St. Ives Acne Control Apricot Scrub

BY ST. IVES #10 in Face Scrubs

4.3 out of 5 stars
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  • 3 Stars9%
  • 2 Stars3%
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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
Faith F.
18 reviews
Purchased at: Walgreens
I use this as a part of my weekly routine, and have been for the past several years. It will always be my go to anti-acne facial cleanser!! The scent is divine, it cleans my pores, and definitely prevents any acne. Highly recommend
Naima M.
Metairie, LA
165 reviews
Honestly this stuff isn't all that people rave too much and hype it up but it doesn't do anything aside from make me break out even more
Sara U.
N Tonawanda, NY
51 reviews
Purchased at: Walmart
The smell is wonderful, the scrub content is soft enough to not hurt your skin but also coarse enough to get the job done. Love this scrub
Claire B.
Iowa City, IA
104 reviews
Purchased at: CVS
This product smooths my skin without over drying and turning it red. It’s not too harsh, but is perfect for revving up your skin a few times a week when you want a deep clean. It also smells and feels great.
Sarah S.
618 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
I am a huge fan of apricot scrubs. I have use them regularly for going on a couple decades. This St. Ives acne control apricot scrub isn’t bad at all. However, I prefer the scent and the exfoliating abilities of the regular St. Ives apricot scrub even more.
Hailey E.
29 reviews
Purchased at: Walmart
Usually you’re suppose to use scrubs 2 a week, but I use this 4 times a week especially when my face is feeling super oily/dirty. I find it effective when cleansing my pores. I think they improved when they made the little exfoliants natural, because it doesn’t clog up your drain.
Ashlyn C.
San Antonio
20 reviews
I will not use any other facial scrubs other than this one. Any other ones I've used have made me break out and this one does not. It leaves my skin feeling clean, soft, and refreshed.
Samantha D.
Danbury , CT
4 reviews
Purchased at: ULTA
I love this product. I use this product to exfoliate my face it helps to get rid of some of my acne.
Yazmyn H.
16 reviews
Purchased at: ULTA
Made me break out more some how it was not the best for my skin that’s just my person opinion but the packaging is nice
Queen B.
6 reviews
I had a horrible breakout last year. So much cystic acne on my cheeck. But ever since I started using this product I have not had a crazy breakout since then.
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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