St. Ives Blackhead Clearing Green Tea Scrub
Bought for: P220 (170g)
Bought from: an online shop
I'm in the middle of downloading Disney movies--I like watching them because kiddie stories are quite great stress relievers. I mean I don't need to put up so much mental effort understanding what the story is all about. Watching them is my kind of idle moments while still being productive because I learn a lot about families and values. Point is, I am never too old for fantasies!
Moving forward...before I watch Cinderella again...here's a review about another scrub from St. Ives. I have tried most of St. Ives Scrubs, loved most of them so I never doubt myself falling for St. Ives Blackhead Clearing Green Tea Scrub as well. I have repurchased my favorite St. Ives Blemish Control Apricot Scrub several times already but failed to get my hands on the Green Tea variant just 'cause it's always sold out be it online or in stores! It was just recently when Lazada stocked up on these again so I have to have it.
Just like all of St. Ives products, Blackhead Clearing Green Tea Scrub is also a physical exfoliator which claims to be "...a blackhead fighting formula blends Green Tea with 100% natural exfoliants and unclogs dirt and oil from pores, helping clear blackheads and calm redness." What I like about St. Ives is that their products are non-paraben, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic (does not clog the pores) which is what my oily, pimple-prone skin needs. Based on the exfoliation factor, this one is on the moderate side which I think makes it suitable for any skin type.
Just like most St. Ives products, it comes in a tube-type packaging with very minimal design but has a heck loads of information about the product, what it does, usage and what it's made from. Basically, it's just very transparent. I like that it comes in a tube so it's perfect to bring when you are to travel and is pretty much safe even when you accidentally squeeze your luggage. For other St. Ives variants, they have smaller versions that allows you to try them without committing to full-sized yet. However, St. Ives Blackhead Clearing Green Tea Scrub comes in one size alone. Correct me if I'm wrong though.
Texture, Scent and Ease of Application
St. Ives Blackhead Clearing Green Tea Scrub has a fruity fragrance and comes in lime-colored formula--very much reminds me of Avocado that's been squashed and mixed with sugar and milk. Yum! It's definitely creamy and has fine exfoliants on it. You might not see the exfoliants but they are actually there! Compared to the Apricot Scrub, Green Tea Scrub has finer, more even, and gentler grains so I'm kind of surprised they are on the same level of exfoliation factor. Both does well in smoothing the skin and getting rid of gunks and dirt trapped on the pores. It rinses off easily without leaving any soapy residue.
Green Tea has plenty of skin benefits you probably know even without me telling. For everyone's benefit though, it works as an anti-inflammatory ingredient, prevents aging, breakouts and excessive oiliness and works as a natural exfoliant, to name a few. It works mainly to improve skin complexion. Though these are long-term effects, I must say that St. Ives Blackhead Clearing Green Tea Scrub really lessen blackhead and whitehead buildup by unclogging the pores and soothes tired and dull skin. My skin felt so soft and skin's clarity seem to improve. It doesn't feel too drying on my skin too unlike St. Ives Nourished and Smooth Oatmeal Scrub and Mask which is a plus point for me.
This product did not aggravate my open breakouts nor sting the skin but if you have sensitive skin, you might want to refrain from using physical exfoliator while it's still fresh. In my case, the Green Tea on it seem to calm my skin while gently sloughing off dead skin cells for a softer complexion. It's able to lighten blemishes a bit on my jaw and cheek area which is a really good thing!
Overall, I am satisfied with this product. You just can't beat it for its price! It's got 170g of product which will surely last you a very long time! I think I have found another favorite from St. Ives and I will sure;y repurchase another tube once I ran out and use it alternately with the Apricot variant.
Have you tried this product already? Which is your favorite among the few variants?
Keep updated by following me on my social media accounts: