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How I Achieve Radiant Skin with St. Ives

st-ives-coverI’ve been a fan of St. Ives ever since I first stumbled upon the Apricot Facial Scrub when I was a teenager rummaging through my mom’s bathroom looking for something to wash my face with, because I was sleeping over for the weekend and had forgotten to bring my own facial wash. I found my mom’s tube of St. Ives Apricot Scrub sitting by her sink and didn’t even think twice and washed my face with it, and that’s how I fell in love with St. Ives.

Over the years I’ve experimented between different skincare products, but the one that’s been constant or I’ve always returned to was St. Ives. I’ve recommended St.Ives to family and friends, but now I’ve had the chance to share all about it with you guys too!

My favorite thing about St. Ives is that it’s made with 100% natural moisturizers and 100% natural exfoliants, which means it’s a great product to use if you want to be more eco-friendly (and you should!). My second favorite thing about St.Ives is the luxurious feel I get using their products and yet they’re more affordable than most natural brands out there.

These are the current St. Ives products I’ve been using the past month, and my top choices too:

 

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Sea Salt & Pacific Kelp Exfoliating Body Wash

 

When I was younger, I used to love giving myself sand exfoliating massages at the beach. I know, it’s a bit weird but I always do this in the water. Clearly it wasn’t the most gentle way to exfoliate my body, but I did it anyway. I was young and stupid. I eventually stopped as I grew older and read more about skincare.

The St. Ives exfoliating body wash reminds me of those days in the beach, only this time I can exfoliate my body without actually damaging my skin. The sea salt and kelp extracts are gentle enough to exfoliate my skin every day.

 

Oatmeal & Shea Butter Body Lotion

After every shower, I like to lather my entire body with the St.Ives Oatmeal & Shea Butter body lotion. While the body scrub is gentle and helps reveal radiant glowing skin, I like to follow it up with body lotion to help restore lost moisture from my skin after a hot or cold shower.

The St. Ives Oatmeal and Shea Butter body lotion contains natural moisturizers which are plant based glycerin and soybean oil, and infused with wholesome oats and sweet smelling shea butter. I love that it also smells so good and lasts as a mild and subtle “perfume” the whole day, keeping me feeling fresh and clean.

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Apricot Facial Scrub

My holy grail facial skincare product and the only one that’s been consistent in my life for around 8-9 years.

This delicious smelling apricot scrub deeply cleanses the skin and helps prevent breakouts even before they occur. The best part is it’s also made with 100% natural exfoliants (such as crushed walnut shell) for a gentle and deep cleanse.

I’ve suffered with dry skin all my life and so the apricot scrub helps slough off dead cells and flaky skin, revealing smoother, healthier and glowing skin.

 

 

Collagen Elastin Moisturizer

After I’ve exfoliated my face with the apricot scrub, I never fail to follow up with the collagen elastin moisturizer. Because I have dry skin, I always need to follow up my skincare routine with something to hydrate my thirsty skin.

The Collagen Elastin is made with 100% natural moisturizers such as soy bean oil and plant based glycerin, so you can be sure that only natural good products and not harmful chemicals touch your face.

I especially love to use this moisturizer at night before I go to sleep.

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Being 26 and genetically blessed with Asian skin doesn’t necessarily mean I can just go easy on my skincare. It’s something I take seriously because our skin is the largest organ in our body (in case you had no idea, now you do!), it’s important to care for it because it’s the outer layers of our “home”.

St. Ives has helped me keep my skin in top shape, looking beautiful and radiant… And I know this because I’m always getting compliments about how healthy and glowing my skin looks, be it from my fiancé or from you guys!

If you’re looking for new products to try, or products that believe in healthier and eco-friendly alternatives, then St.Ives is definitely worth checking out. I swear by it.

 

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19 Comments

  • Reply Ma. Patricia Garcia 17 January 2017 at 5:39 pm

    I love St. Ives, too! Especially their Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub! It helps calm down breakouts and I love the feeling of smooth skin after every use. The Collagen moisturizer I haven’t tried yet. Hope it doesn’t break me out. :)

  • Reply Augustin Ra 17 January 2017 at 6:58 pm

    *sigh* I just love the fiancé part. Haha! I had St. Ives lotion but it was in a little size so I just used it as my hand lotion and I bring it everywhere I go especially at school and I’m so glad within the times I’ve been using the product. Btw, I’m currently using Nivea creme as my face moisturizer and even my hand lotion and of course, thanks to you for introducing it to me on your Youtube video. Hehe! ☺ I also applied some of it on my boyfriend’s face this morning especially his face badly needs it because of the cold weather.

