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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St. Ives Acne Control Apricot Scrub
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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
Katie B.
143 reviews
Love using this on my face, neck and shoulders. The scrub leaves my skin feeling clean and nourished, but doesn’t irritate sensitive areas.
Olivia H.
48 reviews
Excellent and super affordable exfoliant. I love the smell of this product as well as the powerful yet gentle exfoliating powers.
Aida D.
Hanford, CA
45 reviews
Purchased at: Walgreens
This is the tired and true scrub since I 1st learned to wash my face after school. Does it work? Yes... for the most part. It cleans your face well and it scrubs but it doesn't get all the make up off and it is super rough on sensitive skin.
bunny L.
34 reviews
Smells great, good consistency,  but the apricot seeds are a big abrasive. It's good for a once in a while deep exfoliation 
Sarah P.
Billings, MT
21 reviews
I adore this product. It's a great scrub and as someone who suffers from dry skin, this is perfect in helping me gain a little bit of control for that. It's gentle and it keeps my breakouts from worsening.
Stephanie G.
San Antonio
95 reviews
Purchased at: CVS
For some reason I feel this product makes me break out with pimples even when I didn’t have any. Has little beads inside. I’ve purchased many st Ives products always hoping for a different outcome. I wouldn’t purchase anything from this line ever again. Totally not worth it but then again maybe it’s just my skin. Everyone’s different
Louiza L.
Laguna beach, CA
180 reviews
Purchased at: Walmart
This is a holy grail item for sure! This scrub has been a part of my skin care routine since I was a kid! & whenever I run out of whatever I’m exfoliating scrub I’m using at the moment, I go back to this! It’s amazing! It makes your skin feel incredibly smooth & for the price; it’s a must have!
Shala L.
Gig Harbor
1 review
My go to facial scrub. It has been great at the helping  me remove the dead skin from my face, clearing up acne and blackheads. Leaves my face refreshed and smooth. 
Nadia D.
rochester, NY
59 reviews
Purchased at: Walmart
This really helped clear up my acne that I had. It is more of an abrasive scrub and kind of hurt when i had more scabs from acne. Overall I will use this I just recommend you to use a smaller amount.
Bianca M.
20 reviews
DO NOT USE THIS AS A DAILY SCRUB. This will create micro-tears that leave room for bacteria to grow. This can cause you to break out way more and it will leave your face very puffy and red. Use a thick moisturizer after you use this product. be sure to use once or twice a week.
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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