Sunday, April 21, 2013

REVIEW: St. Ives Green Tea Scrub

If there's one kind of beauty product that I have spent the most time researching and testing, it's facial cleansers. Although my skin seems to be improving in the last few months, I have always had sensitive skin that was very reactive to over-drying and irritation, and many of the cleansers I used seemed to bother me or feel like they didn't really clean enough! I found that I needed to use a scrub every day to really keep my face looking and feeling fresh. After trying several scrubs over the years, I have found my favorite to be the St. Ives Naturally Clear Green Tea Scrub.

There are a few reasons why I really like this scrub.
- fresh energizing scent
- soft, non-abrasive exfoliant made from natural silica (sand)
- light and clean-rinsing lather
- contains Salicylic acid
- hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, formulated without parabens/phthalates


One of the greatest ingredients in any facial cleanser is Salicylic acid. Containing 1% Salicylic acid, the Green Tea Scrub cleans out pores without over-drying. It also helps reduce the occurrence of blemishes. I also really like the fresh scent. I use the scrub in the morning because I think it helps me wake up! The smaller silica beads are just the right texture. Some other scrubs I have tried have been made with sugar or even walnut exfoliants, which I found to be too rough for daily use. Another bonus is the clean-rinsing lather. That doesn't sound so exciting, but my last scrub took several minutes to fully rinse off. There is no stickiness with the Green Tea Scrub, so I can wash and rinse quickly (which is very important to me as I am ALWAYS running late in the morning -- every second counts)!
It seems that my skin has been at its worst over the last 10 years, so I am always on the lookout for the next great product. (I am one of the few that will say I would rather have the skin that I had in high school)! I am thrilled that I have found a cleanser that does what I want it to do without any annoying side effects. You can pick up a trial size of the Green Tea Scrub in the travel/dollar section at Walmart, or get a full size at Target and online.

 Try it out and let me know what you think!

Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links. I was not compensated for this review.

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