St. Ives

Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub

Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub

Overview

St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub falls into the category of products that are meant to be rinsed off, peeled off, or taken off. We believe that the moisturizing effects of these products end as soon as they are removed from the skin, no matter how many moisturizing ingredients are on the ingredient list. This is why we don’t provide a moisturizing rating for them.

  • SULFATE-FREE
  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • SILICONE-FREE
  • PARABEN-FREE
  • ESSENTIAL OIL-FREE
  • OIL-FREE

IngredientOriginFunctions
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
Juglans Regia (Walnut) Shell PowderBotanicalAbrasive,Formula Helper
Glyceryl Stearate SEBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalFormula Helper
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
Cetearyl AlcoholBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
Zea Mays (Corn) Kernel MealBotanicalAbrasive,Formula Helper
Cetyl AlcoholBotanical,AnimalEmollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
Sodium Lauryl SulfoacetateBotanical,SyntheticCleansing,Formula Helper
Cocamidopropyl BetaineBotanical,SyntheticCleansing,Formula Helper
Glyceryl StearateBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
PEG-100 StearateSyntheticCleansing,Formula Helper
Cetyl AcetateBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Fragrance

Ingredients explained

Function

Solvent

Origin

Naturally occurring

The most used ingredient in skincare. Its concentration defines the product texture: rich creams may have about 50% of water while a light jelly about 90%. Water doesn’t moisturize the skin by itself and is used in skincare as a solvent for other ingredients.
Function

Abrasive, Bulking

Origin

Botanical

An abrasive powder from the hard outer shells of walnuts that you often see in exfoliating products. It is an eco-friendly alternative to abrasive plastic micro-particles.
Function

Emulsifying

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic,Animal

An emulsifier, where the SE stands for self-emulsifying. Emulsions containing glyceryl stearate SE often impart a smooth, velvety feel upon the skin.
Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Soothing, Emollient, Fragrance, Denaturant, Solvent, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic,Animal

The most popular moisturizing ingredient in the world. It is a powerful humectant – cheap yet very effective. Glycerin also has soothing and anti-irritant properties and is considered to be very safe for use.
Function

Emollient, Emulsifying, Emulsion stabilizing, Foaming, Opacifying, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

A blend of cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol, the fatty alcohols that are derived from palm oil. It helps to create emulsions that give off a soft and silky emollient feel and also increase product thickness.

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