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Create the face scrub, face moisturizer or body lotion of your dreams at the St. Ives Mixing Bar

Back for its second season, the St. Ives Mixing Bar has landed in NYC just in time for summer

Time Out for St Ives

With natural ingredients at supernaturally good prices, St. Ives has helped beauty-lovers’ skin glow for more than thirty years. St. Ives products are great year round (oh iconic Apricot Scrub, how we adore you), but in summertime things get extra special with the arrival of the St. Ives Mixing Bar. The immersive experience invites everyone to create custom skincare products and learn about the brand’s 100% natural extracts, exfoliants or moisturizers. Basically, it’s a chance to get glowing skin and have fun doing it.

Last year, the St. Ives Mixing Bar helped New Yorkers turn up the glow on their summer skin routine. This year, St. Ives is kicking it up a level with even more ingredient combinations, exclusive retail items, online shopping and in-store programming.

What’s new this year?
Fancy a fresher face? The second installment of the St. Ives Mixing Bar offers guests the chance to make face moisturizers, in addition to face scrubs and body lotions. You can pick from nourishing ingredients like rose water, yuzu, kiwi, pink grapefruit, and more. You can also score a strobe-level glow by adding a mineral shimmer to your custom body lotion. Want something readymade? There are new, limited edition bath bombs, lip scrubs and hand creams available, plus their Iconic Apricot rollerball fragrance.

How does it work?
The St. Ives Mixing Bar features hundreds of natural ingredient combinations this year. Mixing your perfect match takes two easy steps: 1. Choose from a range of thirst-quenching ingredients like pineapple mango, cucumber, kale, or pink lychee.  2. Select the richness of your face scrub or body lotion, or the intensity of your exfoliation level – then you’re good to go. Your customized product will even come in a jar with your name on it.

There’s more in the mix
Kicking off a lineup of in-store appearances, model and social media star, Jordyn Woods will be hosting a public meet and greet on June 15th.  St. Ives has also partnered with Island Records to host a summer-long concert series called Live With St. Ives. The first show debuts on June 16th with British pop band The Vamps. You can find out more about the St. Ives Mixing Bar programming here.

What are the details?
The St. Ives Mixing Bar is located at 168 Fifth Avenue, in the Flatiron district. It  will be open from June 15 through September 15. Store hours are Monday to Saturday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Sunday from 11:00am to 7:00pm. Anyone is free to drop in, and you don’t need to make an appointment to visit.

You can get limited edition bath bombs, lip scrubs and more starting from $4, and custom products start from just $12. You can always follow @stivesskin on social and #StIvesMixingBar for updates on store offerings, programming and promotions.

That sounds cool, but I’m not in New York
No problem, St. Ives has you covered!  For the first time ever, the St. Ives Mixing Bar will be available to shoppers online as well as in-store allowing fans nationwide to place orders for the full line of custom and limited edition products from opening day through December 31st.

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