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
Brooke W.
Union Mills
17 reviews
This is 100% the BEST exfoliating scrub I’ve ever used. It’s great in sensitive skin, while still getting the maximum scrubbing power. Once you start rubbing it on your skin, it really does smell like it says it does. I would totally recommend.
Rachael W.
21 reviews
This is everyones go to facial scrub and that is said for a good reason. This exfoliates so well and the particles are small enough and rough enough to remove the top layer of dead skin without irritation and it leaves your skin amazingly smooth.
Lauren P.
San Marcos, TX
15 reviews
I think I have seen my results from st.ives the most. I really like the smell of it and it's very nice and simple package. I've used these products for awhile now and I like it. I would recommend it to others.
Penelope E.
46 reviews
The scrub soothe the skin and keeps it smelling good it exfoliating too and has nice packaging and meets my expectations and is a good value is easy to apply and I would buy it again and recommend it to anyone
Tina L.
111 reviews
This is the one and only product that has worked to control my cystic acne alone. I always go back to this product after breaking out. However, my dermatologist warned me about the 100% natural exfoliants they use. The size of those exfoliants are actually too big and not circular, so they have the potentially to permanently scratch up your face. So definitely use gentle, circular motions with this scrub. If you are simply looking for an exfoliating scrub, there are other choices to soften your skin! I would recommend Cure Natural Aqua Gel, micro exfoliators, or peels. However, I have yet to find a scrub better than this one in terms of controlling acne. It really doesn't do much for my blackheads or pores though. Get it for sure if you have acne.
Savanna H.
25 reviews
I absolutely love this cleaner I have been using it for as long as I can remember, it has always been my go to. It leaves your face clean and blemish free! This will alway be apart of my face cleaning regimen!
Katy M.
Towson, MD
1 review
I am somewhat prone to breakouts and get blackheads sometimes on the sides of my nose and on my chin. I also tend to get just a plain clogged feeling at times from makeup. I do have sensitive skin so I'm very picky about what I put on it! I've been using this stuff for years, and I absolutely love it. I've used many other scrubs before and none make me as happy and leave me feeling as clean and lovely as this does. I was originally drawn to it because the "scrubbers" in it are not made of plastic, like so many other products, which is impacting our environment. These guys break down over time, which is what I want (I don't want to hurt the environment)! I use it about once a week in the shower. I find that, for me, it works best if I spread out the use to at least once a week but no more than 3 times a week. I wait until the end of my shower when the steam has really opened my pores. After I rinse it off, my skin feels silky smooth and looks completely refreshed. Bonus, it even moisturizes my skin just enough so I don't have to add moisturizer after! I seriously adore this product!
Justice R.
Elizabeth, NJ
33 reviews
This is a pretty good product. It was effective and left my skin feeling smooth and refreshed. It met my expectations and was definitely worth the cheap price. One of the best cleansers you can get on a budget
Kaity J.
Marietta, GA
3 reviews
This scrub is a staple in my bathroom---I love it! I usually buy it at Target. Super affordable and really great quality. It's a gentle exfoliated and I use it 3-4 times a week. The smell is great. Recommend!!
Jordan C.
Florence, AL
37 reviews
This product is a great exfoliant! I have used the Target brand of this face wash (couldn't find to tag) and it works great as well. I love to use it especially in summer when I'm peeling. I have used as a body scrub on chest and it works great!
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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