St. Ives Acne Control Apricot Scrub

BY ST. IVES #10 in Face Scrubs

4.3 out of 5 stars
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  • 3 Stars9%
  • 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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  • "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
Charm M.
Winnipeg, MB
151 reviews
I basically grew up in this product. From my grandma, to me. This has been basically in the family for generations. It has been passed on as our favorite and most trusted exfoliating scrub ever!! I have been purchasing this almost all my life! Best scrub ever!!
Reine R.
13 reviews
Since the recent claims to be completely honest I've been avoiding using this product. Putting that aside however, this is the first thing that I've tried from St. Ives and Ive been really enjoying it. It leaves my face a little dry, but that's nothing a little moisturizer can fix. It smells incredible and my face feels extremely soft and clean after use.
After a month of using this 1-2 times a week I see no visible difference in my face, but it does the job well of cleaning and exfoliating my skin.
Kelsey K.
17 reviews
This St. Ives face product as well as the green tea face wash are both great for my combination skin. It keeps it from getting oily and makes me feel fresh and clean for a long time after washing my face, but does not overdue it and dry my skin to the extreme. It is also a great price for the quality and the amount of product that you receive. Its my daily user!
Colette P.
139 reviews
I have oily and acne prone skin and I found this product worked well with my skin. It was not too harsh and did not leave my face feeling overly dry. It is one of the staples in my cleansing routine. Highly recommended!
Katrina W.
68 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
I used to use this product, but soon found out it was to harsh for my skin. If your skin is not sensitive however and you want a thick exfoliating product, this is for you! I recommend only using it a couple times a week though.
Kimmi M.
Winnipeg, MB
18 reviews
This is a great product, it exfoliates your skin leaving it very soft and fresh face. It's inexpensive and its not made with microbeads so that's a bonus. I would only use it a couple times a week at most so your not over exfoliating. I would recommend this
Kirstyn A.
29 reviews
This scrub worked wonders on my skin. It leaves it super smooth and I rarely break out ever since I started using it. It is a little harsh on my skin, though, as my skin is pretty fair. I just try not to scrub too hard. It smells really good too. A little goes a long way, so you get the bang for your buck!
Grace P.
21 reviews
I've seen this EVERYWHERE. I bought this a few months ago.  It's cheap, and the first time I used it, I was shocked at how soft my skin felt. I used this as a general exfoliator a few times per week. It also contains salycilic acid, which is a huge pro. It's super cheap, so would be great for anyone on a budget. 

Would definitely repurchase. 
Stéphanie M.
14 reviews
My go-to facial scrub! Used it as an adolescent with anger and still use it now that I'm in my late twenties. My skin has improved a lot over the years but is now dryer, fortunately St Ives blemish control apricot scrub is gentle enough for my sensitive skin!
Zara W.
Calgary, AB
45 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 3
I have been using this product for 2 years now. It leaves my skin feeling amazing and smelling awesome. It opens up my pores and gets rid of deep dirt. But what I'm still worried about are my blackheads. They go away when I wash in the morning but at night they all come back!! But overall I love this product.
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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