Review: St Ives Lip Scrub Juicy Watermelon
I haven’t purchased a St Ives beauty product in ages. I think it’s been over 10 years. 🤣😮 I didn’t know they made lip scrubs. I saw them one day, and thought I would try them out. My lips have been well conditioned for the past months just by adding a lip mask (more on this soon!) to my lip care routine. Still, I had dead skin to remove from my lips. This lip scrub seems like something my lips could use. The St Ives lip scrub I purchased is in Juicy Watermelon. I hope it smells as good as the name. So I’ve been using it for 4 months already. Here are my thoughts on St Ives Lip Scrub Juicy Watermelon! 🍉💋
This lip scrub is made out of sugar crystals. The first ingredient in the product is sucrose. It also contains castor seed oil, coconut oil, sunflower seed wax, shea butter, and a bunch of other stuff like fragrance, paraffin, coloring, and so on. It’s not so natural but whatever. I already have it. So the lip scrub does smell really good. It’s called Juicy Watermelon, and it smells like it. It smells like candy to me. Mmm! I like it even though it’s just the fragrance, lol. I’m not bothered by it. The reason why I look forward to scrubbing my lips with this lip scrub. No, I’m just kidding, it’s only part of it. The exfoliation is what I really like about it. The skin on the lips are a bit different compared to the facial skin. I’m not worried about using something a little more rough on my lips. I have a lot of dead skin on my lips. I tend to accumulate dead skin on my lips very often (yeah, gross), so I use this lip scrub 2-3 times a week or when I need it. It has a granular, sugary texture to it, but it hasn’t torn my lips apart. The thick texture of the scrub makes it more gentle on the skin than it appears. And it does a darn good job at removing dead skin cells from the lips. My lips feel soft and smooth after each use. I enjoy using it very much. I wish there was more slip to the lip scrub to make it easier to move the scrub across the lips, but it’s not that big of a deal. Sometimes I add a few drops of oil to make the scrub more slippery to use. Overall, this lip scrub works, and it’s very affordable. It’s been 4 months, and I haven’t finished one jar yet. I actually purchased a couple jars without knowing if it’ll work for me out not. Surprisingly, it worked. I like it.
This is what the St Ives Lip Scrub Juicy Watermelon looks like.
Pros & Cons
- Removes dead skin from lips
- Smells good
- Needs more slip to the scrub
St Ives Lip Scrub Juicy Watermelon wasn’t that bad. It does what it’s supposed to do. And that is, remove dead skin from the lips. It doesn’t take that long to remove dead skin from my lips using this scrub. I’ve spent more money on lip scrubs and ended up with mediocre results or the same as St Ives. For me, most lip scrubs are pretty much the same. Well, the ones I have encountered so far. I’m not too picky with lip scrubs. If it doesn’t stink, isn’t slimy, have decent texture, and doesn’t break out the skin around my lips, it’s good. This one turned out good. 👍🏻 I haven’t used a St Ives skin care product in years too. That St Ives Apricot Scrub, lmao! 😂 This one’s good to go! It works on my lips! Cheers!
Review: Purito Vitamin C Serum
This was one of the vitamin c serums I tried out during the summer. It’s Purito Vitamin C Serum. This vitamin c serum contains 5% ascorbic acid. The purpose of this serum is to brighten the skin, even out the skin tone, help fade the appearance of sun damage and hyperpigmentation, improve dullness and loss of firmness. In turn, making the skin look more healthy and radiant. It also contains sodium hyaluronate to provide adequate moisture to the skin. This vitamin c serum comes in a dark brown bottle to protect the ingredients from sunlight. Everything looks good about this vitamin c serum. It also comes in a 2 fl. oz. bottle! It wasn’t too expensive either. I’ve used Purito Vitamin C Serum for 4 months already. I think I’m due for a review on it. Here’s my experience with this product! 🙂
This vitamin c serum bottle is sealed before using. It comes with a pump applicator. When dispensed, the product itself is yellow. 😑 I really don’t like it when a vitamin c serum is yellow in color when it’s new, upon opening. It’s like they’re trying to hide something. This makes me worried that the product has already been oxidized, so it’s useless, and the skin won’t benefit from it. After saying that, let’s take a look at the ingredients. It contains sodium hyaluronate, 5% ascorbic acid, niacinamide, adenosine, and a bunch of extracts. I’ve also noticed that a lot of skin care products I’ve been using contain 1,2-hexanediol. I wonder if it’s a problem for my skin too. The last two essences I stopped using contained this ingredient. They are Cosrx Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence and Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence. 1,2-hexanediol is a just a moisture binding humectant. But, maybe my skin just doesn’t like it. I’m really not sure. Ever since I stopped using those products, my skin is doing so much better. Just an observation. I’ll have to give it more time to see what’s going on. I know for sure my facial skin really hates propanediol. lol. It ruins my skin to the core. 😭 It’s also in a ton of skin care products.
