Oh when the saints…

I used to be a big fan of Aveeno.  I still love the products.  However, every time I pop into the drugstore, I end up leaving with a St. Ives product.
A lot of my friends used the St. Ives apricot line of products back in middle and high school.  I never quite made it on the bandwagon.  I’m definitely making up for lost time here.
Desperately searching for a scrub a few months back, I grabbed the St. Ives Green Tea Scrub after a quick game of eenie-meenie-miney-moe.  The scrub is perfect for washing my face after running.  It gets all the sweat out of my pores… as well as my thick sunscreen.  I used to have to scrub with a washcloth to (attempt to) get the sunscreen completely off and wash at least twice.  This left my skin raw and irritated.  Now, one quick face wash and I’m good to go.
Then I got my spray tan.  The lady encouraged me to moisturize a few times a day to make my tan last longer.  I typically steer clear of lotions.  (I don’t like the way it makes my fingers feel or how they sometimes make me feel greasy, not moisturized.)
After the success of the scrub, I decided to test out the wonders of St. Ives lotion.  I walked away with St. Ives Hydrating Lotion with Vitamin E.  Wow.  The smell is light and fresh.  The texture is creamy.  And my skin feels soft, not greasy.
Fast forward a few weeks and I’m in need of an exfoliating body wash.  I hate taking a shower and still having bug spray and sunscreen residue on my skin.  Of course, by now, my first instinct is to search for a St. Ives product that fits my need.  Yep, got it.  
St. Ives Purify Exfoliating Body Wash.  A-MA-ZING.  Don’t you just love taking a shower and having the bathroom smell like your body wash for hours afterward???  Please tell me I’m not the only one!!!
I’m definitely a convert.
Do you use St. Ives?  Are there products that I should try out?!?

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Southern Charm

Oh my gosh, I love love love the St. Ives oatmeal and butter lotion. Smells so yummy, very similiar to bath and body's warm vanilla sugar, but the lotion is lighter and more creamy, not heavy at all. Definitely recommend trying that.


I use the St. Ives Apricot scrub and I love it. I use it every few days to deep clean my skin and exfoliate. It's especially great in the summer to "remove NYC" off my skin after a long day.


Can I ask you a semi-gross question about the lotion? As a South Florida resident, lotion = excessive sweating. Does this lotion cause you to do the same, or no?

Laura S.

My mom used to always get me st. ives products when I was younger. When I saw that my roommate was using the green tea scrub, I really wanted to get the lotions, etc. that I used to use because they were/ are so great!


I use the shea butter and oatmeal lotion and the body wash which I have not seen in forever in stores. It leaves you skin really soft and hydrated.


I LOVE St. Ives products. Everything they make is wonderful. I've been a long time user of the Apricot Scrub but my favorite product by far is the Collagen Elastin Hypo allergenic body wash. (

I have dry skin year round and always had to put lotion on to have smooth skin. This body wash leaves my skin so smooth that I have started throwing away all of my lotions because I don't have to use them at all anymore. And with a price like that ($3 at Ulta!) how can you say no?!


I used the apricot scrub for a long time until my face started breaking out really bad but my face was so dry it was cracking. Turns out I react badly to salicylic acid. That's when I found out Target makes a knock off without the salicylic acid!


You should try a cleansing oil (boscias is my favorite) to remove sunscreen. Using a scrub every day could be way too harsh for your face, and the cleansing oil will remove all sunscreen and makeup.


I personally don't like being the one in the elevator that everyone can smell (whether its fruit, soap, perfume, body odor, etc…). It's rude and bad manners is not very preppy. So thanks for the warning on that stinky St. Ives Purify Exfoliating Body Wash.


I agree, stinky is stinky whether good smell or bad. Unless you starve for attention, why have everyone be offended at how strong you smell and be labelled that stinky girl…

North Shore Prep

After seeing this post, I got the apricot blackhead scrub. INCREDIBLE. I use acne wash for prevention, and this is definitely doing the trick. My skin feels so fresh and clean, I can feel the difference. And the tiny little bumps I had a few days ago? Gone. XO


I'm from Minnesota/Minneapolis area and there's a great brand based here, called Thymes, which I went to for candles originally. When I was in college, a really good candle was my way of treating myself after a long day. The packaging is pretty too! However, Thymes makes a bunch of body/skin care products as well as bath items. I just got the Thymes Essentials body scrub and I use it on my legs but you can use it as a full body scrub. You have to stir the oil and sugar together each use. If you don't like the body scrub I would definitely check out Thymes anyway. My favorite scent is Kimono Rose! I have the candle, the bubble bath, and the room spray.

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