St. Ives Energizing Coconut & Coffee Scrub Review: Hey guys, everyone know St. Ives and its apricot scrubs. What some of us don’t know is, besides plain apricot scrubs, St. Ives has an amazing skin care range which includes lotions, body washes etc. I love the smell of coconuts + coffee. Hence, when I saw this, I had to get it.
Coconuts are super nourishing for the skin. Coffee is known for its anti-oxidant properties, therefore its commonly used in skin scrubs. Let us discuss more about this product in detail below and I will also tell you about my experience with it after using it for almost over a month.
About St. Ives Energizing Coconut & Coffee Scrub
Energize dull, tired skin with the smell of fresh coffee and deeply exfoliating 100% natural walnut shell powder in this face scrub. Winner of America’s #NextTopScrub!
How to Use St. Ives Energizing Coconut & Coffee Scrub
- Dispense scrub onto fingertips and massage onto damp skin.
- Spread in small circular motions to wake your skin’s natural circulation.
- When you’re done, rinse and glow!
- For best results, use 3-4 times a week.
Ingredients in St. Ives Energizing Coconut & Coffee Scrub
Water, Juglans Regia (Walnut) Shell Powder, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Zea Mays (Corn) Kernel Meal, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Cetyl Acetate, Benzyl Alcohol, Fragrance, Ceteareth-20, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Polysorbate 60, Disodium Edta, Benzoic Acid, Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol, Sorbic Acid, Caffeine, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Caramel, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).
Price of St. Ives Energizing Coconut & Coffee Scrub
$ 4.49 for 6 oz. in USA
₹ 399.00 for 170 g in India
In Detail St. Ives Energizing Coconut & Coffee Scrub Review, Swatches and My Experience
Like I mentioned, I purchased this because I knew I’d love the smell. What I didn’t know was, I’d pretty much fall in love with it. The st. ives coconut and coffee scrub comes in a tube form packaging with a flip open top. The packaging looks very attractive – front brown label with coconuts, leaves and coffee prints, giving total tropical vibes. Its not super heavy, but not very light either.
When you open that flip top, prepare to be mesmerised by its out-of-this-world amazing smell. It has this super awesome creamy sweet coconut with caramel coffee smell, all in good proportions. You can just spend a minute after opening it and appreciate the efforts of st. ives team for making it smell this GOOD!
It looks off white-brown in colour. The base of the scrub feels creamy and nice, of course the actual scrub particles are not mild. The scrub particles are ground apricot shells. So they are slightly gritty, but perfect if you’re looking for deeply exfoliating scrub.
How I Use it
I use this scrub mostly 2-3 times a week. I just take a large pea sized amount and work it on my wet facial and neck skin. Because it already contains deep exfoliating apricot particles, I do not put a lot of pressure while massaging the scrub on my face. In fact, I just put normal pressure and let the scrub particles do their job.
All the while that it is on my face, I am taken to some amazing tropical land. It smells super-super good. Even if I am not in a good mood, this just uplifts my senses do much!
After massaging my face with it for like 2-3 minutes, I wash it off with normal temperature water. Make sure to wash really well so that you’re able to remove all the scrub particles.
After washing, my skin looks as well as feels very soft and smooth. This actually removes almost all the dead cells from the surface of the skin making it look healthy and bright. Also, this does not leave my skin feeling dry at all. May be because it has glycerin as a moisturising ingredient.
I want to stress that this coconut and coffee scrub is creamy as well as gritty at the same time. This combination is basically a hit as a deep exfoliant. It leaves my skin feeling deeply cleansed as well as very soft and refreshed. Bonus points for the lovely smell.
Although one might worry about it being too harsh because of apricot shell powder. However I did not face any redness or irritation on my skin after using this. The creamy base makes sure that the skin doesn’t go rough, it might prevent from over-exfoliation as well.
I have combination skin. So naturally, I need products which can help with my blackheads as well as remove dead skin cells from the dry areas of my face. This product has been helpful in both those areas. Best part is, it does not dry out my face or leave it red/irritated. Of course, like I mentioned it a million times already, it smells incredibly amazing.
PS. I have heard some beauties concerned about St. Ives scrubs being too harsh on their sensitive skin. Please note, that st. ives mentions clearly in the description on the product that this product has “Deep” exfoliation factor. So if you have sensitive skin or your skin gets irritated very quickly, I suggest trying out milder scrubs other than this one.
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PROs of St. Ives Energizing Coconut & Coffee Scrub
- Packaging is cute, tropical and easy to use.
- Smells really amazing.
- Creamy base with apricot shell particles make it a great combination for a scrub that does not irritate or dry out the skin.
- Removes dead skin cells as well as reduces blackheads to an extent.
- Makes my skin soft and smooth.
- Does not leave my skin dry.
- Does not cause any redness on my face.
- Affordable and easily available.
CONs of St. Ives Energizing Coconut & Coffee Scrub
- Has a fair share of chemicals in it.
- May be a little harsh on sensitive skin beauties.
- The tube is kind of big, so may not be travel friendly.
- Unless your skin needs daily exfoliation, I suggest using deep exfoliating products like these only upto 4 times a week at max.
- Although this does not leave the skin feeling dry, still I recommend moisturising your face properly after using any exfoliating product.
- Don’t rub the scrub harshly on your skin. When you put too much pressure while massaging, you might actually damage the surface layer of the skin instead of deep cleansing it. So just put normal gentle pressure and let the scrub particles do their job of removing dead skin cells.