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
Manda p.
House Springs, MO
166 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
First acne product I ever used, and I still ten years later use it! I love how exfoliating it is without being too rough. The smell is fantastic, as is the price. This is a favorite in my house hold. I have extremely sensitive skin and my skin has never reacted badly to this product in any way.
Heanderlynn H.
60 reviews
I have been using this product on and off for the past few years. From time to time a pimple or two might pop up, and this product helps them to disappear without leaving a mark. Also, when I use this product on a daily basis, it brightens my face. Over time I realized that my blemish disappear even if I don't use it as often as I should. I replace this product every few months, and it is not expensive.
Rayven S.
Kent, OH
57 reviews
This is my favorite scrub/cleanser. It's gentle on my skin and doesn't dry it out or leave little beads behind. It's a great price, cheaper than many cleansers, and it lasts a while since you really don't need much. It's not too thick or runny, so it's perfect for a quick wash and rinse off.i use this product on my face a couple times a week and under my arms when I have stubborn deodorant left behind.
Hannah H.
50 reviews
I have sensitive skin and I like to keep it clean, and this works for me. I alternate between this and the green tea one, which is softer on the skin. Obviously, I would not use this every day and you need to be gentle with it so you don't do any damage, but it does what a scrub is supposed to as long as you don't get crazy with it! 
Jennifer K.
Hillsboro, OR
29 reviews
I have been using St. Ives for 20 years and now my daughter is using it as well. This has been a great help with keeping pores clear and clean. We will continue to repurchase it. I also recommend using it three to four times a week. We just purchased the cucumber mask to try next. 
Ferne M.
Hampton Bays, NY
426 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
This scrub is amazing. It is easy o the skin and leaves your skin feeling clean and clear. It also helps with blackheads and does prevent acne. It also has a nice smell to it. This will leave your face with a slight tingly sensation but that is because it cleans it well. I get mine at Rite Aid and its under $4.00.
Christine M.
Framingham, MA
15 reviews
I've used this product on an off ever since I was a teenager. Currently, I'm using this on my face twice a week. I find that this does its job of exfoliating well but that it does not prevent blemishes. I do like that it is easy to squeeze out just the amount you are looking to use and that the packaging is easy to travel with. I would repurchase if I'm looking into saving money on an exfoliator. 
Hannah S.
Harts, WV
149 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
I received mine in a previous voxbox free for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.

Personally, I loved this scrub, it's my favorite and it was never rough on my face and I never broke out. I love that it's a scrub instead of like the typical facial cleanser. You can buy it at Walmart for like $3.
Missy B.
Scranton, PA
153 reviews
This was one of the first facial scrubs I've tried. It was pretty gentle on my skin, although I'd washed too much if would be a bit harsh. It comes in a smooth plastic tube. It smells absolutely amazing, I could eat it! I need to go back to using this again because it made my face look amazing!
Julia R.
27 reviews
This is such a good facial cleanser!!!! It smells so good! This keeps my skin in tip top condition. It keeps my acne at bay really well and makes my skin much less oily. Within a few days of using it my blackheads were noticeably smaller. I use this before I put on makeup and after I take it off. This is an actual miracle worker! If you have acne prone skin buy this!! The best ever facial cleanser!!
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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