St. Ives Acne Control Apricot Scrub

BY ST. IVES #10 in Face Scrubs

4.3 out of 5 stars
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  • 3 Stars9%
  • 2 Stars3%
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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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  • "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
Amy P.
Shawnee , OK
151 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I really like this scrub especially for the price.  I use this 2 maybe 3 times a week just as directed and it does the job well.  My skin always feels softer and looks more refreshed after using this.  I live in a dry climate which tends to leave me feel looking dull and this scrub really helps combat that issue.  I don't think you can go wrong with this one especially for the price.  I would recommend it and certainly buy it again.
Lao P.
Indianapolis, IN
260 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
It was 5 years ago when I used to clean my face with this product, went to target to buy it and it was a good value. It is not my first time and i am not using it now because i used korean skincare.. But this stuff work amazing, it makes my skin hydrating and moisturizing also my face is soft for like 3 days.. I recommended to people who have very dry skin, but if my friends give me this product i am definitely using it again just because it helps my dry skin...
Lily P.
Leeper, PA
9 reviews
I have used this face wash for 2 years, and its amazing! its cheap, and it got rid of my extreme acne. I grew up having acne from age 10, and it made my skin feel smoother and cleaner than ever. A little goes a long way, and the exfoliants got in to my pores just enough to get the all the makeup off my face. I highly recommend!
Sherley V.
73 reviews
I rarely ever get any acne and if i do its like 3 small pimples so i rarely have to buy acne scrubs. I love my skin. I do like to use this at least once or twice every two weeks to help with getting rid of visible black heads. Im not sure what the little scrubbing particles in this are called but they help really good when scrubbing your face. I do like that theyre a bit rough so it feels like its actually scrubbing your face rather than caressing it. After you wash it off it leaves your skin refreshed. I absolutely recommend this.
Meggan G.
Brooklyn, NY
27 reviews
If your face needs a good scrub and deep cleaning i most def recommend the St. Ives Blemish Control Apricot Scrub. The product can be a little harsh to the feel of the skin, however, those little beads really get your skin clean and clear. My face feels so smooth and refreshed after using. I use this product 2 or 3 times a week depending on how bad my skin is that week. 
Caitlin M.
6 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I have used this product for years. The smell is fantastic and the texture is nice and relaxing. I'm weird and always use this while in the shower and the hot steam doesn't make it loose on my skin or anything. I'm a huge fan of most of St. Ives scrubs because I know that I can trust it and its ingredients. Plus it works!! My face shows notable differences if I stop using it for a while and then continue on. It's clear and I don't have as many breakouts. 
Lynette M.
74 reviews
I have experimented with many different kinds of face washes and scrubs, and I keep coming back to this one! I have acne prone skin, and this is a product that really cleans deep and helps clear everything up! I try not to use this more than 3-4 times a week, and I always use a moisturizer with it because it is a little harsh and drying, but this scrub really does a great job with my skin!
Tanielle W.
Moncks Corner, SC
105 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
This is by far my most favorite scrub. I use it about 2-3 times a week. I don't find it overly harsh but then again I wouldn't recommend rubbing vigorously either. It always meets my expectations. I keep it in my cabinets all the time. There really isn't a St. Ives product I don't like. They seem to make quality stuff with decent pricing.
Hunter H.
Kula, HI
11 reviews
I've been using this product twice a day and it's an amazing exfoliant! For those with sensitive skin, it may feel a little harsh but it does a great job at fully cleansing the skin. Since using it, I've noticed a difference in my skin and my breakouts have been less consistent and it definitely helped clear my skin. It also feels great at the end of the night when it helps take out all the gross oils my skin has accumulated throughout the day. I would highly recommend this product if you struggle with acne prone skin.
53 reviews
This is my favorite scrub not only because the exfoliant in this scrub is ground up apricot seeds and not a harsh a little piece of plastic going down the drain to pollute the ocean. But also because it is just the best affordable scrub you can get, it has a fruity apricot smell which is super delicious. He exfoliant is super nice for any skin type, it scrubs away dirt and dead skin unclogging pores and leaving skin soft and polished beautifully. Unlike other scrubs I've tried that break me out this one is perfect it's not too harsh and never ever breaks me out. it's a must have try it, I've bought mine from local supermarkets and drugstores like target, Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart. 10/10
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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