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
Amber M.
16 reviews
My go to for years. This scrub is rough but I feel it helps exfoliate thoroughly. Highly recommend. Can't beat it for the price.
Terica A.
Florence, SC
109 reviews
I use this every other night. It gets off dead skin I didn't even know I had. Gives me a great glow also. I would recommend this!
Randi H.
51 reviews
This maybe one of the best drugstore skincare products I have found so far. I feel it working from when I first started using it.
Megan m.
San Antonio, TX
12 reviews
I've purchased this product multiple times and it's great I love the smell the feel and how it makes my skin feel after using it
Izabela D.
East Stroudsburg, PA
52 reviews
As good as it smells, this product actually made me break out :-( maybe if i didn't have acne prone skin it would work better...
Melissa J.
Provo, UT
29 reviews
I buy it again and again. My favorite. It's what keeps my skin the clearest. I use it on my face an my back/chest. Works wonders.
Allison S.
Honolulu, HI
10 reviews
This is an oldie but a goodie... I remember using this when I was too small to need to at my grandmas house. Can't beat a classic
Jessica M.
Charlotte, NC
8 reviews
This is a great scrub, BUT target makes basically the same thing for only about $2. Smells good and works as a great exfoliate.
Kristina V.
Wallkill, NY
50 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
Such a good scrub! I use it all over my body- face and all. It is a bit rough which i love and helps before self tanner and such.
Brittany B.
40 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
I love the smoothness of my skin once I wash off my face. I'd defiantly recommend this to any one looking for a good face scrub
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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