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
Dorthe D.
31 reviews
This product dried out my skin. It did clean off any excess makeup and it was easy to get ahold of abroad however it is a bit disappointing. It is not a travel friendly size despite the fact that it is shown in grams rather than ml on the product. Does it clean my skin? Yes. Did I enjoy using it? No. Plus, the beads are not environmentally friendly. 
sabrin A.
11 reviews
the best scrub I've ever used  leaves skin clean and  awake but not dried out  really gentle on the skin   it's  surprisingly good for such a cheap product  I St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub constantly use this scrub recommend using at least once a day for best results 
Abby D.
4 reviews
Not gonna lie this doesn't have the best ingredients in the world but my skin is tremendously soft after each use.

I try not to use it every single day but it's tempting because it helps to keep my acne under control and lifts off some of the dead skin and grime from the day off my face. It's a classic I keep going back to!
Kirithika N.
7 reviews
I LOVE THIS. I use this every other day or so and it has helped reduce my acne so much! One bottle lasted me almost a year seeing as you don't need much and I've only just bought another one. (It was on offer around £3 at Boots) I can definitely say that this is one of the reasons my skin has cleared up. I have oily skin btw.
Kay-Kay S.
Toronto, ID
189 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I love this product! i use is every other day to exfoliate my skin. Since i wear makeup alot it is important for me to have smooth skin. it really gives you skin a deep clean. it is a very good price for the mount of product that you are getting. i would recommend this to everyone who is looking for an affordable exfoliation 
Emily M.
7 reviews
I love this product. I use it every day in the shower and it is very effective. It makes my skin feel so soft and fresh and has a great smell too. It is a little pricey for a scrub but definitely worth it because it is so effective. It is very gentle on the skin but still exfoliates extremely well. I would recommend it to friends.
Megan M.
5 reviews
I absolutely love this scrub. I will say however it is very harsh and I would not recommend for sensitive skin. Having acne prone skin, my skin is rather tough and can insure acne specific products. This product contains salycilic acid which really helps my skin. It also only contains apricot pieces meaning no plastic beads are in this product. It's also really cheap, a great product!
Sara W.
Kamloops, BC
162 reviews
Very good price for a very good face scrub. I️ find it does a good job on getting rid of any rough spots while being gentle enough not to leave my face raw or red. Only giving 4 stars because I’ve heard the walnut shell exfoliant in this scrub can actually do more harm than good to your skin, so might be worth looking into that.
B R.
8 reviews
I love this face scrub! It’s gentle on the skin too! I brought it from my local supermarket- $10. It is definitely a keeper! It lasts me maybe a month which is worth the money. St. Ives Acne Control Apricot Scrub
byebye B.
84 reviews
I love this scrub! Since I've discovered it, it's the only scrub I use when my skin feels really icky and I need a deep clean. I love that it's environmentally friendly, because it uses crushed appricot seeds. Definitely recommend to everyone. I can be harsh, it's a very scruby product but if your skin is sensitive, just wet your face first and mix it in with water in your hands and you should be fine
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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