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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  • Do people use this on areas other than their faces?160 Answers
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St. Ives Acne Control Apricot Scrub
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
Tasoan A.
Toronto , ON
35 reviews
I've been using this brand for over 7 years and it has yet to disappoint me! The packaging is decent. The cost is very affordable, I got mine at Walmart for around 7 dollars. Hopefully in the near future they will try more tropical flavours like mango. I'm a bit tired of the apricot but otherwise I love it
Jenstar S.
Rednal Birmingham
185 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
This scrub on feels great to use, the scrubbing particles really make your skin feel clean however it doesnt have the best scent (smells a bit like plasticine) and for me, it didn't seem to help reduce breakouts or stop spots from cropping up so i wouldnt buy this product again.
Kelsey B.
Southend on sea, Southend on sea
8 reviews
I LOVE this scrub! I've used a load of different face scrubs to try and combat dry skin, blackheads and oily skin, and this is definitely one of the best ones I've used. It makes my skin feel clean, fresh and incredibly soft and smooth.
However, I do suffer from sensitive skin, and it can be a little rough and irritating on my skin, so I only use this every couple of days to reduce the irritation.
Aside from that, I would recommend this to everyone! It really does clean your skin up nicely.
Omaira M.
16 reviews
The firts time i used this product was about 3 years, i was at miami visiting but i needed to exfoliate my face so bad, so i bought it at wallmart, since that day i used 3 times per week, the smell is really good, the packing its excellent even for the people who travel,  it makes me feel like my face/ skin is rejuvenated every time i use it, its really easy and fast to use, i mean while i shower i use it! love it !
Ida M.
Halifax, NS
210 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
This is an amazing facial scrub, it smells amazing and it isn't too rough. I found that I used this with just a basic Clean and Clear cream and it cleared up my face nicely. It had a very nice texture and it makes your skin very smooth and it feels fresh and clean afterwards. Would recommend this to anyone.
Chels T.
5 reviews
I bought this product looking for something to exfoliate my skin like it's never been exfoliated before, and I found it worked wonders. It has a very rough texture, but if you have dry skin, it really does the trick. It met my expectations and I definitely would buy this product again. The packaging was nice and the product also had a nice smell. Good value for money and you can find this brand in your local drugstores.
Caitlin R.
9 reviews
I absolutely love the St Ives Blemish Control Apricot Scrub! I used it for 3 weeks leading up to a holiday when I would be largely make up free and I couldn't believe the difference it made to my acne scarring! It was phenomenal! My skin looked and felt so fresh and clear without me having to scrub it raw! I used it 2-3 times a week for 3 weeks and really did get an amazing result! It didn't get rid of every mark as I have a fair amount of scarring but it really did help boost my confidence!
Trishaa B.
Otter lake , QC
262 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
I use this product daily I love the little exfoliating (sand things) it just leaves my face feeling super clean and helps shed my dry skin my husband also uses this he works underground in the tunnels so his face is always dirty after work and he loves to get in a good scrub with my facial cleaner *when I let him* lol I try to hide it because he is not too good at portion control and I'll find half the bottle empty lol
Ari C.
17 reviews
Despite all the lawsuits or the media saying how bad the product is... I can’t help but love it.

My #1 need whenever I have a breakout or need fresh skin.

I admit it may be a little rough because of the particles so maybe not sensitive skin.
I was a bit dumb and tested it out every day for a week... the results were great but probably not a great idea 😂

If you have oily or acne prone skin, I recommend. Possibly dry skin may like the product, but I wouldn’t recommend for sensitive skin.
Coral R.
Santa ana, CA
10 reviews
of the best scrubs I've tasted has a delicious aroma and does not hurt the face has very large granules that allow a deep exfoliation and leaving the face with a feeling of cleanliness is not aggressive with the skin or irritating so it can be used up twice a week never has caused an allergic reaction and it is also a very economical product and it brings good quantity is very easy to find I recommend it a lot
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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