Since I was a little girl, I have been using St. Ives products.  When I was approximately eleven years old, my mother and grandmother stressed the importance of proper skincare which included avoiding the sun when possible, wearing sunscreen when I can’t avoid the sun, and having a solid skincare routine everyday.

I’ve been using St. Ives products since my mother and grandmother told me that their products were the best all-around, especially for cleansing and exfoliating. Both of these processes are vital for healthy skin.  It was during this period in my life that I started wearing bit of makeup. It was then that I was taught the importance of going to bed with a clean face.  The St. Ives products with certainly help you achieve that perfectly clean and moisturized face that is necessary to keep a healthy glow.

St. Ives Apricot Scrub

For me, the St. Ives Apricot Scrub is their original product because I’ve really used no product as consistently as I have this one.  I used it when I was eleven (or even younger) and I still use it today because, I believe, it the best over-the-counter exfoliator for the price.  It uses mostly natural ingredients which is gentle enough on the skin to not irritate it, yet it contains enough granular material to be abrasive enough to get a good exfoliation.  I would recommend this to just about anyone who is looking for a great natural scrub that will do the job, but not too harshly.

Even Supermodel Gigi Hadid gives the St. Ives Apricot Scrub high marks and has commented that she has used the product since high school.

St. Ives Collagen Elastin Moisteriser

My skin can be a bit on the dry side, so a wonderful infusion of collagen will bring my skin back to normal.  My mother suggested that I try St. Ives Collagen Elastin Moisturizer in lieu of the expensive creams that I had been buying. She promised that it would be good, if not better, than they more expensive creams.  I tried it the first night and found out that she was correct!  From the moment that I applied the cream, my skin felt cool and smooth.  Once the cream congealed on my face, it felt firmer and more lifted.  You can’t beat the price of this amazing cream.  It will make a excellent addition to your face cream collection.

St. Ives Green Tea Scrub

I use the St. Ives Green Tea Scrub after a night out with heavy makeup.  The product definitely helps extract each pore and gives my face an all-over clean feeling.  If I combine it with Apricot Scrub, my face feels extra clean and my risk for a pimple lessens greatly.  I don’t used this Green Tea Scrub everyday because it too harsh for my skin, but I do like to use it on those nights when I’ve worn a lot of makeup and need a deep cleansing.


St. Ives products have been in my family for generations.  The easy answer as to why?  They work!  I enjoy the way the products smooth and moisturize my face, neck, and décolletage.  If you are searching for a brand to meet your skincare need, St. Ives has it all!