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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  • "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
Emily M.
Inverclyde, Greenock
363 reviews
Really good product very easy to use and apply, Affordable and liable, does exactly what it says it would do... would recommend to friends and would defs use again
Katie M.
New waterford , NS
340 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
st ives is my favourite line of skin care, its very affordable and available at any drugstore. the apricot scrub is a great exfoliater and very effective. it leaves my skin feeling so soft and clean. i also have the oatmeal scrub, the moisturizer and the clay mask
Sarah B.
39 reviews
Too harsh for facial skin.  The scrub particles are too big and rough.  This would be better for tougher areas on the body.  It smells nice.  I would use this on legs, thighs, not the face.  The price is fine for the amount you get.  I'd only recommend it if you want to use it on the body and not the face
Sarah M.
81 reviews
This is my everyday in shower face scrub. I love the smell and I feel like the dead layers of flaky skin (gross term), have been removed and that my skin is perfectly clean and soft. I love that just exfoliated feeling.I used to think this product was difficult to get out of the packaging and too dry to massage around the face. They have recently changed both the formulation and packaging and it is much easier to use. It lasts a long time and is super affordable. 
Arden B.
14 reviews
I LOVE this stuff! I have been using this St. Ives scrub for years! 
This product is super affordable, and it works beautifully. It is a little bit harsh, I would only recommend it for people like myself who have rough skin texture, and deep black/white heads. If you have sensitive skin and prefer gentle cleansers, this wouldn't appeal to you. Overall, its a fabulous product! 
Alya f.
Mississauga, ON
34 reviews
This scrub smells soo good I wanna eat it(I would not recommend that though)! It has good value for the product being sold. This is my skin food. It makes my skin supersoft and works effectively as an exfoliant. It removes dead skin off my face and slightly reduces acne as well. But you need to use it for a while until you see the results involving reduction of acne. I love St.Ives products!
Jessica B.
Langley , BC
125 reviews
I love this product as my exfoliator! I’ll remove my makeup, scrub this fella all over my face and then use a foaming cleanser. My skin game has changed forever after trying this scrub. Cleans deep to remove dirt, oil, and texture from the skin. As someone with oily/combo skin I really love this product. Plus it’s so affordable and smells nice too! I got my boyfriend hooked on it as well.
Jill H.
Calgary, AB
270 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
This was a holy grail when I was a teenager as I was not aware of many other scrubs available. The scent is nice however, but it is a bit harsh and dries out my skin. There are much nicer scrubs available, like Aveno, for example. I think the quality could be improved on.
Namy K.
Abu Dhabi
10 reviews
I have been using this face scrub ever since I can remember! Probably more than a decade. I have used other scrubs and this one is just one of those I keep going back to. Its not very expensive at all. I definitely recommend it to those who like a fresh feeling and have a lot of blackheads. I even use it on other body parts sometimes if I have in grown hair and IT WORKS WONDERS!
Charlotte L.
6 reviews
Nice fruity smell, good blend of exfoliants inside to give an instant smoothness to the skin. However I know a lot of the ingredients in it aren't that good for you..lots of I try to avoid using it regularly. It has a similar feel and result as the Jurlique Refining Treatment but for a fraction of the price, ofcourse the Jurlique one is natural so I do favour that.
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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