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I received this wooden box last week that contains my favourite face scrub brand St. Ives, the one that makes you G-L-O-W with 100% natural exfoliants, extracts and moisturizers.
Walnuts are one of the natural exfoliants used to keep skin soft and glowing, but do you know how St. Ives harvested their gentle yet effective secret walnuts from the orchards and added into the scrubs?
Grown in California, walnuts are washed, dried and cracked once harvested in autumn before going through a process to separate the walnut from the shell. Next, they mill the shells gently into fine powder to create a softer scrub, giving you the right texture to scrub deep and glow!
Here are the hand-picked ingredients by St. Ives for you beautiful.
Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub
The icon. The cult classic. The beauty editors’ fave. St. Ives’ deep-cleansing apricot scrub with 100% natural walnut shell powder works to give you soft, smooth and positively glowing skin.
I adore these fuzzy fruits. Apricots are rich in antioxidants like Vitamins C and E, and loved for leaving skin feeling super soft and smooth. It is sourced from sunny California and elsewhere in the world according to its seasonality. The apricots are extracted through a gentle water-soaking process. This involves soaking the whole fruit in a water-based solution, allowing to get as much of the yummy bits without harming the fruit.
Bye-bye blemishes! St. Ives’ signature apricot face scrub with salicylic acid helps to reduce breakouts and prevent acne. The crushed walnut shell powder leaves pores fresher than fresh for beautifully glowing skin.
Energizing Coconut and Coffee Face Scrub
Winner of America’s #NextTopScrub! Energize dull, tired skin with the smell of fresh coffee and deeply exfoliating walnut shell powder in this face scrub. We love coconuts for their versatility and for packing in powerful antioxidants like Vitamins C and E!
Carefully selected from the tropics of the Caribbean, the coconuts are harvested at different stages of maturity depending on how they want to use the fruit. Each fruit is hand-picked from the top of the tree and cracked open. A gentle water-soaking process then follows to extract the milk from the flesh. No harsh chemicals are ever used!
Radiant Skin Pink Lemon and Mandarin Orange Face Scrub
Full of pink lemon and mandarin peel extracts, this citrusy face scrub lightens dark spots and evens out skin tone for positively glowing skin. Pink lemon benefit from a good dose of sunlight and that is why the team get it from the sunshine state of California.
The pink lemons are lovingly picked from the tree after had enough sunlight. Next, they extract the pink lemons through a gentle water-soaking process to get more of the good stuff without harming the fruits. Yes it takes longer, but it is super worth it!
Blackhead Clearing Green Tea Scrub
Green tea packs a punch in this dermatologist-tested, blackhead-tackling face scrub. It can unclog pores and calm redness for glowing, bump-free skin.
Loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, green tea is nature’s answer to blackheads. It gives you the extra power you need to slough off dead skin cells, dirt and oil accumulated on your skin’s surface. This saves your skin from all the annoying issues that can cause clogged pores and blackheads.
Exfoliate regularly with St. Ives’ TEA-riffic, goodness boosted scrub! It will go a long way to help you get the squeaky clean, smooth, soft and glowing skin you want.
Gentle Smoothing Oatmeal Scrub and Mask
One part scrub, one part mask, this is a 2-in-1 treat for your skin! The walnut shell powder can gently buffs away dull skin when used as a face scrub, while oatmeal and honey calm and nourish the skin when applied as a face mask.
Not just as superfood for breakfast, the humble oat is fantastic for soothing skin irritations. The oatmeal comes from fields across US where the oat grains thrive amid a cool and moist climate on fertile soil. Once the oat grains are ready for harvest, the team will pick the kernels and ground into fine powder. The grounded powder is then extracted with water, filtered and distilled to get all the good bits for the scrubs.