St. Ives Blackhead Clearing Green Tea Scrub Review


Hello everyone,

     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

Smells  lovely

Spreads easily

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.


  • Emmy 1 year ago

    I have the other one for acne and I really like it too! Great review! xx
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    • Preethy 1 year ago

      I was looking at the apricot one to try first but instead picked this one, where do you get st. Ives scrubs in India

  • kamar 1 year ago

    Iam not a scrubs person, but this looks good

    • Preethy 1 year ago

      Yes this is a good one

  • Sangeeta 1 year ago

    There are so many St Ives scrubs that aren’t available in India. Wish there was an easier way to get my hands on these.
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    • Preethy 1 year ago

      Yes very true

  • anubhuti 1 year ago

    I have not used any product by St Eves but I have a list of products I wanna try and this is one of them.. I do not have blackheads problem so this should work fine for me… you can try to place hot towel on clean face for steaming the area with deep buried blackheads and leave it for 5 mins(If it gets cold, redip it in hot water, then use a scrub and blackhead remover tool, i guess it should work 🙂

    • Preethy 1 year ago

      This is the first product I tried and liked it. I usually do that method once every week but as they have been there for years it will take more time and dedication to completely uproot them, thanks for the tip though 🙂

  • Khushi@NotOnlyMakeup 1 year ago

    I use another variant from St. Ives scrub range and totally love how it makes my skin feel. It feels smooth, hydrated and polished. This looks like a great variant too 🙂
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    • Preethy 1 year ago

      Yes, their scrubs are usually very good

  • Taneesha 1 year ago

    This scrub sounds amazing for oily acne prone skin. It may not uproot the old blackheads but preventing the new ones from forming is also great. I’d like to get my hands on it. Nice review dear 🙂

    • Preethy 1 year ago

      Hope you find it, thanks

  • Swathi 1 year ago

    Great review. Blackheads can be really annoying, yeah most of these scrubs work the same, not that effective on deep ones.
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    • Preethy 1 year ago

      Yes the deep ones need a dedicated method to get them out completely

  • aditi 1 year ago

    sounds great…….:)
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  • radha@trystwithvanillagirl 1 year ago

    I have major acne break out these days. Almost done with Iraya Fruit and Nut Scrub. This tops the next shopping list.thanks for sharing
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    • Preethy 1 year ago

      Welcome 🙂 hope it works

  • subha bose 1 year ago

    GOod choice for people with mild acne.

    • Preethy 1 year ago

      Yes 🙂

  • Purva 1 year ago

    I have used this scrub and I love it..It is best scrub i have tried till date 😀

    • Preethy 1 year ago

      Yes it is a really good one

  • Sonali 1 year ago

    Many scrubs fail to uproot old blackheads. I suffer from the same problem you have. Great review 🙂
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    • Preethy 1 year ago

      Yes very true

  • Ramya 1 year ago

    This green tea scrub sounds amazing. Great review!

    • Preethy 1 year ago

      Yes it is a good one

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