Review: St Ives Lip Scrub Juicy Watermelon

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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 St Ives Lip Scrub Juicy Watermelon looks like.

St Ives Lip Scrub Juicy Watermelon

✅ Pros

❌ Cons

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!

Skinfood Face Mask Wash Off: Rice Mask vs Strawberry Mask vs Black Sugar Mask

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Skinfood Face Mask Wash Off

Here’s my review on Skinfood face masks! I have the Rice Mask, Strawberry Mask, and the Black Sugar Mask. I purchased these face masks because I wanted a physical exfoliant in my routine. I have those pesky, annoying dead skin clinging to my face sometimes that I need to get rid off. So I haven’t found a facial scrub that I like yet. These seem to fall in line with what I’ve been searching for. Each individual mask has its own benefits and purposes. Check them out right here:

Brightening

Moisturizing

Smooths skin texture

Leaves skin soft & bouncy

Nourishes skin with vitamins

Scrubs away dead skin cells

Purifies pores

Moisturizing

Smoother skin

Clears complexion

Refines skin texture

Fresh, glowing skin

Removes dead skin cells

Hydrating

Nourishing

Smoother skin

Clears complexion

Refines skin texture

The benefits look amazing. Skinfood face masks have a ton of good reviews on them. Also, they’re not too expensive either. They’re all under $10 each (depending where it is purchased). I’ve used Skinfood products in the past before too. From what I remember, they’re not too bad. I used to be an avid user of their bb creams. This brand brings back some good ol memories. But I think the bb cream I used often has been discontinued. So here are my thoughts on Skinfood face masks! I hope this is helpful and enjoy! Don’t forget to leave a comment. 😊

Skinfood Rice Mask

Skinfood Rice Mask Wash Off

The rice mask contains white particles that are a little gritty. The base of the product is lightweight and creamy, which makes the product feel less harsh on the skin. I love the creaminess of this product. It feels soft and fluffy in texture. When applied to the skin, it feels like I’m applying tapioca pudding onto my face. The product feels cooling and soothing. It calms the skin down. Even though it has some grit, it doesn’t exfoliate the skin well. I tried adding a little bit more pressure (not too much) to remove dead skin cells hanging from my face. It still didn’t work. It’s not a good exfoliating product. The rice mask is too gentle for that purpose.

After massaging the product into the skin, I left it on for 15 minutes. Instructions advises to leave it on for 10-15 minutes. After rinsing the product off, it left my skin feeling moisturized but that’s about it. My skin felt softer due to the moisturizing properties. I didn’t notice brighter-looking skin after using it. There was no change in my complexion or acne marks. For my oily skin, I’ll have to pass on this product. It’s too rich for my liking. This rice mask would work better on someone with dry or normal skin. This product does contain fragrance, which didn’t bother me too much. If you’re sensitive to fragrance, this may not work for you. It has a sweet and soapy smell. I can’t pinpoint exactly what it smells like, but it’s not my fragrance of choice.

Skinfood Black Sugar Strawberry Mask

Skinfood Black Sugar Strawberry Mask Wash Off

The first thing I noticed when I opened the strawberry mask was the smell. It smells really good. Smells like strawberries! The face mask looks like strawberry jam. 🍓 The mask is made up of small particles that are gritty (black sugar) and strawberry seeds to remove dead skin cells. This face mask, in fact, does a very good job at exfoliating the skin. It helps to remove dead skin and flakes from the skin. My skin is left feeling softer, smoother, and cleaner afterwards.

With this product, I leave it on for 5-10 minutes. Instructions advises leaving the product on for 10-15 minutes. Since the face mask has a waxy consistency to it, I didn’t enjoy leaving it on my skin for too long. It just feels too waxy and feels like it’s going to clog my pores. Also, it makes the skin look super shiny and oily before rinsing it off, lol. I have oily skin, so I didn’t want to aggravate my skin. 5 minutes is more than enough. Sometimes 10 if I’m feeling a little bit risky, haha!

Fortunately, leaving it on my skin hasn’t caused clogged pores or irritated my skin yet, but I make sure to remove every trace of the product off of my skin to prevent breakouts. As for results, this face mask didn’t moisturize my skin. It didn’t leave my skin looking brighter either, but it makes a very good facial scrub. I think it’s too abrasive though to be a part of my skin care routine. I prefer something less harsh and more gentle on the skin.

Skinfood Black Sugar Mask

Last but not least, we have the Black Sugar Mask! It’s the most popular out of the bunch! I’ve always wanted to try this face mask. I thought I would give it a go since there’s so many good reviews on it. I wanted to see what the fuss is about! It’s about time! Here are my thoughts on it. 🙂 My first thought when opening the product is that it’s not the most aesthetically pleasing face mask compared to the rice mask and strawberry mask. This one kind of looks like 💩. Maybe chocolate? lol.

The face mask isn’t runny. It’s a soft, thick paste, which made it less messy to use. When I applied this product to my skin, I dampened my skin thoroughly, so it can glide on my facial skin much better and more freely. The mask has large crystals (black sugar) compared to the other face masks from Skinfood (rice and strawberry). They are a tad too big and rough on the skin. I can feel the granules rolling on my face even when I add water to it. Water does help to soften them up a bit, but it still feels abrasive. I made sure not to apply too much pressure and not to scrub my face too harshly.

After massaging the product into my skin, I left it on for 15 minutes (as the instructions advises to do). Once I rinsed the product off, my skin felt soft and smooth. My complexion looked brighter and glowy. It looked more even. The results were very nice. I really liked it. But still, I think this face mask is too abrasive for the delicate facial skin.

Conclusion

I really wanted to like Skinfood face mask products. They’re very affordable, and they come in cute packaging. For me, they didn’t live up to the positive reviews. They also didn’t deliver results. The rice mask was supposed to brighten the skin, but there was no brightening effect in my skin. The strawberry mask felt too waxy, greasy on the skin and was too harsh on my skin as a face scrub. The black sugar mask was even more harsh and abrasive on the facial skin even though it was the only one that brightened my skin while leaving my skin feeling softer and smoother. But harsh facial scrubs will only do more damage than good in the long run.

I still have these products, but I don’t use them on my face anymore. I use them as a body scrub instead of a face scrub. Seems to work better for that. Overall, I wouldn’t purchase any of them again. I gave the rice mask plenty of tries and still ended up with the same results. Yes, I had hope, lol. Would I recommend Skinfood face masks? No, I wouldn’t recommend the rice mask, strawberry mask, or the black sugar mask. Skinfood does have other varieties, but I’m not interested after this experience. Maybe some time in the near future I’ll give them a go.

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