St. Ives Acne Control Apricot Scrub

BY ST. IVES #10 in Face Scrubs

4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars63%
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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
Makayla K.
Corpus Christi, TX
374 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
I love how natural this scrub feels and it smells so delightful Ive hear a lot of mixed reveiws on this its a good once a week scrub but I wouldnt over use it
Courtney R.
Beaver, PA
13 reviews
This has been my go to face wash for years. The exfoliants are gentle and safe for the environment. The salicylic acid helps prevent acne and it smells great.
Amanda F.
Milwaukee, Wi
26 reviews
I love this product. It really gets in there and leaves skin clean and smooth. I have used St. Ives products since I was a teenager and have used them since.
Clarissa C.
Weslaco, TX
22 reviews
Feels so good! Excellent product! Great for dry skin as we'll. I would recommend this product to anyone who has sensitive skin. Feels so fresh and refreshing.
Monique E.
Henderson, NV
29 reviews
One of my favorite face scrubs. Isn't to sharp where it scrapes and isn't to fine that it doesn't do anything. I use this once a week and keeps my face clear.
Lindsey S.
75 reviews
Purchased at: CVS
I honestly like the exfoliation and smell, but it definitely can do serious damage to your skin. It shouldn't be used every single day as it can be too rough.
Mariam B.
Garland, TX
157 reviews
Can't live without this product.I like to use it almost everyday.cleans deep in the pores and gets rid of dirt for a fact.Also leaves skin feeling soft after.
Krimilda H.
Worcester, MA
5 reviews
I love St. Ives Blemish and Blackhead Apricot Scub, it is one of the few products I use on my face. I use it once a week, it leave my skin soft not dry. .
Semaria S.
Memphis, TN
708 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
Cheap yet effective scrub. Can be used on face and body if desired. Nice scent. Rinsed easily. Not too abrasive. I wouldn't use daily however, maybe 2-3x/week
Courtney B.
webb city
18 reviews
I have used this for the past 5 years, it helps remove dry skin and cleanses my face and pores like crazy. I love the way my skin feels and my acne disappears.
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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