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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  • "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
Christina V.
Newell, WV
27 reviews
For the price you pay,its a good scrub..I use it about 3 to 4 times a week.. It is gritty and it works great, smells good. it leaves your face smooth
Taylor N.
84 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
St Ives always leaves your face soft and clean feeling. I enjoy using this on my nose and chin to get rid of the blackheads. It’s perfect in pricing
Joanna M.
Redwood City, CA
80 reviews
I have been using this for years and its the best product to keep my blemishes away and give my face a deep scrub with all natural ingredients. 
Marquee W.
33 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
This stuff is the best! I have very dry to oily skin with unwanted blemishes and this has helped keep my skin clean and clear. I also love the smell!
Elizabeth D.
Walnut Ridge , AR
35 reviews
I like how clean my face is after use! It doesn't feel greasy or dry! It has a pleasant scent and it just feels good!!!!
A mini massage for my face!!
Tabby S.
Tampa, FL
11 reviews
Amazing product. Perfect for sensitive skin. The microbeads in the scrub leave a soft smooth texture to ur skin. Reduces my pores. All around perfect
Carolyn S.
Gurnee, IL
77 reviews
I use this every morning in the shower on my face and shoulders. I think it does a great job of exfoliating my skin and helping treat/prevent acne.
Megan B.
Chicago, IL
56 reviews
I know this is kind of abrasive and I've heard mixed reviews/opinions about this stuff but I think it works well and I always feel super clean after.
Allison H.
Mount Joy, PA
24 reviews
Love how this makes my face feel. I feel like it really gets it clean and leaves a soft, smooth finish. Great smell too. Clearer skin to top it off.
Whitney B.
100 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 3
This scrub is one of my beauty mainstays. No matter what I try, I always come back to this scrub. I can find it in any drug store and beauty aisle.
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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