m happy to add this to my current favorites for a healthy skincare regimen. I do however, think it’s equally important to note that this has not replaced my face cleanser. Though I’m sure that this scrub is gentle enough for daily use, I plan to use it a few times a week!
Boos, have you seen this scrub in your local stores yet?