St. Ives Scrubs

 

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Hey there! Today I’m going to tell you about these two scrubs by St. Ives. I first used St. Ives apricot cleanser when I was 12 and I loved it. Growing up I had a really hard time finding a scrub that wouldn’t burn or irritate my skin (this product never did that). I recently repurchased the cleanser because I wasn’t really exfoliating my face as often as I should and I definitely needed to. So I decided why not try St. Ives again?

After using the cleanser for a few weeks I felt like my face felt smoother and less dry than usual. I have combination skin, with a lot of redness and it’s always hard to find something that doesn’t make my face look too greasy or too dry. As I was running out of the fresh skin product I started noticing the blackheads on my nose and I knew I had to do something about it. I went back to the store and found this green tea scrub for blackhead clearing and all I can say is

IT’S AMAZING!

First, the smell. It smells light and fresh!

Second, the texture. This green tea scrub has a different texture from the cleanser. The cleanser is more of your typical face scrub. The green tea scrub on the other hand has a gritty texture, which feels great when you’re rubbing it on your face!

Third, the scrubs are oil-free!

And last, the scrub has helped me get rid most of those blackheads. I was a bit skeptical at first because I’ve tried several scrubs and never got results to be excited about, but this truly helped! It’s still a work in progress. I’ve only been using the product for a week, but I can already see a huge difference.

Extra: This scrub doesn’t say it helps with pimples, but I have this spot on my right cheek that always breaks out and I’ve noticed that it actually reduces the redness and puffiness of the pimples in that area.

Thanks for reading!

Let me know your experience if you try it!

If you’ve tried St. Ives scrubs or any other product of theirs, let me know as well! 🙂

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Biotin & Collagen

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Hey there!

This is the shampoo I use. 🙂

I’ve been using Biotin & Collagen for about 6 months now. It was recommended to me by a friend who said that it would help my hair grow faster. Let me just say that this product will NOT necessarily make your hair grow faster. The product clearly states on the bottle that it “creates the appearance of thicker, fuller, healthier looking hair” and that is indeed what it does.

I have medium to thick, straight hair and it tends to be on the oily side. I basically have to wash it everyday or else it will look like I haven’t washed it in weeks (SO jealous of girls who can go two or three days without washing their hair because this is supposed to be healthier for the hair).

The bottle contains 13 fl. oz. and costs anywhere from $5.56-$8 (depending on where you buy it from). One bottle generally lasts me about a month and a half.

After just a few days of using this product I noticed that my hair was in fact feeling thicker than usual. It made my hair really soft and it smelled AMAZING. The shampoo is a light lavender purple color and it’s thicker than your average shampoo.

**Because the shampoo is thick it is important for you to rinse very thoroughly. I was just doing the bare minimum and the amount of product build up that I had the next morning was ridiculous. I honestly felt like I hadn’t washed my hair in two weeks. I went to a hair salon to ask why I had so much build up and they recommended me to rinse for at least 4 minutes.

I also found that my hair looks better when I blow dry it (since my hair is thick it could be 6 to 8 hours before my hair completely dries). In occasions where I don’t dry my hair (which is most of the time because I usually let my hair air dry) my hair would have this wet look all day and by the end of the day I felt like I still had product in my hair. This wet look then led to a flat look at the top (which I’m not really a fan of).

Random Note: I felt like my nails grew stronger and thicker as well! (PLUS)

As of right now I am still using this shampoo. I just can’t get over how great it looks/feels/smells when I do have the time to dry it. I truly believe that this is a great product, but I think it’d be better for thinner hair. I might have to research the rest of their products to see which is best for my hair.

If you’ve tried this product let me know what you thought in the comments! I’d love to hear what it does to different types of hair.

Please include:

hair type, whether it’s greasy or not, the thickness of your hair and whether or not you like it or not.