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The St. Ives Apricot Scrub Lawsuit: Everything You Need to Know

It doesn’t get much better than patting your face dry and feeling the smooth, baby-butt skin after you exfoliate. That’s the magic of a good face scrub. Sure, there are other ways to exfoliate your skin, like enzymes and acids. but the manual kind is the OG for sloughing off dead skin and unclogging pores. These formulas usually have a gritty texture, and it’s that grit that deep-cleans skin. The trouble is, though, that they can work a little too well—which is why St. Ives Apricot Fresh Skin Scrub, a cult-favorite formula, faced a lawsuit back in 2017.

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It’s worth noting that the scrub has been around since the dinosaurs. Clearly people continue to use it—and you’d think that if they noticed any burning or uncomfortable reactions, they’d stop. Consumers either love it or hate it, which isn’t all that surprising when you consider that not all skin is created equal. “Even though your mom used it, your grandma used it, or your best friend uses it, your skin is uniquely yours and can react differently,” says dermatologist Rachel Nazarian, M.D., of the Schweiger Dermatology Group in NYC. Some of us could use it and be totally fine, while enjoying brighter, smoother skin too. Those most at risk for adverse side effects are people with sensitive skin or more serious issues like eczema or rosacea, since any physical scrub can do a number on them, says Dr. Nazarian.

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Source: Yahoo Lifestyle – The St. Ives Apricot Scrub Lawsuit: Everything You Need to Know By, Deanna Pai

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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