Friday, May 17, 2013

St. Ives Body lotion, Exfoliating pads and Green Tea scrub Review

I love trying out the latest and greatest body lotions and potions and several of the older names have come up with new chemistry for their products. One of those companies is St. Ives. I have been a long time lover of their peach face scrub and lotions, but now they have so much more.

The products that I was provided with are really nice. There wasn't one my body disagreed with.

Let's start off with the Blemish control Green Tea Scrub- 4.5 fl. oz. for $4.99 This face scrub has a very refreshing green tea scent that I really like. Not too strong, but not too light. It is made with 1% salicylic acid to combat acne and black heads and has the teeniest of exfoliation bits, but not so little that it doesn't get the job done. I have sensitive skin, so this is perfect for me. The experience in the shower is nice, as the scent is strong and makes me feel like i'm in a mini spa. I have used this for a month now 1-2 times a week and it really does help with keeping the acne at bay. Immediately I feel my existing acne dry up, but still keeps the rest of my skin soft. It's not the only product I use, but It definitely helps and I love the feeling of it on my skin. I would recommend it for sensitive acne prone skin. It leaves skin very soft and smooth without any redness or irritation, as claimed.

The second product is their Scrub-Free Exfoliating pads- 60 pads for $4.99 I LOVE the scent of these. Very refreshing and notat all medicinal. It's hard to describe. It's a fusion of fruity and fresh. I think I detect cucumber in there. These work well to very gently exfoliate dead skin without the scrubbing action that some people don't like. This is done with a natural AHA complex, along with fruit extracts and vitamin e to keep skin smooth and soothed.  I do see a change as I use it . My skin feels smoother and dead skin is definitely coming off. As always with any AHA and BHA,WEAR SUNSCREEN, as it makes your skin more vulnerable to the sun. Also wear it 1 week after use.

The third product is the Naturally Soothing Oatmeal and Shea Butter body lotion- 21 fl. oz. for $5.29 I have always been a fan of their lotion and the new formula and scents are no exception. It is a thin consistency  but not too thin and moisturizes really well. The smell is wonderful and not too strong. Sweet but not too sweet. after applied, it doesn't leave a sticky film and absorbs quickly. I have been using this for over a month and it really has made my skin smoother with daily use. Don't bother with expensive creams!

Other reasons I love St. Ives? 

  • Most products ingredients have never been tested on animals nor contain animal ingredients.  (Excluding the face scrub in this review. I believe it has been tested or has ingredients that have been)
  • They remain non-comedgenic and dermatologist recommended.
  • Mostly naturally derived ingredients.
  • They contain no Parabens or Pthalates.
  • Mostly Hypoallergenic.
  • Competitive prices. 
  • A little goes a long way
This company is a tried and true one that has been around for well over a decade and I continue to use all their products on a regular basis. The cost is affordable and they do deliver results. 

You can find out more info and keep up with promotions on their Facebook

I received these products to facilitate a review. I am always 100% truthful in my opinions. Your opinion may differ from mine.

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