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Thursday, January 26, 2017

On My Radar: New St. Ives Oil Scrubs


I want to thank my long-time pal Niki (@cheapalicious) for bringing these to my attention! Have you seen the oil scrubs from St. Ives yet? I am so intrigued!

Let me back up for newer readers and tell you that I have a longtime love affair St. Ives products. Their Green Tea Facial Scrub has been my holy grail facial scrub since I reviewed it way back in 2011 (it has undergone three packaging updates and various name changes, but it's still the same product now as it was back in 2011). So whenever St. Ives comes out with new skincare products, I am down to try them. But these new oil scrubs...they really have my attention!

PLEASE NOTE: the links below will take you to the Target website. Now through 1/28 both online and in-store, when you buy 4 select St. Ives, Vaseline, Dove, Simple, Ponds, Q-tips, and Noxzema personal care and skin care items (including all of the St. Ives products mentioned in this post), you'll receive a $5 Target gift card. Considering the pricing of St. Ives products, that is pretty much like buying 3 products and getting 1 free.



Aloha smooth, sweet smelling skin! From America’s No 1 scrub brand* comes our first ever oil scrub. With pure grapeseed oil and 100% natural coconut shell powder, to nourish and exfoliate in one step. It’s not complicated! The coconut shell powder makes an excellent exfoliator and partners perfectly with pure grapeseed oil to nourish with a flourish. Coconuts, where to start? We just can’t get enough; milk, flesh, we’ll take the lot. But here’s something you might not know, the shell is also brilliant. So we use that too. It’s a natural exfoliator which helps buff our skin to that softness we all love. Our coconuts come from the Ivory Coast and Sri Lanka too. The shells are milled and rounded to the exact level of exfoliation so it’s just right – not too rough, not too soft. Natural Ingredients include Coconut Shell Power, Grapeseed Oil, and Coconut Oil. 

How to use: Now this is a bit different. Apply a small amount of oil into your palms (start with a dime sized amount, you can always add more if you need). Rub together and massage gently into DRY skin. Add warm water and continue massaging in circles to stimulate the skin. The oil will emulsify, where it turns milky white. Don’t forget to work right up to your hair line and around the sides of your nose. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat dry with a towel. Smooth it on and scrub up 3-4 times a week.

•Our first ever oil scrub exfoliates and nourishes by combining the exfoliation of a scrub with the gentle nourishment of an oil
•Made with 100% natural exfoliants, coconut shell powder and 100% pure grapeseed oil
•Our coconuts are lovingly picked from the Caribbean tropics
•Our oil scrub delivers a medium exfoliation level to instantly reveal skin's natural radiance
•Dermatologist tested. Paraben free. Non-Comedogenic (not tending to cause blocked pores)
•Smooth it on and scrub up to 3-4 times a week

Ingredients:
Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Sorbeth-30 Tetraoleate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Hydrated Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Shell Powder, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil.



St. Ives Exfoliate & Nourish Apricot Oil Scrub - $6.99, 4.23 oz.

Drum roll please. Oil meet scrub. Scrub meet oil. From America’s No 1 scrub brand* comes our first ever oil scrub. Introducing a fresh new way to give your skin a boost - Behold the wonder of cleansing and exfoliation combined in one product. This oil scrub is made with 100% natural exfoliants and pure grapeseed oil to leave skin feeling super soft, smooth and nourished. Infused with apricot extract the formula will refresh skin and uncover its glow. Bravo us! Apricots are our thing. So we know those deliciously fuzzy fruits well. They come from sun-drenched California and North Africa from juicy fruits from different crops, any time of year. Our walnuts are grown in orchards in California, and harvested in the fall where the shells are milled into a fine powder so they have specially rounded edges, which means a softer scrub. Just the way we like it. Natural Ingredients include Apricot Fruit Extract, Walnut Shell Power, Grapeseed Oil, and Apricot Oil. 

How to use: Now this is a bit different. Apply a small amount of oil into your palms (start with a dime sized amount, you can always add more if you need). Rub together and massage gently into DRY skin. Add warm water and continue massaging in circles to stimulate the skin. The oil will emulsify, where it turns milky white. Don’t forget to work right up to your hair line and around the sides of your nose. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat dry with a towel. Smooth it on and scrub up 3-4 times a week.

•Our first ever oil scrub exfoliates and nourishes by combining the exfoliation of a scrub with the gentle nourishment of an oil.
•Made with 100% natural exfoliants, walnut shell powder and 100% pure grapeseed oil
•We use delicious apricots from sun-drenched California and North Africa
•Our oil scrub delivers a high exfoliation level to instantly reveal skin's natural radiance
•Dermatologist tested. Paraben free. Non-Comedogenic (not tending to cause blocked pores)
•Smooth it on and scrub up to 3-4 times a week

Ingredients:
Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Sorbeth-30 Tetraoleate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Hydrated Silica, Juglans Regia (Walnut) Shell Powder, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil.

