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Skincare Reviews: St. Ives Fresh Skin Invigorating Apricot Scrub

Bella Reviews: St. Ives Fresh Skin Invigorating Apricot Scrub

What it is: St. Ives Fresh Skin Invigorating Apricot Scrub

What it claims: The exfoliating power to reveal smoother, more radiant skin and, not to blow its own trumpet or anything, but it says it "smells amazing."

'Tis been around for a while, Bella, why you just talking about it now? Because it's got a new formulation that now contains 100 percent natural exfoliants and 100 per cent natural apricot extract.

Length of trial period: Old formula: forever; new formula: one week.

Skin state: Not too bad, but the long hours spent hanging around models at RAFW seemed to knock my skin's self-esteem. It went a bit dull, lacklustre and would throw a tanty if it could talk. In definite need of a boost.

The scrub: This falls into the mechanical category; it has a grainy texture (that'll be the walnut shells) that helps work away dead skin and impurities. Great for those who like to feel a product working.

Keep reading . . .The effect: From the second use, which was only three days in (you can use this product 3-4 times a week), my skin looked visibly brighter. As I was applying moisturiser, it definitely felt smoother and I found that my makeup didn't crease or 'dry out' during the day. It lasted longer too. I was reminded that exfoliation is a key part of makeup: both in prepping the skin and helping to remove it properly. The fruity scent was definitely a bonus, it woke me up each morning!

The feedback: A fellow beauty ed told me that I didn't look tired, when I felt like a tramp . . . result!

Psst! Loving the new matte-feel of the packaging. It looks and feels super expensive, when it actual fact it costs just $9.99! BARGAIN!

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