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St. Ives Oatmeal & Shea Butter Exfoliating Body Polish Review

by - Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I've enjoyed using the range of St. Ives facial scrubs, so I thought it would be worthwhile trying their exfoliating body polishes. I chose the oatmeal and shea butter one. It's an exfoliant and moisturiser in the one product, formulated with natural sugar crystals.

I picked up this scrub for $3 (AUD), so I wasn't expecting miracles. Surprisingly though, it wasn't too bad. I'm often plagued by ingrown hairs and I'm prone to irritated skin post shaving but this scrub seemed to slightly help with that. The texture was a little rougher than exfoliants that I've previously used, and yet it still softened and moisturised effectively.

The thing I didn't like about this scrub was that the formula was quite thick and difficult to get out of the tub. It was extremely difficult to fit my body exfoliating brush in the tub, so I had to either dig it out with my fingers or use a spoon which was a hassle.

I was also disappointed to discover that after getting through half of the scrub, it hardened and dried up completely and I had to chuck it out. It was like it had gone off. I think this was due to the packaging, it just didn't seem suitable.

So, would I purchase this product again? I won't purely based on the fact that the scrub dries out in the tub. If it was packaged differently and came in something like a squeeze tube I would probably consider it, but there are far better exfoliants available.

My rating: 2/5

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