St. Ives Acne Control Apricot Scrub

BY ST. IVES #10 in Face Scrubs

4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars63%
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  • 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
Zahira L.
81 reviews
This apricot scrub smells delicious!! When washing your face you will feel the moisture, the soft sensation that it leaves, super pleased with this product, perfect for relaxing and perfect for summer days.
noe j.
12 reviews
I’ve been using this for over 15 years now. I use it twice a week to exfoliate. I wouldn’t recommend it being used daily, it’s not necessary and will irritate sensitive skin if you scrub too hard.
Yakshini S.
6 reviews
I was afraid to use this product. Because there were both good and bad reviews about this, due to the exfoliating particles. But in order to give a good review to all, i chose to just try it since I had many blemishes. I still remember the time it worked wonders on my face last year where I had random breakouts. I was really stressed with the bumps on my faces and I used this face scrub. I don't know how or what, my face got cleared within a week. And that was really rare. After this, I started using it more and it was like my magical face scrub.
Nikalia C.
14 reviews
This product is the only scrub that leaves my skin feeling rejuvenated. I've been using it since our was a teenager up until now and it's the only thing that has not changed in my facial regimen.
Kate X.
Ontario, Canada
7 reviews
This is a great daily facial scrub! It's a little bit harsh so if you have sensitive skin I recommend the St. Ives Fresh Skin Invigorating Apricot Scrub instead, but if you don't then this is a wonderful scrub! It cleanses your face as well as exfoliates it, and my acne has definitely decreased since my purchase of this product. The first time I'd ever used this -or any scrub, (horrifying, I know)- my face had NEVER felt smoothr! I kept touching my own face because I was shocked at how amazing it felt, haha. Oh and it has a nice smell to it as well.
April P.
Newfoundland, Canada
48 reviews
You can't go wrong purchasing this product, I will forever swear by it! Its so cheap, smells fantastic and makes me face feel incredibly soft. I pair it with my Clinique 3 step and my results have been phenomenal. I started using this every couple of days because I'm addicted to how soft it makes my skin feel. Its unbelievable! I have oily skin (Clinique #3) and it does not irritate my face. It does make it red for a little while but I would think thats pretty normal after a scrub. I tone and moisturize and it doesn't harm my skin at all.

I scrub gently for a few minutes then leave it on, and rinse off. I've noticed a difference in my complexion already. My skin tone is so even now I sometimes skip foundation because I'm not so worried about the problem areas I had before. I will definitely repurchase...there's no reason for me not to!
Leanna C.
Conception Bay South
8 reviews
Love love love this. It's not, not harsh so you can't use it, and it's just harsh enough you can feel it and it feels clean. A good moisturizer is needed for after though
Marlene S.
327 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I have bought this because it was on sale one day and i heard goid reviews about it. It was pretty good. It exfoliates and leaves skin with a great smell. Doesn't dry out skin. I will re purchase.
Hillary S.
Sault Sainte Marie
102 reviews
I have been using this product for over 10 years. Can’t have a shower without it. It is so gentle yet cleansing on my face. Over the past few years the pkging has improved. Is say it is more attractive to the eye.
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241 reviews

I've been using this scrub for 5 years and it is still the best scrub I've ever used. I always come back to this product. It gives my skin an instant glow after using it. I love the scent.
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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