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
Nikki B.
84 reviews
Is this everyone's first exfoliator?  I used to love it before I realized that the coarse pieces were wrecking my skin.
Roshan D.
Thief Rvr Fls, MN
33 reviews
Always have St Ives in my shower. I don't feel clean if I don't get to exfoliate. I use it on my face, chest and back.
Brandi A.
Citrus Hts, CA
24 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
This scrub exfoliates so well and it smells so fresh! I love this product! It really helps keep breakouts to a minimum!
Athena N.
12 reviews
Doesn’t make that big of a difference. Smells good and I’m not rlly sure if it actually works. I feel like it’s a poof.
Merry V.
5 reviews
I love how amazing it can make your skin. But I would not reccomand this for everyday use. It can over dry your skin,
Karen F.
41 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
This product is good it really cleans the face exfoliates and it smells good but sometimes it really drys out my skin.
Brianna F.
Aurora, CO
7 reviews
Love this face wash! It really helps clear my skin before bed. I would recommend for anyone with average to oily skin.
Rachel S.
Indianapolis, IN
141 reviews
My boyfriend and I used one tube of this for 3 months. The tube goes a long way. I love the smell and it cleans so well
Melisa R.
Lewisville, TX
151 reviews
I used to use this a lot as a teen. I can't anymore since I have drier skin now but it's great for oily youthful skin.
Deonna J.
newark, DE
7 reviews
this wasn't my favortie because of the smell it smelled ok I not a fan of Apricot but the felling of the scrub it nice
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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