On the box, it says to use the serum within 3 months after unsealing. Since that’s the case, I used it in the morning and at night. It also says to store the bottle in the fridge. I didn’t store mine in the fridge, but I placed it in a dark, cool place away from direct sunlight to prevent the product from oxidizing. I hope that’s good enough. That’s what I usually do to my vitamin c serums anyways. They all turn out fine.
With Purito Vitamin C Serum, I use 1 pump for the whole face. I think that’s more than enough. I don’t think it’s necessary to use any more than that. It’ll just be a waste of product. haha. So the serum feels thicker compared to the average serum, but it glides over the skin smoothly. It feels like jelly to me. It leaves the skin feeling well-conditioned, soft, and smooth. I actually really like the texture of this serum. It’s one of the more moisturizing vitamin c serums I’ve used. It does a great job at smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles too. Leaving my skin feeling nice and firm.
After using the serum for 4 months, it didn’t help brighten my overall complexion or fade acne marks. Well, I didn’t notice any brightening effect. I think 4 months is a good amount of time to see results. And I didn’t see any of that besides it leaving my skin feeling very hydrated. Thanks hyaluronic acid! 😘 But I had to stop using this vitamin c serum. It was for a very good reason too. The serum stained my skin orange every time I used it. I think it oxidized. Perhaps before? Since it was yellow. As I continued to use it and reached halfway through the bottle, the serum looked even more yellow-orange. I thought I was imagining things until I took some photos of my face and noticed that it looked like I had a fake tan going on. Well, that’s too bad. Not sure if it caused breakouts, since I was using a bunch of skin care products during this time, but I loved how it hydrated my skin wonderfully. It’s a very moisturizing vitamin c serum! Walking around looking like an oompa loompa is not my thing. haha. So, this vitamin c serum isn’t for me.
Freshly, sealed out-of-box Purito Vitamin C Serum. ☺
Pros & Cons
- Contains 5% ascorbic acid (vitamin c)
- Contains hyaluronic acid (second ingredient!)
- Very moisturizing
- Comes in a dark bottle to prevent ingredients from oxidizing
- Comes in a 2 fl. oz. bottle
- Affordable compared to other vitamin c serums
- Made my skin orange 🍊
- Oxidized quickly even with proper storage
- Feels sticky on the skin
- The serum is yellow upon opening. I wonder if it has already been oxidized before using. 🤔😔
I really wished Purito Vitamin C Serum worked, but there were many aspects about this serum that I didn’t like. It’s awesome that it comes in a 2 fl. oz. dark bottle to prevent ingredients from oxidizing, and it’s an affordable vitamin c product. But, this vitamin c serum starts off yellow (sealed). It makes it difficult to tell if the product has been oxidized or not. It makes it hard to trust this product. Also, I didn’t notice any brightening benefits, such as evening out the skin tone, fading acne scars, or hyperpigmentation. That is the main reason why I purchased this vitamin c serum in the first place. The only thing it’s good at is moisturizing the skin. In the end (lol), it turned me into an oompa loompa. 😂 It gave me a really bad fake tan. So there’s something going on with this serum. I don’t think the formula is that great as they make it out to be. After this experience, I can’t recommend it. There are better vitamin c serums out there that won’t turn the whole face orange. I’m still laughing about it because everyone else noticed it too. hahahah.
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