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There are four apricot scrubs in the St. Ives product range. All four scrubs contain 100% natural exfoliants, made from walnuts and corn kernels. The scrubs also contain apricot extract, which hydrates and nourishes skin.

The very popular scrubs, promise to deliver healthier looking, glowing skin within 7 days!

I have chosen to test the Invigorating Scrub over the course of the next week. I went and bought it in Superdrug, and by some complete luck it was on a 50% off offer! I will have a spare St Ives Apricot Invigorating Scrub, to send to one of you. So please leave a comment underneath, if you would like to try it, and as always – I will get my sister to randomly pick someone!

Invigorating Apricot Scrub – Recommended for Normal Skin

Dull skin will become radiant, as dead skin cells are removed. Result after 7 days should be smooth, glowing skin! Recommended for use 3 – 4 times a week.

Gentle Apricot Scrub – Recommended for Sensitive/Problem Skin

Suitable for everyday use. Contains soothing botanicals, micro beads and jojoba oil. By the end of the week skin should appear bright fresh and healthy.

Blemish Control Apricot Scrub – Recommended for Skin prone to Breakouts

Contains clarifying ingredients, which help to gently unclog pores, and help to prevent spots. Suitable for use 3-4 times a week. Just a recommendation from me, don’t scrub hard over painful spots or breakouts, always treat unhappy skin gently.

Firm and Renew Apricot Scrub – For older or more mature skins

This scrub, with gentle AHA, visibly tones and firms, revealing younger looking skin. Will help to improve the skin’s texture. With fine mineral crystals.

All of the apricot scrubs, are paraben, and phthalate free.

The way I would recommend using any of these scrubs, would be to cleanse, and then follow as a second step, with the St Ives scrub, rather than replacing your cleanser with it. It’s important to remove impurities, dirt and make up, for an exfoliator to do its job properly. I have not read that that is the correct way to use this anywhere, but it is definitely the way that I would suggest.

Instructions on the packaging are simply to moisten skin, and then to massage on with fingertips.

The St Ives products are available in Superdrug, Tesco, Morrisons, Asda, Sainsburys, and in other independent chemists in the UK.

Some of the scrubs are currently on offer in Superdrug. The ‘Firm and Renew Scrub’ is not currently on their website, but it was in the store today in Malvern, so it must just be out of stock on the website at the moment.

I will be writing a post in 7 days with my apricot scrub conclusions.

In the meantime, the scrubs are on such a good deal in Superdrug, either do the 7 day trial with me! Or feel free to wait, and see if my skin looks any more radiant by then!

The RRP of the scrubs is £5.10. But in Superdrug today, I paid just £1.97 for the Invigorating Scrub because of the special offer. I have added the link to it below!

St Ives Apricot Scrubs – http://www.superdrug.com/apricotscrubs

28 Comments on St Ives Apricot Scrubs – The 7 day challenge!

  1. Hi Susie. I would like to try it as I am a bridesmaid for my sister in two week’s time and I would like to have my skin glowing on the day.

    Many thanks.


  2. I love these, I have used them for years and they really are great, they are just as good as the more expensive exfoliators out there.


    • Oh that’s so nice to hear from you as well, seeing as you love your products as I do! Will you text me, or reply on here, and tell me which one you use. I am just being nosy! ha! x

  3. I’m currently using the Body Shop Vit E scrub but my skin is looking SO pale and pasty (not a good look with all this sunshine) so I would love to try the St Ives Apricot Scrub!

    • Helen I counted down 77 times (my lucky number) and before I wrote this comment – number 77 hit on you so I am sending you St Ives Scrub. I have emailed you for your address, so look out for it! Take care


      • Hi Susie,
        Thank you so much for sending me the scrub! I love it! My skin feels so much smoother and more plump too. I must say I do prefer it to the Body Shop one I was using…

  4. I have been experiencing breakouts recently and as a student I just can’t afford the dermalogica daily microfoliant that I normally use. Really want to try Blemish Control Apricot Scrub. It will be a step up from the homemade baking soda scrub I attempted last week!! looking forward to hearing the review 🙂

    • I am also a Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant addict! I am trying this for the first time! I have heard it’s really good. Have a look in Superdrug – I only have a spare Invigorating one (well I will have when the post comes tomorrow) but the Blemish one is definitely in there, and on the website X

  5. I follow your blogs faithfully(and you were the first blog I chose 🙂 ) and Im very much enjoying all your brilliant findings! If you end up with a spare, I’d love to try one!

  6. Hi Susie, I would like to win the scrubs as I returned to the UK from living in Sydney for 4 years and have just had the coldest winter ever! My skin is in need of exfoliating as i no longer have the sand to exfoliate my skin 🙁

  7. I bought as a birthday pressie to myself the Clarins Mia Brush which I just love (everyone buy one!). I am in the older skin category and I wont pretend that it erases Life Lines but I do find that it makes a big difference to the texture of the skin. I do find that my skin responds in a different (better) way to a mask or a moisturising massage. So my question is – if using Clarins Mia Brush, do you need to also use exfoliating products? T x

    • I think definitely don’t exfoliate as regularly, if your skin is looking good with just the Mia then maybe stick to that- I’m so pleased you like it!

  8. Hi Susie! Ive been using the St Ives scrubs for years and highly recommend them. Ive used the Blemish Control scrub and the Invigorating one and both are great.

    I love your blog (although im not sure my bank account does as I’ve tried most of the products you’ve recommended!!) and always look forward to seeing a new email from blusher and blogging in my inbox! Keep up the great work!


  9. Hi Susie, love your blog! Do you exfoliate under your eyes? I have a lot of milia under my eyes, and I have heard different things about what causes them. Any advice would be gratefully received!

    • I have recently been told that Dermalogica’s Daily Microfoliant can be used across the eye area (even though the packaging will tell you not to). Why don’t you book a face mapping session at Dermalogica and ask them. I don’t know a great deal about preventing milla, I have to be honest, but I have heard that rice based exfoliants can help.

      • Thank you! I was at a wedding fair on Sunday (getting married in December) and there was a Dermalogica stand there, so I availed of the face mapping service! The area around my eyes is dry and I need a good eye cream!

  10. I absolutely love the st Ives scrub, haven’t used it in ages though and it’s showin on how dry my skin is at the moment. Going to the gym isn’t helping as my skin just feel tighter, but I have pounds to lose to make my tummy tighter, so please pick me 😉

  11. Hi Susie.
    Really enjoy your blog. Been lashing on the clinique city block
    with all the sun shine at the moment! I’ll definitely be trying the
    st. Ives range especially the blemish one. I use kiehl’s
    microdermabrasion one. It’s fab but bit harsh for frequent
    use so loving this post.

  12. Since reading this blog I have used this product and find it has left my skin feeling clean with out a horrid dryness afterwards. For the current price it is on sale at you can’t go wrong. Thanks for bringing this product to my attention.


  13. Hey Susie, I am too currently trying out the scrub for blemished skin. Before I used Oxy which I found too ruff, so hoping this one reveals good skin in a weeks time. x

  14. I’d love to win this please! I definitely need some help with getting a glowing collection!
    Thanks 🙂

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