st. ives and skincare


I really was supposed to only get ingredients for sopas at Shopwise that one night, but I ended up at the personal care aisles and went a bit St. Ives crazy. Forgive the cluttered mess at the back of this supposed product shot. Let’s get some better ones off the net.

My first St. Ives product is their Mineral Therapy Moisturizing Body Wash. Months ago I was at Rustan’s looking for this

but can’t find it (Aveeno‘s great as a shaving cream as well) so got St. Ives instead.

I love Mineral Therapy. It’s no-nonsense with a subtle scent. When I run out, I’ll try the Nourishing Vanilla variant, which I hope won’t cause an eczema attack.

Speaking of eczema, my skin (specifically the skin on my legs) can get extremely dry and itchy. (This is why I need Aveeno when I shave.) I saw “Heals Dry, Cracked Skin” and picked up St. Ives Intensive Healing Lotion with Cranberry Seed & Grape Seed Oil.

I’ve used it, and it leaves a cool, clean feel. Not greasy at all.

I got this Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub only because the packaging is cute, but fortunately it turned out to be a good buy as well.

I’m also using Hyalure Facial Wash, which is a good, gentle product with a creamy consistency, almost like shampoo, as well as Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Night Cream. I really want to get a full size jar – I got a sample from Beauty Bar – as it’s highly effective in keeping my face moisturized, but it costs more than a thousand pesos, and I don’t have that money yet. (Not for night cream anyway.)

I’ve also used Shiseido. Same thing – very effective, but too expensive for me.

What do you use for your skincare routine? What products would you recommend? I’m looking at Kiehl’s and VMV (already ordered samples) and Human Nature.

6 thoughts on “st. ives and skincare”

  1. I swear by St. Ives facial scrubs. They’re capable of working wonders and they’re great for exfoliation nuts like myself. The apricot scrub is good, but the green tea variant is my favorite!

  2. If you’re prone to eczema or simply dry skin, try Atopiclair or Physiogel as face/body moisturizers. These products did wonders for my skin. You may also want try Oilatum or Cetaphil products. All these brands except Atopiclair are shelved near each other at Mercury Drug. You have to get Atopiclair at their pharmacy.

  3. I think Kiehl’s star products are the Midnight Recovery Concentrate and the Ultra Light Daily UV Defense. I liked both. MRC makes the skin quite supple and the suncreen somehow makes the skin look radiant. I’ve also tried VMV products and I liked their Red Better line but I think the best they have is the Armada line. Try VMV Armada 30, it’s lotion-y and doesn’t leave a white cast on the skin.

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