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
Darcy C.
41 reviews
I've been using this product for several months and I'm not seeing much difference honestly. I decided to try other face scrubs such as the body shop face scrub with tea tree oil and personally I liked that one better just because it felt very refreshing, cool, and minty on my face. I do like the scent of this though, feels a bit scratchy on my face, so I suppose I'm sensitive to this but it wasn't that bad. I don't think I'll be using again though.
Mariah R.
Byron, MN
114 reviews
This face wash has been my favorite scrub to use in the shower for my face since I started college, the scent is nice and fresh, and the beads really exfoliate my skin, I don't have sensitive skin so I don't know if its super harsh or not, but I would recommend this face wash.
Nadia B.
Lynnwood, WA
5 reviews
I have tried so many products for acne and blemishes. People always told me go with higher end products they work better! NO! I spent 4$ on this product and have noticed the best results yet ! My acne went away in just a couple days, my scars and blemishes are barely visible! Would definitely recommend this product!
Anoosha K.
42 reviews
I've had acne since I was in high school and I never really used any products to take care of it, except this particular St. Ives. Now I won't say my acne has disappeared due to this but my skin instantly feels clean and ready for the next day. I use it everyday but lately I use it maybe twice a week because it is more of a deep exfoliator. I highly recommend this product because it makes your skin feel refreshed and smooth the very next day!
liz d.
Plymouth, MN
67 reviews
I love the way my skin feels when I use this product. I keep it in my shower and every time I wash my face with it it smells so lovely and makes my skin feel so soft. The amount of like cream to scrubby chunks is the perfect ratio so you can run it on your face and then continue to rub it into your face without feeling like things are getting messy. I have recommended this to many people to like my self continue to repurchase this product when ever I am low
Kyandra R.
Palmyra, VA
12 reviews
I have very dry skin, I have used this ever since I was 13, now I am 16. When i first tried this i'm not going to lie, it made my face a little dry. Then I was like i'm not about to throw something else I just bought. No way! I tried it again and it worked amazing, not sure why it didn't work the first time but omg it made my skin SO SMOOTH! It made me feel like I had a new skin! 
Mercedes D.
5 reviews
I use this everyday! The aroma this product has and the feel of it on my skin. I am a repeat user for over 5 years. The product meets all expectations for exfoliation and the packaging is convent for shower use. I recommended this product to my spouse and he loves it.
Susana D.
62 reviews
This product is excellent to get a perfect scrub. I just use it for my body because I need a delicate and more gentle scrub for my face. I like the package even tough i have break the top all of the times I have had it when it slides from my hands when taking a shower. 
Amber G.
81 reviews
I used this so far and half the bottle is gone. I try not to use it as much anymore because it dries out my skin even with a moisturizer and I would only use it every two to three days which confused me on how my skin was drying out. It did help my skin but the instructions said use it 1-3 times daily but I could barely even use it every 3 days so I can't imagine using it every day.
Natalie M.
90 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I like to have this product on-hand in case I ever need to do a major exfoliation. However, there are a lot of studies that show the scrubbies are actually harmful to your skin. I've never had a bad experience, but it does cause concern. That being said, I suggest not using it too often.
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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