St. Ives: I Got it From My Mama


When I was approaching high school I was terrified of having acne pone skin.  All the movies and TV shows that I watched somehow always seemed to feature the unavoidable crisis of teen acne *cue Psycho music*  at some point in the plot.  I was a little traumatized.  My Dad is the kind of guy who washed his face with water and whatever soap was lying around which is no bueno for my sensitive skin so he wasn’t exactly my go to guy for stuff like that.  So naturally one day I wandered into my parent’s bathroom and stumbled upon St. Ives Apricot Scrub Blemish & Blackhead Control. Thanks Mom!

For years I used it on the low, “borrowing” it from my mom’s stash every so often and still continue to use it to this day.  Here are some reasons why I love this stuff:

  • It treats acne and keeps blackheads at bay.
  • You only have to use it 3-4 times per week to get the benefits.
  • Salicylic Acid is the active ingredient which is also used in much more expensive face washes and cleansers.
  • It’s not tested on animals…which is always a good thing!
  • Some stores like Kmart even have their own version of this which is usually cheaper…all you have to do is compare the level of Salicylic Acid (usually at 2%).

So if you’re looking for a new way to take care of your skin, this is a great value and it definitely has done the job for me.  I rarely have skin issues but since I started using oil based products I’ve noticed that my forehead is prone to flare ups if not cleaned properly and this definitely does the trick.  Check it out!

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