St. Ives Acne Control Apricot Scrub

BY ST. IVES #10 in Face Scrubs

4.3 out of 5 stars
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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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St. Ives Acne Control Apricot Scrub
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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
Emily S.
Burlington, KY
4 reviews
I have been using this product for over a year now. It cleans and refreshes your skin without leaving it dried out. Great for removing make-up and I have seen a large reduction in blackheads!
Emily T.
Maple Grove, MN
181 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
This scrub smells nice and leaves skin feeling refreshed. It just didn't seem to keep blemishes away! I've been using this product for years and I don't see myself switching.
Lexi W.
North Highlands, CA
1 review
Great product, affordable And has a great aroma although it doesn't seem to help with my acne, it's helps maintain great skin but doesn't help make acne go away but that's just me personally
Julie E.
Shelby Twp, MI
182 reviews
The scrub is pretty rough with the large exfoliating beads but I use small amounts gently on my face and it leaves my skin feeling really smooth, but is kind of drying.
Alicia V.
2 reviews
I have used this product a lot over the past few years. This exfoliator does make your skin super soft and fresh. Just don't use it too much. It will irritate your face if you are sensitive :)
Merritt M.
18 reviews
This is my holy grail product. I not only use it on my face, but on my body too, after a workout to keep my pores are cleaned out and help with any dry skin I may have.
sarah r.
21 reviews
This stuff is so great! It really makes face feels great on my face and makes my face look like its glowing! It really feels like I'm cleaning the dirt off my face lol
Kayla S.
Riner, VA
14 reviews
I love this product and keep it in my shower. I used it on my face, neck, and chest to keep my skin feeling super smooth. Plus I love the slight smell. Awesome product!
Alexia L.
38 reviews
This stuff is amazing and the best scrub I've ever used . I noticed an immediate difference in my skins appearance , blemishes and acne vanishes in a matter of a month.
Mindy S.
Tooele, UT
4 reviews
Works great at getting rid of dead skin .. I use it nightly as I have dry skin. Works well in getting dead skin off. Leaves your skin feeling soft. Plus its gentle on your skin which I love
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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