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
Jessica K.
milan, MI
66 reviews
i just need something a little more gentle on my face. i didn't mind trying it but going to keep looking for a product that I love that is around the same price.
Kimberley D.
Puerto Rico🌴🌺
33 reviews
I love this products. In occasions I use it to scrub my fave every day unless I don't need it then I use it every other day. Smells good and leaves skin nice and stuff and most importantly removes all those dry bumps on the face. The packaging is cute see it like it has kinda of a rustic look. Lasts a fair amount of time and not expensive. Product is worth it. Does its job more then well
Jessica M.
Sault Ste. Marie , Ontario
27 reviews
This is my go to, everyday face wash for the last 15 years. It made getting through my teenage years and my early twenty somethings mostly break out free (or at least greatly minimized). Was voted in top products by allure several years in a row. I like the rough exfoliation but the green tea scrub is much more gentle if you don't like the harsh apricot pit scrub. Has kept my skin looking incredibly young and wrinkle free. Occasionally in the winter dries out the skin a little too much but a moisturizer works as a simple fix.
Jazmin K.
7 reviews
This product is so good.I started using it recently and its amazing, i had really bad skin and with this my skin is clearing up.
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Tyler S.
New Zealand
8 reviews
Utterly amazing, I have used this product on and off for years and I don't know why I ever bother with others, this product removes black heads on the face, chest and back with ease and doesn't leave the skin feeling dried out and tight. I also enjoy the smell of this product. As I work in the pool everyday I find this product is great on my already damaged and sensitive skin and doesn't react badly with chlorine which is an added bonus and I will always continue to buy it as I never get white heads using it three times a week.
Alix R.
9 reviews
I started using this as a spotty teenager and I have continued to use it well into my 20s. It's a gentle exfoliator but you can feel it working and your skin feels so lovely after using it. It's great value!
Marylin G.
Saint Cloud, FL
62 reviews
I am a fan of facial scrubs and I alternate this one with other brands I use. The smell is pleasant, its not harsh, leaves skin smooth and soft, its a very good all around product
Kimberlee M.
Roosevelt, NY
157 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 3
I have to give this the worst score. Sorry folks but please beware on this product. I have acne prone skin and would scrub a dub dub with this product for years. I liked how smooth my skin was after but never could figure out how to get rid of tiny bumps on my face. I only recently learned that these tiny bumps are the beads from this product!! They are/were imbedded in my skin! Now some of you may swear by this product but if you happen to notice tiny bumps on your face at any point, you can bet for sure that it's from this product!
Samantha T.
Chicago, IL
64 reviews
The St. Ives Apricot Scrub is a good affordable exfoliator for the skin.

I enjoy the scent very much and it has a very light essence. The product is extremely affordable and works extremely well for the price.

I do have to say that at times this scrub seems a bit too abrasive. It has a very thick and crunchy texture that can be tough on the skin. I feel like there are some great drugstore alternatives that are less abrasive, but if you can deal with the roughness of the St. Ives Scrub then you should be fine.
Jackie C.
Markham, ON
68 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I bought this in dollarama for only $3 which is an amazing deal after all you have a lot of product. This product claims to clear your acne and give you smoothr skin. I didn't notice much of change in my acne however after using this your skin is left very soft. This scrub is quite harsh so not suitable for anyone with sensitive skin. i also would not recommend a daily use from this because it will irritate your skin. I would repurchase this because I have dry skin so I would recommend to dry- normal skin people.
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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