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Now I'm not a fan of the original St. Ives Apricot Scrub, because I find the walnut particles to be large, jagged, inconsistent, and too abrasive for my skin. However, what draws me to these oil scrubs is that the coconut shell and walnut shell "are milled into a fine powder so they have specially rounded edges". So it sounds to me that they will be more gentle on the skin than the walnut shells found in the old school Apricot Scrub. Plus, I'm absolutely itrigued by the idea of these being oil scrubs. A cleansing oil and exfoliator in one? Sign me up!

Have you spotted/tried these new oil scrubs from St. Ives yet? If so, I would love to hear what you think! And thanks again, Niki, for the heads-up about these!
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22 comments

  1. I saw these tonight at CVS but the bottles looked so small!

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    1. Hey Mary! The Neutrogena Cleansing Oil (review here: http://nouveaucheap.blogspot.com/2015/07/review-neutrogena-ultra-light-cleansing.html) is 4.0 oz., whereas these are 4.23 oz. The only reason I bring that up is because the Neutrogena Cleansing Oil lasted me a loooong time, since you only need a small about of cleansing oil per application. So I'm guessing we'll get our money's worth here (if they're as promising as they look!). :)

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    2. I agree, I bought the Neutogena bottle and used it frequently for quite awhile, and have a lot left. I'm just bad about finishing products before starting new ones....I wanted to try some of the balm to oil products as well, so yeah I have a lot of open products stacked up...

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    3. I'm intrigued and will grab one or both of these whenever I spot them. I know it will just add to my open product pile, but oh well. Sometimes it is awhile before I get around to picking up stuff. I just finally was at Walgreens recently and got the Garnier Micellar water. The benefit of running behind on that purchase (I'd been thru a bottle of two of the Simple brand micellar which I really like) is that there was a third new type with green cap, for oily skin, that I'd never seen mentioned before. Seemed to work nicely on my oily skin too.

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  2. I stopped at Nordstrom rack today and they have lots of stuff. Bath and body work gift set ranging from $5-$11. Gwen stefani lip sticks in color 714 as well as various colors in lip liner. The body shop body butter, The balm cosmetics balm voyage and balm jovi rockstar palettes, lancom bi facial , urban decay primer, as well as tjmaxx having mac gift sets and brushes and lip stick and nail polisher organizers.

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  3. OMG, their Green Tea Facial Scrub is THE BEST. It's also impossible to find in stores. Funny, because I hate their apricot scrub. But this has me intrigued. St. Ives goes on sale so frequently, I'll definitely pick this up on a shopping run soon.

    Come to think of it, my Bed, Bad & Beyond gets all the new products pretty quickly, and I love an excuse to hit them up. Hmmm... Hopefully they'll still have the Cover Girl BB cream on clearance, too.

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  4. Saw these at Walmart earlier tonight...they only had the purple bottle one.

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  5. This is intriguing...I usually use DHC Cleansing Oil as I get into the shower, this might be worth checking out to use maybe on the weekend or on the nights I box...

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  6. I saw this at Walmart this past week.

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  7. Sounds really cool! Color me intrigued! Thanks for the heads up!

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  8. The coconut oil scrub sounds wonderful!

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  9. An oil scrub sounds so interesting! I'll have to give it a go!

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  10. I ran out to Target and bought it as soon as you posted about it! My face felt amazing after using it the same night :D

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  11. I purchased the coconut oil one and have been using it and I love it. The scent is amazing and I just love being able to combine some exfoliation with my oil cleanser. So right now I switch back and forth between this and DHC. When I use this my skin is so soft and lovely. Love it

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  12. whoa, I don't usually go for St Ives, but these look great!

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  13. Ohmigoodnessss!! As if I needed another reason to stan for St. Ives. These look SO up my alley. The only thing that frustrates me about this brand is that they don't have fragrance-free products. I would LOVE to see this without a scent.

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  14. I spotted these in a local Rite Aid but they were $8.29 each, so I wouldn't but them there. The dark specks in the oils (presumably the coconut or walnut shell powder) were weirdly pointed looking (think like tiny watermelon seed shapes), instead of being spherical.

    Also, it's interesting to me that hydrated silica is on the ingredients list. I'm only really familiar with that from toothpastes, but I'm assuming that it's serving as an additional exfoliant in these oils.

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  15. Oooh thanks for the heads up!! I loveee the green tea scrub, and would probably rush out to get these (I am obsessed with coconut scent), except for one thing - I mainly use cleansing oil to clean up eye makeup, which my gel cleanser always struggles with. And I have had some super unfortunate experiences getting green tea scrub near my eyes....oops

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  16. Oil scares me for my face. But I'd love these for elbows!

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  17. Update: On 2/4/2017 I saw both the coconut and apricot oil scrubs at my local publix in the skin care section!

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  18. I have to try the new st Ives apricot cleansing oil

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