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
Markie J.
Wetumpka, AL
70 reviews
I used to like this face wash but after 2 weeks I began to notice a lot of build ups in my pores. After examining I found it was actually the little ground up apricot seeds from the wash! I won't be purchasing again.
Jennifer A.
Roseville, MI
222 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I love this scrub it exfoliates really nice and it smells a little peachy and fresh. This leaves my skin soft and refreshed it also does not leave any stickiness or residue. This is overall a great inexpensive scrub.
🌿Leah G.
Pleasantville, NY
40 reviews
I'm never going to use another acne wash as long as this exists. It's just strong enough that my face doesn't sting from the salicylic acid, but still works to clear breakouts, PLUS it does not contain microbeads and still works great as a scrub!! 
liz R.
2 reviews
I really like how this works on my skin! It leaves it super soft and I feel like it does help my break outs! I will continue to purchase it. It’s one of my favorite facial scrubs and you can get it at many Walmart’s
Jen M.
Wheeling, WV
83 reviews
I grab this when I’m short on fun money and can’t get my PTR cleanser from Sephora. It does the trick, but the manual exfoliating is a lot more intense, so you need to use a light touch or you can damage your skin.
Alli 🖤.
Stillwater, MN
151 reviews
This is one of the worst products for your skin. I'm an esthetician and the grains of the seeds they use in the product micro cut your skin which ends up damaging it. This can cause more acne, sagging skin, pre-mature wrinkles, and a lot of irritation
Marissa M.
Sachse , TX
339 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
Love this product! They just updated the packaging as well and it feels like better materials. I don’t see a difference in the new formulation either. Leaves my face fresh and exfoliates. I use twice a week.
mariah V.
32 reviews
I use this almost everyday. I reaches all the dirt in each pore and crevice. It makes my skin feel so smooth and relaxed after. I would recommend to anyone who doesn’t have a huge acne problem and a great drug store face wash.
Miranda C.
Greenville, SC
20 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
Beside leaving a mess in the sink or tub, i love this scrub. It is not watery like other scrubs I’ve used. And it actually keeps my face clear. I’ve been using for about two years now and haven’t had to switch up.
North Las Vegas
46 reviews
I bought this a few days ago, I have been using it every morning and night, twice a day. Half of my blackheads are gone, and my pimples are decreasing. My pimples on my forehead, three, are completely gone. the ones on my nose are still occurring, but getting way smaller. The scent is amazing, and my skin is so soft now. It moisturizes, and omg i can't even describe how good it is. Five star rating.
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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