St Ives Daily Facial Cleansers Review

March 29, 2021

A recap - in December, St Ives sent me their new range of Daily Facial Cleansers to share about its key benefits through Instagram, and 3 months later I have now tried them over a period of time and it's time for a review! 

I first got to know about St Ives on or around 2019 when there was a period of time where a couple of my friends on my Instagram timeline received the wooden crate PR package which featured their facial scrubs in which I haven't tried yet - and recently they just launched a Avocado and Honey Facial Scrub where you can check out right here.

My impression then of St Ives was that it was a brand that develops products of many different flavoursmostly fruits, nuts or plants/herbs like tea tree that’s suitable for sensitive skin

The brand is also rather bold with its colours which really stands out and gives off a refreshing vibe each time I see their packaging. In addition, it is also affordable and available in major pharmacies such as Guardian and Watsons that's accessible easily by both students and adults to purchase.

The Three Variants that I will be reviewing:

๐Ÿงก GLOWING Apricot Facial Cleanser - perfect for the refreshed and glowing skin you have always wanted ✨⁣

๐Ÿ’› SOOTHING Chamomile Facial Cleanser - for that soothing cleanse you crave for ๐ŸŒผ⁣

๐Ÿ’š BLEMISH CARE Tea Tree Facial Cleanser - always there for you when you need to fight breakouts and prevent future ones ๐ŸŒฟ⁣

First Impression (after trying for all)

The gel form is really soothing on the face and cleanses well - my skin doesn’t feel overly dry and feels refreshed.

Thoughts of each Variant

As mentioned earlier, there are three different variations and I use them accordingly to my skin condition. 

Prior to my period where I’m usually breaking out, I tried both the Blemish Care Tea Tree and Soothing Chamomile Cleanser

I personally find the Chamomile one more soothing for the face at that point in time as compared to the Blemish Care Tea Tree Cleanser (it felt a little "harsh" for those minor pimples) however,  it worked well during the time where my period started! 

The Glowing Apricot Cleanser worked best after my period where my skin was in its best condition, it was doing a great job in cleansing the dirt away from my face while maintaining the glowy effect on my skin. 

Note: I adjusted the usage of each variant according to my skin condition, for best results do trial and error on your own - below I have included a link for you to read up more on how your skin is like during and after your period as affected by hormones :) 

How I incorporated the Cleansers into my skincare routine

I use all three variants of the St Ives Daily Facial Cleansers interchangeably and like how it keeps my skin free from dirt after every cleansing routine.

I haven't tried their scrubs so far but would do so when I have the chance to do so – for now, I’m using a scrub cum exfoliator from The Body Shop to cleanse my skin when I feel that there's a need, likely twice or thrice a week or double cleanse whenever I have heavy makeup on. 

Depending on my stash of skincare, I also do incorporate cream cleansers into my skincare routine from brands like Innisfree (love the sea salt one!) as well as Laneige.

The St Ives Daily Facial Cleansers does not lather much which is a good sign that it’s suitable for sensitive skin (when you add more foaming agent inside the product, it can be higher in alkaline than your skin; making it harsher and drying for your skin)

I would highly recommend those of you who are looking for a basic yet effective facial cleanser that serves the purpose of cleansing at the different skin “periods” as shared from my graphic below and you can read up more here!

*Graphic Credit to Eminence Organics*

Also, though many recommend cleansing twice a day, I do not cleanse my face in the morning unless necessary to avoid stripping more of the natural oils off but I will do so at night.

Where can I purchase them? Any deals?

The St Ives Daily Facial Cleansers are available on both Guardian and Watsons - (online and in-stores)

I have embedded the links for the online store above on one of the cleansers for your information.

Guardian is currently offering a promotion of 2 for $17.90 which means that if you were to purchase all 3, you would spend less than $30! 

As for Watsons, there is currently a 20% off with a minimum spend of $38 across a selected range of products. 

Final Thoughts 

This range of cleansers has to be my favourite as I was a loyal user of the Laneige Gel Cleanser but unfortunately, it’s no longer sold in Singapore as it is discontinued.

It is convenient that I do not have to look around other brands for cleansers meant for other skin conditions as I can now buy them from just one brand.

I also like how affordable their products are, plus, you can use them for a long time if you were to purchase all three and use them interchangeably.

With St Ives Daily Facial Cleansers being not only Cruelty-Free but also:

  • Fragrance-Free
  • Oil-Free
  • Dermatologically Tested
  • Bottles made with 100% recycled plastic
  • Paraben-Free
  • Non-Comedogenic

I am more than happy to recommend and support them in the long run! 

St Ives also has a range of other skincare and body products ranging from masks, scrubs to body wash - you may find out more information on their website here.

Tempted to try out the St Ives Daily Facial Cleansers in Glowing Apricot, Soothing Chamomile and Blemish Care Tea Tree

Try them out today by getting them from your nearest major pharmacy or online and feel free to let me know what you think of it!

Stay tuned for more skincare reviews both on my Instagram - @thirteentuesday and on the Blog!

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