St. Ives Acne Control Apricot Scrub

BY ST. IVES #10 in Face Scrubs

4.3 out of 5 stars
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  • 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
Sharon Z.
Union City, NJ
61 reviews
Purchased at: CVS
It works. I see the difference the morning after... reduced redness and acne. This is my go-to whenever I’m breaking out. It is a little harsh due to the fact that it’s a scrub, but I only use it once every two weeks. I wouldn’t recommend using it daily if you have sensitive skin. Other than that it’s great and it’s so worth it. Not expensive and efficient!
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 
Dasha F.
Brooklyn, NY
59 reviews
Purchased at: Walgreens
This is the cult classic that i’ve been using for ages! It feels great and does the job.
Lindsay R.
15 reviews
I have been using this for YEARS and it is my go-to.  Its a light exfoliator and makes your skin feel fresh and smooth after use.  It smells great too.  Would highly recommend.
isabella m.
north patchogue
63 reviews
This scrub works so well. For any scrub you don't want to use too much too often or you'll dry out your skin. It's super effective and the packaging is perfect for sitting in the shower. The price is amazing for the quality of the product and I recommend 10/10.
Veronica M.
Morgantown , WV
49 reviews
Purchased at: Target
This product leaves my face feeling fresh and less oily. I have used it multiple times but I don’t really see it controlling my acne since I still get a few spots here and there.
Allison P.
21 reviews
Purchased at: Walmart
I love this so much but it's really bad for the skin due to scratching. It obviously isn't going to be noticable now but it could cause wrinkles in the future and allows bacteria to get into the skin through the little scratches.
Lenae M.
15 reviews
Purchased at: Rite Aid
Trash! Do not use this! Unless your using it in your feet!!!!! It’s so bad for your skin! It’s granular pattern isn’t cohesive so it years your skin
Karissa Z.
Douglassville, PA
2 reviews
Purchased at: Target
This face wash is one of the best. I️ switched from a pomegranate scrub to this one. This helps with my breakouts that I️t get. I️ts super gentle and doesn’t irritate my skin like some do.
Naomi W.
85 reviews
I use St. Ives Apricot scrub every other night in my weekly skincare routine & I love how it helps to quickly clear up random breakouts. I'm completely out so I need to get some more the next time that I'm out shopping.
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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