I am someone who belongs to the dry skin family. So I always have to take extra care while picking up my beauty stash. I always check for ingredients and make sure I opt for ones that are gentle on my dry skin. So I picked this St. Ives Gentle Smoothing Oatmeal Scrub & Mask up because it has oatmeal as its main ingredient and if you are unaware let me tell you oatmeal is one of the best ingredients to pamper your dry skin.
St. Ives Gentle Smoothing Oatmeal Scrub & Mask
Another reason for opting for this baby was that its a two in one product. It works as a scrub as well as a face mask and I am one of the lazy people who love this idea. Use one thing and it does the job of two. Plus I was a virgin to this brand and I saw raving reviews by my fellow bloggers on this baby.
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Appearance: I am a huge fan of St. Ives packaging. They pack every product in a beautiful wooden box which transforms the regular unboxing of their products, a luxurious experience. Aside from wooden box the oatmeal scrub and mask comes in a plastic tube with a flip shut cap that is very travel-friendly. It didn’t even spill a drop while I took it with me to Goa.
The scrub is the same color as of oatmeal and has a thicker consistency. It has very minute particles of oatmeal that exfoliates gently without disturbing your facial skin. It has artificially added sweet and a little strong fragrance but I didn’t find it bothersome, it was pleasing.
Price: Rs.399 for 170 gms.
Ingredients and Directions for use:
My Experience Using St. Ives Gentle Smoothing Oatmeal Scrub & Mask
I love exfoliating my skin especially my nose because I have the worst blackheads that just stay there like they have won the throne. So to keep them at bay, I have to exfoliate at least once a week, no questions asked.
Being from a dry skin family, a lot of exfoliators end up leaving my skin more dry and patchy. And I hate that feeling when my skin feels like its getting pulled. So I opted for one with oatmeal that gently exfoliates and has a soothing effect.
I applied this baby on my wet face after using my cleansing milk. I kept it on for 7-8 minutes and then using my wet fingers, I gently massaged the scrub so that its particles would gently exfoliate my skin. Then I rinsed it off with water. Now here is a twist, this scrub cum mask created a lot of foam while rinsing. It took me more than 3 minutes just to rinse it off completely and get rid of that soapy feeling.
After rinsing, I noticed that it was able to remove a lot of my blackheads(but not all) and my skin felt brighter. But the soapy effect made my skin dryer. So from next time, I made sure to use this baby in a little less quantity and it still left my skin a little dry but not too much.
Overall, if you don’t have really dry skin, then this is a genuinely good product. It exfoliates gently, removes blackheads to a certain extent and leaves skin fresh and clean. It also leaves skin little dry and you might need to apply your moisturizer like me.
- Adorable packaging
- Smells Nice
- Very Minute Particles Exfoliates Gently
- Adds glow & Removes Blackheads to a certain extent
- Leaves Skin Fresh & Clean
- Works as a scrub as well as mask
- Leaves skin little dry
- Doesn’t remove all the blackheads
- The smell might be too strong for some people
Summary Exfoliates gently but has a little drying effect on the skin.
Exfoliates gently but has a little drying effect on the skin.
Where to buy St. Ives Gentle Smoothing Oatmeal Scrub & Mask in India?
I got mine from Amazon.
Yay or Nay?
Although it has a little drying effect, it would work nicely if you don’t have very dry skin like me. But even if you do, just follow up with your moisturizer and you are good to go. Rest you decide!
Have a lovely day.