I have forever, for oh so long, for years together been a big fan of Apricot Scrubs. More specifically The St. Ives Apricot Scrub. It has been my in-shower, twice a week exfoliation guru. A couple of weeks back, I finished another tube of it . So I did what I always do and got my a$$ to the drugstore to replace the irreplaceable Apricot Scrub.

Stop here. When did the Apricot Scrub start costing $7. Where the days when I bought my scrub for $3 or $5 ? I want those days back.

This raise in cost pissed me off and I went about looking for other alternatives. And then my eyes fell on the Biore Even Smoother Microderm Exfoliator. I grabbed it and ran.

Ran before the Apricot scrub could see me and give me the sad look. A look of betrayal.

The Biore Even Smoother Microderm Exfoliator wasn't any cheaper at $ 14.99 but I told myself - I'd rather pay double the double for a new thing than pay double the old for the same old thing.

Or something like that.

What The New Boy Did

The Microderm exfoliator refines your skin. Trust me. It does not just exfoliate. It eliminates dead skin and leaves your skin feeling shiny. Not the oily shiny but the shine that comes from silky soft skin. I was flabbergasted at the results. My skin is almost reflecting light. Its that smooth ! Where has this been ? Why hasn't anybody told me about it. Why arnt the blogs buzzing about this drugstore gem ??

Why ? Why ? Why ?

Is it worth the $14.99 ? Was it a good substitution for my Apricot Scrub ?

Yes and yes ! Though I terribly miss the lovely scent of the apricot scrub, I love the change. I think it is good to change up your routine once in a while. Even if it is once in a long while. We are talking four years or more, people.

However I do have a couple of things to add. The Biore exfoliator has really teeny tiny micro beads and plenty of them. So I'd be gentle with the scrubbing. Even more so if you have sensitive skin. Something about scratching the surface of the skin.

On my nose however I gave it a good scrub to get rid of black heads, white heads and gunk in general. It worked very well ! I needed very little for one use so I am sure it will last a while. Also I plan on using it only twice a week in the shower given the refining effect. I don't want to peel off way too much.

Price - $14.99
Purchase - CVS, Walgreens
- Exfoliating and Refining Face Scrub with Micro beads

In Other News...

Hilarious Story !

So remember when I showed you how I keep my shower product free and instead keep them in a product bin next to the shower ?

The closet in my bathroom suddenly got infested with ants . So, the pest control guy came over to destroy the ants and clean up the mess. After he sprayed the pesticide, killed the pests, he gathered the ants onto a pan and dumped it into - you guessed it - into my PRODUCT BIN !!!!!!!!!

Hahaha. I was too shocked and too overcome with laughter to say anything. I am still smiling thing about it....

Indian Girl


Citrine said... @ October 8, 2009 at 1:32 AM

The pest control guy is hilarious...but I sort of understand though , since most people don't keep a "bin" on bathroom floor except for trash.

An Indian's Makeup Blog ! said... @ October 8, 2009 at 1:33 AM

Hi Citrine !

Haha ! I know - so not his fault. But hilarious nonetheless !LOL

Shefali said... @ October 8, 2009 at 4:18 AM

Interesting! I just bought a new tube of the Apricot Scrub two weeks ago and it was only $3 at CVS...and I live in California where prices are always sky high! I wonder why they raised the price to $7.

preeti said... @ October 8, 2009 at 4:44 AM

LOL! that was funny...i don't blame him though!

Anonymous said... @ October 8, 2009 at 8:46 AM

you should also try the MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator... have heard good reviews on it...

*~mad munky~* said... @ October 8, 2009 at 11:24 PM

i'm gonna try and track this down :o)

Husha said... @ October 9, 2009 at 10:17 AM

BETTER THAN APRICOT SCRUB? I LUV that thing! Must get this..

Anonymous said... @ April 5, 2010 at 11:33 PM

I really want to try this product and don't want to order online. I can't find this product in stores. I have checked at Walmart, Target, CVS and Walgreens.

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