  • Reply Da Dominguez 17 January 2017 at 7:03 pm

    I’m recently trying out different skincare products that would work best on my skin type. And just last week, bought 2 St. Ives Facial Apricot Scrub from Beauty MNL (one is like yours “fresh skin”, and the other one is in a round container which says “blemish control”). Not sure if they’re just the same. But anyway, hope it works out between us! Haha lol

  • Reply Alissa 17 January 2017 at 9:57 pm

    Funny how I blogged about St. Ive’s too! I loove their apricot scrub, it even lessens my KP on my arms. The Elastin moisturizer sounds promising, might as well try it. BTW, the graphics on the images is amazing. Did you do it yourself? :)

  • Reply Anna 18 January 2017 at 12:30 pm

    On the Sea Salt & Pacific Kelp body wash, funny how the “key ingredients” are the least according to the full ingredients list. I don’t really think that the sea salt and kelp really make your skin feel smooth. One of the top ingredients are SLS and COCAMIDE MEA, which are a known irritants. And it contains Silica, hydrated silica it is, which explains the smooth feeling after use.

    What’s funnier is when they claim they are 100% natural LOL

    • Reply Camie Juan 3 February 2017 at 12:20 am

      I love that the only time you comment on my blog is to criticize.

      Okay, so, the top ingredients:
      SLS = Sodium LAURETH Sulfate. The gentler sister of sodium lauryl sulfate. GENTLER.
      COCAMIDE MEA = upon searching it’s an emulsifier, you know the one that helps create bubbles… also “Made by mixing the fatty acids from coconut oil and monoethanolamine”
      Hydrated Silica = so what? if it makes my skin feel smooth then so be it. My skin is smooth as fuck the same way the next day.

      You also seem to have glossed over my blog post without reading comprehensively or else you would’ve understood that they claim to use 100% NATURAL EXFOLIANTS. Not claim to be 100% natural in all their ingredients. Cosmetics will always have chemicals in them, it doesn’t mean they’re bad for you.

      Damn girl.

  • Reply Pia 18 January 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Camie, the graphics on this blog post is amazing! Sobrang ganda, it’s like a poster or an album cover! <3 I've been using St. Ives Blemish Control for four years now and so far, so good. I used to use it everyday (as the package indicated) but reduced it to twice a week when I started getting pimples more frequently. :D

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    • Reply Camie Juan 3 February 2017 at 12:10 am

      Thanks Pia!!! I’m glad it worked out for you when you tried adjusting your usage. I really love this product so so so much <3

  • Reply Pearly Jane 18 January 2017 at 4:03 pm

    I’ve wanted to try the Apricot Scrub since before but thought it out because expensive (for me). Hehe but I def want to give it a try now because of you. From the Nivea cream to this… You srsly influence me a lot, miss Camie ^^

    • Reply Camie Juan 3 February 2017 at 12:09 am

      I hope you like the apricot scrub too <3

  • Reply itscherrymay 18 January 2017 at 6:59 pm

    I just bought the Apricot Scrub today! There’s actually another variant and I am not sure what to get, I even have to go to this post to make sure that I get what you are using LOL hahahaha I wanted to try that out and also the moisturiser because you seem to really like it and I even read about it on your previous skincare blog last 2014. Hope it works well for me! I am following a 7-step Korean skincare using Laneige products but I do not have their exfoliating product and I don’t think I wanted to invest so much for that so… hope this does the job really well! Love your skin!!!!

  • Reply Corinth Suarez 19 January 2017 at 10:27 am

    St.Ives’ Shea butter lotion is my all time fave! And I LOVED the photos Camie. :) So so cute!

    • Reply Camie Juan 3 February 2017 at 12:09 am

      Thanks Corinth! I missed using Photoshop and so this happened. HAHA

  • Reply Nichie 20 January 2017 at 2:02 am

    Anything that advertises that it has oatmeal is an immediate desire for me! I’ma go check out that body wash now! Thank you for the post, Camie!

    • Reply Camie Juan 3 February 2017 at 12:08 am

      What about oatmeal draws you to the product? Just personal preference? I love products with shea butter/coconut oil!

      • Reply Nichie 3 February 2017 at 2:00 am

        It’s because oatmeal is great for reducing redness and itchiness caused by dryness (which in my case, is caused by the extreme cold weather)! I love shea butter in lip products!!!

  • Reply Cass 21 January 2017 at 9:14 pm

    Do you recommend this for people who are prone to acne? Would love to try it out!

    • Reply Camie Juan 3 February 2017 at 12:07 am

      As someone who isn’t prone to acne and deals with extremely dry skin, I honestly wouldn’t know. Try searching for reviews with people who have prone to acne skin :)

      • Reply About Bae 5 February 2017 at 11:17 am

        Cass, I’m acne prone but I don’t have a problem with the Apricot Scrub, although you can be sure it’s not gonna get ride of your acne altogether, if that’s what you’re asking. It exfoliates really, really well!

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