This St. Ives Medicated Apricot Scrub is my scrub of choice. Its similar to the St. Ives Apricot Scrub that comes in the orange tube, except this one is medicated with 2% salycilic acid. What that does is help with treating problem skin, as it has mine. I use it about 2 times a week as part of my skincare regime, and I think it’s help keep my spots at bay.
This scrub comes in a large tube, and I don’t find the granules over large or harsh. You squeeze out a bit, maybe around 2cm and lather with water then scrub your face with it. Make sure not to scrub too hard for that’s bad for your skin.
This scrub has a slight minty smell, and leaves my skin smooth and slightly tingly. I like it. It makes me feel like my skin is really clear and clean.
The price is great too. It retails for about RM17 and often goes on discount at Guardian and Watsons. I’d say its worth getting. I’m probably on my 5th tube and still loving it!
Update: It would appear that St. Ives no longer makes this version or even if they do, they no longer call it a “Medicated” Apricot Scrub. I found that the texture seems to have changed and that the granules in the scrub now seem larger and feel more harsh on my skin. I no longer use this for this reason. However, my review stands because it helped me a lot when I was battling acne and it is my first introduction to the wonders of salicylic acid for combating acne and spots on my skin. These days, I just use a different salicylic based cleanser, like the Vichy Normaderm one which is excellent too!