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The maker of St. Ives Apricot Scrub is being sued by two plaintiffs that claim the company falsely markets the product, misleading consumers into believing it’s safe for consumers. The grainy bits in the scrub are actually crushed walnut shells and according to the plaintiffs, as well as some skin experts, are damaging to the skin. They can cause tiny tears which can lead to greater skin issues long term and could potentially increase the risk of acne and irritation.
The plaintiffs, Kaylee Browning and Sarah Basile propose to represent a nationwide Class consisting of all persons in the U.S. who purchased St. Ives Apricot Scrub, as well as additional subclasses in their home states of New York and California.
St. Ives is a brand that is owned by Unilever, and happens to be a brand we occasionally receive coupons for. If you have purchased this product, you may be interested in following this lawsuit! I know I have definitely picked this up at Target in the last couple years when they had promotions!