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Review: St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub

Hello Beauties

Those who are very much interested in trying out new & popular skincare products across the world ; St. Ives is not a stranger name to them. It is an universally acclaimed skincare brand which consists of Facial Scrubs, Moisturisers, Face Cleansing Sticks, Sheet Masks & what not ! These are everyone’s favourite and I am also a fan of this brand.

Review: St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub

Recently, I got a chance to receive & review their newly revamped version of St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub. These have been doing well in the market for quite some time now but recently, the brand changed their packaging & formula a little bit. This apricot scrub has also won the ‘Allure Readers’ Choice Award in the year 2016. St. Ives facial scrubs are the most talked about product in the town recently.

Review: St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub

What The Brand Claims

  • Made with 100% natural exfoliants
  • Deeply Exfoliates & removes impurities for glowing skin
  • Paraben Free
  • Dermatologically Tested
  • Non Comedogenic(doesn’t clog pores)
  • Oil Free

It consists 100% natural walnut shell powder to deeply exfoliate for clean, glowing skin.

Why We Love Apricots

The extracts from these sun-loving fruits are known to soften and smooth skin.

  • It is a deep exfoliator(Gentle & Moderate options from the brand are also available in the market)
  • Net Weight: 170 gm
  • Price: 399/-
Review: St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub


There is nothing fancy about the packaging. It’s a typical tube with the flip top opening. You can find all the product details on the tube itself. Too simple yet effective.

Review: St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub


The texture is quite coarse for my liking. I know, facial scrubs do have that tiny granules which removes the dead skin & impurities but St. Ives apricot scrub has too much grainy granules in it which can be a concern for sensitive skins. It may cause some redness or irritation to the skin. The smell is quite refreshing though.

Review: St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub

My Personal Experience

I personally, like St. Ives as a brand. I have been using their products for so long now, even I am a fan of their Skin Collagen Cream. Also I have used their Oatmeal scrub & mask earlier. Now, coming to this apricot scrub, It is quite effective in removing all the impurities and gives a squeaky , clean face. The oil control is good too. But in a country like India, in summer, our skin become a little sensitive , so using this face scrub can be a little harsh on many. So, you have to be a little careful about that. It will work great as a body scrub, if you can understand what I mean ! I normally use it on my neck, elbow, hands as well. I found out that the Oatmeal scrub which I have used earlier had a gentle exfoliation factor, whereas, the apricot one has a deep exfoliation factor which results in some rough granules in it. You can find the level of exfoliation, marked on the back of the tube , i.e. Gentle, Moderate or Deep. Use twice a week.

Overall, St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub is a decent buy . Using it once or twice a week can be a option in your skincare routine.

Let me know how you like it….

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Review: St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub

[ The product has sent to me as a PR, but all of my thoughts and opinions are absolutely unbiased]

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Skin Care

Review: Mcaffeine Uplift Trance Caffeine Face Cream

Hello Beauties

Welcome to my blog in 2019. I know last year, I was not that much active on my blog, but I posted some brief reviews on my Instagram account. But, I promise, this year, I will try to post more on my blog. So, I have been into Vegan & Cruelty-free makeup and skincare recently. That’s why I was searching for some good cruelty-free brands and I stumbled upon this brand, called Mcaffeine. I received one of their face wash sample in my Fab Bag and I quite liked that. Then, I thought of trying out their Mcaffeine Uplift Trance Caffeine Face Cream which is enriched with Argan Oil & Vitamin E. It is described as a face energizer. It is one such brand which uses Caffeine in their skincare and haircare products. Caffeine has some amazing benefits on our skin & hair.It is anti-oxidant and has anti-inflammatory benefits on our skin.

Mcaffeine Uplift Trance Caffeine Face Cream
  • It is not tested on animals
  • Paraben Free
  • Manufactured in India

Quantity: 50 ml

Price: 349/-

Availability : Nykaa, Amazon, Purplle

I ordered it through Amazon Prime.

About The Product

Give the goodness of Caffeine to your skin with this Caffeine Uplift Trance Caffeine Face Cream.This rich, super moisturising face cream, ideal for normal to dry skin uses a unique Caffeine complex to defeat dryness and give your skin a radiant glow.

Ingredients: Vitamin E, Argan Oil,Caffeine,Licorice Extract,Calendula Extract,Sea Weed,Glycerine,Cream Base,Aqua,Approved Preservatives/Fragrance/Color.

Mcaffeine Uplift Trance Caffeine Face Cream

This cream comes in a very attractive looking pinkish-red cardboard box with a wooden spatula. The cream is milky white in color and comes in a transparent glass Jar. It has a very light fruity smell which does not linger for long.

I always get dry parches around my face during winter and my skin become too dry to handle. But this face cream solved my problem completely. This cream feels so light on skin but works great. It hydrates my skin totally. I use it as a hydrating day cream after shower and the effect lasts for around 3-4 hours. It may feel a little heavy in summer but around this time of the year, it is working just fine for me.

Mcaffeine Uplift Trance Caffeine Face Cream
Mcaffeine Uplift Trance Caffeine Face Cream

Moreover, this Mcaffeine Face cream is chemical-free and cruelty-free.

So, if you are searching for a good skincare branded try Mcaffeine. They have some amazing range of skincare and I will be definitely trying out some more soon.

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Skin Care

Kama Ayurveda Mridul Soap-Free Cleanser : Review

Hi Beauties

Summer is almost knocking at our doors and I am not so happy about it. Summer means more sweat, dirt and pollution which makes my skin so dull and lifeless. My sensitive skin needs a natural remedy for this problem which leads me to an Indian Skincare brand. Kama Ayurveda is a 100% natural,ayurvedic brand which has so many options for skin and hair care regime. My first purchase from them was ‘MRIDUL’ – it is a 100% soap-free face cleanser.

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