Product Review- St. Ives Even & Bright Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub

St. Ives Even & Bright Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub

St. Ives Even & Bright Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub


10.0 /10


10.0 /10


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10.0 /10


  • Gentle on skin
  • Smells incredible
  • Brightens dark spots
  • 100% natural exfoliants
  • Low price


  • Exfoliation not as good as it could be

This week’s review is over a face scrub I’ve been trying lately: St. Ives’ Even & Bright Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub. I have been a fan of St. Ives products for years, and I normally reach for their famous apricot scrub, but when I saw that this one claims to even skintone and brighten dark spots, I had to try it. As someone with a lot of freckles and acne scars from years of horrible skin (and picking- I know, I know! I’m so bad!), I had high hopes for this product. Did it live up to my expectations? Read on!

First impressions when I picked it up at WalMart: the packaging is pretty, and I thought the pink lemon on the front looked cool. I flipped the top and OMG, the smell was devine! I love tart, fruity flavors and this scrub smells good enough to eat- for me, at least.

As soon as I got ready to wash my face that night, I pulled out my new scrub and excitedly squeezed out some product. The formula is very creamy; the exfoliants in this scrub are teeny tiny little beads, so you can’t even really feel them until you start spreading¬†the product across your face. The formula was very gentle, and when I was done, my skin felt fresh and rejuvenated.

It’s been a few weeks now and I can honestly say that while my skin tone does look better overall and the dark spots appear to be lightening, I don’t feel this product exfoliates as well as others I’ve tried, even from St. Ives. I feel like the exfoliants in this need to be a little bigger so they can get the job done. Maybe it’s just me but I actually LOVE the way the apricot scrub “scratches” my face; it feels like it’s really getting the dead skin gone. I don’t really get that feeling with this scrub.

Even though¬†St. Ives Even & Bright Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub doesn’t exfoliate as well as I wish it would on its own, I will continue using the product, maybe with my facial cleansing brush. My skin looks and feels a lot better overall, and I’m in love with the scent of this product. I wish they’d bottle it so I could use it as a body spray (hint, hint, St. Ives!).


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