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Lawsuit Claims St. Ives Apricot Scrub affects Skin


If you are a fan of St. Ives Apricot Scrub, you might think about whether you ought to change to another face wash now that it’s the subject of a legal claim.

Many individuals cherish the old-school scrub (it’s been around for almost three decades) for its capacity to swamp off dead skin cells and make a profound clean feel. Two offended parties are suing the item’s parent organization, Unilever United States Inc., guaranteeing that the clean’s peeling fixings, including squashed walnut shells, are excessively grating and can harm skin, Top Class Actions reports.

That appears to be difficult to think scrub’s loyal following. but, it’s conceivable that a few people may encounter aggravation, says Debra Jaliman, MD, a dermatologist from New York City.

“The problem with walnut scrubs is that the scrubbing beads have rough edges, which can cause micro-tears in the skin, lead to damage, and inflame comedones,” she disclosed in an email. (Comedones are the specific term for clogged pores.) But a walnut clean will probably bring about the inconvenience for individuals who have a tendency to get pimples or have kindled or touchy skin. A few people may not experience any adverse effects at all.

The present claim additionally declares that the St. Ives scrub isn’t non-comedogenic, as it claims. But Dr. Jaliman said that claim doesn’t bode well: “This scrub doesn’t have comedogenic ingredients, meaning it’s specially formulated, so it doesn’t clog pores and is best for people who are acne-prone.”


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