Osiris Avisé Apricot Facial Scrub

Osiris Facial ScrubHi there! Today’s post is about Osiris Avisé’s Apricot Exfoliating Facial Scrub. I bought this product ages ago. Back then I was happy to use abrasive scrubs on my face. But I’m no longer doing that.

Nowadays most people know that scrubs with crushed apricot kernels and walnut shells are too harsh for the face. That’s because these scrubs can cause tiny cuts on the skin surface. Bacteria really love these microscopic cuts – they’ll settle in and then they’ll give you spots. Yikes!

If you were ever wondering why your face would break out in spots on the same day (or the day after) you’ve used a harsh face scrub, it’s more likely than not that the scrub is to blame.

I had the same problem. But guess what, I stopped using harsh scrubs on my face – and I haven’t had any issues since.

Anyhoo, since I’m a beauty and toiletries hoarder, I have a few harsh face scrubs left in my stash. I’m not throwing the scrubs away (I paid for them!), but I don’t want to give them away either (I really wouldn’t want a friend to use this stuff on their face).

So I’m using these scrubs as body scrubs! This particular scrub is actually quite alright. It’s not as thick as St. Ives’ scrubs, so it’s easier to use. And it smells a lot better than St. Ives’ scrubs too! I’m happy to continue to use this scrub on my body. However, I don’t think I’d repurchase this product once it’s finished.

Have you tried any other products from this brand? If so, please let me know. I’d love to hear what you think.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

St. Ives Naturally Clear Apricot Scrub – Blemish Fighting

St Ives ScrubHi there! After years and years of using rather gentle face scrubs only, I have bought my first ever St. Ives face scrub. 🙂

Say ‘Hello’ to St. Ives Naturally Clear Apricot Scrub (Blemish Fighting).

I haven’t used apricot scrubs since my early twenties, but when I spotted this scrub for half price at one of the two big drugstores, I thought, why not give St. Ives a try?

In terms of exfoliating, this scrub is quite powerful. After the first use I felt that my skin was much softer. The scrub got rid of quite a few dead skin cells and dry patches. I’ll continue to use it every five to seven days.

I can see that this St. Ives Scrub would work very well for people with oily skin and / or skin impurities too.

If you’re looking for a powerful and reasonably priced facial exfoliator, you might want to try one of St. Ives’ offerings. St. Ives Naturally Clear Apricot Scrub (Blemish Fighting) is available as 150 ml for around £4, although right now it’s on special offer for £2.50 at Asda.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde