St. Ives Naturally Clear Green Tea Scrub

Primper Rating (11 ratings) 5

What is it

A cleansing facial scrub that reduces redness and prevents acne.

What it does

Reduces redness and prevents acne with green tea and salicylic acid.

Best suited for

Normal to acne-prone skin.

RRP $9.99

What we said

A 100% natural scrub that reduces redness and prevents acne with green tea and salicylic acid.







  • Posted by: misschris Master Fan // Sun, 9 October 2011 06:20pm

    This is the best supermarket brand scrub I have ever used. It’s gentle enough to use everyday if you want, and is also gentle enough for my ensitive skin. Thes crub itself has tiny grains in a thickish cream which is easily rubbed over the face without scratching it. The green tea helps to calm the skin and reduces the redness to near nil compared to others I’ve tried. The best thing about this scrub is that it’s natural, so it doesn’t contain any nasty ingredients which usually irritate my skin, so instead of scratched red skin, my face is clean, smooth and radiant.
    The tube makes it easy to dispense, and you only need a small amount (10-20c piece size) each time, making this scrub very economical and it’s very affordable at under $10.
    This is a great scrub and would be perfect for anyone with blemish prone skin and normal skin.

  • Posted by: Briee Supporter // Tue, 11 October 2011 02:08am

    I love this as much as I love my life!
    Smells amazing, doesn’t hurt my sensitive skin and leaves it smooth and soft once I’ve used it!
    Definately a keeper!

  • Posted by: bendem26 Enthusiast // Sat, 11 February 2012 11:10pm

    I love this scrub so much, definately my favourite St Ives one. I only need a pea size amount each time- so it lasts ages – and it leaves my skin smooth and reduces redness and blemishes. Love it!

  • Posted by: Evanescencessy Devotee // Mon, 16 April 2012 10:26am

    This St. Ives Naturally Clear Green Tea Scrub is designed for those with acne prone skin (generally oily skins). Whilst my skin is normal and not acne prone, I do get the occasional breakout and I decided to give this a go because I like green tea and thought this would be ideal to use for when my skin breaks out. The scrub is paraben and oil free and contains 100% natural green tea to soothe and calm irritation as well as 1% saclicylic acid. It’s a light green colour and the texture of this exfoliator is what I love most about it. The beads are very very fine and therefore super easy to spread and massage into the skin. I only use a tiny amount and gently massage this all over my face and it leaves my skin feeling clean and smooth. It is very gentle and quite refreshing though I am not particularly fond of this particular green tea scent. I have used other products containing green tea from perfumes to body lotions and cleansing cloths but this one was just not what I had expected. I don’t hate it or find it horrible and it is tolerable for me to keep using the scrub. I plan to use this weekly or only when my skin breaks out as I don’t think it will be good to use it daily considering it contains saclicylic acid and my skin is not acne prone. This is the first St Ives product I have used so I’m not sure how it compares to their other scrubs, but am quite happy with it. I think this will help keep skin clean and help clear breakouts. For only $9.99 you get 150ml of product which is great value and will last me a long time. I give this 3.5 stars for its amazing texture and gentle formula but because the scent of a product is very important to me, I have deducted 1.5 points.

  • Posted by: lolo Master Fan // Thu, 17 May 2012 01:35pm

    When first using this product it felt so invigorating and like it was working. The fine exfoliant in the product got into every pore. BUT i think if your not used to salicylic acid it could leave a red rash like it did for me, and maybe because i scrubbed too hard :s

    Once your used to the product it works quite well at keeping pimples at bay :)

  • Posted by: strawbsundae Master Fan // Thu, 17 May 2012 09:12pm

    St. Ives is my go to brand when I need a scrub to exfoliate my skin. Naturally Clear Green Tea Scrub thoroughly cleanses deep into my pores and the green tea extracts help to relieve redness on the inner sides of my cheeks and salicylic acid helps to keep pesky blemishes at bay. My skin feels and looks great after using this scrub for a few days and I’m surprised as to how gentle it is to my sensitive skin!

  • Posted by: kirbyad Enthusiast // Tue, 11 September 2012 11:24am

    Great supermarket facial scrub!!! Its not too harsh and doesnt have that chemical smell that alot of other products have!! Such a good price as well.

  • Posted by: Charlotte-1336266070 Enthusiast // Thu, 13 September 2012 10:43pm

    I LOVE this scrub! It is so gentle on the face and smells divine! Lately I have been having really bad acne issues and have tried many products and this triumphs by far! It really helps my skin, and reduces the redness. Great product!

  • Posted by: Lillian-1300839978 Enthusiast // Fri, 28 December 2012 02:29pm

    I have normal skin, but use this when I feel my skin need a little extra cleansing. The scrub is gentle enough to use on skin that isnt oily, and doesnt dry my skin out. Great smell and texture

  • Posted by: emily1991 Newbie // Sun, 23 March 2014 04:07pm

    I love this product! Never been one to use a lot of skincare products, but my skin had recently become quite red and dry with little bumps breaking out. I heard green tea had a calming effect for redness and I wasn’t disappointed with this product! From the first scrub my skin looked clearer and brighter, and felt so much smoother! Huge fan :)

  • Posted by: MoonflowerLily Enthusiast // Mon, 14 July 2014 05:24pm

    I love Green Tea skincare and I love St Ives so I knew this would be the product for me. Gentle and fine beads that feel like sand, it gently buffs away dead skin, leaving skin so fresh and smooth. I use this several times a week but it’s fine to use every day unless you have fine/sensitive skin.

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