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
Jackie M.
4 reviews
It's hard for me to find a face scrub that isn't harsh or drying on the skin. I didn't have a problem with the St. Ives apricot scrub at all! I love how gentle yet cleansing it is on my skin. I also love the subtle apricot sent it has. It's definitely been on of my top favorite face scrubs.
danie j.
dirty south
29 reviews
Back to the basics y'all! I love this scrub. I use it once a day after cleansing my face first. I feel like twice a day would just be over kill. It's great and cheap for skin exfoliation. Really scrubs out those black heads, it's also good for acne control because of the salicylic acid. Oh and it smells nice, kind of salty like the sea. Can not wait to try some of the other scrubs that St. Aves offers!
Stephanie W.
Allston, MA
7 reviews
This is by far one of my favorite products to use. The exfoliating beads give a deep clean and really helps with unclogging pores and minimizing pores. After using this product, I've seen that my blemishes have diminished and my acne has slowly gone away. I recommend this product who has combination or even oily skin. Its great and gives you a nice effervescent glow by the next couple of days. 
Masha A.
College Sta, TX
43 reviews
This scrub is my go-to! It can be used in the shower for a more gentle every-day scrub or sometimes I will use it on dry skin and rinse after for a better exfoliation. I have tried both the body and the face scrub and did not find much of a difference but the smell is very clean and leaves my skin feeling amazing either way. I have been loyal to this product for years and I plan to continue to be as well!
Char L.
Thornton, CO
35 reviews
The large walnut shell exfoliating particles are far too large and abrasive for skin. It does not effectively remove dead skin cells but rather scuff up your face. I would not recommend this product to anyone. If you are going to use a physical exfoliant on your face you should use something with fine polishing particles. The best exfoliant you can use would be a chemical exfoliant such as gentle acids.
Rochelle N.
825 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
This is one of my favorite facial scrubs. I have sensitive combination skin and I had no problems with this product. It really cleans deeply into my pores but isn't too harsh on my skin. It gives a refreshing good feeling after I'm done washing my face. I usually do this facial scrub in the morning and night time. Smells fruity like the apricots
Emily A.
Chapel Hill, NC
10 reviews
I think this scrub is great! For starters, it smells wonderful. I try to be gentle while washing because it is a scrub. It leaves my face feeling soft and clean. I tend to use it a few times a week, along with a daily gentle soap cleanser. I find that using a scrub every day is too harsh for my skin. This product is super affordable and in my opinion works as well as the more expensive brands out there!
Sophia J.
Fredericksburg, VA
8 reviews
Have used this product religiously for over a decade and I still LOVE IT. It's the best everyday cleanser that gets deep into the pores. The packaging is clean and you can't beat the price for a scrub! I buy two at a time to keep one in the shower and one near the sink. I would recommend this product for any skin type. I have normal to oily skin and it keeps my acne at bay and my skin looking youthful!
Antoniette T.
Marina, CA
73 reviews
I use this every other month, as I switch between washes every so often to keep my skin from getting dependent. When it is the month to use this wash I use it 2-3 times a week. The scrub leaves my skin so soft. It can be a little harsh if you don’t use scrubs regularly but I def recommend this one to use once a week for taking off any dead skin.
Jessica Lyn M.
Oronogo, MO
14 reviews
I have Normal Skin prone to breakouts around my cycle. I heard the buzz a year or so ago about this product so I had to try it out. I was 100% satisfied, however the beauty guru in me just had to try other products. For example I used: Say Yes to Carrots, Neutrogena and generic brands found on clearance. I noticed within the past three months my skin was breaking out when it was not my cycle time. I happened to be in my local Missouri Wal-Greens and can you believe the large tub was on clearance for $2.49! Bargain, I purchased it and within a few uses my skin was back to normal. It exfoliates, and cleans my pores out to prevent future breakouts. It smells fruity and has medium exfoliating beads that work! Great Job St. Ives for creating this product. My Husband loves it as well. You'll feel very clean and radiant after you use this product and should notice results after one use. The best part is St. Ives creates this is convenient travel tubes as well. That is how popular this is. I will be using this for as long as my skin allows.
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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