I’ve been around for a long time. At least, it certainly feels that way. I’ve seen brands and ingredients come and go, and it’s always interesting to see what hangs around, and what goes away. Even better, watching it go away and then come back a few years later.

I remember being in high school in the 80s, and believe me, there just weren’t many good options for those of us who had acne or oily skin. I never had full on acne, but my skin has always been super oily, and my pores have always been clogged.

Benzoil peroxide was the big deal then – in 5% or 10%, depending on how badly you wanted your zit gone. Does anyone remembr Seabreeze skin care? I’ll never forget the smell.

But with the help of my always-beautiful-skin-with-no-wrinkles-mom, I figured out pretty early on that the name of the game with skin like mine is exfoliation.

So starting around 1987 and going through until I don’t even know when, I used my trusty St. Ives Fresh Apricot Scrub religiously every other day as part of my beauty routine, and it always seemed to help my skin stay clear.

So it was fun “rediscovering” St. Ives Fresh Apricot Scrub, although it’s one of those products that is so good it never goes away. It feels and works exactly the same, which is nice. They haven’t put those annoying little plastic micro-beads in it, it’s still all natural and paraben free.

The single difference I’ve noticed is that it smells more apricot-y. And that’s not a bad thing. It doesn’t linger, it just makes you notice it for a hot second.

St Ives Fresh Apricot Scrub is available at Ahold Stores, which includes: Stop & Shop, Giant and Martin’s.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Schick and St. Ives. The opinions and text are all mine.

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