St. Ives Blackhead Clearing Green Tea Scrub Review
One of my main skin concern is the blackheads around my nose and I am always in look out for solutions to get a clear nose, the battle is still ongoing. I can easily get rid of the newly formed or recent blackheads as I scrub once or twice a week religiously, but those tiny blackheads that have been buried under my skin for years together do not go away at all and I really would like to get rid of them. I have tried as many ways to get rid of it as much as possible till date after reading different homemade solutions, watching many videos and even trying few commercially available blackhead removers, but those tiny ones do not go away at all, it seems they are buried int the skin forever 🙁 I have always wanted to try St.Ives products as they are hard to get in India and when my sister was coming from the USA, I thought of getting the famous apricot scrub from there, but when I saw this one online, went ahead and got this. Let’ see how well it fared with me.
$3.56 (≈₹ 240) for 170 g
Ingredients & About the Product:
As I have combination-oily skin in summer and that gets drier in winters especially in the harsh Turku winters and I thought of trying a moisturizing face scrub and I used the Aroma magic coffee bean scrub which I reviewed here. But, that face scrub was too not at all effective for blackheads and I finished it off using as a body scrub too as it suits dry skin type. Then, I was searching to get a good face scrub and got this one to try. The scrub comes in a white color plastic tube packaging that feels bulky and has an attached cap that shuts properly. The face wash is green in color with tiny granules, has a good creamy consistency and spreads easily in the skin. The scrub has a lovely fragrance which I am not able to pinpoint the fragrance, but it disappears few minutes after you wash your face. The scrub granules are tiny, but it scrub and exfoliates the skin effectively and washes off easily. A little amount is enough for the face and hence, 170 g will last for a few moths if you scrub twice a week. It does not any leave any residue or oily film behind after washing but at the same time does not strip off the moisture from the skin. But, if you have dry skin, then moisturization is essential as usual. This has a consistency that can be used for all skin types throughout the year but it might dry out the skin if overused as it is meant to treat acne and prevent the formation of blackheads. The scrub leaves the skin very clean, but it does not do anything for my those deep-rooted black heads, as those cannot be just removed so easily too. But, it prevents new blackheads forming just like many other scrubs. So, this is a really good one if you can get it, but otherwise, there are many other options in the market.
Affordable price for the quantity provided
Effectively exfoliates the skin
Will suit all skin types
Helps in treatment of acne due to the presence of salicylic acid (but I cannot vouch for it as I do not suffer from acne)
Prevents formation of new blackheads
Washes off easily
Doesn’t dry out the skin
Small amount is required and the 170 g tube will last for few months
Easily available in the USA
Not easily available in India, but you might find it in shops that sell St. Ives products, but they might be overpriced
Cannot remove deep-rooted blackheads
Prettykooll rating: 4.5/5
So, what is the method that you mostly follow to keep blackheads at bay? Let me know if there is a way to totally get rid of those tiny deep-rooted ones.
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