St. Ives Acne Control Apricot Scrub

BY ST. IVES #10 in Face Scrubs

4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars63%
  • 4 Stars23%
  • 3 Stars9%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star3%


Bye-bye, blemishes! We added salicylic acid to our signature apricot face scrub to help reduce breakouts and prevent acne. Crushed walnut shell powder leaves pores fresher than fresh for beautifully glowing skin.

Ingredients: Salicylic Acid (2.0%)
Other Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Juglans Regia (Walnut) Shell Powder, Glycol Stearate SE, Glycerin, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Zea Mays (Corn) Kernel Meal, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Triethanolamine, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Cetyl Acetate, Ceteareth-20, Carbomer, Polysorbate 60, Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol, Fragrance (Parfum), PPG-2 Methyl Ether, Phenethyl Alcohol, Methylisothiazolinone, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).


1. Squeeze a dime sized amount of Acne Control Apricot Face Scrub onto your fingertips and massage onto damp skin.

2. Spread in small circular motions, applying gentle pressure to wake your skin’s natural circulation.

3. Work all over, right up to your hairline and onto the sides of your nose.

4. When you’re done, rinse and pat dry with a clean towel.

5. Use 3 to 4 times a week (depending on skin) for best results.

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  • "My skin is kind of sensitive and I've been using St.Ives for a while. I have never had any breakouts from this scrub. My skin is always sooth after using the scrub." in 2021 reviews
  • "I know this scrub is the real deal because I got my fiancee, who has never used a face wash other than a bar of soap before, to use this stuff religiously everyday in the shower." in 561 reviews
  • "I love this scrub,I use it for my face and sometimes my legs too.the microbeads help removing old dead skin and give you a fresh feeling" in 533 reviews
  • "works great smells great and the texture its self is amazing works well to control my break outs use this in my daily routine " in 370 reviews
  • "I don't use it every day because it tends to dry out my skin if I do, but I can definitely tell it helps to clear up my skin when I do use it!" in 265 reviews
Sana M.
55 reviews
Classic product that stays consistent in my beauty routine for so many years! There’s a reason it was so popular. Good amount of exfoliation without scraping up your skin but leaving it nice and clean.
Lizbeth R.
74 reviews
Honestly the best exfoliator!! It helps control your acne, it makes your skin look soft and clean, been using this for almost a year now, so far I LOVE ITT!!! I use this every other day
April C.
43 reviews
Purchased at: Walmart
I actually buy this in the bulk size! It's that good! Clears out oil and rough skin, minimizes pores and leaves your skin feeling fresh and clean. One of my all time, go to favorites!
Cassidy M.
Perrysburg , OH
17 reviews
This fave wash brightens and tightens my skin! It isn't too harsh on my skin but still gets all the dirt out. I keep buying this face wash and it is my go to face wash! I would recommend this to anybody and everybody. 
Rosa G.
Grand Junction
27 reviews
Loved this scrub. I loved the smell and I loved how it left my skin. It’s not harsh. The only thing that would need improvement is it’s a little pricey but other than that it’s great!
Jasmin G.
19 reviews
I Really enjoyed This Product . I Give It A Five Star Because It Really Helped me out . I suffer from really bad acne and at first nothing was working for me but little by little this product helped me out . But you do have to be patient because its not a fast working product .
Krista M.
107 reviews
This is one of the best face cleansers out there! It cleared up my skin within two uses also helps with dryness and oily as I have combination skin. It is affordable and they also have other amazing products that I highly recommend.
amanda l.
Tempe , AZ
63 reviews
I’ve been using this product for a few weeks now. My friends use it so I thought I would give it a try. My skin is kinda sensitive so I felt like this literally just scratched my skin
Katie C.
Reno, NV
157 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
Ugh, I always heard so many great things about this product so I decided to try it out when my expensive sugar based scrub ran out. Saving money is always great right? Wrong. My face almost immediately broke out in large, painful, and itchy acne all over. It was the worst break out of my life! I immediately went to a dermatologist to get some professional help in dealing with it. Cost me way more in the long run. While that $8 for a pack on Amazon seemed like a great deal it wasn't for me. Looking into the research I found out this scrub actually cuts your skin. Which is most likely what happened to me, and caused a bunch of painful inflammation. If you want physical exfoliation I would go with a sugar scrub, as the sugar will break down and not be so damaging to the skin. My personal favorite is the Skin Food Black Sugar Wash Off Mask.
Anna B.
52 reviews
I have used this throughout the years, it has really helped control acne and gently exfoliate. The new packaging is very pretty too and it won’t break the bank if you’re on a budget!
Tiffany C.
Palmdale, CA
61 reviews
Do people use this on areas other than their faces?
Adrienna V.
Tulsa, OK
4 reviews
How good does this product work? and does it stink ?
Misato S.
38 reviews
Can it be used on sensitive skin?
Tamanna H.
Ashburn, VA
117 reviews
Is this ok for sensitive skin/acne prone skin?
lizeth c.
San jose, CA
106 reviews
I know it's a scrub and it smells good but does the little particles hurt your skin?

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