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
Cecy S.
Hawaiian Gdns, CA
61 reviews
I like to thank this product as one of the biggest contributors to my skin!
I use it three times a week to help fight any acne and black heads.
It's a big part of my skin care and I wouldn't leave it for any other product.

Must buy and try!
Autumn T.
27 reviews
I’ve been using this product since I was 12! Very simple and easy to buy. It isn’t too harsh on your skin & it smells good! The packaging is sleek and nice which is something I like. I use this in the shower after I wash my face. 
Gabriella M.
Bronx, NY
34 reviews
This stuff used to be my go to. However, ice time I felt like it was actually making me break out instead of helping me with my breakouts. It's a good price and it used to work but I guess overtime my face needed something different.
Rebekah H.
57 reviews
This product is my favorite facial scrub I have ever tried. It’s an oldie, but a goodie. It really gets deep into the skin to exfoliate and get all of the junk out of my pores. I have repurchased this many times, and will continue to do so!
Tammy y.
Cupertino, CA
59 reviews
I know there are lots of magazines and blogs and makeup gurus that say not to use fruit seeds to exfoliate your skin because it can be too harsh, but I absolutely love this exfoliater! I've used it for more than 5 years now and I keep repurchasing it. My skin isn't too sensitive but there was a time where it did get pretty sensitive and this made my skin pretty raw and red, but I just reduced my usage to about once a week and I just very LIGHTLY and gently rubbed it. If you have really sensitive skin, maybe you shouldn't get this and get a more gentle exfoliater (perhaps a chemical one that doesn't have physical beads in it). For any other skin type, I would definitely recommend this. If you feel like it's making your skin too sensitive, just don't press as hard and reduce the usage. I love this because after I use it, my skin looks super glowy and it feels really soft and nice. It helps to get rid of dead skin cells that make my skin look dull and I like to use all my products right after so my skin can absorb them all in since nothing's blocking it anymore.
Amanda L.
vallejo, CA
408 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I’ve been using this product since I was 12 years old I absolutely love it and I do think it really helps clean my pores. Or use it on a daily basis and it doesn’t dry out my skin and it’s affordable at only five dollars utube we can’t beat
Ruth H.
Winston Salem , NC
47 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I've been using this scrub for years! It is very affordable and it does the job. It is not to gentle but not to harsh, it is the perfect in between. I would suggest to use it only a couple of days a week.
Brandy W.
57 reviews
My right hand.... My go to!!!!
This is and always will be my go to product. Its a light exfoliator and a light scent and does the trick daily.its not too harsh and they have added a small amount of salicylic acid to it whiche helps out allot
Cassie A.
16 reviews
This is my favorite st. Ives product that I have tried. It is gentle on my skin and leaves my face feeling clean and fresh after I lather and rinse it off. I will definitely continue buying this face wash.
Jen A.
Easton, PA
66 reviews
I keep this product in my shower and use it to wash my face and sometimes to remove my make-up. 

It has the perfect amount of grip to be able to exfoliate but is not incredibly harsh on your face. It leaves it feeling clean. 

I also love the smell. It isn't overwhelming or perfume but has a natural light apricot 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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