Why St Ives Apricot Scrub is bad for your skin

May 17, 2015

17-5-2015
Gold Coast, Australia

Have you used this St Ives Apricot Scrub before?? If so then do your skin a favour and Stop using it.

         
(Picture taken from my Iphone in Coles supermarket,watching girls put it in their basket!I wanted to tell them put it back!) 

Iv been meaning to write this post for quite awhile. It gives me the shivers when I hear my clients say they scrub their face daily with st ives apricot scrub. Stop!!! I say to them, throw it out. Its doing your skin no favours. 

Before I did my beauty course I hadnt a clue about ingredients and what they meant. I saw a product and bought it. An exfoliator is a exfoliator right?

Wrong. St ives apricot scrub has terrible ingredients in it and the worst part is on their website they state they are all natural and post pictures of plants making us think the product is good for us.

The apricot scrub is actually too harsh of an exfoliator for our skin. The apricot kernals are too large and sharp. They tare our skin causing minor cuts that can lead to inflamation and damaged skin. You may not see it right away but in time you will. The large apricot kernals make holes in the skin which can lead to bacteria building up on the surface and cause more breakouts.

Its just shocking. If you look at the back of the product at the ingredient list- you will see a whole lot of ingredients(some you may not be able to pronounce) alot of these ingredients are comedogenic(clog your pores) and some are 'bad' alcohols which are toxic for our skin.There are also ingredients that are alkaline in the product which means they are breaking down our acid mantle of the skin(our protective barrier).

So in actual fact when your using this apricot scrub, and your skin is feeling good and its glowing( I know, iv used it before), its really only acting like this because you have taken away a layer of skin. This is bad because we dont want to loose skin! We want to loose dead skin cells. Damaging our skins outer layer will just be making the skin more sensitive and prone to irritation,breakouts and longterm damage.

Choose a good exfoliator. Something with small granules that will penetrate your skin. Rather than break it.

Exfoliation shouldnt be done daily. Only 2-3 times a week. Depending on your skin.

If you have any questions im happy to help! you can contact me through email,Instagram or facebook.

Katie xxx


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